- 234 W. Larned, Detroit, MI, 48226
- Overall User Rating:
- (4 ratings)
- 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Sat.
Status: Located right in the heart of downtown Detroit near Cobo Hall, this trendy, multi-level nightclub is one of the hottest spots to hang on the weekends. Envy has maintained a low-key, kick-back-and-hang feel even as celebs, athletes and music superstars stop by to chill. Party people can live it up all weekend since Envy is open Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. While the club is 18 and up, promoters can raise the age limit when they rent out the club and cover can range anywhere from $10-20.
Gear: The dress code is relaxed. Club goers have the option to where almost anything they like. “The dress code is proper attire," says Manager Ladon Gordon. "No white tees. Just dress to impress. I allow gym shoes and hats unless it’s a special event."
Mood: Love to dance? Live to party? Then this club is for you. DJ Thrilla keeps the hottest rap and R&B blasting at all times, and the colorful paintings on the wall and waterfall backdrop behind the bar gives Envy a sophisticated feel without taking away from the carefree vibe. There are two levels of VIP available, and a VIP stage overlooks the dance floor. Check out the spots near the front entrance and second floor if you're feeling like you've got big-wig status.
A hardwood dance floor turns into a burgundy-colored carpet as you creep and toward the bar area. Red walls, exposed brick and colorful abstract art adds a modern feel.
Pick me up: Envy features a full-scale bar (one with a gray-slate face and a wooden bar top, and another with a metal face and thin wooden top) on each level with everything from beer, to mix drinks, including Long Island iced teas and powerful Hurricanes. “You name it, we serve it," Gordon says. "We do it all.”
Jacob Langson, who prefers to club at Envy, says “they keep the drinks stocked well, and I can always find what I’m looking for.”
Entertainment: DJ Thrilla gets the club banging on the ones and twos with the latest hip-hop and R&B, but he also plays the classics.
“The DJ is the best in the city,” says Langston.
There is also an open mic night once a month, which gives Detroit artists a chance to showcase their talent. Several flat-screen TVs on the walls on both levels provide additional entertainment.