On the eastern border of downtown, Greektown is the capitol of the Detroit nightlife scene. This bustling neighborhood is known for its nightclubs, upscale Mediterranean restaurants, kitchy classical temple-inspired architecture and gambling and live entertainment at Greektown Casino. Some of the hotter spots include Pizza Papalis for deep-dish pizza and Fishbones Rhythm Kitchen for Creole seafood and weekend brunches.
Getting Around Detroit
The best way to get around Detroit is on the Detroit People Mover (DPM), an automated light rail system in downtown Detroit that operates every 3 minutes. Fares are $0.75 per ride. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and noon-midnight Sunday. Hailing a cab from the street is nearly impossible; reserve one instead (try Checker Cab Detroit: 313-963-7000). Taxis charge $2.50 per trip plus $1.60 per mile.
- Detroit Metro Airport-DTW
Things to Do and See Near Greektown
- Ford Field
- Motown Museum
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Henry Ford Museum
- GM Renaissance Center
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Detroit Eastern Market
- Joe Louis Arena
- Michigan Central Station
- Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest