Backstreet

 
77% love it
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Popular dance club since the 70s
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      umicharchitect Over a year ago
      Hates it

      reopening
      They are now open again at joy road but only on Sunday nights and not sure that it is every Sunday or not. Went to the grand reopening and it was okay...not like it used to be. The bouncers were rude, the sound system was awful, first drink I had was awful, and there's no drinks allowed on the dancefloor, yet the bouncers and some bar staff were smoking inside (illegal in Michigan)

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      Baraboll Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It has closed on Joy Road
      Is moving to a MUCH smaller, dumper spot on Michigan Ave.

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      circumspice Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Dance Club in Detroit
      Well, I'm turning 40 next month, but have been going to Backstreet for decades. It is as fun now as it was the first time I walked through the door. Yes, its in a bad area, but I have never felt unsafe or been harassed in any way. Great dance floor/lights/sound/music. Definitely hot guys.

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      1outta4 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      ONLY Wednesdays and Saturdays!
      A group of friends and I from out of town tried to go to Backstreet on a Friday... BAD IDEA. What isn't made clear to non-locals is that Backstreet is ONLY gay on Wednesday and Saturday... every other night it's a thug bar that is decidedly NOT gay friendly. We went back on a Wednesday (Christmas Eve) and actually got in. The strip mall where it's located is not just ghetto, it's downright scary, but once you get into the place, it's actually pretty cute. The DJ was great, and passed out CDs of his own mega-mixes of Lady GaGa as a treat to the crowd. The drinks were cheap, and the bartender had no problem helping himself and stepping out onto the dance-floor when there were no customers. My friends and I all had a try at one of the two stripper poles attached to the ceiling... a word the wise, they're greasier than they look.

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      SupaSteve Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Detroits most "trendy" clubb...
      This bar is the most updated looking club. They have state of the art everything here. If you're looking for a flashy club with lots of "gay" dance music, some techno, lounge areas to die for, and drink prices that are...so so, then go here. You'll find a LOT of hot guys, very mixed crowd, and usually only good on Saturdays, although Wednesday is currently "COLLEGE NIGHT-FREE WITH COLLEGE ID." I would suggest Saturdays, just before midnight as the cover increases a few mins after midnight. 18 and up. It's better to bring a friend because it gets so busy, you might get bored not knowing anyone...ya never know. Hit someone up online before coming out. I've been going here for a few years.

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      Starbucks313 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Let it all out at Backstreet!
      I wasn't sure what to expect when I pulled into a strip mall. Sandwiched between a chinese place and white castle I was skeptical. BUT... I was surprised that it was actually a good experience. Very diverse crowd on this night, plenty of places to sit and people watch. Great music, cute boys and decent drink prices. The club room reminded me a bit of "Babylon" from 'Queer as folk'. Overall, good spot to check out if you are looking for a club environment.

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      mynameisbob85 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hot Music, Hot Boys, WOW
      Recently went to Backstreet, Extremely Friendly Staff, was informed there have been many changes in staff and management in the past 6 months. Danced all night on the Lighted Dance Floor. Very Reasonable Drink Prices, Cover was Fairly Cheap too ($5 for 21+) Music was top notch. Top40 Remix and Gay Flared Dance Tracks! Hot Sweaty Men Everywhere. Just when it was too hot to bear a jet of Co2 came down from the ceiling cooling the whole room off instantly.

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      fineadam Over a year ago
      Loves it

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      sine it has open back up and the new remodle has takin place the dance floor is a bit small and not the best of dace music but if you like tecno that this is your place nice staff sometimes nice people would go agine if i had to

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      mrm717 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      S & M- Stand and Model bar
      You go here and wonder why these pretentious queens think they're all that. They're not. Lot's of phony fems is this joint.

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