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Neighborhood

Detroit

Located just north of the downtown sports and entertainment district and bisected by Woodward Avenue, Midtown is the cultural, artistic and intellectual center of greater Detroit. The area is anchored by some of the city’s largest institutions including Wayne State University, The Detroit Medical Center, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit Historical Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art and just to the west the Henry Ford Medical Center – to name only a few.

Dozens of restaurants, theaters, coffee shops, bars, hotels and inns, stores and event spaces have opened up in just the last few years. Shinola Detroit opened its flagship store on Canfield Street, and other specialty national retailers have popped up such as John Varvatos and Carhartt.

But what makes Midtown special are the local merchants who committed early to Midtown and that have flourished as the area has boomed. LGBTQ-founded businesses like Hugh on Cass Street, The Peacock Room and Frida on Kirby and Avalon International Breads on Willis St., and galleries like the Detroit Artist Gallery, Artloft and the Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts fuel the area’s trendy, youthful energy. Restaurants such as La Feria, Cuisine, Cass Café, Seva, Union Street, The Majestic, Traffic Jam & Snug, Wasabi, Shangri-la and The Whitney all have been regular spots for LGBTQ diners for decades.

Detroit is also home to more live professional theater seats than any other American city except New York. The Fisher Theater and Olympia Entertainment both bring in Broadway touring groups. The Detroit Repertory Theater, WSU’s Hilberry and Bonstelle Theaters, The Fox, Planet Ant and the Detroit Film Theater are only a few of the exceptional entertainment venues either in or within easy driving distance of Midtown. Check out www.EncoreMichigan.com for complete listings and reviews of live professional theater in and around the city.

See a show, have a meal, shop, enjoy a museum, relax in a comfortable room at the Inn of Ferry Street. Midtown is a wonderfully exciting area to explore and enjoy!

Accommodations

250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226
Erin O'Hara, Catering Sales
313-800-5500
1777 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48226
877-888-2121

Five-star hotel and casino in the heart of downtown Detroit.

2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
866-782-9622
84 E. Ferry Street
Detroit, MI 48202
313-871-6000

AIDS/HIV Hotlines

UNIFIED HIV Health & Beyond
Detroit, MI 48207

AIDS/HIV Organizations

1234 Porter St.
Detroit, MI 48226
313-961-7863

America's oldest free clinic, serving Detroit since 1950

1300 W. Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48226
313-963-3434
220 Bagley, Ste 740
Detroit, MI 48226
313-963-3352
320 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library
Mazurek Medical Educations Commons
313-577-6666
313-577-6668

Gateway to HIV/AIDS Information for Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.

1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48216
www.dhdc1.org
313-967-4880
1726 Howard St.
Detroit, MI 48216
313-832-3300
2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
313-876-2556
3127 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48207
Wayne State University School of Medicine Childrens Hospital of Michigan
313-924-9493

Care and Prevention services for HIV + youth ages 13 to 24.

445 Ledyard St.
Detroit, MI 48201
313-962-9446
120 Parsons Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Offering service coverage that extends across Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Monroe and Lapeer counties, the Matrix Ryan White Program’s safety net ensures patients are linked and maintained in medical care through medical and community service referrals, mental health therapy, in-home care, case management, and so much more.

3011 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 230
Detroit, MI 48202
313-446-9800

Multi-service, multicultural organization providing HIV testing and counseling, prevention and education, case management, behavioral health services and volunteer opportunities. Michigan HIV/STD Hotline 800-872-2437.

Anti-Violence

19641 West 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48219
Stephanie White, Exec. Dir.
1-866-962-1147 victim hotline, 313-537-7000 office

Archives/Collections

5401 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Walter P. Reuther Library

Archival Holdings: Detroit Women's Feminist Health Center records Ernest Horne Papers

Art Galleries

4719 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
313-832-8540

Auto/Dealer

16400 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48203
Reece

Banquet Hall/Catering

250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226
Erin O'Hara, Catering Sales
313-800-5500
201 Civic Center Dr.
Detroit, MI 48226
517-627-2154
1777 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48226
877-888-2121

Five-star hotel and casino in the heart of downtown Detroit.

2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
866-782-9622
130 E. Atwater St.
Detroit, MI 48226
313-307-4925

Bars - LGBTQ

18931 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48228

A friendly neighborhood bar open to everyone. Open 7 days a week, on Thursdays you can participate or watch others sing their hearts out,at the karaoke bar. Voted the best karaoke bar for two years by Local 4 News in Detroit. Outdoor seating on the patio, dancing and events and theme nights throughout the year. No food offered. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

519 East Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

Located in downtown Detroit, across from GM World Headquarters, Briggs Sports Bar is a popular after-work watering-hole. This attractive club draws an energetic crowd to its Trophy Room dance club with “kickass” djs. The bar features 22 craft beers and two alcohol infusions on tap, and the full kitchen offers a menu that is decidedly meat-oriented – BBQ, burgers and housebraised corned beef. The SkyBox rooftop is perfect for enjoying a cocktail while taking in an unrivaled view of downtown.

2971 E. Seven Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48234

One of Detroit’s oldest and most popular night spots, Club Gold Coast features male strippers and is open 7 nights a week. Located near the Palmer Park area of Detroit, once the epicenter of Detroit’s gay scene. The area is coming back after decades of decline, and Club Gold Coast has thrived through it all, featuring male strippers, dancing and an extensive bar every night.

19404 Sherwood St
Detroit, MI

So you’ve partied all evening but you’re not ready to call it a night. Escape Lounge is an all-male, after-hours, all-night eatery & bar. Opens at 10 p.m. Located on the east side of Detroit, Escape has a parking lot and offers burgers, fries, pizza, wings & drinks. Check out the Facebook page for special events.

16920 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48228

Gigi's cabaret is the longest running female impersonation revue in Michigan, in business almost 45 years, and it’s a longtime Detroit gay hot spot. Offering a a big dance floor upstairs and the stage for the drag shows in the basement bar. Includes karaoke and go-go-boys and strippers. It’s a fun spot, known for their incredibly friendly staff and djs and their openness to everyone and anyone that shows up.
Reservations can be made via Facebook or call 313-584-6525. Open Mon., Thur. & Fri. after 8 p.m. Sat & Sun After 7 p.m. (Closed Tue. & Wed.)

8070 Greenfiled Rd.
Detroit, MI 48228

Hayloft, Sports & Video Bar is a male club offering Karaoke, pool, darts, six LCD screens and internet juke box. Open since 1980, The Hayloft is owned by Ron Harrington who also owns the gay bar, Side Traxx in Traverse City. Happy Hour starts a 2 p.m. everyday. This is a no-nonsense sports bar where men meet other men for fun, friendship and more.

928 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
313-863-3934

Menjo's Complex (or just Menjo's for short) has been a gathering place for the gay community of Metro Detroit for decades. It's also a bit of a Madonna mecca since she used to be a regular when the Material Girl was also a local Michigan girl. The mostly male 20-to-30 something crowd comes for the dancing and entertainment. The Complex includes the Menjos Bar, the Eagle Leather bar and the Olympus Theater. Karaoke, go-go dancers and strippers, trans events, concerts and performers – check out the website and Facebook for an events calendar. Open 7 Days a week. There’s always something going on at Menjo’s.

6426 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

In the heart of Midtown, Woodward Bar and Grill is the oldest gay bar in Detroit dating back to 1960. It’s storied history is reflected in the pictures on the walls and in conversations you’ll hear from loyal patrons. The Woodward is open for lunch and dinner with simple but excellent fare, especially their burgers. During the day it serves the many business people in the area, turning mostly LGBTQ after 5 p.m. It’s popular with the Black LGBTQ community and is a welcoming environment for men, women, trans.

Bars - LGBTQ Friendly

2233 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Centaur Art-Deco Martini Bar
313-963-4040

Art Deco masterpiece of a martini bar, in the historic Iodent building. Located directly behind the Fox Theatre in the heart of Detroit’s sports and entertainment districts. This is not specifically an LGBTQ bar, but does attract an eclectic, hip crowd. Extensive cocktail menu. The kitchen is open 7 days till 2 a.m. offering an interesting small plates menu. This spot’s elegant décor and two-level design includes a dance floor and plenty of nooks and seating for a private encounter.

32 E. Grand River
Detroit, MI 48226

But don’t be confused by the name. It’s not about Queens as in gay men. Queens is named after the NYC borough – the owners have another Detroit bar named Bronx. Although not specifically an LGBTQ bar, Queen’s Bar has an unpretentious vibe and clearly welcomes LGBTQ patrons with a super-friendly staff that is very open. It has large windows wrapping around the exterior that let in plenty of light. A clean lined bar design mimics the curved corner of the building, and there’s a cool streetside patio. They have a kitchen and offer a grill menu.

Casino

1777 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48226
1777 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48226
877-888-2121

Five-star hotel and casino in the heart of downtown Detroit.

2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
866-782-9622

Charter Yachts

201 Civic Center Dr.
Detroit, MI 48226
517-627-2154

Clothiers Custom

4160 Woodward Ave., 3rd floor
Detroit, MI 48201
313-444-3680

Counseling

15 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Paula Kirsch, LMSW
248-767-8411

Employee Resource Group

777 Woodward Ave. #1000
Detroit, MI 48226

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EY-195665063800329/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1073/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EY_CareersUS

160 W. Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Kevin Heard

Entertainment

1777 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48226
877-888-2121

Five-star hotel and casino in the heart of downtown Detroit.

2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
866-782-9622

Erotica

16541 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203

Families and Parents

1635 Edison St.
Detroit, MI 48231
313-286-8572

Florists/Floral Design

333 E. Jefferson Ave., in The Millender Center
Detroit, MI 48226
313-259-5000
1260 Library Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Jerome Raska
Robbin Yelverton
www.blumz.com
313-964-5777

Blumz by JRDesigns is a full service floral, wedding and event planning company with two full service location in Detroit and Ferndale MI and a by appointment only location in Ann Arbor MI. Visit us online at blumz.com and ourprettywedding.com.

Foundations and Funders

333 W. Fort St., Ste. 2010
Detroit, MI 48226
Mariam Noland, Pres.
www.cfsem.org
313-961-6675
333 W. Fort St., Ste. 2010
Detroit, MI 48226
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

A fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, The HOPE Fund is dedicated to funding LGBT projects in the seven county region of southeast Michigan.

Health Care Services

1726 Howard St.
Detroit, MI 48208
Patrick Yankee, Director
313-832-3300

Providing direct primary care to the LGBTQ, as well as the and Corktown community.

Labor Union

8000 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
www.uaw.org

The UAW is one of the nation’s most diverse unions, representing workers in manufacturing, health care, higher education, gaming, public service and other sectors. It is a union with a long, proud history of fighting for equality and social justice for all.

Legal Organizations

2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Jay Kaplan, LGBT Staff Attorney
440 E. Congress, Ste. 350
Detroit, MI 48226
www.nlsm.org

Lingerie

15 East Kirby St, Ste. A
Detroit, MI 48202
313-288-0449

Museum

315 East Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201-1443
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
www.dia.org

Opera Company

1526 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226
313-237-7464

Pet Adoption

7887 Chrysler Dr
Detroit, MI 48211
Mackey Center for Animal Care at the Dresner Foundation Animal Care Campus

The Michigan Humane Society's mission is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals.

Pet Day Care

3443 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Liz Blondy

Political Organizations

19641 West 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48219
313-537-7000

We work to achieve full equality and respect for all people in the state of Michigan regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

19641 West 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48219
Stephanie White, Exec. Dir.
1-866-962-1147 victim hotline, 313-537-7000 office

Pottery

10125 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48202

Professional Organizations

Detroit, MI
Kevin Heard, Pres.

We represent the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, + Ally Business Community in Southeastern Michigan. Our chamber believes accepting diversity creates a wealth of knowledge. Recognizing our differences can organically create innovations in enterprise. Connecting our LGBT members to a strong base of ally partners and corporate support; we provide stellar opportunities for all businesses in the region. Contact us to join today!

Prosthetics

6438 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Chris Casteel
Giving Amputees the Gift of Hope

Real Estate/Agent

3011 West Grand Boulevard, Ste. 215
Detroit, MI 48202
Austin Black

Religious & Spiritual

4800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
313-833-7547
5247 Sheridan St.
Detroit, MI 48213
313-279-5561
23 East Adams
Detroit, MI 48203
313-965-5422
16805 Pierson
Detroit, MI 48219
313-532-1211

Join us for 10:00 am Sunday Mass. You are welcome.

4605 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
www.1stuu.org
313-833-9107

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit- a progressive, clear alternative. Looking for sacred space? We support the worth and dignity of every individual. Venue for social, economic and racial justice initiatives, programs, concerts.

4458 Joy Rd.
Detroit, MI 48204
Rev. Ronchele Andres, Senior Pastor
313-459-3033

Sunday Morning worship 11:30 a.m.; Thursday Bible study 6:30 p.m.; Friday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Restaurants

8029 Agnes
Detroit, MI 48214
Kirsten Ussery & Erika Boyd

Social/Community Organizations

Detroit, MI
African-American Lesbians Organized to Renew Dignity and Empowerment.
220 Bagley, Ste. 808
Detroit, MI 48226
Ron Scott
313-963-8116
Detroit, MI
734-474-2372

An empowered community of Latino/a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders representing Detroit and the metropolitan area. Meets at Affirmations in Ferndale.

20025 Greenfield
Detroit, MI 48235
The Center in Detroit

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3031 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 525
Detroit, MI 48202-3025
440 Burroughs St., Ste 650
Detroit, MI 48202
313-537-7000
313-537-3379
P.O. Box 3064
Detroit, MI 48231
Sistahs Providing Intelligence Creativity and Empowerment

S.P.I.C.E. exist to affirm the lives of lesbians of color.

Symphony Orchestra

3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
www.dso.org

Theaters

3011 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
Fisher Theater
13103 Woodrow Wilson Dr.
Detroit, MI 48238
313-868-1347
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
2211 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
500 Temple Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
1777 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48226
877-888-2121

Five-star hotel and casino in the heart of downtown Detroit.

3011 West Grand Blvd., Ste. 1510
Detroit, MI 48202
313-872-6910

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is an internationally acclaimed youth development program that concentrates on helping young artists excel on stage and in life. Mosaic's mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and the creation of first-rate theatrical and musical art.

2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
866-782-9622
333 Madison Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
313-963-9800
4743 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Wayne State University Theater
313-577-3508
4001 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221
The Theatre Company
313-993-3270

Tile

10125 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48202

Transgender Groups/Services

Detroit, MI

Improving the lives of transgender citizens in the Detroit and Metro Detroit Areas by enlightening the general public with the real life issues surrounding transgender individuals.

Tuxedo

4160 Woodward Ave., 3rd floor
Detroit, MI 48201
313-444-3680

Veterinarians

3800 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
Glynes D. Graham, DVM
313-832-7282
313-832-4990

Wedding Venue

130 E. Atwater St.
Detroit, MI 48226
313-307-4925

Youth Services

903 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208
313-361-4000
313-361-8938

Street outreach and case planning services for transgender and other sex workers. Resource line answered 24 hours/7 days per week; Resource email looked at M-F 9-5.

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