The Elmwood neighborhood sits right in a pocket of parks, houses and condos,
with restaurants and shops lining the perimeter. Residents enjoy easy access to a whole host of great choices while still enjoying a quiet living environment. From Southern-style soul food and Jamaican-inspired eateries to high-class steakhouses, diners have their choice of casual spots to great date-night destinations or family meals.
For a more sophisticated evening out, head to the Rattlesnake Club located right on the river. It specializes in designing seasonally fresh dishes that incorporate the best ingredients available. During the winter months, be sure to start with the Michigan Brussels sprouts that come drizzled in a sriracha-honey glaze. As a main entree, the fermented garlic-tumbled filet of beef with Parmesan-herb dusted sweet potato frites shouldn't be missed. This luxurious restaurant features beautiful decor, modern lighting and plenty of thoughtful details — not to mention a great view. The Rattlesnake creates a complete dining experience, and great food comprises only one part of the equation.
At the Atwater Brewery just a couple blocks down the street, the casual dress code makes it convenient for diners to get their hands dirty with some spicy hot wings and wash them down with a seasonal brew. The restaurant and brewery sit in an old factory from 1919, providing a great atmosphere to spend the afternoon socializing with friends. To learn more about its selection and the brewing process, sign up for one of their tasting events. Visitors to these events will leave with a new appreciation for German and American hops. When just stop by for a beer, make sure to try the popular Dirty Blond brew, which can usually be found on tap throughout the year.
With the Joe Louis Arena, Ford Field and Comerica Park all located just a few blocks away, not only do sports fans have their choice of events throughout the year, they also have plenty of great sports bars to celebrate post-game. Founded by a former professional hockey player, Cheli's Chili Bar provides a fun-filled setting to watch a game or three. Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar elevates game day drinks above and beyond beer with great specialty cocktails.
For a night out that doesn't involve a sports theme, visit Studio 51 located just a few blocks from the river. The unassuming exterior gives way to a spacious dance floor and DJs who play top 40 hip-hop hits and their own mash-ups of popular tunes.
Residents can also catch performances at the Fisher Theater, Masonic Temple Theater, City Theater and many others. Entertainment and cultural options abound in this active city.