Word of Mouth: Drinking + Dining in Detroit

From art bars and speakeasies to Southeast Asian and American classics reborn, ten must stop spots from the Motor City

Everyone who visits Detroit wants to tell you about the city’s continued resurgence; perhaps even more so than the residents living through it and making it happen. Much of this fervor comes from the fact that the Motor City houses so many interesting bars and restaurants. And even the more conceptual ones—a macabre speakeasy or multimedia art installation and music venue, for example—deliver on quality. …

The New Speakeasy Hidden Inside Freemans Restaurant, Banzarbar

A meticulously designed program that surprises and delights

There’s a certain exploratory sensation experienced when strolling down NYC’s Freemans Alley for the first time, angling for the glowing lights of Freemans Restaurant in the distance. For the quality of its food and the character of its design, the restaurant has become a city staple. Its charm hasn’t faded over the years; the venue continues to deliver wonder. And after all this time, there’s …

Six Cocktails from the Life Hotel’s Subterranean Speakeasy, Gibson + Luce

A new addition to NYC's NoMad neighborhood offers a refreshing and unexpected menu

The last item on the bar menu at Gibson + Luce costs $150. It’s not a cocktail. In fact, it’s neither edible nor drinkable. It’s called “Stay For The Night” and it’s accommodation at the Life Hotel directly above. If you’re enjoying your drinks and don’t want to go home—and the hotel has a vacancy—you can order a room right there at the bar come …