Voted "Best Sound and
Lights" by The Metro Times

Small's is located at 10339 Conant,
Hamtramck MI 48212
Phone: (313) 873-1117
Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday, 8p.m. - 2a.m.










Small's: your favorite neighborhood corner bar and rock venue all in one. Located in the wonderful city of Hamtramck, nested in the heart of Detroit, MI, Small's is the area's premiere independent music venue.

Our front room is home to an art deco-era bar stocked with more than 50 beers including local and national craft labels, European brands and your favorite lawnmower beer in cold 24 oz. cans. Down the hall in our live room, Small's hosts national and local bands and DJs several nights a week. Check out our calendar for details.


Small's was established in 1999. Our building, originally a bank, dates back to 1923.


Small's has been featured in Maxim, Travel and Leisure, Guitar World and other national outlets.
Locally we've been named "Best Live Music Bar" twice by MetroMix, "Best Bar on Paczki Day" three times by Real Detroit Weekly and "Best Sound and Lights" and "Best Venue Website" by Metro Times.



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Best of Metromix Detroit

2012 & 2013 Live Music Bar

Two years in a row!!!

Calendar Of Events

Advance tickets are WILL CALL only and will not be shipped.


Thursday, October 30th - Gravestone falls on Devil's Night!

We have switched the format for the demonic night and we will have 3 bands playing that evening! Violet Void Some Kinda Hate ( Misifits Cover BAND) another TBA.

There will be plenty of halloween themed music to dance to between bands and costumes are definitely encouraged!

Our theme will be ghosts and ghouls and there just may be a costume contest!

Doors @ 9pm 18+ welcome



Friday, October 31st - Come RELEASE THE BATS with us!
Join DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Void6 for a night of New Wave, Retro Alternative, Dark '80s/'90s, Old School Industrial and your favorite spooky Halloween jams on the Haunted Dancefloor from 9p-2am!
Special guest DJ DAVO will be spinning all video sets!

Expect music from: Soft Cell:Sisters of Mercy:Adam Ant:B-52's:Go-Go's:The Cure:Gene Loves Jezebel:Depeche Mode:New Order:Strawberry Switchblade:OMD:Tones on Tail:Ramones:Bauhaus:Fad Gadget:Vicious Pink:ABC:Murrayhead:Soft Cell:The Cult:Human League:Yaz:Berlin:Stiff Little Fingers:Alien Sex Fiend:David Bowie:Happy Mondays:Elvis Costello:Joan Jett:Missing Persons:Peter Murphy:Nena:Public Image Ltd:Billy Idol:Psychedelic Furs:Tom Tom Club:The Normal:The Clash:Tears For Fears:Ministry:The Smiths:Roxy Music:Pet Shop Boys:Siouxsie and The Banshees:Iggy Pop:Joy Division:Echo and The Bunnymen:X-Ray Spex:Talking Heads:Blondie:Erasure:Duran Duran:Killing Joke AND MORE!

*Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory*

Bone Chilling drink specials specials all night long!
Complimentary Halloween Treats and Candy!

$6 in Advance (no service fee) - $6 at the door/$10 under 21 - 8p.m. doors

**Voted "Best Club Night in Wayne County" by Metro Times Readers in the 2014 Metro Times 'Best of Detroit.'**


Saturday, November 1st - Join us for a night of awesome music and fun as
Ben's Encore hosts our annual celebration of the life of Benjamin Borowiak!

We've got an all star lineup that will be sure to keep you moving all night.
Doors will be open at 8pm!

At 8:30, Leah & the Troublemakers will get the party started. Comprised of former students from School of Rock, this group featuring powerful female vocals most certainly made the dean's list.

At 9:35, Cosmic Light Shapes is going to blow your mind with Eugene Strobe's entrancing, melodic riffs.

At 10:40, Karenin's Smile, a former band of Ben's, will reunite for a special performance that NOBODY should miss!

At 11:35, 6 & the 7's bring their pop sensibility and heavily Ben-fluenced musical style to the stage.

At 12:40, Feral Ground keeps the party rolling right through daylight savings time with their unique blend of hip hop and passionate R&B vocals.

We'll also be having a Halloween costume contest, so be sure to dress to impress!


Thursday, November 6th - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase with
Lauren Uchalik, Darnell Anderson Mike Szar and Cory Latarski
8 p.m. doors - show at 9:30 p.m.


Friday, November 7th - CAPTAINS OF THE HEAD,
Filthy Sea Chanty Trio wsg TBA

$6 cover - Doors at 8 p.m., show at 10 p.m.


Wednesday, November 12th - THANK YOU INTERNET
Interactive, improvisational comedy stage show

$6 cover, 21+ NSFW! - 8p.m. doors


Saturday, November 15th - Beast in the Field, Bison Machine, Blue Snaggletooth
and Whaler
Cover TBA - 21+ - 8p.m.


Saturday, November 22nd - Kelly Campos

$8 - all ages - doors at 8p.m.


Saturday, December 13th - Nashville Pussy, Valient Thorr & Against The Grain
$13 in Advance (plus $1 service fee) - $16 at the door - 8p.m. doors - all ages

Advance tickets are WILL CALL only and will not be shipped.


Saturday, January 24th - HARLOW
Details coming soon! - 8p.m. doors - all ages