The Detroit Cocktail Classic. This is the third year that the Cocktail Classic will be held in Detroit. It's no surprise that this event is growing every year, so they moved to a new space to give everyone more room to have a good time. This year's cocktail classic will take place inside Shed 3 in the Eastern Market and it will feature an interesting collection of businesses including Bad Luck, Bigalora, The Bird and The Bread, Cuisine, Firebird Tavern, Great Lakes Coffee, Grey Ghost, Huron Room, Imperial, Katoi, The Keep, La Rondinella, The Last Word, Mabel Grey, MGM Grand, The Oakland, The Peterboro, Public House, Punch Bowl Social, Ravens Club, Roast, Rock City Eatery, Selden Standard, Sidecar, The Skip, The Stand, Standby, The Sugar House, Townhouse, The Whiskey Parlor, and Wright & Company.
The idea behind the classic is that each restaurant is given a liquor to work with to create their own signature cocktail. Each attendee then pays $45 for 12 tickets to walk around and spend trying a sample of cocktails that were created for the event. There will also be various food trucks available for purchase at the event. The more you eat, the more you can drink!
The classic kicks off at 6 p.m. and runs 'til 10 p.m. on Friday. Shed 3 is located at 2801 Russell Street in Detroit.