Discover Flint’s city swag in this week’s guide

Discover Flint’s city swag in this week’s guide

Flint’s nightlife isn’t what it used to be. It’s bigger and more bodacious than ever and provides a great backdrop to get your city swag on.

Local bars, restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues are becoming more popular. Those who love their hometown are learning it’s no longer necessary to hop on the highway to find fun in cities nearby. As more Flint street lights shine down on newly opened establishments or old favorites that offer good food, drinks, music and other performances after dark, the choices of what to do and where to go just keep growing. With so many options for enjoyable evenings, a good time is never far from your front door.

Check them out in our City Guide, published weekly in TheHUB.

TONIGHT, Oct. 19; The Outfit performs live at Churchill’s – If your from Flint then you already know The Outfit!, a Monday staple at Churchill’s. Their strings and harmonies are like no other.

Located at 340 S. Saginaw St. in Flint’s historic downtown district, Churchill’s features 400+ whiskeys.

To learn more visit Churchill’s Facebook page.

TONIGHT, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Fannie Lucille Open House at Flint’s Ferris WheelCelebrate the growth and development of Flint’s fashionista and Fannie Lucille Founder Kala Wilburn, at an event that is sure to draw Flint’s creative class.

The event is open to everyone. Doors open at 6 p.m. To learn more, visit the event page.

The Ferris Wheel is located at 615 S. Saginaw Street in downtown Flint. Grab a coffee at Foster Coffee, one of Flint’s favorite coffee houses.

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. Dryden Building Retail Shop Ribbon Cutting – Shop the pop-up businesses that are a part of Flint’s growing downtown business district. See new merchandise from Article One Eyewear, Bedrock Apparel, Detroit Muscle, Flint Trading Co, Glam Box Boutique, GoodBoy Clothing, Julie Abbott Art, Kalm Clothing, Red Fox Outfitters, Shea Lavelle, Sutorial and The Machine Shop

Snacks and cold drinks will be available the Ground Floor Market. The Dryden Building is located at 601 S. Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.

THURSDAY, Oct. 25 8 p.m. Big Donut performs live at the Soggy Bottom. Band members Morty Magee Schenn Kowalski and Krank McCleary have big personalities and a bad-ass sound.

Come out and hear them live at “the Bottom”.

Soggy Bottom Bar is located at 613 M L King Ave. To learn more visit their Facebook page. 

Thursday, Oct. 25; 6 p.m. Paint Night at 501 Bar & Grill – Get your paint on at the 501 Bar & Grill with Visions by Vicki, who promises to bring out participant’s inner Picasso. Sip, sup, schmooze and sop up the art scene.

The event fee of $35 includes paint and materials for make-and-take art. The libations and menu items will be available for purchase. To learn more visit VisionsbyVicki event page.

Thursday, Oct. 25, Cork on Saginaw – welcomes Brandon Allen of SLO Down Wines at its Halloween Bash featuring a costume party, wine tasting and other not-to-miss mischief.

Cork on Saginaw is located at 635 Saginaw St. To learn more visit Cork’s Facebook page.


Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. The Flint Farmers’ Market’s “Comedy Night at the Market” – Get ready to pee yourself as comedians Adam Degi, Tom E. Thompson and Kara Coraci take over the Flint Farmers’ Market for a unforgettable laugh fest.

Admission for this event is $15.

The Flint Farmers’ Market is located at 300 E 1st Street.

To purchase tickets or learn more visit the event page.

Friday, Oct. 26; 8 p.m. Halloween Drag & Burlesque Show at Capitol Theatre  –  Get ready as the Capitol Theatre plays host to it’s own glitter and glamfest, Flint style.

Performers include Jon Benet, Cinna Moan, Abby Cadbra, Goddess Miss Grace, Veronica Lockhart and Tator Tot. 

Tickets are $20 for what is sure to be a popular event. The Capitol Theatre is located at 140 E. 2nd St. in Flint, visit

Saturday, Oct. 27; Noon – 9 p.m. Flint Fright FilmFest at Mott Community College – Everyone has a few fears and  phobias. This Saturday, you are invited to take whatever makes you scream to new levels at The Flint Horror Collective’s FilmFest. The adults-only event features short indie horror films, vendors and three panel discussions on the film industry. The Film Fest will take place at Mott Community College’s Memorial Building Auditorium, 1401 E Court St. Admission is $5. (Free for Mott students with ID.) Must be 18.

Saturday, Oct. 27; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Adults-Only Game Night at the Sloan Museum –  Come prepared to play with an over 21+ crowd.

Test your wit at the Fenech Feud table, challenge players at other board game stations or settle in for a few rounds of Mario Kart on the biggest of big screens. A cash bar and free refreshments will be available.

For the indoctrinated, the game is “intended for juvenile, immature adults (18+ only) who never grew up but are forced into adulting.” We’re only the messenger here guys. French Feud is the voice.

The Sloan is located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. If you are a member, get in for $6 advance/$10 door. For more information, call 810-237-3427 or visit the event page.

Tuesday, Oct. 30; Spooky Tuesday at The LOFT  –  Flaming shots and martinis will be flowing, alongside Tarot Readings and dark poetry performances by KayCi Mae and a whole lot more.

Two spooky DJs (aka Michael Absher and Brandon Trammel) will be spinning eclectic tunes too. The LOFT is located at 460 S Saginaw Street. To learn more see the their event page.

Wednesday,  Oct. 31;  Soggyween at the Soggy Bottom Bar – The best costumes, creatures and cocktails will be “on” at Soggy Bottom Bar’s “Soggyween.”

The costume and trivia contest starts at 8 p.m. and the crowd will take over from there. Get started at the bottom.

Soggy Bottom Bar is located at 613 M L King Ave. To learn more visit their Facebook page. 

Friday, Nov. 2; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Kappa Alpha Psi  hosts its “Mix and Mingle” event at Raspberries Rhythm Bar & Grill –  A $5 donation gets you free food and music by DJ Thunder. That’s sure to be one great night out, Flint!

Raspberries Rhythm Bar & Grill is located at 448 S. Saginaw St. in Flint’s downtown business district.

To learn more visit Raspberries’ Facebook page. 

Friday, Nov. 2; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.) Buckham Gallery Mic Night – It’s Mic Night at Buckham Gallery.

Show off your theatrical, musical, spoken word and other performing arts skills (acoustics and small amps; 10 min set limit). Beverages (bottled water, coffee) and cookies are a part of the gig.

The gallery is located at 134 ½ W. Second St.

To learn more visit the Buckham Gallery Facebook page.

Friday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Second Friday Artwalk. Everyone loves this cultural event, which features an ever-changing glimpse of area artists, local vendors and entertainment, as well as an opportunity to meet and mingle with locals.

Maps are available at the Greater Flint Arts Council and parking is available throughout the downtown area.


Nov. 20; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Flint Institute of Arts’ Late Night Wind Down.

Enjoy drink specials and fun events in the Palette Café in addition to gallery tours, meditation, community yoga and more. There’s even free art projects for kids and adults.

Museum hours have been extended to 9 p.m. To learn more visit the Flint Institute of Arts events page.


501 Bar & Grill The after work crowd is lively and diverse and the cocktails divine. As the evening approaches, the conversations expand in concert with the growing crowd. Oh, their menu? Try everything. It’s all good!

The 501 is the place where business gets done.

To learn more visit the 501 Bar’s Facebook page.


Blackstone’s. What could be better than a night out at one of Flint’s classic drinking and dining bars?

Join the crowd on game day and watch Flint’s ever-changing streetscape unfold.

To learn more visit Blackstone’s Facebook page. 



Photo courtesy of Churchill’s

Churchill’s Food & Spirits –  Fall back into Churchill’s, one of Flint’s most iconic establishments.

Located at 340 S. Saginaw St. in Flint’s historic downtown district, Churchill’s features 400+ whiskeys and the support of its own in-house whiskey expert John Saites. You’ll love their pumpkin-spiced, bourbon cream and Bailey’s custom cocktails too.

To learn more visit Churchill’s Facebook page.


Cork on Saginaw –  This chic wine bar featuring more than 100 varieties of wine and spirits is located in a vintage building on Flint’s Saginaw Street. Many say it stands among Genesee County’s finest restaurants. In addition to an eclectic array of American and European small plates & entrees, its Sunday Brunch is divine –   from bottomless Mimosa’s and loaded Bloody Mary’s  – to its tempting Eggs Benedict.  Cork also offers a mid-week break with its “Wine Down” Wednesday’s featuring $8 off bottles.

Cork on Saginaw is located at 635 Saginaw St. To learn more visit Cork’s Facebook page.

Market Tap Rooftop Bar – Visit Flint’s full service rooftop bar located on the second floor of the Flint Farmer’s Market located at 300 E. 1st St.

The bar is open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays noon – 10 p.m.

To learn more visit Market Tap’s Facebook page 


Raspberries’ Live Smooth Jazz –  Discover the soulful spirit of the city at Rasberries. One bite and you’ll be in love with Chef D’s catfishAlthough live entertainment isn’t always on the menu, great jazz and R&B is always a staple at Raspberries Rhythm Bar & Grill 448 S. Saginaw St. in Flint’s downtown business district.

To learn more visit Raspberries’ Facebook page. 



Table & Tap – offers a panoramic view of Flint’s downtown business district and the beautiful Capitol Theatre.

Described as an urban barbecue and tap house, Table & Tap offers plenty of varieties of Michigan beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

Table & Tap is located at 555 South Saginaw St. To learn more visit the bar’s Facebook page. 

(The) X –   Discover the X factor that’s taking hold in downtown at X, Flint’s newest high-end cocktail lounge.  Located next to Table and Tap at 555 S. Saginaw St., right across from the Capitol Theatre, X’s speakeasy environment and classic cocktails has been generating raves and attracting an eclectic crowd.

To learn more visit the Facebook page.


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Lead photo: Courtesy of Churchill’s. Reprinted with permission




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