Vertical Detroit opened its doors in 2015 under the expertise of James Lutfy and Remy Lutfy. Their combined fifty years of wine knowledge, obtained after owning the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, studying wines across the globe and simply having an absolute passion for it, gave Vertical Detroit the title of Downtown Detroit’s first high-end, wine-centric restaurant. Vertical Detroit serves as a wine bar/restaurant/retail space in the historic Paradise Valley district of Downtown Detroit. The space gives patrons a luxurious, yet comfortable atmosphere to enjoy quality wine, beer and liquor, paired with small plates, entrées and desserts. The wine bar concentrates on wine flights, specialty cocktails, shareable plates and retail sales. Vertical Detroit has something for everyone; whether you’re downtown for a casual drink, date night, catching up with friends, or stopping in after enjoying a show.

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  • 26.10.2018

    Cabernet Grapes from Matthiasson Vineyards

    We are delighted to share an unusual opportunity. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Matthiasson Wines, in the Oak Knoll area of the Napa Valley, have been air-shipped to us and we will offer them as a bonus to guests who enjoy any of the winery’s current…


  • 04.10.2018

    Wine Wednesday on Fox 2

    Remy was a guest on Wine Wednesday on Fox 2 in the days leading up to the Wine & Food Experience. Take a listen: https://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/wine-wednesday-detroit-wine-food-experience-this-weekend


  • 04.10.2018

    Detroit Free Press Wine & Food Experience

    The Detroit Free Press stopped by our table at the Detroit Free Press Wine & Food Experience and reported on our offering: “…An attendee favorite was the grape appetizer created by the team at wine bar Vertical Detroit. The delectable item was rolled in Brie and pistachio and was so…


  • 04.10.2018

    Cabernet Grapes from Ehler Estate Available Now!

    We are delighted to share an unusual opportunity. Cabernet grapes from Ehlers Estate in the Napa Valley have been air-shipped to us and we will offer them as a bonus to our vertical of wines from this biodynamically farmed estate vineyard winery in St. Helena—beginning…


  • 24.09.2018

    Vertical Detroit on Slow Living Radio

    Remy and James were guests on Slow Living Radio on September 16. Tune in: https://slowlivingradio.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-17-2018-vertical-detroit-chef.html or https://crntalk.com/podcast/slr/2018/slr-09-17-2018.mp3


  • 01.12.2016

    Detroit News – Home cooking with chef Alex Knezevic

    Check out the article on our own chef Alex Knezevic and his recommendations for some great holiday meals. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/food/2016/11/16/home-cooking-chef-alex-knezevic/93982822/


  • 23.09.2016

    Detroit Free Press – Top 10 Takeover 2016 comes to an end at Vertical Detroit

    Detroit Free Press – Top 10 Takeover 2016 comes to an end at Vertical Detroit Click to read the article! https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/dining/toptentakeover/2016/09/22/top-10-takeover-2016-comes-end-vertical-detroit/90780624/


  • 07.07.2016

    Daily Detroit – Vertical Detroit Named One of America’s 100 Best Wine Bars

    Daily Detroit features article on Vertical Detroit being named one of America’s 100 Best Wine Bars.   Click to read the article! https://www.dailydetroit.com/2016/06/19/vertical-detroit-named-one-americas-100-best-wine-bars-wine-enthusiast-magazine/


  • 07.07.2016

    Wine Enthusiast – America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016

    Vertical Detroit earned the title as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016 by Wine Enthusiast! Check out the article! https://www.winemag.com/restaurant/vertical-detroit/


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Vertical Detroit and it’s beautiful space is available for special events!
For a additional details & event inquiries please contact us at (313)732-WINE or info@verticaldetroit.com.


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Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Please call for reservations 313-732-WINE or click on the reservation tab in the menu.

P: 313-732-WINE
E: info@verticaldetroit.com

1538 Centre Street
Detroit, MI 48226


Mon – Thurs: 4 – 10PM
Fri – Sat: 4 – 12AM
Sunday: 4 – 9PM

Retail Hours

Mon – Sat: 2PM – close
Sunday: 4PM – close

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For Media Inquiries please contact Julie Ann Kodmur
at corking@julieannkodmur.com or call 707.963.9632



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Parking available on Centre Street, as well as Opera House Parking Garage located directly across from Vertical Detroit.


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