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.


Wednesday, November 26th - THIRST WAVE & INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD

Join residents DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Void6 for a night of New Wave, Cold Wave, Dark Retro and Industrial from 9p-2am!

Expect music from:

Skinny Puppy:Soft Cell:Sisters of Mercy:Pigface:Adam Ant:B-52's:Babyland:Go-Go's:Evil Mothers:The Cure:Gene Loves Jezebel:Depeche Mode:New Order:Strawberry Switchblade:OMD:Tones on Tail:Ramones:Bauhaus:Fad Gadget:Vicious Pink:Leaether Strip:ABC:Murrayhead:The Cult:My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult:Human League:Yaz:Ministry:Berlin:Stiff Little Fingers:Alien Sex Fiend:Nine Inch Nails:David Bowie:Happy Mondays:Elvis Costello:Joan Jett:Missing Persons:Peter Murphy:Test Dept.:Nena:KMFDM:Public Image Ltd:Bill...y Idol:SPK:Psychedelic Furs:Acid Horse:Tom Tom Club:Project Pitchfork:The Normal:The Clash:Sister Machine Gun:Tears For Fears:Front Line Assembly:The Smiths:Roxy Music:Die Krupps:Pet Shop Boys:Siouxsie and The Banshees:Rosetta Stone:Iggy Pop:Joy Division:Unit 187:Echo and The Bunnymen:X-Ray Spex:Talking Heads:Einstürzende Neubauten:Blondie:Revolting Cocks:Erasure:Duran Duran:Killing Joke:Nitzer Ebb:Cabaret Voltaire:Hate Dept:X Marks The Pedwalk
and more!

Drink specials all night long!

Doors @ 9pm - FREE Before 10pm for 21+
18+ Welcome -$5
21+ $3 After 10pm


Friday, November 28th - INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD: The Post-Holiday Edition!

DJ Void6, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Elektrosonik will be spinning crunchy, cold Industrial, Cold Wave, EBM, Aggrotech, Harsh Electro and more all night long!

Doors @ 9pm - FREE Before 10pm 18+ Welcome -$5 21+ $3 After 10pm

Great drink and beer specials all night.


Saturday, November 29th - Ether Aura returns to the stage for the first time in six years!
Also appearing is Visitors and Siamese. Dont miss out on this rare event!!


Friday, December 5th - White Shag, Thelma and the Sleaze, Radio Burns and
Real Ghosts

$7 cover - 8p.m. doors


Thursday, December 4th - Ray and Laura's December Comedy Showcase

Ray and Laura proudly present an evening of high quality hilarity with some of their favorite local stand up comedians.


Heather Henderson
Mat Richards
Sunil Sawani
Jenny Bloomer
Jeff Horste


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.


Friday, December 19th - The Witches, Warhorses and Junglefowl/Shiver

8 p.m. doors - cover TBA


Wednesday, December 23rd - Industrial 101: The Reunion

with DJ Pleasure Kitten (Thirst Wave, Leland City Club, Luna Royal Oak)
DJ Jon Noble (Leland City Club, Luna, Necto)
DJ Chris Rohn (Leland City Club, Luna, Movement 2003/2006)

Prepare to dance: an introduction to Industrial music history, past and present.

The classic dance night series revived and a continuation of what we started! The reunion of DJs Jon Noble, Chris Rohn, and Pleasure Kitten will explore the influences of Industrial music and the sounds of the artists who define the genre.
Join us for an evening of leg stomping, arm thrusting, and sweat. Drink up, hear the songs you've known for decades, and a few unknowns you'll want to know for the decades ahead.

RSVP now, and we'll see you there! We'll even post a Spotify playlist for you after the event.

Drink specials all night!

18+ welcome
21+ FREE before 10pm - $3 After 10pm
Under 21 - $5 All Night"


Wednesday, December 31st - THIRST WAVE NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE PARTY!!
Join us for a *very* special edition of THIRST WAVE!!!

Spend your New Year's Eve with us at Small's! If you were with us last year, you know how NUTS this party was! Let's do it again this year but even bigger and better!

FREE noisemakers, party hats and beads at the door!

*~*We're also offering a complimentary champagne or pbr toast at Midnight for EVERYONE in the building AND a complimentary appetizer buffet throughout the evening!

*~* DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst will be spinning New Wave, Retro Alternative, Dark '80s, '90s Alternative from 9p-4am! 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

Tons of great drink specials all night long!
Doors @ 9pm. $5 Cover all night!!!!


Saturday, January 10th -Nightkin, Mutilatred, Morgatory, Writhing and 3 Parts Demon
$10 cover - all ages - 8p.m. doors


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