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"Downtown Detroit's best speakeasy..."
- Detroit Free Press, 2022

Semifinalist, Outstanding Bar Program
- James Beard Foundation, 2022

Dark Rocks

Inspired craft cocktails and culinary creations

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Tucked behind a blue door in the back of Coffee Down Under in Detroit's Financial District, shelby offers a unique experience that may be tough to find, but even tougher to forget.

The details shine in the inventive cocktails and culinary offerings you'll enjoy while sharing company inside a hidden gem of Detroit.

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Locations + Opennig Hours

Walk-ins welcome, reservations recommended

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To visit us, head down to Coffee Down Under and let a barista know you're here to see shelby. We kindly ask that you limit your visit to 2 hours during peak periods so others can also enjoy the experience.

Reservations have a strict 15 minute grace period . Please note we do not have a phone number and cannot accommodate last minute requests to adjust reservation time. All guests must be present to be seated.

Accessible entrance is available.

shelby is an 18 and older establishment.





TUE - THU: 5PM - 12AM

FRI - SAT: 5PM - 1AM


Please note that our kitchen closes at 10pm Tue -Thu and 11pm Fri - Sat.

Creative and enticing food

In addition to our shareplates menu, we often offer chef specials or invite pop-ups. These features focus on what's fresh and seasonal, allowing our Chef team to express their creativity. Our kitchen is smaller than that of a traditional restaurant, so expect a small selection of thoughtful and creative options. 

We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with 48 hours advance notice.

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Let shelby host your next private event for a truly memorable experience

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We've hosted everything from corporate dinners and political fundraisers to rehearsal dinners and even weddings. Situated a stone's throw from Huntington Place in the heart of Downtown Detroit, we're walking distance from the action and love curating special and memorable events.

We can host seated dinners for up to 30 guests in our bank vault room and strolling events for up to 69 guests. Inquire today to learn more.

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Recent recognition

James Beard Foundation, 2022

Outstanding Bar Program - Semifinalist

Detroit Free Press, 2022

Top 5 Best New Restaurant

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