Following our trip to Shewolf, we debated where to grab an after dinner cocktail and settled on the newly reopened Detroit Club. It’s been around in different iterations since 1882 and recently reopened after years of renovations.
It’s another landmark in the city that has been restored and brought back to new life. The Club was always for members only, but since its reopening, it is open to the public. They may change this in the future as they secure new members but for now, it’s nice that anyone is welcome to visit the space.
I was a bit worried the place would feel old, instead of lively like so many of the institutions currently in the city. I was wrong. I am so glad we went to check it out. Though it’s definitely still finding its footing and has plenty of room to grow, the building is beautiful.
Matthew the manager was kind enough to take us on a tour of the Club including ballrooms, meeting rooms, the cigar lounge, and even one of the hotel rooms on premises. I could definitely imagine staying in one of those well-appointed rooms, each with unique vibes and décor.
We didn’t eat anything but we did try some of the unique cocktails and were overall impressed with the atmosphere and professionalism of the staff.
For the evening, I broke out one of my favorite fancy dresses and a pair of shoes I almost never wear. I was pleased to find they were much more comfortable than I remembered. I also put my hair up, partly because having the blog has inspired me to change up my look from time to time and partly because it was a rainy humid day.
What historic buildings have you visited?
Dress: J Mendel // Shoes: Casadei // Bag: Valentino
Debbie Eccard says
I can’t think of any historic buildings I have visited lately…. In the past, I have been to some historic churches in Germany and Notre Dame, the museums Muse Dorsey and Louvre in France and the Opera House in Sydney. I need to check out a few in Cincinnati!
Those are pretty fantastic places to have visited. That’s really awesome!!
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
A pretty look and isn’t it nice that the shoes were more comfortable than before.
Lol, yes, so nice when shoes surprise you in a good way. Thanks, Karen!