From late night entertainment to the coolest themed bars, Ypsilanti has you covered for an exciting weekend out! Browse our list of all-things Ypsi nightlife, and start planning now.
Late Night Bite
A handful of restaurants are open late around Ypsi. Here is a taste of what you can find after dark:
DP Dough: Browse the menu or build your own calzone until 4am. Insomnia Cookies is nearby and also open late. Treat yourself!
STUFD: Fill up on loaded nachos, burritos, chimichangas, and Mexican specialties until midnight.
Wurst Bar: This spot is well-known for the best brats, loaded tots, and more, including those tasty Bavarian pretzels.
Blazin’ Burgers: Order tasty gourmet burgers and Blazin’ bowls full of flavor. We recommend the shroom burger or the grilled chicken bowl.
MAIZ Mexican Cantina: Go for the chips, stay for the margaritas! Enjoy great food and good conversation over Tex-Mex and traditional favorites.
Think bigger! Enjoy your late nights by having some fun and playing games. Get started here:
Fowling Warehouse: Play the original football bowling pin game in this large warehouse featuring 20 Fowling lanes. Bring your own food (or get it delivered)!
Keystone Bar & Arcade: Head downstairs and your inner child will prevail. Walls decorated with lights, glowing drinks, and the pinball games make this an Ypsi must-visit!
Decode Ypsilanti: See if you can escape the game before the timer runs out at the award-winning escape room in downtown Ypsilanti.
Stick’s: Join friends to play pool and order Aubree’s feta bread to share. Sit on the rooftop patio for a new experience. Catch trivia nights, DJ parties, and karaoke nights here.
Seeking something out of the ordinary? Check out these entertaining spaces we can’t get enough of:
WaxBar: Browse new and used records while sipping a specialty tropical cocktail. Admire art from area artists, listen to records, and enjoy a low-key spot to relax.
Bridge Community Café: Relax and make new friends at special dry-bar nights with new performances, and serving only mocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, and café items.
Boylesque Drag: Attend special drag performances at various area locations with Boylesque, featuring special guests including contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Live Music Scene
Ziggy’s: Shows are scheduled regularly providing a wide range of musicians and sounds. A trip to Ypsi isn’t complete without catching a show here!
Mash Ypsilanti: Listen to live music after dinner at Thompson & Co next door. This whiskey bar offers a full drink menu and zero-proof options.
734 Brewing Company: Join in on jam sessions and celebrate artists at 734. Browse rotating artwork within the brewery while sipping a tasty beverage.
Live music festivals and nightly events can be found year-roun like Fun Fest (featured photo) by Fundamental Sound Company, and live jazz on the weekends throughout summer months.
Brews, Beverages, & More
Find classic favorites and unique-to-Ypsi specialty drinks all around the area. Here’s a few to start:
Ypsi Alehouse: Bring your friends to the Alehouse for a game of darts, relax with live entertainment, and order award-winning brews, all in good company.
Arbor Brewing Company: Sip on limited editions and small batch beers, plus seasonal releases and year-round favorites crafted on-site.
Ypsi Cocktail Club: Indulge in Ypsi-themed spirits, tasting flights, mocktails, all provided in a serene atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Ypsilanti.
Unity Vibration: Chill in the tasting room with a kombucha tea or beer and enjoy a show. This brewery hosts live music nights, comedy, and open mic nights in an intimate space.
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