Today is March 13th, which for most Detroiter’s it means it’s “313 Day” in Detroit. If you’re not sure what that means or why, 313 is one of the original 86 area codes created by AT&T and the Bell System back in 1947. As years passed the 313 area code has been split but it still stays true to the city of Detroit. So in honor of 313 Day here are some known landmarks of Detroit from Detroit sports and concert venues to bars and eateries around downtown Detroit. There are so many we couldn’t list them all so what did we miss and are some of your favorite Detroit hotspots? We would love to know!
Home of the Detroit Red Wings from 1979-2017 also known as the house Steve Yzerman built holds many memories like four Stanley Cup Championship teams and a little fight that took place on March 26, 1997 between the Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche plus tons more.
Home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, Little Caesars arena is one of the most state of the art facilities that host a multitude of sporting events but also some of the best concerts
Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. It's arguably one of the best ballparks in baseball.
The home of the Detroit Lions since 2002, Ford Field has also hosted many concerts like Kid Rock's 40th birthday show, Eminem, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and more. Ford Field also hosted Super Bowl XL but we're not going to talk about that subject right now.
Home of many theatre's for concerts and events the Masonic Temple is the worlds largest masonic temple and is located in the Cass Corridor part of Detroit. There are so many interesting facts about this building we cant list them all. There are tours you can take to learn a lot more about the history of the building that is well worth taking.
Formerly the State Theatre you can catch some of the best shows at the Fillmore Detroit.
The Fox Theatre opened it's doors in 1928 and has hosted numerous amazing shows over the years. One that will always stick with us is May 17, 2017 when Soundgarden played their final show shortly before the tragic passing of frontman Chris Cornell.
Since the 1980's St. Andrews Hall and been one of the biggest trendsetting venues in Detroit for breakthrough artist. Some notible acts to have played the hall are Eminem, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Tool, Bob Dylan and Iggy Pop to name a few.
Below St. Andrews Hall there is another venue known as the Shelter. It's a fun intimate small avenue that has also been made famous from the movie 8 Mile starring Detroit's Eminem.
The Majestic Complex is home of the Majestic Theatre, Magic Stick, Garden Bowl and Sgt. Pepperoni's. For over a hundred years, this complex has hosted many concerts and is also a fun atmosphere for bowling and pizza any given night.
The legendary Harpo's is known for its heavy metal scene. It may not be the place bands frequent to as much now a days but you can still find some great tours that play Harpo's when they come to Detroit.
The El Club is one of the newest clubs in Detroit that host many shows in the Mexicantown area.
One of the smallest live music bars in Detroit you can find PJ's in Corktown. If you ever visit there be sure to check out the small record shop in the basement.
Founded by Detroit's own Jack White, Third Man Records is a must visit when visiting Detroit. With an array of music available to a vinyl pressing plant and you can even catch some shows there once in a while.
Since 1975 the Old Shillelagh has been a staple of Detroit in the Greektown area. If you're looking for a great Irish bar then this is the place to go.
The Old Miami is a staple in Mid-town with , cold beers, live music and war veterans ambience. Always a fun place to hang out wether its inside or out back.
Another staple bar located in Eastern Market you must check this place out. Plus if you're a soccer fan this is the place you'll want to catch a game as well.
You haven't lived until you've been to Sweetwater and had the wings. Voted Detroit's best wings for many years you can find Sweetwater in the heart of Detroit's historic district with roots dating back to the mid-1800's.
If you ask any Detroiter where they would recommend a place to eat, most will automatically say one of these coney's. If you live in Detroit and haven't been here yet, what are you waiting for?
In the middle of Eastern Market, Supinos Pizza is known for their great pizza. Some will also argue that its the best in Detroit.
Founded in 1907, you can't say you've been to Detroit if you haven't had a Faygo pop.
Since 1930, Better Made has been one of the best potato chips out there and it comes right from Detroit. There is actually a window you can walk up to and see inside the factory from outside while they make the potato chips.
Detroit is known as the as the Motor City so you cant find much public transportation however we do have the Detroit People Mover that circles the downtown area. This 2.94 mile circle can get you around to many of downtowns hotspots.
There are many ways to see the Detroit skyline. This one is the view from Belle Isle.