Lost River

Detroit, MI
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15421 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
Opened in June 2018
Wed-Sat 4pm-midnight
closed Sun-Tue
(313) 720-0673

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Lost River



by 30 people



Everyone You
Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 8.3
Mood 7.7
Music 7.9
Service 9.3
Tikiness 7.7
Tilt 8
Vibe 8.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Lost River is a tiki bar, opened on the east side of Detroit in June 2018 by owners Karen Green and Matt Mergener. The space is dominated by a vibrant black-backgrounded mural of tropical blooms along one wall by Detroit artist Ouizi. There are hanging wooden lights by Bamboo Ben, and another wall is covered with fish nets and colored "float" string lights. A menu of both classic and original tiki drinks are served in tiki mugs.


Lisa has visited Lost River.
October 3, 2019, 11:08 PM
Such a hidden gem. Hannah was bar tending and she really knows what sheís doing and is super nice and helpful. I had a great Mai Tai [what I always get first at a place Iíve not been before so I can compare them fairly] with lovely decor in the drink. They have a signature mug [props for that!] and a nice menu of standard tiki drinks. The best part is that each drink is served in a classic tiki mug with plenty of extra decor to add a very festive atmosphere. Just looking at all the mugs they use to serve in was a treat. Iíd love some type of bar snacks, even Chex Mix, just to have some nibbles, but thatís a minor point. I sat next to a couple of people from North Carolina who also seek out tiki spots when they travel, and since Detroit is still building its tiki audience this is a welcome spot that I highly recommend. Support tiki in Detroit! Donít let the outside fool you - basically a black front with a neon sign above the door, but nothing else that draws you in. Just a few tikis, or some string lights to call attention to it would be great. It has a very friendly, inviting vibe. All in all a great addition to Detroit!
JohnnyFlamingo has visited Lost River.
March 2, 2019, 10:35 PM
Very good service. Awesome selection of classics and orginals. Very fun staff and very friendly. Would recomend!
TikiWorldMan is a semi-regular at Lost River.
February 15, 2019, 2:59 PM
Great tiki bar. Amazing drinks, great vibe - they clearly get how to do a modern tiki bar in Detroit. Feels like a tropical neighborhood bar. Parts of the old Detroit bar are preserved, seems to a good mix of locals and visitors. The staff is the best part. They know tiki, know rum, have unique specials that usually appear for just a day or two. Wish they had more space, but can't ding the spot based on the building/capacity. Hoping to see more great things out of this place in the future!
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