We are coming back to Detroit the week of 12/29 for the Winter Classic. We are staying at The Inn on Ferry Street in Midtown for the first time and we have NYE dinner reservations at Roast (so glad they plan to reopen 12/26!). I have a few questions.
1 The hotel has a free shuttle for limited hours within a 5 mile radius so I know our ride to the restaurant is covered. If we stay downtown after dinner, are there good odds of getting a cab back to the hotel after midnight? I realize Detroit is not like Chicago in terms of taxis but I wasn't sure if the holiday changed things at all.
2. What is downtown like on NYE? Our reservations are for 8:30 and the restaurant has some special things planned for the night if we stick around but we weren't sure what other things might be going on. We're not interested in something like the party at Hard Rock (we're in our late 30's so we still like to go out just not into the club scene so to speak)
3. Food & drink suggestions for midtown? We have some non hockey time to spend around the hotel and aside from the museums would love suggestions for lunch, dinner, and a good beer. :)
You guys have been awesome so I'm looking forward to the input!