Pro Tip: Make sure EVERYONE in your group PLANS to be slowed down with traffic and construction on your commute!
The best, easiest and cheapest parking is in the Methodist Church parking lot right behind Tin Roof (See Picture Below). The address is 34 E. Elizabeth St. Detroit, Mi 48226. Parking depends on the day and events (baseball games are more, etc), but it’s usually $10. Bring cash because they don’t take credit cards 🙂
This is the only parking option that is a couple steps from the start of your tour and you get the feel good of supporting the church and the small business that runs the lot (We love them both if you can’t tell)
Here’s a map:
You could park in one of the parking lots that are owned by billionaire Mike Illitch (Red Wings, Tigers, etc), one of the parking garages within 3 blocks of Tin Roof or try and find a street spot using the parking app. None are as close or convenient as the Methodist Church parking lot above though.
If you’re anywhere in the downtown area you can also take the Q-Line (Street Car) or The People Mover (elevated rail system downtown Detroit) from anywhere in the city and get off on stop “Grand Circus Park 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.
These are HandleBar Pedal Pub® Parking options for Detroit Shipping Company (not applicable if you’re departing from Tin Roof)
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)
Call us responsible adults or lazy millennials, but we STRONGLY recommend utilizing an Uber or a Lyft. Traffic, Construction and parking can be a challenge getting downtown and having the ride part taken care of just makes things easier, not to mention safer if you’re drinking. Treat yourself, you deserve it!
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
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