Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hammer & Nail

The Professional Plaza Tower was built in 1964. It was constructed to revitalize the medical community in Detroit by bringing doctors and surgeons back to the city. Eventually, it became home to a variety of medical professionals as well as the Carpenters Union who installed the now-famous hammer and nail signs that once sat on top of the 12 story building. Unfortunately, after a few ruff years, it closed down and was scheduled for demolition in 2014 when the Roxbury Group swooped in to save the space. The redevelopers redesigned 72 one- and two-bedroom apartments with 2,000-square-feet of retail space. This includes a new midtown bar called Hammer & Nail that wants to bring back the best parts of the '60s by introducing you to a whole new selection of tasty drinks that your grandma and grandpa loved.
This includes The Pink Squirrel, featuring Creme de Noyaux, Creme de Cacao, and Calder Dairy Cream, the Blue Hawaii featuring Bacardi Superior, Pineapple, CuraƧao, Lemon, Blue Spirulina, and the Wallbanger featuring Wodka, Fresh Squeezed OJ, Amontillado Sherry, Galliano. They even have a cocktail called the Moonwalk that was served to the astronauts when they returned from their first walk on the moon. Hammer and Nail also serves sandwiches, shareables, soups, drafts, and wines. The centerpiece of the bar is the now restored Hammer and Nail sign that once sat atop the building. It is a true testament to how much the city has turned around over the last decade. Plus, the drinks are tasty and it's fun to try something old that is new again. 
Hammer & Nail is located at 3800 Woodward Ave. and it is open at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. 


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