Detroit’s new QLine is a great alternative to get to different local hotspots around the city. There are a dozen stops along the 3.3 mile railway and each location has a few cool places to visit. Check out this list of hidden gems you should see along Detroit’s QLine.
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1. New Center Park (Grand Boulevard Station)
New Center Park is a great gathering place for you and your friends. During the summer, the park hosts a number of events. It is located at 2998 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202.
2. Northern Lights Lounge (Baltimore Street Station)
Enjoy a more chill environment at the Northern Lights Lounge. There is food and drinks and live band nights. They are located at 660 W Baltimore St, Detroit, MI 48202.
3. Ford Piquette Plant (Amsterdam Street Station)
The Amsterdam Station is located in front of the WSU Integrative Biosciences Center and close to TechTown. It is also near the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, which is a Detroit historic landmark. The plant is located at 461 Piquette St, Detroit, MI 48202.
4. Hecker-Smiley Mansion (Ferry Station)
The Hecker-Smiley Mansion was modeled after the Château de Chenonceau, a French manor. It is now home to the Tierney Alumni House, after being bought by Wyane State University. It is located at 5510 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. Around Ferry Station you'll also find the Detroit Institute of Arts and the the Hellenic Museum of Michigan.
5. Detroit's Artists Market (Warren Avenue Station)
Detroit's Artist Market is the oldest continuously running non profit gallery in the Midwest. It is located at 4719 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. You'll also find the Michigan Science Center and the Charles H. Wright Museum around the station.
6. HopCat (Canfield Street Station)
You'll be dropped off right in front of HopCat, a great restaurant and craft beer place. The station is also right across from the Whitney. HopCat is located at 4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.
7. The Peterboro (MLK Boulevard/Mack Avenue Station)
The MLK Boulevard/Mack Avenue Station is closer to Midtown, so things start to get more alive. The Peterboro is a modern Chinese cuisine restaurant with a great atmosphere. You'll also find shops like Whole Foods and Starbucks here. The Peterboro is located at 420 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201.
8. Little Caesars Arena (Sibley Station)
The new Little Caesars Arena isn't really a hidden gem, but it will be the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons. The arena will also have the world's largest centerhung scoreboard. It is located at 2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48201.
9. Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille (Foxtown Station)
Foxtown Station drops you right by Comerica Park and the Fox Theatre, but while you're there, stop and have delicious Northern Italian cuisine at Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille. It is located at 2203 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.
10 Wright & Co. (Grand Circus Station)
Wright & Company serves creative small plates in a chic vintage setting. Sit near a large window and take in the views of beautiful downtown Detroit. The station is also near the Detroit Opera House and tasty restaurant Small Plates. Wright & Company is located at 1500 Woodward Avenue, Floor 2, Detroit, MI 48226.
11. Central Kitchen + Bar (Campus Martius Station)
The Campus Martius Station is near a ton of shops along Woodward Avenue. After you shop, try out Central Kitchen + Bar, which serves American comfort food, brunch and happy hours. It is located at 660 Woodward Ave #4A, Detroit, MI 48226.
12. Dime Store (Congress Station)
Dime Store takes brunch food to a whole other level. They have craft beer and yummy cocktails, too. They are located inside the Chrysler House, at 719 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226. You'll also be near the Detroit Riverfront and Hart Plaza.
Have you visited out any of these hidden gems while riding the Detroit QLine? Let us know about any other cool spots to check out in the comment section below. Also, take a look at these
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