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Networking is a great way to connect with others who have similar interests. Building a group of professionals in your field can help strengthen ties within your community and create lifelong bonds with like-minded individuals, and forming a network of professional resources doesn’t have to be difficult.It is a social experience. Listed below are some excellent places to establish and cultivate meaningful business relationships.


Mosaic Restaurant
501 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-9366

An ultra deluxe, exceedingly popular place to get together for law school alumni is Mosaic Restaurant. Located in Greektown, Mosaic is swanky and sophisticated, catering to a distinguished crowd. Throughout the years, Mosaic has continued to be an excellent spot to build connections and cultivate business relationships. The atmosphere is stunning and inviting. A private dining area is available to host events and the dress code is casual elegant. Come on out to Mosaic and start making connections.


Sky Bar Lounge
1150 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-3054

Sky Bar is one of the premiere places to network in the city. Located in the ornate David Stott Building, this martini lounge is right in the heart of downtown. Professionals go to chill in this gorgeous setting because the decor is stylish and the atmosphere is comfortable. Countless local branches of alumni chapters choose to hold networking events here.

Currently, there are three different floors to discover. The different levels cater to whatever experience you are seeking; casual, laid-back vibe on one floor, dining on another and dancing on the last. The recommended dress code is casual chic.

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Centaur Bar
2233 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 963-4040

This downtown martini lounge caters to the professional set. Centaur is an upscale cocktail lounge that features swanky decor and an amazing collection of martinis with creative flavor combinations. The martini menu changes seasonally and the regular menu features sophisticated options ranging from savory to sweet. During Happy Hour, held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, select martinis are $5. Centaur Bar enforces a no-hat policy and the recommended attire is upscale chic.

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Flood’s Bar & Grille
731 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-1090

Flood’s Bar and Grille holds a diverse range of networking events at its establishment. These events are put on by different alumni associations and professional business organizations that can be found in the Detroit area. Flood’s is a popular place for winding down after a hard day’s work; you will likely meet many who are doing the same. The proper attire of business casual is strictly enforced. Also, save yourself some time and get the car valeted.

BlackFinn American Grille
530 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 582-9460

BlackFinn American Grille is a great place to meet business-minded individuals in a casual bistro environment. Professionals in the IT field sometimes meet up at BlackFinn to network, socialize and re-establish connections.There are three distinct areas that each offer a different experience. The Dining Room is a casual place to dine, the Pearl Room is available for private parties and corporate lunches and The Saloon is known for its bustling atmosphere. The Saloon is the premiere spot for combining socializing and business; professionals hang out here after work to enjoy a beer and some signature flatbreads. Known for divine desserts, the pineapple-upside-down carrot cake is the perfect end to an evening spent exchanging business cards. Recommended attire is common-sense casual, although there is no enforced dress code.

Nicole Wrona has been on the music scene since she was fourteen- standing in line to score tickets to the latest show. After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, she began working with a diverse range of musicians. She currently resides in Detroit. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.