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Forbes Hospitality
Forbes Hospitality
Forbes Hospitality

Estd. 1936

Elwood Bar & Grill Forbes Hospitality

300 East Adams Avenue

Elwood Bar & Grill is an icon of the Detroit tavern scene, and of course a Tigers fan favorite on gamedays. Recently renovated and restored, the Elwood’s singular Art Moderne design creates a distinctive and lively atmosphere for rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties and mixers, and office get-togethers.

Amenities &

With each event we host we bring over 30 years of hospitality experience and expertise.

We pride ourselves on being not only a full-service hospitality solution but a collaborative partner that knows how to make your occasion the perfect experience.

See More Two Unique Event Spaces Available

On the inside, the Elwood features its original, long hardwood and marble bar, beautifully upholstered booths, and a center row of high-top tables, perfect for a small social gathering.

On the outside, when the Michigan sun is shining, our expansive patio make the perfect outdoor extension for your private event or occasion.

See More 35-400 Person Capacity

The Elwood can accommodate occasions from 35 to 450 persons and everything in between.

See More Full-service Catering and Bar Service

As the exclusive provider of food & beverage service for The Elwood, we pride ourselves on only the finest cuisines and libations, prepared fresh and on-site.

See More Turn-key Rentals and Linens On-site

Look no further than our complete range of rentals - from tables and seating to fine linens and other accoutrements.

See More Expansive Outdoor Patio

Our expansive patio make the perfect outdoor extension for your private event or occasion.

See More Convenient Parking

We offer pre-paid parking for wedding and private event guests at the Gem Theatre Garage.

Planning & Resources

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Plan Your Occasion

Plan Your Occasion

Begin planning your occasion with a visit to our Weddings or Private Events pages.

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About Us

About Us

Learn more about Forbes Hospitality and what’s behind every occasion we host.

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A Brief History

Bar & Grill

The Art Moderne-style Elwood was designed by Charles Noble and built in 1936. Its name is a hybrid of its original location streets, Elizabeth and Woodward. It was first owned by the John R. Williams Estate, followed by George and Mary Courtesis, until it was purchased by Chuck Forbes in the 1980s.

In 1997, to preserve the historic bar during construction of Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers, the Elwood was moved to its present location on E. Adams Street. It remains an iconic game-day hangout for Tigers fans today.

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