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The Vinyl Society

The Vinyl Society, the latest project from Dennis Archer Jr., is a hip new bar inspired by Detroit’s rich French history and the early/mid-century hospitality that was developed in Detroit’s Paradise Valley. In its day, Paradise Valley was full of nightclubs, bars and theaters frequented by jazz and blues musicians known locally and around the world. From the 1920s through the 1950s, Hastings Street was a hub for Black musicians to perform, rivaling other places like Harlem and the Southside of Chicago. The Vinyl Society offers a diverse and creative drink menu featuring cocktail inspirations both from around the world and from many history books detailing the beverage preferences from the era. Small plates include fresh black caviar; jumbo tiger shrimp; sweet and sour veggie medley with toasted Italian bread; and charcuterie boards. A strict dress code at the establishment requires gentlemen to wear a jacket or blazer after 6 p.m. on weekends. “Our patient exploration of the intimate details of some of the most esteemed hospitality concepts around the world and the infusion of our finds into our vision for the Vinyl Society. Each experience, each encounter, has contributed to the unique essence of Vinyl,” said Archer in a press release. “Our goal is to create an unparalleled hospitality destination that pays homage to Detroit’s past while embracing the present and forecasting future trends.” 1427 Randolph Street, Detroit


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