Top things to do

Top Choice Market in Detroit

Eastern Market

Produce, cheese, spice and flower vendors fill the large halls on Saturday, but you also can turn up Monday through Friday to browse the specialty shops (props to the peanut roaster) and cafes that flank the halls o…
Top Choice Museum in Detroit

Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA holds one of the world's finest art collections. The centerpiece is Diego Rivera's mural Detroit Industry, which fills an entire room and reflects the city's blue-collar labor history. Beyond it are Picassos…
Top Choice Coffee in Detroit

Roasting Plant

This slick, high-tech and super-friendly spot grinds beans fresh for each heavy-duty cup of coffee. The free gallery across the lobby usually has something cool showing. Food trucks waft their wares a few steps outs…
Top Choice American in Detroit

Dime Store

Take a seat in a chunky wood swivel chair in this cozy, diner-esque eatery and chow down on a duck reuben and truffle-mayo-dipped fries, alongside a cold beer. Eggy brunch dishes are a big hit and served all day.
American in Detroit

Chartreuse Kitchen

It may seem like just another trendy spot with mod-industrial decor and a seasonal menu, but Chartreuse does it all really well. Dishes like the twice-cooked egg (with greens, Brussels sprouts, salty cheese and shal…
Bar in Detroit


There's not much inside this classic corner tavern besides a pool table, dim lighting and a couple of jukeboxes filled with ballsy rock and soul. But that's the way the hipsters, slackers and rockers like their dive…
Pub in Detroit


Detroit's outpost of the regional pub chain rocks: paintings of local musicians adorn the walls, and the Stooges and old Motown bang on the speakers. Around 130 beers flow from the taps, with 30 devoted to Michigan …
State Park in Detroit

Belle Isle Park

Pretty Belle Isle floats in the Detroit River. The entire expanse is parkland where kayaking, walking trails and a glass-domed conservatory await. There's a beach, zoo, aquarium and maritime museum, too. Once you pa…
American in Detroit

Selden Standard

Farm-to-table Selden Standard is the kind of place that cares enough to churn its own butter and hand mold its own pasta. The menu changes, but you'll see dishes such as fresh-caught trout and celery-root ravioli, p…
Barbecue in Detroit

Slows Bar BQ

Mmm, slow-cooked Southern-style barbecue in Corktown. Carnivores can carve into the three-meat combo plate (brisket, pulled pork and chicken). Vegetarians even have a couple of options. The taps yield over 35 qualit…