The Sugar House

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
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.

9.2/10

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  • 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 Stokas · March 10, 2013
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  • janelle g.

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

    janelle gunther · 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 Santiago · 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 Herbstreit · October 22, 2011
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  • Stephen 'Goldie Wilson' R.

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

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  • Alyssa G.

    Banana's Hammock or Room Key. Get it.

    Alyssa Goch · November 19, 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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  • 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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  • 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 Ninneman · 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • John P.

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

    John Panich · August 7, 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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  • Lady M.

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

    Lady Mew · January 20, 2012
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  • Lindsay Y.

    Everything tastes like bandaids

    Lindsay Yeatts · 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 Kowalyk · January 13, 2012
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  • Brian M.

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

    Brian Mulloy · 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 Harlan · November 5, 2011
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  • melissa

    try a Gin Basil Smash. perfect!

    melissa · October 15, 2011
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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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  • 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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