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The interior of Hammer & Nail, a mid-century inspired cocktail bar featuring the icon neon Hammer Hammer Nail sign behind the bar

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Inspired by Detroit’s mid-20th century cocktail culture, Hammer & Nail is Midtown’s latest addition to the city’s lively food and beverage scene. Our

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sits on the ground floor of the gloriously restored Plaza Building, where soaring floor-to-ceiling windows and warm walnut and leather banquettes are the backdrop for period-inspired cocktails and cuisine.

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A hand holds the deep red Old Fashioned cocktail and places it gently on a marble tabletop.
The bright Blue Hawaii cocktail sits on a black marble bar top, dressed up in a hurricane glass with a cocktail umbrella and pineapple leaves
Hammer and Nail - Detroit Cocktail Bar - Graphic Lines
The bright Blue Hawaii cocktail sits on a black marble bar top, dressed up in a hurricane glass with a cocktail umbrella and pineapple leaves

The Pink Squirrel

Creme de Noyaux, Creme de Cacao, Calder Dairy Cream

The Old Fashioned

Crown Royal, Black Cherry Syrup, House-made Citrus Sorbet, Orange Bitters

The Moonwalk

Grand Marnier, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Cava, Rose Water

The Collins

Old Tom Gin, House-made Citrus Sorbet, Fresh Lemon Juice, Club Soda

The Blue Hawaii

Bacardi Superior, Pineapple, Curaçao, Lemon, Blue Spirulina

The Nail

Dewars 12yr, Copper & Kings Immature Brandy, Drambuie, Lemon Peel

The Wallbanger

Vodka, Fresh Squeezed OJ, Amontillado Sherry, Galliano

The Gibson

Beefeater Gin, Dolin Dry, Cocktail Onions

The Nitro Russian

Drafted cocktail - Stolichnaya & House Coffee Liqueur (cream upon request)

The Hi Ball

Drafted cocktail - Cutty Sark and soda

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All sandwiches are served on rustic white bread, with your choice of kettle chips or tomato soup.

Sandwiches

Classic Cheese

American and cheddar, add tomato or bacon

Ham and Cheese

Black Forest ham, sharp cheddar

Tuna Melt

Tuna salad, white cheddar, shaved sweet onion

Sides

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Great Lakes Kettle Chips

Shareables

Warm Onion Dip

Caramelized sweet onion, mayo, parmesan, cream cheese, cayenne pepper, chives, Great Lakes Kettle Chips

Cadillac House Whitefish Spread

Smoked whitefish, mayo, sour cream, lemon, cayenne, herbs, crostini

Deviled Eggs

Classic deviled eggs, smoked paprika, Dijon mustard

Ruth's Party Mix

Classic Chex, Cheerios, Kix and pretzels with Worcestershire and spices

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A bartender picks up the pastel Pink Squirrel cocktail in a frosted glass

History

Constructed in 1966 as the Professional Plaza office tower, the structure later became known around town as the “Hammer and Nail building” for its iconic neon sign—a series of hammers striking a nail at the top of its peak—and its origins as home of the Detroit Carpenters Union. Hammer & Nail pays homage to the building’s mid-century origins while restoring its famous sign to a place of prominence for all to see.

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