Places to Get Drinks To-Go

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has given the go-ahead for carry-out drinks. Here are some local bars, restaurants and breweries offering adult drinks to go.

Four drinks lined up on a counter

2020 has been the pits — and I don’t know about you, but I could really use a stiff drink from my favorite watering hole.

While bars and restaurants were open for a while, a surge in coronavirus cases and the three-week pause shut them down for indoor dining again. As a compromise to these closures, Gov. Whitmer is allowing bars, restaurants and breweries across the state to offer carry-out adult beverages.

And that’s perfect for local parents who don’t feel comfortable going out during the COVID-19 pandemic or who don’t want to dine outdoors in the wintertime, so here are some spots in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor where you can score a drink to take home.

Baffin Brewing Company

Snag six packs of this spot’s Doc Double Rice IPA or the Bob Barley Cold Brew Coffee Stout. You can also get growlers and howlers of their splash sour series, seltzers or any of their other brews on tap.

Butter Run Saloon

Swing by to pick up a hot toddy, grown-up hot chocolate, Bloody Mary and more.

Detroit Fleat

  • Address: 1890 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-607-7611
  • Hours: 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Contact for details

Grab some eats from some of the area’s best food trucks and grab a cool and sweet booze “slooshie” to-go. They offer howlers of margaritas and mules, too.

El Charro — Fraser

Get classic, fruit, golden or premium margaritas in 16, 32 or 64 ounces. Sangrias are available, too.

Ferndale Project

Choose from four-packs of the Ferndale Proud Sour, Peanut Butter Volcano or any other of their rotating beers for pick-up. Delivery options available, too.

HopCat

Order the Lux Mule or the HopCat Meowgarita, along with beer like Bee Well White’s Harvest or Austin Bro’s Alpena Amber.

Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

This local brewery is offering takeaway bottles of their Solar Eclipse, Lingonberry Eisbock, Wood-aged Simcoe Sillier and more.

Motor City Gas

  • Address: 325 E. 4th St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-599-1427
  • Hours: 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, 2-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $8-$12/cocktails, $25-$65/bottles

Bourbon creamsicle slushees? Yes, please! Get this and more bourbon, whiskey and other libations to take home.

Terry’s Terrace

  • Address: 36470 Jefferson, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-2671
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Contact for details

Options at this spot includes Mudslides, Blue Moon in a can, sours, martinis and more.

The Last Word

  • Address: 301 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-585-5691
  • Hours: 5 p.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-2 am. Friday-Saturday
  • Cost: Contact for details

Get yourself some canned and bottled spirits including the You’re My Boy, The Osborn, Los Lobos and more.

The Painted Lady

Choose from carry-out mules, manhattans, margaritas, daiquiris, sours and more. Carry-out options vary by date. Only available on Fridays.

The Sugar House

Enjoy some of Sugar House’s famed craft cocktails including the Cowboy Cocktail, the Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita and the Painkiller.

Do you know of any other bars, restaurants or breweries offering drinks to go in metro Detroit or Ann Arbor? Tell us about them in the comments so we can add them to our list.

This post was originally published in August 2020 and is updated regularly.

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