Making The Most Of Detroit: Activities For After Work

Mickey Maher4-Minute Read
PUBLISHED: July 12, 2022


It’s summer in Detroit! As more people head downtown to their office spaces, the city becomes more vibrant. For Rocket Companies® team members that doesn’t need to stop after 5 p.m. when the workday is over!

With your car parked (for free as a team member) at a Bedrock parking structure, it’s time to head out of the office and explore. Whether it’s a cold beverage you need, a quiet space in nature to reflect or an active activity to burn some energy; here are some things to do after work in Detroit.

For Those Who Need A Good Workout

ComePlayDetroit Sports

Kickball, soccer, euchre, tennis, the list goes on. With your Family Of Companies discount, get 50% off your season! Explore all your options here.

Detroit City FC Soccer Games

“Passion for Our City, Passion for the Game.” Check out a soccer game in Hamtramck at Keyworth Stadium. Find a men’s or women’s game that works with your schedule here.

We Run 313 Two Mile Tuesday

If you’re looking for an outdoor stress reliever, this 2-mile run throughout Detroit is for you! Join in with an amazing group of runners, walkers, strollers and more! Every Tuesday We Run 313 hosts a 2-mile route. Learn more here.

Take A Mogo And Bike The Riverwalk

Grab a bike, leave your car in the parking structure and explore the city on two wheels! I’d recommend heading towards the Riverwalk and biking along the water to wave hi to our friends over at Rocket Innovation Studio in Windsor, Canada. Where to pick up a bike? Find the system map here.

For Those Who Need A Cold Beverage

Collect Beer Bar

On Gratiot, next to Eastern Market, sits one of my favorite bars in the city – Collect. The perfect spot with a rooftop and good vibes. With the bar opening at 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, it’s an ideal happy hour destination. Address: 1454 GRATIOT DETROIT, MI

The Royce Wine Bar

A minority and female-led business! Free wine tasting Wednesdays! Sign me up! The Royce brings in a new wine expert every Wednesday to teach us about wine while we sip and learn. Address: 76 WEST ADAMS AVE. DETROIT, MI

Ladder 4 Wine Bar

Another wine bar, but it’s stellar and deserves a shoutout. Ladder 4 is in a historic firehouse built in 1910. Designed by Chittenden & Kotting, the building itself is worth a look. Address: 3396 VINEWOOD ST DETROIT, MI

Detroit Beer Exchange

Want an interactive beer experience? Want to try to game beer prices like the stock market? When the market crashes, beer prices plunge, and you get a new, lower price of the most popular beer. Only into RKT stocks? Head downstairs to find an entire basement filled with arcade games and more! Address: 1260 WASHINGTON BLVD DETROIT, MI

For Those Who Want To Ride The QLINE

QLINE STOP – Warren Ave.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

The DIA needs no introduction. This is best for Friday after-work activities with their new hours so make sure to plan your trip ahead here. Keep in mind, there are new policies and reservations are required to visit! Address: 5200 WOODWARD AVE DETROIT, MI

QLINE STOP – Ferry St.

Detroit Historical Museum

Though you can visit the Detroit Historical Museum throughout the week, I wanted to share a specific event when admission is free! Saturday, July 16, 2022, Concert of Colors starts with a unique event hosted by USO Car Club. Address: 5401 WOODWARD AVE DETROIT, MI

QLINE STOP – Amsterdam St.

Z’s Villa

A perfect spot to gather with your team. With an outdoor backyard filled with cornhole, sand volleyball and tables to watch your teammates play, Z’s is an easy QLINE ride for a chill post-work vibe. Address: 42 PIQUETTE AVE DETROIT, MI

QLINE STOP – Warren Ave.

Wayne State University

Not only is Wayne State University (WSU) a peaceful campus to walk around, but they host events throughout the year for the community to explore. WSU hosts a Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. so if you want to take your lunch north on Woodward, this is a good spot to do so! Address: 42 W WARREN AVE DETROIT, MI

For Those Who Just Want To Chill

Belle Isle State Park

Home of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Nature Zoo and the James Scott Memorial Fountain, this 987-acre island park is the best spot to watch a sunset over Detroit’s skyline.

Opera In The Parks

Enjoy a free one-hour performance from members of Detroit Opera’s Touring Ensemble, including an accessible mix of favorites from opera, Broadway and the Great American Songbook! This takes place in various parks throughout Detroit. Find out where here.

Find Your Place In The City

This is only a short list of things to do around Detroit. Keep learning and exploring to find the best activities for you!

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Mickey Maher

Mickey Maher is a Recruitment Brand Manager on the Rock Central Talent Brand team. She works with partners and sponsorships to keep our recruitment brand top of mind both locally and nationally. She’s worked with partners in both Talent Acquisition as well as marketing. Mickey lives in Detroit with her cat Meeko and husband, Mike McDermott, who is part of Rocket Pro TPO.