Want to Go Out, but Stay Warm? Try One of These Places

By: Scott Davis | January 3, 2018

The weather outside is frightful, so you might need to find spots in metro Detroit that are delightful. While you can stay home and be cozy, you might start to catch cabin fever and feel the itch to go out into the winter weather. We’ve found five places in metro Detroit that will help you keep the intimate feel of home, while you also get a cup of coffee or catch a show this winter.

City Coffeehouse

Located in the heart of Allen Park, the City Coffeehouse is a cozy little spot to enjoy a hot beverage on a cold day. They offer free wi-fi and board games so you can hide from the cold for hours. The coffeehouse is also known for its open mic nights and local art shows.

Cliff Bell’s

With its intimate layout and showcase of the area’s most talented jazz artists, Cliff Bell’s is sure to heat things up this winter. The establishment features a wide ranging menu and features great talent almost every night. If you want the venue for an upcoming work dinner or networking event, be sure to check their private event room.

Motor City Java & Tea House

With a welcoming and comfortable decor, Motor City Java & Tea House in the Old Redford District is definitely one of the coziest places in the area. Offering all sorts of caffeinated hot drinks, Motor City Java will get your day started on the right foot. They also host jazz nights sporadically throughout the month, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for more information!

The Ark

With an incredibly intimate setting, a show at The Ark will certainly warm you up during the cold winter months. If you’re in the mood for some folk music, indie rock, or just some good ol’ fashioned country music, the Ark is sure to have shows for you. The Ark will be hosting its Folk Festival on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.

Detroit Vintage Coffee Shop

If you look in the dictionary for the definition of a small, cozy Detroit coffee shop, a picture of Detroit Vintage Coffee Shop would be next to it. Decorated with knick knacks and local art, the shop is small but it has some of the best coffee around. The coffee shop is only open on weekends and hosts a poetry night on the first Friday of every month.