While downtown Detroit has a lot to offer, it’s nice to know you don’t have to venture too far to see a different side of Detroit with just as much charm. Corktown is a wonderful neighborhood located just a few miles west of the heart of Detroit and features some amazing shops, restaurants and a sense of community that makes it all the more inviting.

Metropolis Cycles


A great resource for new and experienced cyclists alike, Metropolis Cycles is a specialty bike shop with more than 50 years of combined experience among its staff. Inside, you’ll find an array of bicycle types, parts and more. Plus, the staff is equipped to handle bike services from fixing a flat tire to a full tune-up.

Gaelic League

Dedicated to preserving and promoting Irish culture in Metro Detroit, the Gaelic League of Detroit has a long history in the city that dates back to 1920. If you’re interested in learning more about Irish culture as it relates to Detroit or just in general, the Gaelic League has plenty of resources, including a club membership that grants access to special events and more.


Gold Cash Gold


With just four years under its belt, Gold Cash Gold has proven to be a restaurant Detroiters will be coming to for many years to come. Whether it’s a delicious dinner, weekend brunch or simply a few cocktails, Gold Cash Gold prepares everything with acute attention to detail.


After you’ve checked out some of the places on Michigan Ave., head south to find a quaint, little cafe called Folk where you can enjoy artisanal breakfast and lunch items made with locally-sourced ingredients. The menu changes seasonally, but you can find the most recent menu on their website. Expect sandwiches, waffles, eggs, rice bowls and more. There’s also an espresso bar for all of your favorite caffeinated pick-me-ups!