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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Detroit / Eastern Michigan? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Ciao Italian Bistro Fenton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (555)
$30 and under
Italian
Fenton
About the restaurant
Ciao Italian Bistro Fenton is an Italian Eatery in Fenton
Top review
ErinLvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Always a pleasure dining at our favorite local restaurant!!
A photo of Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie restaurant
4.7
4.7 (14)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Frankenmuth
About the restaurant
Prost! is a refreshing experience located downtown Frankenmuth! Offering a wide selection of wine and beer from around the globe, along with perfectly crafted cocktails. Our menu encompasses the European culture from imported charcuterie and cheese, shareable plates, salads, paninis and heartier dishes. We are dedicated to ensuring our guests are given a welcoming experience and bringing something new to the community for all to enjoy!

In the summer, our intimate dining space opens to the wonderful outdoors, leading to a patio on Main St.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
JaneM
Dined on May 28, 2024
Great night out with friends. Food and service excellent!
A photo of Bj's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Livonia restaurant
4.6
4.6 (136)
$30 and under
American
Livonia
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we’ve continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ’s a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ’s to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we’ve put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven’t just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it’s because of them we’re continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ’s, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
food2luvvip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Great food but can have a loud atmosphere. Every time I go, service is great.
A photo of Royal Oak Brewery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (7)
$30 and under
American
Royal Oak
About the restaurant
The Royal Oak Brewery is Oakland County’s oldest brewpub. Located one block east of Main Street, it has become an area institution. Our craft kitchen, full bar, and beer garden create a comfortable atmosphere and hometown feel making it a destination for locals and visitors alike.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
The beer was very good, service and food was okay. I would try it again.
A photo of HopCat - Partridge Creek restaurant
4.6
4.6 (14)
$30 and under
American
Clinton Township
About the restaurant
Now Open!

On bustling Hall Road, the newest HopCat location is located in the Mall at Partridge Creek. Our Clinton Township restaurant features a wrap-around bar, spacious booth seating, outdoor patio, and private event room.

HopCat was founded on the principles of bringing local craft beer a bit closer to the communities we love. We’re known for our award-wining Cosmik fries, which are beer battered, sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning, and served with a side of warm cheese sauce. From burgers to tacos, our menu offers a range of delicious options.

We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails, and even craft food made from scratch. With a dedication to local breweries sustainability and community engagement, HopCat offers craft beer and great food in a vibrant atmosphere for an inclusive, unforgettable experience.

No matter who you are or where you come from, you're always welcome in our community.
Top review
KaTa
Dined on May 21, 2024
We had a great experience. The service was excellent, the food came out fairly quickly and the place was packed! With that being said, it was extremely warm with the doors wide open on an 85 degree day and it was quite loud but overall we really enjoyed our visit and plan to return in the future
A photo of Fishbone's St. Clair Shores restaurant
4.5
4.5 (277)
$31 to $50
Seafood
St. Clair Shores
About the restaurant
Fishbone's offers a buzzy French Quarter vibe. We feature fresh seafood and steaks. Cajun cuisine is highlighted with our Pasta Orleans and Jambalaya which are house favorites. We also offer sushi which was ranked #1 in Macomb County. If you are looking to celebrate that special event, come take a look at our French Quarter. It can accommodate up to 100 people.
Top review
Lanie48021
Dined 6 days ago
I always love going to Fishbones,the food and drinks are always the best. My cousin and I went here yesterday and we had the most delightful waitress her name was Joy C and you couldn’t ask for a nicer person, she really lived up to her name because she was an absolute Joy ❤️
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Birmingham MI restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1043)
$50 and over
Unspecified
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Your Birmingham Fleming's is located on North Old Woodward Avenue, near Booth Park. Fleming's in Birmingham is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Took my boyfriend for his birthday, originally for tomahawk Tuesday but we ended up finding other things on the menu we wanted to try. Had a great experience with excellent service, will be going back to try tomahawk Tuesday!
A photo of 526 Main Dueling Piano Bar & Tequila Blue restaurant
4.4
4.4 (379)
$30 and under
American
Royal Oak
About the restaurant
526 Main Dueling Piano Bar is the premier entertainment destination in downtown Royal Oak, featuring world touring professional piano players who sing & entertain with humor and audience participation guaranteeing a thrilling and enjoyable time for all. They specialize in your song requests all night long! The BEST Night out around, 2 for 1 cover means you can enjoy both, our 526 Main Dueling Piano Bar on the newly remodeled main floor and Tequila Blue Nightclub on our upper level with a LIVE DJ and dancing! Perfect for Girls Night Out, Guys Night Out, Date Night or Large Group Celebrations! Full Bar, Full Kitchen and two floors of awesome entertainment! Dueling Piano Shows run from 7pm til 1am! Our DJ on our upper level spins til 2am!
Every WEEKEND you get the best of both worlds. Starting out with Dueling Pianos, Classic Cocktails, Great Eats. Then the Best DJs upstairs and we keep you singing and dancing all night long! Did we forget to mention how much FUN you are going to have!
Top review
ValerieZ
Dined 2 days ago
We go for the entertainment, not the food. The food is just okay, and pricey. Drinks are expensive.
A photo of HopCat - Royal Oak restaurant
4.4
4.4 (31)
$30 and under
American
Royal Oak
About the restaurant
HopCat returned to Royal Oak in 2023 at the corner of Main and 4th Street. The expansive space features multiple sidewalk patios and a massive wrap-around bar. We’re just down the street from the Royal Oak Theatre, Oakland Community College, Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre, and the Royal Oak train station.

HopCat was founded on the principles of bringing local craft beer a bit closer to the communities we love. We’re known for our award-wining Cosmik fries, which are beer battered, sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning, and served with a side of warm cheese sauce. From burgers to tacos, our menu offers a range of delicious options.

We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails and even craft food made from scratch. With a dedication to local breweries, sustainability and community engagement, HopCat offers craft beer and great food in a vibrant atmosphere for an inclusive, unforgettable experience.
Top review
ChrisF
Dined on May 24, 2024
The food was good and reasonably priced. The service was a little slow, but I think that’s part of the restaurant’s design to have people drink more alcohol.
A photo of Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen - Detroit restaurant
4.4
4.4 (43)
$30 and under
Mexican
Detroit
About the restaurant
Authentic Mexican cuisine & cocktails with a contemporary twist.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
Everything was amazing! The staff was very kind for a HUGE party of 20 and our waitress was amazing, she handled almost everything by herself. I enjoyed my birthday, the food was great, 10/10 💜
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