So much fun this weekend hanging with the crew downtown for Candopalooza in the D. We had such an awesome experience with the Detroit Bus Company. They are doing amazing things for the city like the Youth Transit Alliance, which allows students free transportation to after school programs in SW Detroit. Detroit is flawed when it comes to transportation and The Detroit Bus Company is helping to remedy this issue by allowing students to take advantage of programs available to them along with helping people get to work if they are unable to and provide for their families. They also have history tours, drinking tours, bar crawls, etc. as part of their yearly schedule of events. We had a private tour on Saturday and came up with an itinerary crossing Corktown, Midtown, and Eastern Market.
Stop One: St Cece's for brunch in Corktown (ask for Two James and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice - YUM)
Stop Two: Bronx Bar in Midtown - one of my favorite bars in the city during the summertime when the patio is open and their food is really good. Get the fried pickles and a burger!
Stop Three: Old Miami in Midtown - the back yard at Old Miami is where it's at. Definitely top spots for great music and DJs always with great vibes.
Stop Four: LJs Lounge in Corktown for karaoke with Robby Rob. If you haven't rocked out with Robby Rob, you're missing out. You can find him at a different bar in Detroit any night of the week. LJs Lounge gets forgotten about all too often but it's a great spot for a few beers and and some interesting characters.
Stop Five: The last stop but certainly not the least - Thomas Magees whiskey bar is my jam in Eastern Market. More whiskeys than you can handle and an amazing and accommodating staff, who made Candopalooza that much better, despite the MSU loss. For games, this is a must. They will be open tomorrow at 9am for opening day and there's plenty of parking and easy route downtown to the stadium.
Stop Six, Seven, Eight..... blurry ....
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To keep our beers cold on the bus, we debuted our new koozie prototype and sipped on some of our favorite beers from Shorts Brewing.
From Brooklyn Outdoor family, I received these beautiful Michigan plates made by @corbecompany who just moved into town to make Detroit their new home in the Russell Center. Great gifts for anyone and everyone...check them out and welcome them to the D!
Until next year party people!