Detroit Faves

We asked the Detroit Metblog authors what is your Favorite Place in Detroit?

Want to know what they said? Answers after the jump…

Doug says:
One of my favorite places the indoor waterfall in Greektown. There is something hypnotic about watching the water, well, you know…fall… I am like a cat watching a laser pointer. I also really dig standing on parking structure “4” at Wayne State at dusk; looking at the orange fischer building with a cup of coffee and a smoke.

Stacey says:
I was first introduced to “The Magic Stick” in college, making the trek from Ann Arbor to see The Soundtrack of Our Lives. What a great atmosphere –America’s oldest active bowling center below and a fantastic live venue above. At The Magic Stick, my friends and I have discovered some great music, spent New Year’s Eve 2004 with The Dirtbombs and The Sights,lost our hearing in front of the speakers, spent lots of money on PBR, stood about a foot from some of the best live acts in the US, stumbled out at the end of the night with some Sgt. Pepperoni’s. Pool tables if you’re into it (I’m not because I’m a failure at pool), full bar (that I’m into), great sound system, great bands from across the country AND down the street.
See who’s coming: http://www.majesticdetroit.com/stick.asp

Girl in the D says:
As a book-lover and researcher of all things both old and new to me, it is no surprise that my favorite place in the D is the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library. Whether perusing through the items in the Browsing Library section, or examining old drawings in the Map Room, an afternoon at one of Detroit’s grandest literary spots is all I need to bring a smile to my face and a sense of satisfaction to my mind.

MGal says:
Since discovering Belle Isle, you can not keep me off the isle. When I am feeling gloomy, I visit the Conservatory and just wander through the greenery. I miss the Aquarium which was another perfect place to visit in the winter or rainy day. With the warmer months, I play soccer twice a week on the World Cup Field or watch the cricket matches on the grass of the Casino. Bringing out-of-town (and out-of-touch natives) is a never-fail, never disappoint adventure. They just keep clamoring to go back…

It doesn’t hurt that the all time best date of my life was a visit to the Aquarium, the Conservatory, Casino and just exploring a freshly snow-covered Belle Isle in January. (I did meet the guy while playing pool really badly at the Magic Stick)

Urban Tiki says:
Sightseeing: I’m particularly fond of our beautiful art-deco skyscrapers. The Guardian’s lobby is an hour’s view, and the Penobscot and Stott buildings are beautiful from every angle.

Art: The Heidelberg Project is a must-see for anyone, from anywhere. The most thought-provoking art installation I’ve ever seen.

Food/Drink: Cafe de Troit is a wonderful flavor of the city, with some of the best coffees you’ll ever have. Very Day-twah.

Overall: I think the place I like the best now is the city’s newest destination: Campus Martius Park. In the wintertime, the park has a first-class outdoor skating rink that always seems to be filled. A
huge Christmas tree adorns the fountain, and hot cocoa is served in the on-site bakery. In the warmer climes, the park hosts concerts and movies and shows. The water fountain shares a welcomed spray on a hot summer’s day, and the park is awash with the colors of the city. It signals to me that Detroit, against such great odds, is coming back.

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