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Downtown Tour Parking

The HandleBar Downtown Tour starting location is right in the heart of Greektown & there are plenty of parking options.  (For Midtown Tour parking please scroll down)

340 Macomb SURFACE PARKING LOT behind Old Shillelagh

This is your closest and easiest option and could be ‘free’ if you celebrate at Firebird Tavern before or after your tour (see below).  No need to lug your stuff into a parking garage before or after the tour; just park steps from us.  Since we start our tours in the parking lot directly behind Old Shillelagh in Greektown, you can park right next to where we depart.  Most days the parking is $7-8, but can fluctuate if there is a big event in town (like any parking option)

Look for the “Park Rite” signs.  The address for the lot is 340 Macomb, but it’s the lot right behind The Old Shillelagh.  Also, Firebird Tavern offers HandleBar customers 15% off your food AND alcohol bill.  Just tell them you did a tour and they’ll hook you up!  Take the savings and use it toward your parking 😉

STREET PARKING

Sundays parking is free and all other days it’s $1/hour. There are spots on literally every street and you can pay up to 4 hours in advance. Worried you’ll be at a bar and need to re-up the meter ? Not a problem – you can even manage your meter from an app in your phone here

GREEKTOWN CASINO

You can park at the Greektown Casino many days for free here. Once you’re parked you can walk 3 blocks to us.  There are days they do charge (events) so be aware of that.

Z-GARAGE

This is a parking garage located at 1234 Library St, Detroit, MI 48226.  This garage is about 1-block from our starting location and easily walkable.  Rates are here (typically $10/24hrs)and Reviews of the garage can be found here There is all sorts of interesting art and lighting in the garage and it seems weird to say, but this is the coolest parking garage we’ve ever seen.  The “belt” alleyway is located in the middle of this garage and houses some cool bars: Standby, Deluxx Fluxx & The Skip.

COMPUWARE GARAGE

This garage is closer to 2 blocks away (1140 Farmer). You can pay the rates (typically $10/24hrs)  The Detroit Police use the first floor as parking for many of their squad cars in this garage and have a satellite office on the 1st floor, but the floors above are open to general public.

PEOPLE MOVER

You can take the people mover (elevated rail system downtown Detroit) from anywhere in the city and get off on stop “Greektown Station”  Our location is about 1.5 blocks from the people mover stop.

The people mover has stops all over downtown Detroit near many hotels, COBO, Joe Louis, Greek Town, The Ren Cen etc. A full map of where the people mover stops can be found here. People Mover Pricing and schedule can be found here.

TAXI

Call us lazy millennials, but who doesn’t love the simplicity and ease of mind to just call an uber or a lyft ?

BONUS: We’ve partnered with Lyft so if you’re utilizing them use promo code LYFT2HANDLEBAR for 25% off a Lyft ride to or from our Downtown or Midtown tour locations (max $5 discount)

Take a Bird / Lime / Spin

Downtown is littered w/ the electronic scooters.  See one on the street ?  Snag it and pay $1 to start and roughly $0.15/min there after.  There are 3 companies in Detroit so if you’re not hip to them check em here: Bird, Lime or Spin

Midtown Tour Parking

These are parking options for our Midtown Tour (not applicable if you’re on our Downtown tour)

Parking on site @ Detroit Shipping Company:

There is free parking in the blacktop paved parking lot behind the bar (access through alley).  There is also a gravel parking lot next to (east of) the bar that you can buy for a fee (typically $10/spot, but before 3pm could be free)

TAXI

Call us lazy millennials, but who doesn’t love the simplicity and ease of mind to just call an uber or a lyft ?   If you’ve never taken one or want to play the game of creating a new account click the links and you can take an advantage of a hefty discount 🙂

BONUS: We’ve partnered with Lyft so if you’re utilizing them use promo code LYFT2HANDLEBAR for 25% off a Lyft ride to or from our Downtown or Midtown tour locations (max $5 discount)

Street Parking

Street parking is free on many of the streets that line the area.

For areas with metered parking Sundays are free.  For non-Sundays it’s $1/hour.  You can pay up to 4hours in advance.  Worried you’ll be at the bar for longer than that and need to re-up ?  You can manage your parking from an app here

Park anywhere and take the Q-Line

We’re a couple blocks off Woodward so you can park anywhere along Woodward, including downtown, and take the Q-Line.  We’re a couple blocks off Woodward so you’d just walk from there to get to Detroit Shipping Company.  Not sure how the Q-Line works ?  Plan your ride here

Take a Bird / Lime / Spin

Downtown is littered w/ the electronic scooters.  See one on the street ?  Snag it and pay $1 to start and roughly $0.15/min there after.  There are 3 companies in Detroit so if you’re not hip to them check em here: Bird, Lime or Spin

Questions? Contact Us.