The Story

The Griot is an intimate listening lounge and bar. Tapping to each guest nostalgic by playing authentic vinyls from the best in Blues, Jazz, R & B, Rock & More. Guest can meet for drinks in a comfortable relaxing environment to converse listen to tunes on the state of the art sound system. 

Every month guest can enjoy the delicious menu of a featured pop-up chef who will provide a delectable cuisine. 

In West Africa, a Griot is known as a historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet or musician. Listen to the numerous of Griots as you relax and converse at The Griot. 




The Griot Mixology Bar offers
weekly gourmet specialty drinks!

Featuring our famous GRIOT: 

Premium vodka infused by the sweetest organic pineapples in the city!
It's prepared weeks in advance and is our most popular drink!

Also try our new Red Velvet Martini!

A secret recipe containing the vodka of your choice
combined with chocolate and cherry decadence!



The Space



As Seen In



location & hours

66 E. Forest | Suite B | Detroit, MI 48201

Wednesday & Thursday 4pm- midnight

                                                                       Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4pm-2am

Sunday, Monday, tuesday