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Once a year, you get your own special day. Some people stretch theirs into a week and some a whole month. It’s your birthday and you want to celebrate in style with your good friends. Not sure what to do or where to go? Check out some of the best spots to have your birthday festivities in the Detroit Metro area.

2280 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 962-0319

Bookies is a great place to have your birthday in downtown Detroit, whether you’re with a few friends or a big group. Bookies offers up a fun, young environment with great drink specials and food. It also has certain areas on the main floor, the second floor and a VIP area that you can reserve for your special event. Another great feature Bookies offers is a free shuttle to all Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and Detroit Lions events.

Cliff Bell’s
2030 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2543

Looking for a little bit of class for your birthday sass? Cliff Bells offers a jazz-infused atmosphere with a swanky vibe where you can choose to dress up or dress down. Surround yourself with good friends and great times in this art deco venue for a night to remember and enjoy in style.

Garden Bowl
4140 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-9700

Remember bowling birthday parties as a kid? At the Garden Bowl, you can have your adult version of a bowling party with booze in a rock n’ roll atmosphere! Garden Bowl offers birthday party packages. You can choose normal bowling or there’s rock n’ bowl which offers all the bells and whistles, with glow-in-the-dark lanes, colorful lights and a fun musical atmosphere.

La Dolce Vita
17546 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 865-0331

Maybe you’re looking for something a bit more low key for your bash. If so, La Dolce Vita is one of Detroit’s best kept secrets. It has phenomenal Italian cuisine which is served in a rich and romantic atmosphere. In the summertime, La Dolce Vita has a beautiful patio where you can have a garden party. On Sundays, it also offers a sublime brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. This is a great place for an intimate gathering on your birthday with great food, tantalizing libations and luscious desserts.

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1815 N. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 298-6875

Dance the night away at Luna! Grab your friends and get ready for a fun and energetic evening of birthday debauchery. You can dress to impress or dress down, nothing too fancy is required. It’s always a good time at this dance hot spot in Royal Oak. Wednesdays are electro-pop dance nights, Thursdays are Retro Now nights with Nick Craig and VJs Pauly P and Bethany, Friday and Saturday nights are the big club nights where Luna plays an upbeat mix of club music and on Sunday nights, the Killer Flamingos rock the stage.

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Natalie Sugarman has had a passion for writing and music since a very young age. She currently works for Renaissance Media and handles all social media for the company. Natalie is also a freelance music writer in Detroit. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.