Singles bars are a mixture of food, alcohol and romance. This is an interesting mixture in American culture. Top bars will contain an eclectic mix of people, music and culture so all can feel at home.
My number one choice for best bar in Metropolitan Detroit is Memphis Smoke. Memphis Smoke is on main street in downtown Royal Oak. While the overall theme of the restaurant and bar is Southern, the character and the soul of the establishment are anything but. Memphis Smoke features live bands of every type and genre with the feeling of youth infused in the walls. Memphis smoke typically caters to 20 to 30 years olds and the food is quite delicious. You’d tend to expect Tennessee barbeque with a name like Memphis Smoke, but the establishment sells good old fashioned bar food with an eclectic mix of specials. You can get buffalo shrimp just as easily as beer. Memphis Smoke is a great atmosphere to mix and mingle with people of all types. If you are visiting I recommend you taste one of their house ales. The flavor will knock your socks off!
Another great singles bar is Floods of Detroit. Floods is located on Lafayette Boulevard across from Greektown Casino. Floods typically caters to professionals of all types, but most are in the automotive industry. Often these are General Motors employees who left work. The bar and restaurant are filled to capacity with these people. It is not uncommon to see $5000 – $15,000 shoes being worn. The atmosphere is sophisticated and immodest. If you are going to visit, please ignore the Ferraris out front and bring your best game to meet a potential date. Floods is a lot of fun when you get used to the atmosphere. The doesn’t really seem to be an age range at Flood’s but it is more often than not visited by 30 – 50 year olds.
The final singles bar of note in the greater Detroit area is the dance club Ignite in the MGM Grand Casino. Ignite typically attracts a younger, hipper crowd than Floods but meeting singles is harder to do when the music is at full blast. While this nightclub has many of the same characteristics of a singles attraction, only the lounge area can singles meet and exchange contact information. The music of the club is exquisite and a fair number of patrons visit just to dance. Ignite features music from most genres, but all are fast enough for modern dance. Ignite is ideal for a 26 year old looking for a night of dancing and mingling.
I’d recommend any 3 of these establishments for the single person who is serious about fun and meeting someone new.