Mutiny Bar

Detroit, MI
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4654 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI
Opened in November 2017
Wed 5pm-midnight
Thu-Sat 5pm-2am
Sun 5pm-midnight
Closed Mon, Tue
(313) 406 - 4043

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Mutiny Bar



by 34 people



Everyone You
Decor 5.5
Drink Quality 7.3
Drink Selection 6.5
Mood 4.5
Music 3.4
Service 8.3
Tikiness 5.2
Tilt 6.1
Vibe 5.4

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Humuhumu’s description

Mutiny Bar opened in Southwest Detroit in November 2017 by Dave Kwiatkowski's Detroit Optimist Society bar group. The bar's vintage wood paneling is in place, topped with some added bamboo and thatch touches. The decor includes fish nets with colored Christmas lights on the ceiling, tiki and nautical pieces hung on the walls, and a selection of framed vintage menus from the area's mid-century Polynesian restaurants. The team of bartenders has been playing with tiki drinks in the Detroit area for years, and the menu is mainly focused on their own tiki-inspired creations.


mustashman is a regular at Mutiny Bar, and is usually there Whenever I can be.
April 7, 2022, 10:44 PM
Mutiny has come a long way from when it first opened in 2017. They have been constantly putting up more tiki decor. A very cool blacklight tiki mural has been added to the outside entrance by popular tiki artist Mark Thompson/Topesart. A large tropical themed stained glass piece has been added inside the front of the bar and about 10 huge green fishfloats made into lamps hang above the bar. New tiki pieces continue to be added to the walls. When the place first opened, it looked like a neighborhood shot and a beer joint with Christmas lights on the ceiling and great tiki drinks. Now the place has a great tiki vibe and STILL serves great tiki drinks. I probably go there at least twice a month and drag friends new to the place with me whenever I can. They always love it. My only complaint is that the music is uneven. Sometimes it's appropriate mostly upbeat surf and exotica, but as it gets later, it sometimes turns into loud obnoxious hip-hop and/or rap. Thankfully they've gotten rid of the jukebox loaded with every type of music but heavy on hip-hop and rap, and now program their own choice. The bar seems to attract a younger crowd, 20's and 30's with older folks mixed in - which, I guess, explains the inappropriate-for-a-tiki-bar music later in the evening. I like the place so much that it's worth dealing with the occasional bad music. Great staff, great presentation on the drinks. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
July 15, 2021, 7:07 PM
An excellent music selection and a projector with flicks playing (while we were there, it was a Japanese Godzilla movie and then an American greasers-in-Hawaii type movie). The drink menu was split between classics and originals, and my drinks were assolutamente delicious. The Zombie came complete with a nice fire show as some herbs were set on fire and Allspice was drizzled on top. The atmosphere was sufficiently dark and escapist to my taste. Service was great and the staff were very accommodating and chill. There was an Indian food truck park outside with delicious paneer wraps. Would recommend!
creatinemachine is a semi-regular at Mutiny Bar.
March 5, 2020, 2:34 AM
Its a little out of the way from Detroit downtown in Mexican town. The area is a little sketchy but its safe if you are smart and dont wander around drunk.

The name, drinks and decor are good. Its worth a visit if you are in the Detroit area. The vibe is muddied by the music and crowd. Since El Club is a popular music venue a few blocks away, I feel that the bar tries to cater to those leaking from the shows. The menu is all tiki drinks. The selection on the menu does try to appeal to the uninitiated but there are plenty of choices for experienced tiki fans.
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  • Chef Miller
  • creatinemachine
  • nprorick
  • SeekytheTiki
  • tikitabby
  • Lisa
  • michiganminiac
  • Tiki Mon
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