Detroit Social City Guide

To define Detroit in a single-paragraph introduction would be like asking a New Yorker for her favorite bagel spot. Inherently, there’s too many options. Yet, in spite of my decision paralysis, it stands to reason that, as a Metro Detroit native, I really, really want you, dear readers, to love Detroit as much as I do, so I’ve managed to edit my recommendations down to just five local spots in the Motor City (backed up by five Detroit-area insiders).

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For the ultimate square slice: Buddy’s Pizza

Recommended by: Foodie Blogger The Detroit Diet 

“I personally love grandma style za, can’t beat that delicious corner piece crust!”

For a cultural deep dive: Detroit Institute of Arts

Recommended by: Actress and Model Patti Hansen 

“The vibe in Detroit is fresh and new. So many exciting places to stay/go and can’t wait to come back and spend more time here. Loved everything about the @shinolahotel and the @diadetroit museum”

For a proper craft cocktail: Sugar House 

Recommended by: Mixologist and Journalist Jim Meehan

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For hometown luxe: Shinola

Recommended by: Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger

  • Mike Kreiger
  • San Francisco, CA
“There are now more than 25M businesses on Instagram! Instagram leadership had the opportunity to visit one of those businesses this week, @Shinola. Touring their labs and meeting with their leadership team, we learned about the care and craft that goes into designing and building their products. Each product is assembled by hand on-site, many of them made up of dozens of pieces that are put together meticulously. I was inspired by the dedication of every technician to the quality of each individual product, and am excited to apply what I learned to how we build products at Instagram.”

For a hot bowl of comfort: Traffic Jam & Snug

Recommended by: Hockey Player Scott Wedgewood 

  • Scott Wedgewood
  • Plymouth, MI
“Another “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” restaurant crossed off the list!”