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.
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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

Cocktails

The Pink Squirrel  |  $12

Creme de Noyaux, Creme de Cacao, Whipped Cream

The Moonwalk  |  $13

Grand Marnier, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Cava, Rose Water

The Wallbanger  |  $13

Wodka Vodka, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Amontillado Sherry, Galliano

The Collins  |  $13

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

The Nail  |  $13

Dewars White Label, Copper & Kings Immature Brandy, Drambuie

The Vesper  |  $13

Hendrick's Gin, Wodka Vodka, Cocchi Americano, Basil Leaf

Beer

Bottles & Cans  |  $4

Altes
Budweiser
Miller High Life
Miller Light
PBR
Schlitz
Uncle John's Apple Blueberry Cider

16 Oz Cans  |  $8

Ellison Amber Ale
Ellison Crescent Fresh IPA

Draft  |  $8

Guinness
Oberon
Two Hearted

Wine

By The Glass  |  $12

Pinot Grigio
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Rose
Cabernet
Pinot Noir
Chianti

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Shareables

Cadillac House Whitefish Spread  |  $9

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

H&N Onion Dip  |  $8

Served with celery, carrots and pita chips

Woodward Hummus  |  $8

Fresh hummus drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs, served with celery, carrots and pita chips

Sides

Ruth's Party Mix  |  $3

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

Side of Cheesy Mac  |  $6

Entrees

Grilled Cheese Sandwich  |  $13

Oven roasted tomatoes, bacon (optional), gouda, swiss, cheddar, baby arugula served on grilled sourdough

Chicken Sandwich  |  $15

Crispy fried buttermilk chicken breast, gruyere cheese, pickles, remoulade, lettuce served on a toasted bun

Hamburger  |  $16.50

Prime beef, BBQ sauce, bacon, cheddar, onion strings, lettuce, tomato served on a toasted bun

Cheesy Mac |  $17

Creamy alfredo, pasta, cheddar cheese, chicken, scallions, applewood bacon (optional)
Or as a side for $6

Sweets

Peach Cheesecake  |  $7.50

Creamy cheesecake, shortbread crumble and topped with sweet peaches

*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; these items may contain raw or undercooked ingredients.

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.