Fall Cocktails from Detroit’s Coolest Bars

By: Katie Goncalves | October 10, 2022

The shift in Michigan from summer to fall shows its true beauty across the board in Detroit. As we hold on to the last of the warm days, heading out for a fall cocktail on a crisp evening just seems right. The perfect combination of warmer flavors and cooling temperatures is unmatched in seasonal changes. These Detroit bars and restaurants have some of the best fall cocktails in the area you simply have to check out…



New to Corktown, Supergeil’s cocktail menu is extensive and seasonally inspired. They have more than a dozen original creations that range from light and refreshing to rich and bold. Highlights for fall flavors include the Agrocrag with a vanilla-cardamom tincture and the Gingerbread Flip with gingersnap cordial, just to name a couple. The menu also highlights some winter warmers and spirit-free cocktails. 


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Branded as hard to find, Shelby sits underneath the Financial District and is crafting some of the best cocktails in the city. Committed to using ingredients sourced from local purveyors, each item on their menu is carefully created. If you’re looking for a fall cocktail, be sure to try the Ace High which features scotch and tobacco bitters. 

Two Birds

Two Birds is a neighborhood bar and custard shop in an old West Village house. Their Harvest cocktail features botanical and earthy flavors of apple and fennel making it perfect for fall. As an aside, their take on the classic Hummer includes vanilla custard from Huddle.

The Ghostbar

Located inside the Whitney, The Ghostbar keeps things simple regarding its cocktail menu. Keeping on a haunted theme, try the Dressed to Impress with bourbon, cherry heering, and a flamed orange peel. 

Bad Luck Bar 

If sticking to a theme is wrong, then the Bad Luck Bar doesn’t want to be right. Every last detail of this establishment adds to the mystical aura of the bar. Their 13 cocktails are each incredibly unique in their own way and are paired with an accompanying garnish or snack. Their signature cocktails are on the pricier side; $25 for the perfect-for-fall Fire-Eater which includes Michigan maple syrup, and a sizable $60 for the Mercury Rising which includes Absinthe and Chartreuse.