Pot & Box, a local flower studio that specializes in locally sourced flower creations, invented a hefty goal of an art installation that will occupy an abandoned home near Midtown Detroit. The Flower House is a project in the works, planning to re-purpose the abandoned home with locally grown flowers. After the temporary installation, the home will be redesigned into a flower farm. Again, this project is in the works; therefore, if you’re looking for a do-good project this summer, volunteer at the Flower House. Or, if you’re around in the third weekend of October 2015, check out the installation.
Pot & Box, 3756 Plaza Dr, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, +1 734-368-2130
Originally established in 1975, Old Miami was a bar intended for Vietnam veterans. This dive bar hosts, and has hosted, thousands of artists during its existence. The bar is decked out with pool tables, vintage couches, and a dance floor. Old Miami is one of the best dive bars in Midtown and the greater Detroit area. A perfect spot for a casual and boozy afternoon or evening.
Old Miami, 3930 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI, USA, +1 313-831-3830
A small, cozy brewpub that specializes in seasonal beers and brick-oven pizzas. Motor City Brewing Works serves their awarded beer in a friendly atmosphere – brick walls and wooden seating. It is located across the street from stores like Shinola and Willy’s that could be a pit-stop before or after the beer and pizza.
Motor City Brewing Works, 470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI, USA, +1 313-832-2700
What Pipeline is a contemporary art gallery in the Midtown area. Like other contemporary museums in the area, What Pipeline was established to donate and stir the artistic community. What Pipeline is a small space, hosting usually one exhibit at a time. They have pretty exclusive hours, though: Saturdays from 2 pm-7 pm only (or by appointment).
The Detroit Riverwalk has been completely renovated and repaved over the course of the past few years. It spans over five and a half miles, and it’s a fantastic view of the Detroit River. Throughout the path, there are shops, restaurants and even a hotel.