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, February 5th - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

The word is getting out that Small's is the place to be on Thursday nights for comedy! Our February lineup is ON POINT, so don't miss it! Along with sets from your lovely hosts Laura Witkowski and Ray Hollifield you'll be treated to comedy by the likes of:

Heather Kozlakowski
Samantha Rager
Wesley Ward
Mike Stanley
Joshua Adams for more information!

$5 cover - 8 p.m. doors - 9 p.m. show - 21+


Saturday, February 7th - 2015 DETROIT SUBGENIUS MUSIC THING

Our yearly local-ish music barrage.
Starts at 9pm STAT. 3 stages. All ages. $10.
FEATURING: (in uncertain order as of yet)

The Amino Acids
Electric Lions Soundwave Experiment
Man Inc.
Like Like The The The Death (WI)
The Counter Elites
Caveman Woodman & Bam Bam Moss
Lizerrd ...
Scissor Now!
Reptilian Brain
John Davies Problem
Q of Death
Sid Redlin / Scott Boyink (Brag of the SubGenius)


Sunday, February 8th - WITHIN MANY REALMS: A Night of Narrative Performance

Onyx Ashanti
(beat jazz)

(Interactive Ritual Healing Performance Art)

Phreddy Wischusen

(Congo Fusion/comedy)

Colette Czarnecki's "One Star Bright"
(puppet show)
Featuring Sasha Vulovic
with original music by Matt Ziolkowski, Andrew Barrett, and Joey Landis

Brain Rottar performing “Nonviolent Scenarios”

Dan Clark

Joey Landis

Featuring digitized visual art by
Renee M. Dooley

Laura Finlay

Beyond the way that we have become accustomed to consuming entertainment,
there is the art and the potential that art has to affect us in unexpected ways.

Oftentimes, we expect music to provide the BACKGROUND noise for our nights of drinking; we CHALLENGE comedians to MAKE us laugh. But each performer has the ability to transcend those expectations. To share TRUTH. To give HEALING. To provide INSIGHT.

When we have faith -- when we focus -- art becomes alchemy and prophecy, mysticism and medicine, ritual and reality. Join us and enjoy a cabaret of modern myth making, a bath of sound and vision.

$10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the performances will begin promptly at 8 p.m.

There will be seats and standing room. Call 313.659.8666 or email for group discounts (parties of 6 or more) or to purchase reserved seats.


Friday, February 13th - Playground Twist (Siouxsie and The Banshees tribute),
Psycho Honey (Jesus and Mary Chain tribute) &
This Broken Machine (Nine Inch Nails tribute)

We invite you to put on all your best black makeup, and clothing, and head down to Small's to enjoy a night of classic alternative music!

We will be featuring a few of Metro Detroit's finest tribute acts. If you loved the first wave of alternative bands, this is the show for you!

Doors @ 8pm.
All Ages Welcome
$7 Cover


Saturday, February 14th - Thirst Wave - Black Hearts Ball

The 2nd Annual Thirst Wave Black Hearts Ball!
With DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst spinning new wave, retro alternative and dark 80's and 90's all night.

Complimentary Appetizers and Valentine's Day Treats! Concert Ticket Giveaways and more!

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: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!

Great drink specials all night!

21+ - NO COVER before 10pm and only $3 after. 18+ $5 all night. Doors at 9pm


Tuesday,February 17th - PACZKI DAY!!!

Fat Tuesday, February 17

It's back - the most wonderful day of the year! Come spend Paczki Day at Small's Bar,
named "Best Bar on Paczki Day" and home of the PACZKI BOMB!

* Open at 10 a.m.
* Paczki Bombs - get them while they last. They sell out every year
* Limited edition 2015 Paczki Day T-shirts
* Polish food and lots of big cans!

We'll have music in both rooms starting at 4 p.m.
4-4:45 p.m. Eastside Elvis & The Motor City Mafia (main)
4:45-5:15 p.m.: Captains of the Head (bar)
5:15-6 p.m.: Eastside Elvis & The Motor City Mafia (main)
6:30-7:30 p.m.: the Polka Floyd show (main)
7:30-8 p.m.: Captains of the Head (bar)
8:00-9 p.m.: the Polka Floyd Show (main)


Friday, February 20th - Cheeta Chrome wsg Easy Action

$9 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - $12 at the door - 8p.m. doors


Saturday, February 21st - Hip in Detroit's 3rd Anniversary Bash - 2 Stages!

Deastro, James Linck, My Pal Val, Snakewing, Her Dark Host, Radio Burns and Zander Michigan wsg DJ Christopher Jarvis

$8 cover - 8p.m. doors


Thursday, February 26th - Cash Bash! - Johnny Cash birthday celebration
featuring the video premiere of 'Jackson County Jail' from Cash O'Riley

Hosted by Detroit Psychobilly Alliance


Thursday, March 5th - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

$5 cover - 8 p.m. doors - 9 p.m. show - 21+


Friday & Saturday, March 6th - 7th - Hamtramck Music Festival


Saturday, March 14th - Thirst Wave Depeche Mode Tribute Night


Sunday, March 29th - Small's and Darque Productions, LLC. present the
"Speak in Storms 2015 North American Tour"

featuring, Seabound, Architect and special guest Ghost Synthesis

Doors @ 8pm. - All Ages Welcome.

$12 in Advance (plus $1 service charge)/$15 Day of Show.


Thursday, April 2nd - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

$5 cover - 8 p.m. doors - 9 p.m. show - 21+



Wednesday, April 29th - Roddy Radiation (of the Specials) and the Skabilly Rebels

Lead guitarist of legendary ska band The Specials (Official), Roddy Byers comes to
Small's Bar with his Skabilly Rebels.

Roddy Radiation & The Skabilly Rebels
wsg The Scotch Bonnets and 1592

8 p.m. doors - All ages welcome
$12 in advance (plus $1 service charge), $15 at the door


Thursday, May 7th - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

$5 cover - 8 p.m. doors - 9 p.m. show - 21+



Saturday, May 16th - The Business and more TBA!

$10 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - $13 at the door - 8 p.m. doors - All ages