Don’t feel like making your own cocktails at home? Let the pros do it for you! Celebrate the long-awaited end of 2020 this New Year’s Eve with to-go cocktails from these Metro Detroit bars and restaurants
By Perry Haselden
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225 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit
With original bottled cocktails like “Raspberry Milk Punch” and “Italian Cooking Music” on the menu, Standby has everything you need to ring in the new year. Get the full experience by adding a cocktail garnish kit and ice cubes to your order, and don’t forget to tip your bartender! Pre-order on their website for delivery or contactless pickup on New Year’s Eve.
Give your New Year’s Eve a tropical twist with classic tiki cocktails from Mutiny Tiki Bar. Safely sealed in individual 12-ounce bottles, their assortment of 10 to-go cocktails serves between two to four people. NOTE: Orders for New Year’s Eve are only available for pick up on 12/31 from 5pm to 11pm.
2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit
Whether you are craving a whiskey drink, a vodka drink, a lager drink or a cider drink, The Sugar House has something for everyone on their to-go cocktail menu. They even have a hot drink, Banana Bread Hot Toddy, made with Sazerac rye, Fireball, apple cider syrup, allspice dram and topped with banana-vanilla whipped cream. Yum!
1234 Library St, Detroit
Not planning on taking down your Christmas decorations any time soon? Keep the holiday spirit alive with festive cocktails like Runaway Sleigh and Parrot in a Pear Tree from The Skip. All cocktails are available for curbside pickup or delivery.
2445 Michigan Ave, Detroit
Count down to midnight with a canned cocktail from Two James Spirits in hand. One of the distillery’s most popular to-go drinks, White Russian, is made with vodka, Two James & Great Lakes Coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur and heavy whipping cream — definitely “The Dude”- worthy. Stop by their tasting room in Corktown or place an order on their website for pick up!
600 Vester Street, Ferndale
From bottled martinis to mai tais, Voyager is offering a delicious variety of to-go cocktails. Need some bubbly for a midnight toast? They also have a great selection of wine and champagne available for contactless pick up or delivery.
420 Peterboro St, Detroit
Boozy teas and ginger beer cocktails are just a few of our favorite things on the menu at The Peterboro. Made with gin, honey liqueur, and ginger beer, the Earthly Branch cocktail is a must-try. Place your order and select a pick up time via their website.
47 Watson St, Detroit
Grey Ghost offers more than just delicious food — the restaurant also makes a mean cocktail. Choose from their selection of five to-go cocktails with four servings per bottle, and celebrate the night away. NOTE: Cocktails are available for pick up only.
201 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale
Christmas isn’t over until The Oakland says so! Place an order for pick up or delivery and try their Christmas-themed Miracle Cocktails before they are gone. Our recommendation: the “SanTaRex,” made with tequila, mezcal, coconut and pineapple. Glassware is not included, but you can purchase the T-Rex mug separately…which obviously we also recommend!
4440 Vernor Hwy, Detroit
Flowers Of Vietnam offers individual to-go cocktails and a 20% discount when you order a 4-pack. What a deal! Each bottled cocktail consists of two ready-to-drink servings. Place your order through Tock and schedule a time to pick up.
22812 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
Pizza and cocktails — it doesn’t get much better than that! Order Como’s Detroit-style pizza and add on a cocktail (or two) for the perfect New Year’s Eve at home. Note that orders are pick-up-only, and be sure to not miss out on their BOGO deal (buy one get one pizzas), available daily from 12pm to 6pm for a limited time!
102 E Main St, Northville
Some like their cocktails hot, and some like them cold. No matter your preference, Lucy & The Wolf has something on the menu for you. Stop by their location in Northville to pick up cocktails to-go, or enjoy a drink on their patio if the weather is nice (ha).
161 Vester Ave, Ferndale
Curbside cocktails and spirits are available for pick up at Valentine Distilling’s cocktail lounge in Ferndale. If you’re stocking up for New Year’s Eve, the last day to place an order is Wednesday, December 30th.
2520 Michigan Ave, Detroit
The NYE Party Pack on Takoi’s to-go menu is the perfect way to celebrate the end of 2020! Included in the package is a 4-pack of pilsner, a 4-pack of Promises in Vortex (a tequila-based canned cocktail) , and one bottle of Charles Bove Sparkling Vouvray. All cocktails, beer, sake and wine are available for pick up or delivery.
175 W Troy St, Ferndale
One-Eyed Betty’s has a variety of cocktails, wine and beer available for carry out. But sipping on one of their Fun Bag cocktails feels like you are enjoying your very own adult Capri Sun…which is, well, really fun! They also have a Bloody Mary in a bag, perfect for the morning after New Year’s Eve.
500 Woodward Ave, Detroit
180 Pierce St, Birmingham
With locations in both Detroit and Birmingham, Townhouse has an impressive menu of to-go cocktails, currently only available for pick up at the Birmingham location. Each cocktail comes in a 12-ounce bottle (enough for two servings) and is priced at $26.
100 Townsend St, Birmingham
Located in The Townsend Hotel, The Rugby Grille recently added some new cocktails to-go. You can find the complete menu on Tock, including a “cocktail trio” where you can mix and match any three 8-ounce cocktails for just $60.