Nightlife Tour of Detroit's New Town, Detroit (Self Guided)

Detroit's New Town is the more modern part of the city and is where the campus of Detroit University is located. There are many great bars and nightclubs in this area that cater to a younger crowd. Take this self-guided tour to explore the nightlife in Detroit's New Town.
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Nightlife Tour of Detroit's New Town Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour of Detroit's New Town
Guide Location: USA » Detroit (See other walking tours in Detroit)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: vickyc
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Third Street Bar

1) Third Street Bar

Third Street Bar serves more than 50 types of beer; there is no other bar in the vicinity with such a wide selection. The local Michigan beer is much cheaper here than the imported. Third Street Saloon has a long happy hour that runs from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. You can enjoy live music here four nights a week. The bar attracts a diverse crowd that includes local hippies, business professionals and a variety of other people.
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Bronx Bar

2) Bronx Bar

Bronx Bar offers a variety of strong and cheap drinks, including good beer. The bar is rather dark, but it has a fun atmosphere and plays music constantly. It is a very popular bar in the area, as it is located near the Detroit University campus. Many young and beautiful people congregate here.
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Motor City Brewing Works

3) Motor City Brewing Works

Motor City Brewing Works is the place for the true beer connoisseur. It is the best spot in Detroit to taste the local beer. This bar has a welcoming atmosphere, and you almost feel as if you are home when you step through the doors. There is an open-air deck where you can relax, enjoy the company of your friends and have a glass of beer.
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Old Miami

4) Old Miami

Old Miami is a bar dedicated to the soldiers who served in Vietnam. It was established in 1975. This bar is known for great music, and local bands frequently play here. The interior is decorated with a variety of war relics. Old Miami offers quality beer for a reasonable price. In the warmer months, you can enjoy your drinks outside on the patio.
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Honest John's Bar & Grill

5) Honest John's Bar & Grill

Honest John's Bar & Grill is a small, tavern-style bar. It serves beer, spirits and food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is so friendly and relaxed that you will feel like a regular even if this is your first visit. The person who runs the bar is kind of a local hero, as he donates a great deal of his money and time to charities. This is the perfect place to enjoy catching up with friends.
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Jumbo's Bar

6) Jumbo's Bar

Jumbo's Bar is a true Detroit dive bar. It attracts a diverse crowd of people, and you never know who you will meet. The bar features a variety of cheap drinks. The music is loud and plays until the early hours of the morning. On Saturday the bar hosts a karaoke night.

Walking Tours in Detroit, Michigan

Create Your Own Walk in Detroit

Create Your Own Walk in Detroit

Creating your own self-guided walk in Detroit is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Tour of Detroit

Cultural Tour of Detroit

Detroit is a multicultural city heavily influenced by the automobile industry. The city has a thriving arts scene and boasts many art galleries and theaters. This self-guided tour will lead you to Detroit's best cultural attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Churches Tour of Detroit

Churches Tour of Detroit

Detroit is a multicultural city, which is reflected in the variety of churches found here. There are splendid Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals, as well as historic Protestant churches. This self-guided tour will lead you to Detroit's most magnificent places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Museums Tour of Detroit

Museums Tour of Detroit

You will find many interesting museums in Detroit that specialize in art, history, science and more. The most popular museum in the city is the Motor Sports Museum. Detroit historically has had close ties to the auto industry, and this strong relationship continues to this day. Take this self-guided tour to visit Detroit's best museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Dowtown Detroit Orientation Walk

Dowtown Detroit Orientation Walk

Detroit, being the oldest city in the Midwest, boasts a number of landmarks, many of which are concentrated in the downtown area. The must-see attractions in Detroit include the Renaissance Center, Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most fascinating landmarks and neighborhoods in downtown Detroit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Tour of Detroit's Belle Isle

Tour of Detroit's Belle Isle

Detroit's Belle Isle is a wonderful island connected to the city by a bridge. There are many interesting tourist attractions on the island. You can visit a museum, stroll through a fairy-tale-beautiful park, see a memorial lighthouse and more. Take this self-guided tour to explore Belle Isle, which is fittingly named 'beautiful island'.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Henry Ford Tour of Detroit

Henry Ford Tour of Detroit

Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, is the town where the famous car maker Henry Ford was born. There are many attractions related to Henry Ford here. Visit the museum of Henry Ford, the Henry Ford Estate, historic Greenfield Village and more. Take this tour to learn more about Detroit legend Henry Ford.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Detroit for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Detroit has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Detroit, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.