While visiting the motor city, a group of friends and I decided to make a late night run into the city to try to get a feel for the culture. My first thought when we got in the car at around midnight was “we need to find some food”. I think that the food in a city tells a lot about its culture and people. We drove down the high way looking for late night eateries, and by chance rolled past a tiny hole in the wall burger joint called Telway Hamburgers. The tiny shop with only enough space to fit a carryout window and a five stool bar did not catch our eye until we saw a sign hanging from its door, “4 Burgers 3 dollars”. We stopped immediately. A deal like that seemed impossible to pass on so we got out and tried it ourselves. Although the burgers were essentially sliders, they were incredibly tasty and left us satisfied as we turned towards our next destination. We pulled out of the lot and decided that our night couldn’t end there. The obvious next stop was directly into the heart of metro Detroit. We made it to mid town and started searching. We passed by many funky dives and exciting looking bars but landed on a bowling ally pizza restaurant combo called Sargent Pepperonis. When we walked in we thought we were just going to get a slice of pizza and sit around for a while but when we saw the retro bowling ally in the back of the restaurant we had to play. We ended up playing two rounds and eating 2 pizzas before we left, and decided that the night was a success. Full and happy we headed back to the hotel to get some rest. Although we didn’t have enough time to get a good feel for all of the night life in Detroit, we managed to find some great food and have a great time with out having to spend much money. If you ever make it back to Detroit these spots should be high on your list of places to go.
Detroit Late Night Spots
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