A Day in the Historic District of West Village

By: Amber Ogden | November 15, 2017

West Village has everything a metro Detroiter needs at their fingertips or better yet at their toes, as everything is walking distance. Located just west of Indian Village, West Village is more than alleyways and  narrow cross streets.  It’s a walkable historical thriving part of Detroit. The stunning architecture of the homes new and old alike are eye catching and affordable.  Let’s go exploring, a day in the historical West Village.

6:00 am
Spinning Class at Live Cycle Delight,  8019 Agnes Street, Detroit, MI 48214

Photo courtesy of Live Cycle Delight

Photo courtesy of Live Cycle Delight

This cycle bar is the only one located in the West Village but it is not limited to just spinning. Guest can try their hand at yoga and if you are feeling really daring, TRX.

7:00 am
Coffee and savory biscuits at Red Hook,  8025 Agnes St. Detroit, MI 48214

Red Hook has multiple locations but the West Village location is a few steps from Live Cycle Delight. So get fueled with a coffee and delicious savory biscuits for breakfast.

8:00 am
Return home to The Coe, 1462 Van Dyke St. Detroit, MI 48214

If you are in West Village of course you reside in the hottest development created in 20 years. The Coe at West Village is a new community of townhouses with attached garages, studios and apartments.

9:00am
Time to walk your dog to
West Village Bark Park, 1428 Van Dyke St, Detroit, MI 48214

This dog park, which acts as a beer garden that hosts live musical performances during the summer months, is where your dog can run free and of course meet the friendly neighborhood dogs.

12:00pm
Lunch Date at Detroit Vegan Soul, 8029 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214

The food is so delicious here, you do not have to be vegan to enjoy it. But you can enjoy all the indulgent food without the guilt! Everything that comes out of the kitchen is organic, 100% plant based and natural.

2:00pm
Grab a Delicious Dessert at Sister Pie, 8066 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

After lunch,  Sister Pie is a literally a slice of heaven. From sweet to savory and everything in between. You can’t go wrong with the “Double and by Double I mean Triple Chocolate Cookies”. Plus all pies are handmade daily. Grab a slice for now and a pie for later.

4:00pm
Happy Hour/ Dinner with Friends at Craft Work, 8047 Agnes St., Detroit

Photo courtesy of Craft Work

Photo courtesy of Craft Work

End your day with a craft cocktail and appetizers during Craft Work’s happy hour which starts at 4pm and goes until 7pm. Even if you can’t make happy hour last call isn’t until midnight so you have time to get a drink in with  friends. On the dinner menu is anything from the fresh catch of the day to  “Le Big Mack” burger. Try the warm bean dip with chips from the happy hour menu. You won’t be disappointed.

6:00pm
Get Prettied Up at The Lip Bar, 8015 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214

Before a night on the town stop at The Lip Bar. Recently celebrating 5 years in business, all their products are organic and vegan. So whether you want to be glossy or matte the color palettes are endless.

7:00pm
Vinyl and dancing into the night at  Paramita Sound, 1417 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48214

This underground musical staple is the best spot for crate diving or just grooving to. Customers get the best of both with worlds hip hop and live performances. First Fridays is a ongoing monthly event where music heads get together and enjoy the sounds of DJ Dayggs well into the night. Can’t make first fridays no worries, they have a weekly event called Beat Profile. Stop in and grab some new or old music and put your dancing shoes on.