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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Hammer and Nail is temporarily closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you at our re-opening early April!


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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

Cocktail Bar

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.
A tiki cocktail sits on a white marble table, dressed up in a tiki mug with a cocktail umbrella, cherries, and orange slices
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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

Signature Cocktails

Rose Above All Else

Patron Reposado, Pamplemousse, Rose Liqueur, Lime, Agave, Rose Water, Egg White


Grey Goose Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Chocolate Liqueur, Cold Brew, Demerara

The Grasshopper

Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, Fernet, Simply Syrup, Half and Half

1840 Avenue

Bacardi Spice Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Falernum, Lime, Cinnamon Orgeat, Angostura Bitters

The Lounger

Lustau, Cutty Sark, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters

Wine & Beer

Rotating Selections

A cocktail with a lemon twist sits on top of Hammer and Nails black marble bartop


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.