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Cliff Bells

2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1620
+1 313-961-2543
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1620
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third or fourth time we have been to Cliff Bells for dinner, and as always, the food is out of this world and the musicians are amazing! Three out of the four of us ordered the Waygu Strip and it was cooked...More

Thank massanisso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Everything was great. Large party of 24; from entering to leaving we all had a amazing time. The staff, music and food were awesome. Couldn't have asked for a better evening!

Thank cdaidone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cliff Bells has been around forever, just re opened and we finally had a chance to check it out. We entered and the decor is fantastic! Restored to its somewhat original state, with a beautiful large bar. We stood admiring the decor for about seven...More

Thank SBDetroitMotorCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not have an opportunity for a meal but stopped in for drinks before a show at the Fox. Very pleasantly surprised at the ambiance and a very good Margarita on the rocks! Looking forward to another visit when we can try the delicious looking...More

Thank Shasti534
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, Cliff Bell's is gorgeous. The building housing Bell's combination jazz club, bar, and restaurant was designed by "Architect of Detroit" Albert Kahn, and the club itself was designed by noted architect Charles Agree. Opening in 1935, and fully restored in 2005, every inch...More

Thank Chaaalie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to go in Detroit. Amazing house jazz band, food is incredible, and the drinks are something to write home about. When you walk in you feel like you went back into the 40s or 50s with the original bar and ornate walls.

Thank Ajenm A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Cliff Bell's in February of 2017 and was instantly transported back in time as my friend and I found a table for two with a nice view of the stage. The house band with piano, sax and bass played moody jazz, the sounds...More

Thank Steve1948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cliff Bell's is like an island of music. Walking in the brightest sun of Detroit, crossing Woodward Ave at the Fillmore down Elizabeth Rd...At the corner you see Park Bar, an indicator that Cliff's is right there. We paid $10 cover for a Sunday Jazz...More

Thank Zombie_Driver
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Beautiful bar; the place was closed for many years and amazingly avoided being stripped. It has the look of a place in the 1940s or 50s. Good food... we had a charcuterie plate and appetizers. Interesting drinks. The music was jazz by a local group...More

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in with group recently for drinks and a little food. It was my first visit, and I loved the decor - dark, lots of gleaming wood, plenty of faded glamor from a bygone era. Service was terrific, drinks were just what they should...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
lauren s
Is it accept to go for just drinks or is it more of a restaurant-type?
13 December 2016|
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Response from britmsmith43 | Reviewed this property |
Great for drinks
Susan H
Is there free parking?
14 June 2016|
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Response from Gadzooks42 | Reviewed this property |
Cliff Bell’s offers valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. Additional parking options include nearby street parking (city meters enforced until 10 p.m.) as well as nearby surface lots and parking... More
Deborah S
Would they accommodate a party of 25 on a Friday eve?
21 May 2016|
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Response from Irma F | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they have the space for the group, but I also recommend a reservation as well as avoiding a time prior to or after a sporting event in the area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1620
    (between Adams & Elizabeth)
  • Public Transportation: For quick access from other areas of downtown Detroit, the Detroit People Mover is available. Please use the Grand Circus Park station stop to visit Cliff Bell's.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-961-2543
  • E-mail