Cliff Bell’s, Detroit MI | Merchant Profile

Cliff Bellís was established in 1935, six years after prohibition ended. John Clifford Bell was born in 1886 and grew up working in his fatherís pub where he began his legacy of providing entertainment to the city of Detroit. He opened several speakeasies during the fourteen years of prohibition.  In 1933 after prohibition was repealed, Bell opened the Commodore Club where he began featuring top acts from Hollywood and New York in order to differentiate his club from the others that would soon be popping up everywhere because of the repeal. It was a huge success and two years later Bell opened his signature club, Cliff Bellís on Park Avenue. It featured brand new technology like air conditioning and state of the art refrigeration. Through the 30s, 40s, and 50s Cliff Bellís was extremely popular and successful. During the 70s and 80s the Club operated under various other names until 1985 when it finally closed. In late 2005, new owners Paul Howard, Scott Lowell, and Carolyn Howard decided to revive the club. The Club underwent tons of renovations and was once again named Cliff Bellís. Today, Cliff Bellís still drives in large crowds and great entertainment. Tuesday through Friday they open their doors at 4:00 PM for happy hour. Tuesday through Saturday they begin serving dinner at 5:00 PM and on Sundays they feature brunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There is no cover for brunch and they feature bottomless mimosas and bloody marys along with live music. Cliff Bellís starts serving dinner at 4:00 PM on Sundays. Cliff Bellís menu changes seasonally because they source all their food and ingredients locally. The menu provides a mixture of traditional dishes as well as more modern fare. All the food at Cliff Bellís is homemade, made-from-scratch. One item off the menu that customers have to try is their steak. It is prepared differently with each season from the sides to the garnish. Itís a dish you definitely donít want to miss. Reservations are recommended to ensure a table especially on weekends. Make sure to stop by Cliff Bellís today to experience and engulf yourself in their colorful history and electric ambiance. 

2030 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226