Lost River

Detroit, MI
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15421 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
Opened in June 2018
Wed-Sat 4pm-midnight
closed Sun-Tue
(313) 720-0673

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Lost River



by 25 people



Everyone You
Decor 7.7
Drink Quality 8.4
Drink Selection 8.4
Mood 7.6
Music 8.1
Service 9.2
Tikiness 7.7
Tilt 7.8
Vibe 7.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Lost River is a tiki bar, opened on the east side of Detroit in June 2018 by owners Karen Green and Matt Mergener. The space is dominated by a vibrant black-backgrounded mural of tropical blooms along one wall by Detroit artist Ouizi. There are hanging wooden lights by Bamboo Ben, and another wall is covered with fish nets and colored "float" string lights. A menu of both classic and original tiki drinks are served in tiki mugs.


JohnnyFlamingo has visited Lost River.
March 2, 2019, 10:35 PM
Very good service. Awesome selection of classics and orginals. Very fun staff and very friendly. Would recomend!
TikiWorldMan is a semi-regular at Lost River.
February 15, 2019, 2:59 PM
Great tiki bar. Amazing drinks, great vibe - they clearly get how to do a modern tiki bar in Detroit. Feels like a tropical neighborhood bar. Parts of the old Detroit bar are preserved, seems to a good mix of locals and visitors. The staff is the best part. They know tiki, know rum, have unique specials that usually appear for just a day or two. Wish they had more space, but can't ding the spot based on the building/capacity. Hoping to see more great things out of this place in the future!
Tiki Mon
Tiki Mon has visited Lost River.
August 8, 2018, 5:36 PM
Dropped by to check out the new Lost River (wonder how Lost Lake feels about that). First off, it's in a pretty dodgy part of Detroit, but once you're inside it's a nice transformation. They are off to a nice start but it still need to ramp up it's Tikiness. It's really more of a Tiki themed bar at this point. Drink selection is limited and seems to be Gin, Bourbon and Ginger Beer heavy. They told me their Painkiller is the most popular drink which spells trouble if you are a good Tiki Bar. They get full marks for making all of their own syrups, and plan to expand on the beverage selection in the future . A solid B for effort, but it could be so much more.
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