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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Hours

Thursday - Friday
5-11 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 6 PM

 

Hammer and Nail is available for private events.
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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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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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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

Eden's Perfume

Floral & Distinguished | $15

Vodka, Aquafaba, Lemon, Grapefruit, Hibiscus, Himalayan Salt

More Oaxaca Please

Savory & Smokey | $14

Orange Cilantro 'More Sorbet,' Mezcal, Pineapple, Lime

Gumdrop Canopy

Elegant & Timeless | $16

Gin, Lemon, Honey Eucalyptus, Dandelion Bitters

Let That Mango

Sweet & Spicy | $15

Tequila, Lima, Mango, Ancho Reyes, Picosito, Tajin

First Mate Scholar / Watchman's Method

Bold & Honest | $14

Bourbon, Mint, Lime, Roasted Peaches, Ancho Reyes, Bitters

Lemon Roxbury

Boozy & Bright | $15

Gin, Lemoncello, Blueberry, Lemon, Bubbly

Golden Hour

Confident & Silky | $15

Rum, Coconut, Lime, Orange, Velvet Falernum, Aperol

Wine & Beer

Rotating Selections

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Sunday Brunch | 11:30-3

Shrimp & Grits

Creamy Grits, Parmesan Cream, Scallion | $20

Quiche

Chicken Apple Sausage, Caramelized Onion, Cheddar | $15

3 Vegan Chorizo Tacos

Soy Chorizo, Cotija Cheese, Guacamole, Pickled Red Onion, Corn Tortilla | $15

Consuming raw or undercooked meats (such as rare/medium rare), poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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
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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.