The Standby


Tucked away in a street-art-lined alley known as The Belt, you’ll find The Standby.

The Belt

The culturally redefined alley is in the heart of downtown Detroit and named for its physical orientation in a former downtown garment district.

Detroit Alleyway

Public Art is the driving force behind the redevelopment of The Belt. It’s home to murals and installations by local, national and international artists.

Street Art

I thought this was the coolest location for a bar. The Standby offers a menu full of creative cocktails and features a few original creations by mixologists from well-known bars around the country.

The Standby
The Standby

These aren’t your ordinary libations. The bar is equipped with a cocktail lab equipped with a centrifuge, liquid nitrogen, and all types of advanced culinary tools.

Cocktail Bar
Inventive Cocktails
Inventive Cocktails
Drink Menu

My first drink was the Snake in the Grass made with Citadelle gin, lime, simple syrup, celery bitters, and nitro-muddled mustard greens. Cheers!

Snake in the Grass

They can also customize a drink to your liking.

Custom Drinks

The Standby

I stayed for a few drinks and enjoyed every single one of them. I liked the dimly lit room and easy-going vibe. I was ready to get some rest and walked back to my hotel. I am loving Detroit!

Downtown Detroit

The Standby
The Belt Alley
225 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 736-5533

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