Detroit is one of the most rapidly modernizing metropolises in the US, and if you want to visit a city that managed to find the perfect combination between historical landmarks, endless shopping opportunities and world class museums and theaters, there’s no better destination than Detroit. And while sightseeing and cultural activities can keep you occupied during the day, there’s no shortage of things to do at night. Detroit’s vibrant nightlife scene has quite a few pleasant surprises for tourists, regardless of their taste in music or clubs. Here are the top 5 nightclubs in Detroit.
If you ask any hardcore clubber, they’ll say that Eden nightclub fully deserves its name. This huge club’s decor is inspired by the sleek and swanky nightclubs of Miami, and they manage to nail down the atmosphere pretty accurately. The interior is both elegant and cozy enough to make you feel relaxed, and the chandeliers hanging from the ceiling add a pinch of decadence to the mix. There are white sofa beds where you can lounge while sipping your cocktails and you can groove out on excellent DJ music.
V at MGM Grand Detroit
MGM Grand Detroit certainly doesn’t lack clientele, but the casino’s club sometimes draws more clubbers than gamblers in the casino. V has a distinctly Las Vegas vibe, but there’s a chic dress code, so there’s no room for trashy there. The club draws all sorts of people, because it doesn’t stick to only one style of music. There’s ‘80s hits on Fridays, funk and techno on Saturdays and guest DJs on Sundays. The VIP room (which has cream leather couches and its own bar) is where the local celebrities congregate.
The Bank was not named like that out of whimsy, it used to be a real bank, and not a small one either. The club is very large, and looks exclusive but it attracts all kinds of guests. The design is very sophisticated, all red and white, and there’s a half moon shaped VIP mezzanine above the floor reserved for regular folk. There are two outdoor patios where the party is in full swing in the warmer months.
The outside of the club might put off some potential guests, and attract others (a metal sign and a silver colored VW beetle), but the truth is that anyone can have a great time at Luna. The club frequently hosts retro parties, techno music nights. If you don’t feel like dancing at first, just wait until the professional dancers show up to liven up the atmosphere even more.
Elysium Lounge is the complete antithesis of the regular clubs that you hardly notice on the street. Even the entrance was designed so as to attract as much attention as possible. Elysium’s front column and huge wooden door are fairly good indicators as to what you can find inside: four bars, countless booths, several VIP areas, and an elevated stage.