The Sugar House

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Speakeasy
2130 Michigan Ave (btw 14th St & Wabash St), Detroit, MI 48216, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No

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.

9.3/10

Based on 182 votes

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  • Edward H.

    This is THE crafted cocktail house in Detroit.

    Edward Hodge · January 26
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  • Sam A.

    EFK is my favorite.

    Sam Aboona · January 20
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  • Arminda K.

    If you like whiskey, the taste of hickory smoke, and a touch of theater, I whole-heartily recommend the Smokey Old Fashioned.

    Arminda Klier · January 12
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  • Brittney C.

    Juliet and Romeo. Off the menu and incredibly delicious!

    Brittney Campbell · January 4
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  • Chow Down Detroit

    Get the truffle oil popcorn and the peanuts. Cheap and tasty.

    Chow Down Detroit · January 1
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  • Jason

    If you are able, ask for a seat at the bar. You get your drinks much quicker than if you sat at a table. As a bonus, you get to see the bartenders make all of the drinks up close and personal.

    Jason · December 28, 2014
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  • Jason

    The Stay Puff Marshmallow is served as a shot and is the only one on the menu. Its small but packs one hell of a punch. Not for the faint of heart!

    Jason · December 28, 2014
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  • Jason

    Try an Amaretto Sour with egg white... Delicious!

    Jason · December 28, 2014
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  • laura k.

    Moscow Mule, My Autumn Sweater punch bowl

    laura kovick · December 13, 2014
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  • laura k.

    I have never had a drink I didn't love here! My best tip is to share a punch bowl with friends; you won't regret it, though you may not remember much!

    laura kovick · December 13, 2014
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  • Jose

    Good drinks and knowledgeable bar staff. Can recommend something if you feel adventurous. Like bourbon? Try an EFK, house smoked bourbon, served with a show. Not in the menu.

    Jose · November 2, 2014
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  • Janine W.

    I almost always try to sit at the bar rail, it's a great show watching the bartenders, very interesting if you're into craft cocktails. Great atmosphere and service overall. Pricey but worth it.

    Janine Ward · September 3, 2014
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  • Andree d.

    The cocktails are amazing

    Andree de Villers · August 19, 2014
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  • Ashley V.

    One of my favorite bars in detroit, I never know what to order so I just ask the mixologists to recommend something based on my tastes and they haven't failed me yet!

    Ashley Venturini · August 9, 2014
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  • Brandi D.

    We can't think of anything else. This is an establishment that makes you feel incredible.

    Brandi Davie · July 12, 2014
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  • Brandi D.

    Mix-ol-o-gists. I love this place. So awesome.

    Brandi Davie · July 12, 2014
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  • Eater

    Its star spirit is rum and its cocktails are self-described as “traditional drinks of the Caribbean islands, classic libations of Prohibition-era Havana and exotic cocktails from legendary tiki bars." Read more

    Eater · May 28, 2014
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  • Ian

    What a classic place to sit back and enjoy a fine bourbon or scotch!! The service was amazing!!!

    Ian · May 19, 2014
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  • Chase A.

    The white truffle popcorn is the "Best Snack in a Classic Cocktail Bar"

    Chase Ansok · April 24, 2014
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  • Dylan B.

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

    Dylan Boyd · April 14, 2014
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  • Gary P.

    Best mixology in Detroit!

    Gary Phillips · March 14, 2014
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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 Abella · February 14, 2014
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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 Michelle · February 8, 2014
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  • Tim S.

    Enjoy gin and dill

    Tim Stetter · February 7, 2014
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  • Alyssa G.

    Banana's Hammock or Room Key. Get it.

    Alyssa Goch · November 19, 2013
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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 Goch · 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 Pannell · September 23, 2013
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  • Matthew W.

    Order the EFK

    Matthew Whitney · September 14, 2013
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  • Stella T.

    The perfect spot for a blind date.

    Stella Trunzo · 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 Alana · August 12, 2013
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  • John P.

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

    John Panich · August 7, 2013
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  • Mollie Rose B.

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

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

    Blackfoot Old Fashioned

    Jay Miolla · August 1, 2013
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  • Anne M.

    The EFK is smoked deliciousness in a glass

    Anne Mc · July 26, 2013
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  • Brandi D.

    That Yanni, he's a gem!

    Brandi Davie · July 3, 2013
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  • John M.

    Say hi to Dave, the owner.

    John Manoogian III · June 5, 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 Syntaxx · June 3, 2013
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  • Angela H.

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

    Angela Hernandez · June 1, 2013
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  • Jason L.

    Smoked bourbon is amazing.

    Jason Lambert · 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 Ro · March 27, 2013
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  • Sloan S.

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

    Sloan Stokas · March 10, 2013
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  • Tanner H.

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

    Tanner Hamilton · January 21, 2013
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  • Donn F.

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

    Donn Fresard · 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 Menges · November 17, 2012
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  • Sarah C.

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

    Sarah Cox · October 30, 2012
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  • Heather S.

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

    Heather Szpondowski · October 11, 2012
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  • Kim K.

    Best Bloody Mary I have ever had!

    Kim Kline · September 27, 2012
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  • Richard S.

    The Southwest Solution is pretty good.

    Richard Session · September 9, 2012
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