Have dinner and drinks in this former Detroit bank vault

Shelby Detroit offers a unique dining experience under the streets of Detroit

After Hours: Shelby Detroit on Live in the D
After Hours: Shelby Detroit on Live in the D

Underneath the streets of Downtown Detroit is a new place to dine and unwind with a lot of history. Located on Shelby Street in the Financial District, Shelby Detroit is bringing new life to an old bank vault. The restaurant/bar offers diners the chance to enjoy their meals and drinks inside of the vault that has been vacant for decades. Thanks to owner Tarun Kajapeeta and his partners, the space is now unlocked and open to a new speakeasy experience. The French-nouveau prix fixed menu has classic dishes like beef tartar and “Escar-no”, a vegan take on escargot made with mushrooms. The cocktail list includes the Shelby’s version of an Old Fashioned made with rum, and Clarified Milk Drink which has been called the oldest cocktail in the country.

Watch the video above to learn more about Shelby Detroit.


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I am one of the Multimedia Journalists for Live in the D on WDIV at 10 a.m. I try out the cool, new fun adventure-y things that are in the D.