Downtown Social District
Time to Socialize
From 5 PM-12 AM on select Saturdays, Greater Mack Ave will be closed from 9 Mile south to the 9 Mack/Cavalier Drive intersection.
We welcome you to join us this summer at the Downtown St. Clair Shores Social District to enjoy various activities throughout our downtown, including:
- Live Music
- Food Trucks
- Yard Games
- Great Food
- New Friends
- ...and so much more!
The Social District allows visitors to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating bars and restaurants and then enjoy them throughout the District's Common Area.
Visitors and non-residents welcome!
The current Commons Area hours of operation are 5 PM - 12 AM the following Saturdays:
- May 13 - featuring the band Paper Covers Rock
- May 27 - featuring the band American Ages
- June 10 - featuring the band Sunset Boulevard
- June 24 - featuring The Vacationers Band
- July 8 - featuring the band Mainstream Drive
- July 22 - featuring the band Family Tradition Band
- August 12 - featuring the Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils, The Buffalo Knickles & One Tron Trolley
- August 26 - featuring the band Miranda & the M80s
- September 9 - featuring the band Paper Covers Rock
- September 23 - featuring Joey Vee
- October 14 - featuring the band 50 Amp Fuse
- October 28 - Band TBA
A Social District allows for participating bars and restaurants to sell alcohol in a marked container to customers, that can then leave that establishment and move about within the Commons Area during Social District hours of operation.
A few important guidelines come with the granting of a Social District designation by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
Social District Rules for the Public
- You cannot "bring your own" alcohol into the Social District
- Per our designation, alcohol may only be purchased from a Qualified Licensee. These include Copper Hop Brewing, Shores Inn, Cache Cocktails & Wine Bar, and Firehouse Pub.
- Do not take alcoholic beverages into another bar or restaurant it was not purchased on
- Do not take alcoholic beverages outside of the Social District unless the selling establishment seals the container
- Along with MLCC-issued designation and support of the city comes a responsibility to ensure the community is safe. As you enjoy our Social District with these designation guidelines in place, we ask that you please do not bring coolers to these events.
Any alcoholic liquor sold to customers for consumption in the Commons Area by a licensee with a Social District Permit must comply with all of the following:
- The serving container must prominently display the name of the licensee's trade name, logo, or some other mark that is unique to the licensee who sold the alcohol.
- The serving container must prominently display a logo or some other mark that's unique to the Commons Area.
- The serving container cannot be made of glass.
- The serving container does not have a liquid capacity of over 16 ounces.
Beverages may only be enjoyed from designated containers that feature the Downtown St. Clair Shores Social District logo inside the boundaries of the Commons Area.
Currently, there are four participating venues:
Other venues may be added as they receive their Social District permit from the State.