The Sugar House

2130 Michigan Ave (btw 14th St & Wabash St), Detroit, MI 48216
Hours:
Open until 2:00am (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

The Sugar House bar serves craft and classic cocktails to thirsty Detroiters. Our menu will change seasonally, with daily drink and weekly punch specials. It also includes a selection of exceptional beers from around the world, as well as organic, natural wines, and small plates.

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  • "... movement. Try the 'Where There's Smoke.'" (2 tips)
  • "Smoked bourbon is amazing." (2 tips)
  • "try a Gin Basil Smash. perfect!" (2 tips)
  • AskMen

    You’ll love the drinks & you’ll love the attention & effort put into each concoction & come to respect the knowledge of those building them Read more

    AskMen · October 26, 2011
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  • Thrillist

    The blend of tequila, Cointreau, ginger, lemon & cassis known as the El Diablo will certainly make you feel like dancing with the devil. Read more

    Thrillist · December 13, 2011
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  • Dig Downtown

    If you're a craft cocktail fan, feel free to order off menu. These folks are pros.

    Dig Downtown · June 22, 2012
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  • Dig Downtown

    Get the pickled carrots to clean your palette. A refreshing hint of crunch and spice.

    Dig Downtown · December 10, 2011
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  • Sloan S.

    Must order the Skeleton Key cocktail. Bourbon base cocktail you will not regret!

    Sloan S. · March 10, 2013
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  •  janelle g.

    great cocktails, not insanely priced... feel fancy & thrifty at the same time!

     janelle g. · June 5, 2012
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  • Joy S.

    Awesome place. Anything on the menu is their original recipie and isn't a drink you can get anywhere else. Oh- and they know their stuff!

    Joy S. · February 29, 2012
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  • Kim C.

    The selection rotates but you can't go wrong. Potent concoctions perfect for sippin' slow over lingering conversation.

    Kim C. · December 13, 2011
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  • Jason E.

    Cucumber fizz is delicious!

    Jason E. · December 10, 2011
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  • Stacy H.

    Get the Maple Fizz!! Don't be intimidated by the egg yolk it's yummy!!!!

    Stacy H. · October 22, 2011
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  • Stephen 'Goldie Wilson' R.

    Try a Brooklyn. Not on the menu. D-e-lish.

    Stephen 'Goldie Wilson' R. · October 7, 2011
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  • Sarah C.

    Cider is gross. The Etienne DuPont is not really cider because it is amazing.

    Sarah C. · October 30, 2012
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  • Heather S.

    Don't let an egg scare you! The rootbeer flip is epic

    Heather S. · October 11, 2012
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  • GQ Magazine

    Detroit's answer to the craft cocktail movement. Try the 'Where There's Smoke.' Read more

    GQ Magazine · August 22, 2012
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  • Jocelyne N.

    Ask Brandon for his specialty spicey ginger-orange Sazerac. If ur not a light- weight, and like REAL dranks. :)

    Jocelyne N. · February 9, 2012
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  • BareBones Detroit

    Ask Dave for the Sunday Punch. Bring friends. Leave happy.

    BareBones Detroit · November 7, 2011
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  • Alyssa G.

    Banana's Hammock or Room Key. Get it.

    Alyssa G. · November 19, 2013
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  • Erynn P.

    Superb cocktails and a pretty ambiance with a 1920's Speakeasy feel. The drinks are kinda pricey but potent.

    Erynn P. · September 23, 2013
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  • John P.

    Watch out for CARLITO AND SANCHEZ.... They GONNA EAT AND RUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    John P. · August 7, 2013
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  • Brandi D.

    That Yanni, he's a gem!

    Brandi D. · July 3, 2013
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  • John M.

    Say hi to Dave, the owner.

    John M. · June 5, 2013
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  • Lady M.

    I asked for a surprise, and the bartender brought me a "Boston Edison Creme." Yum!

    Lady M. · January 20, 2012
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  • Lindsay Y.

    Everything tastes like bandaids

    Lindsay Y. · January 15, 2012
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  • Leo K.

    Just had a "Where there's smoke" holy sh*t, so good, not brushing my teeth tonight!

    Leo K. · January 13, 2012
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  • Brian M.

    The Enhanced Rye Cocktail is one of the best Whisky drinks I've had.

    Brian M. · November 28, 2011
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  • Stephen H.

    The menu changes, but it doesn't matter. Sit at the bar and enjoy one of the best hand-crafted cocktails you'll find. Cheers!

    Stephen H. · November 5, 2011
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  • melissa

    try a Gin Basil Smash. perfect!

    melissa · October 15, 2011
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  • Dylan B.

    Allow the mixologists to create something. Suggest a flavor or liquor and let them go.

    Dylan B. · 1 week ago
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  • Gary P.

    Best mixology in Detroit!

    Gary P. · March 14
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  • Kerri M.

    Anything whiskey. Just tell the man what you like and let him work his magic. Add egg. Frothy goodness never tasted, or felt, so good. Hands down, very best craft cocktails in Detroit.

    Kerri M. · February 8
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  • Tim S.

    Enjoy gin and dill

    Tim S. · February 7
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  • Alyssa G.

    Absolutely love the Celebrations in the Sky, Waxed Apple, and Imperial Flip (bonus: made with Detroit Anthology Coffee)

    Alyssa G. · November 19, 2013
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  • Matthew W.

    Order the EFK

    Matthew W. · September 14, 2013
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  • Stella T.

    The perfect spot for a blind date.

    Stella T. · September 8, 2013
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  • Kirsten A.

    Great seasonal menu but of four different drinks, my favorite was the Queen's Park Swizzle which is on the permanent menu!

    Kirsten A. · August 12, 2013
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  • Mollie Rose B.

    this place is awesome. one of my favorite bars in detroit

    Mollie Rose B. · August 4, 2013
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  • Jay M.

    Blackfoot Old Fashioned

    Jay M. · August 1, 2013
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  • Anne M.

    The EFK is smoked deliciousness in a glass

    Anne M. · July 26, 2013
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  • Sofía S.

    Nick is amazing at his craft. His take on a traditional whiskey sour is out of this world! They take mixing to a new level here. Not only are the drinks visually appealing but they're strong too!

    Sofía S. · June 3, 2013
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  • Angela H.

    No one is really nice here. Am I in Brooklyn?

    Angela H. · June 1, 2013
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  • Jason L.

    Smoked bourbon is amazing.

    Jason L. · April 14, 2013
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  • ☆ H-$$ ☆

    Awesome 80s music...but they don't have any 2chainzzzz :/

    ☆ H-$$ ☆ · April 6, 2013
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  • Sara C.

    Great drinks!

    Sara C. · March 30, 2013
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  • Joe R.

    Bring a flashlight to read the menu ;). But it's such a cute, cozy and rustic place!

    Joe R. · March 27, 2013
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  • Tanner H.

    Get the E.F.K. Great drink and even better production.

    Tanner H. · January 21, 2013
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  • Donn F.

    The McClure's pickles are no joke. Clear-your-sinuses pickles.

    Donn F. · December 29, 2012
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  • Andrew M.

    If you want a show with your drink get the EFK, formerly known as The Man Who Knew Too Little. Hickory smoked bourbon.

    Andrew M. · November 17, 2012
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  • Kim K.

    Best Bloody Mary I have ever had!

    Kim K. · September 27, 2012
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  • Richard S.

    The Southwest Solution is pretty good.

    Richard S. · September 9, 2012
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  • Bibi A.

    Es un hermoso sitio q se expecializa en tragos d hace 100 años d antiguedad... buen ambient y en verdad la combinacion d sabores es d muy alta calidad ;)

    Bibi A. · February 14
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