Do you need a stiff drink? Are you health conscious? And are you looking for a good place to sit and relax? Listed below are several of the best bars in the Detroit that serve great drinks- specifically infused vodka. If you haven’t tried an infused vodka give it a try. A good vodka with natural fruit flavors will make any evening delicious and fun.
Delux Lounge
350 Monroe St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 962-4200
www.deluxlounge.com

The Delux Lounge is filled with fun events and great drinks. Wednesday is karaoke night. On Friday and Saturday, you can dance with the live DJ. Before karaoke, make sure to have a glass of your favorite drink; this always helps boost confidence when on stage. Try a blueberry vodka or a watermelon vodka. And if spending the evening dancing, find the best bartender and make sure he’s the only one making all the delicious drinks.

The Oakland
201 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 291-5295
theoaklandferndale.com

This is a great bar. Everyone has a sense of humor, and they are all fun to socialize with. The bartenders are good at what they do. Drinks are delicious. Whether looking for a small bite to eat or planning on drinking throughout the night, The Oakland can accommodate the needs of the evening. When drinking vodka, ask to try their peach vodka or their raspberry vodka. Enjoy the drinks!

Green Dot Stables
2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-5588
greendotstables.com

Are you all about vodka? Perfect. Make a list, because these are the drinks to order all night! Green Dot Wallbanger (Peach Vodka) and Summer Soda (Cucumber Vodka). These drinks are unique; not too sweet, yet they have a great flavor. If your friends aren’t into vodka, don’t worry, there is a good draft list and wine selection for friends. So grab a drink while the night is young.

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Republic
1942 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 446-8360
www.republictaverndetroit.com

The Republic is a tavern that has been around for awhile. So think of these bartenders as the experts of cocktails. People don’t come here for summer, fluffly, fruity drinks; people come here to stay warm during the fall and winter. Order a drink based around the seasonal tastes. Ask the bartender for a vodka apple, and the taste of apples will explode in your mouth. Keep drinking, and everything will continue to get better. But start the night with a vodka-based drink.

The Sugar House
2130 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-0123
www.sugarhousedetroit.com

The Sugar House is the best place to come for a mixed drink! An impressive bar, comfortable space, amazing waiters and good company, this is definitely a place to make time for. Ask for a strawberry vodka or the special of the week. Don’t drink too fast because these drinks are potent. But every sip is worth the experience.

Bucharest Grill
2040 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-3111
www.bucharestgrill.com

If you are in downtown Detroit, then you are near this restaurant. Craving shawarma? Need a drink? Stop by this restaurant and bar. The bar serves good beer, but try a mixed vodka drink. Ask for a vodka sour or a raspberry vodka. They will both pair nicely with the food. Otherwise, it is a good drink to sip and laugh the night away.

Selden Standard
3921 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 438-5055
www.seldenstandard.com

This is an upscale restaurant that serves both delicious food and drink. Every drink is skillfully crafted with house made ingredients, fresh fruit and made for each season. As the menu is ever-changing, ask the waiter what the specialty drink is. Take their recommendation, have a drink and make a toast to celebrating a wonderful evening.

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