Best Late-Night Happy Hours In Metro Detroit

May 15, 2014 8:00 AM

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In the mood for a nightcap? Check out one of Detroit’s best bars for a late-night happy hour. The inexpensive specials are a great way to say farewell to the day.
417 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 544-6256

Vinotecca is a chill spot, perfect for meeting up with some good friends or a date. The atmosphere is classy yet cozy and the lighting is just dark enough to create a dramatic vibe without being too formal or fussy. This wine bar features two happy hours – one offered at a traditional time every day and a late-night version which happens on Thursdays from 9 p.m. until close. Check out the drink specials and order one of the small plates or a sampler, both are perfect accompaniments to a glass of your favorite wine.

McShane’s Pub & Whiskey Bar
1460 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 961-1960

McShane’s is an Irish sports pub that always has a pre-game party before any big game. This family-owned establishment offers great drink specials each and every day, no matter what event is planned. On Thursdays, McShane’s features a late-night happy hour that begins at 11 p.m. and doesn’t end until last call. So when the gang isn’t quite ready to call it a night, head over to McShanes’s for some drinks, a bite to eat and to just kick back and have a great time with friends.

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The Bar At 327 Braun Court 
327 Braun Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 585-5440

The Bar At 327 Braun Court is a sweet little spot that is a great place to hang out with friends for some great conversation. Almost everything about it is unique, and you will feel like you are in on a secret as soon as you enter. From the gorgeous picture window to the happy hour from 12:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, this place is a go-to for late night. And guess what? On Fridays, there is a different sort of happy – punch, and it’s offered until the punch bowl is empty.

Frita Batidos
117 W. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-2882

Frita Batidos is a great place to spend the end of the evening. It’s a unique Cuban spot that has an awesome late-night happy hour. From Sunday through Thursday, there are specials that start an hour before close every night. That’s the time to get $1 off any beer you desire or try one of the house drinks, like the Cuba Libre, for a special price of $2. The atmosphere is fresh, modern and friendly, and a quick round of dominoes, the community seating and a drink in a shared fishbowl quickly turn strangers into friends.

Blue Tractor
207 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 222-4095

Blue Tractor has live bands, a great selection of beer and a killer late-night happy hour. Get half off drafts from 10 p.m. until close from Sunday through Thursday. It’s a really unique spot that serves barbecue and beer. The environment is casual and comfortable, an excellent spot to settle down and chat with friends over a brew. The night doesn’t have to end until last call.

Related: Best Cocktail Bars In Detroit

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and

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