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

Sleek 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.
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Hand-Crafted Cocktails

Black Manhattan

Rittenhouse Rye / Vermouth / Angostura Bitters…$16

Up The Street - Old Fashioned

Elijah Craig Bourbon / Angostura Bitters…$18

H&N Gimlet

Valentine’s Gin / Lime Juice / Cucumbers / Mint / Simple Syrup…$16

El Cubano

Papa's Pilar Rum / Lime Juice / Mint / Simple Syrup…$17

Walk & Talk Martini

Absolut Citron Vodka / Cointreau / Lemon Juice / Simple Syrup…$16


Valentine's Vodka / Ginger Beer / Lime Juice…$16


Casamigos Tequila / Crème de Cassis / Lime Juice / Ginger Beer…$17

Tamarind Mezcal Sour*

Montelobos Mezcal / Tamarind Citrus Syrup / Amaro Montenegro / Light Agave Nectar / Egg White…$19

Pink Squirrel

Gozio Amaretto / Crème de Cacao / Heavy Cream…$17

The Nail

FUYU Japanese Whiskey / Drambuie...$16

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase the risk of food-borne illness


Nestled in the back of the Hammer & Nail, Detroit Sushi offers an extensive menu of inventive rolls, sashimi and Nigiri selections. Come early, and stay late, to enjoy craft cocktails and an imported sake selection, in Detroit’s most authentic mid-century setting.

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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.