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May 5, 2011 08:50 AM

drink near Fox Theater-Detroit

Hola. Any suggestions on where to get a nice cocktail near the Fox Theater? Gracias!

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  1. Wife and I enjoy Centaur which is right behind the Fox. Great cocktails!!

    1. Centaur is good, Cliff Bells can be fun too, and you will loose all respect of the board and the greater Food lovers world if you end up at Hockeytown Cafe. That is all.

      2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

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      1. re: JanPrimus

        I third Centaur , but if you feel like a beer or two I'd toss out a visit to Town Pump.

        Town Pump
        616 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

        1. re: JanPrimus

          I *demand* an exception to this statement, JP! What if you go to Hockeytown Cafe simply to play the pinball machine in the basement? What then? ;)

          But for food or drink? No...

          1. re: boagman

            If the Pinball Machines are owned by a third party...I approve. :)

            1. re: JanPrimus

              The pinball machine is, yes...but HC does get a share of the earnings.

              1. re: boagman

                Well every one is entitled to a nut. Squirrel Philosophy 101!

        2. Thanks for the replies. I was going to mention to nix Hockeytown but I thought that would be a given! Please!!! Thanks Quit2 Chef. Centauer sounds great! I looked at their website and noticed their martini menu. Very impressive if you like those kind of martini's. I like a classic, just top shelf gin(Tanquerrey my choice)and some olives and very cold. Hopefully I can get that!

          JP, we are going to Cliff Bells for dinner after the show. Excited about that!

          2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

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          1. re: Rheta

            They can definitely hook you up with that there. My friend loves their straight up martini's. I think they might even have Bleu cheese stuffed olives.

          2. Today's NY Times has a "36 Hours in Detroit" story which mentions Cliff Bell's among other destinations

            Nice to see a story about Detroit that doesn't harp on the negatives!

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            1. re: coney with everything

              I agree coney -- very refreshing and a good story and suggestions to boot!

              1. re: berkleybabe

                Yeah, sometimes we don't pay attention to the things in our own city that are good. Nice to get the outside perspective and remind us that we do have the DIA