Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

Detroit Bruce’s Top Detroit Spots

July 8, 2020

From restaurants and salons and retailers, Bruce Schwartz shares his favorite places around Detroit

Featured photo via Detroit Bruce Facebook

Feature photography by Allison Farrand

Henry the Hatter

2472 Riopelle St.

Henry The Hatter

Schwartz’s signature fedora — and all his other hats — come from this time-tested shop, which opened in 1893. “The character and history are wonderful,” he says. “It’s so Detroit.

Heritage Optical

87 Monroe St.

19010 Livernois

2678 E Jefferson Avenue

Heritage Optical

Schwartz exclusively buys his glasses at this family-owned chain. “[Owner] George Barnes and his family have always been so kind,” he says. “They go out of their way to find the type of glasses that I like to wear.”

Central Kitchen + Bar,

660 Woodward Avenue, #4A

Just steps away from Bedrock’s headquarters, Central “makes the best drinks,” says Schwartz, who adds that the restaurant stashes his favorite tequila — Don Julio Anejo — in a locker bearing his name.

The TEN Nail Bar

1215 Griswold St.

6541 Woodward Avenue

the Ten Nail Bar

Schwartz admires multiple things about this salon: Its forward-thinking owners (they’ve opened two locations since 2016), its cleanliness and its quality mani-pedis, served with a side of Champagne. “It’s a relaxing environment.”

Mootz Pizzeria

1230 Library St.

Mootz Pizzeria

Six-time world pizzamaking champion Bruno DiFabio developed the recipes for the pies here, and his talent shows. “Their recipe is phenomenal,” says Schwartz. “The pizza is Number One.”


1435 Farmer St., #126

House of Pure Vin

1433 Woodward Avenue

House of Pure VinVia houseofpurevin.com

Eatori Market

1215 Griswold St.

Eatori MarketVia Eatori Market Facebook


500 Woodward Avenue

6 Salon

1441 Woodward Avenue

6 SalonVia 6 Salon Facebook


600 Woodward Ave

London Chop House

155 W Congress St.

London Chop HouseVia The London Chop House Facebook

Huddle Ice Cream

2 John R St.

Huddle Ice CreamVia @huddlesoftserve


4240 Cass Ave Suite 109, Detroit

Mongers Provisions 

4240 Cass Avenue, #111

Mongers ProvisionsVia Mongers Provisions Facebook

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