Best Paint And Sip In Metro Detroit

February 23, 2015 8:00 AM

“Paint and sip” places – aka, you get to paint a “masterpiece,” and wine is either provided or you are allowed to BYOB – are gaining popularity, and can make for a fun girls night out or other occasion. Check this list for the best paint and sip places in the metro Detroit area.
Sip Dip Paint
Various Locations in Macomb & St. Clair Counties, MI (see calendar)
(586) 315-5363
www.sipdippaint.com

Sip Dip Paint doesn’t have any one location because it rotates venues, but usually stays in Macomb or St. Clair County. If you check around online, you can sometimes find Amazon Local or other deals for the business, too. The venue is usually a local bar or restaurant, which sometimes does drink/appetizer specials that night. Sip Dip Paint’s events are led by “talented local artists,” and you’ll be taken step by step through completing a painting – no prior painting experience required. The business also does private parties, girls night out, bachelorette parties, birthday parties and more.

Pips Painting Pub
117 Maple St.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 282-7477
www.thepaintingpubp.com

Pips Painting Pub is located in Wyandotte, and you will be guided step by step through creating your painting. Fees range from $20 (kids classes only) through $40 (fundraiser Mondays, cash only), and new calendars are posted the last week of each month. Check out Pips’ website to find the painting you’d like to paint, and register for a class. Pips also offers Open Studio for $25. If you already know how to paint, you can come in and paint whatever you want – it’s offered from 12 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, with all supplies included. Beverages are BYOB, as well as snacks.

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Paint Party Royal Oak
2554 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 259-6405
www.paintpartyroyaloak.com

Paint Party has recently moved locations in Royal Oak and now resides on Crooks between 12 and 13 Mile. Adult classes, which meet in the evening, are $40 per person, and include a canvas, all supplies and step-by-step instructions. Each class has two instructors, and there is free parking on the premises. All paper plates/cups/napkins/etc. are also provided, as well as a cooler with ice, and painting starts 30 minutes after the official class start time. You can also register either through Paint Party’s online calendar or by phone.

Paint And Pour
220 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 720-9777
www.thepaintandpour.com

What’s unique about Paint and Pour is that it not only has two brick and mortar locations (Ann Arbor, listed above, as well as Brighton), but it also has “mobile” locations where you can find its events at local bars and restaurants. The Ann Arbor location is on Main Street at the corner of Liberty, and can be found beneath Elmo’s Main St. T-shirts. Two classrooms are available, and Paint and Pour also has studio space for rent, as well as private parties. The “off-site events” cover an expanse of the metro area, including Birmingham/Troy, Dearborn, Detroit, Northville/Novi, Ferndale/Royal Oak and the Plymouth/Canton/Livonia areas. Classes last two to three hours and range from $35-$45, with all supplies included; food and drinks are BYOB.

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Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com and yesnofilms.com.