Small's is located at 10339 Conant,
Hamtramck MI 48212
Phone: (313) 873-1117
Open for events only. See schedule below
for dates, times and details.

"Best Rock Club" - Metro Times , 2016
"Best Live Music Venue" - Hour Detroit, 2015
"Best Bar on Paczki Day" -
Real Detroit Weekly 2014, '13 and '12
"Best Club Night: Thirst Wave" - Metro Times, 2014
"Best Venue Website" - Metro Times 2013
"Best Live Music Bar" -
Mextromix/Detroit Free Press 2013 and '12
"Best Sound and Lights" - Metro Times, 2007










Small's: your favorite neighborhood corner bar and rock venue all in one. Located in the wonderful city of Hamtramck, nested in the heart of Detroit, MI, Small's is the area's premiere independent music venue.

Our front room is home to an art deco-era bar stocked with more than 50 beers including local and national craft labels, European brands and your favorite lawnmower beer in cold 24 oz. cans. Down the hall in our live room, Small's hosts national and local bands and DJs several nights a week. Check out our calendar for details.


Small's was established in 1999. Our building, originally a bank, dates back to 1923.


Small's has been featured in Maxim, Travel and Leisure, Guitar World and other national outlets.
Locally we've been named "Best Live Music Bar" twice by MetroMix, "Best Bar on Paczki Day" three times by Real Detroit Weekly and "Best Sound and Lights" and "Best Venue Website" by Metro Times.



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Check out Passenger, a Detroit-based a support and transportation program for touring musicians, a sober greenroom.

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Calendar Of Events

TICKETING INFO: Advance tickets are WILL CALL only and will not be shipped.

Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. All sales are final.


Thursday, March 21st - Murphy's Law wsg the Lowcocks and High Totals
New York City hardcore kings Murphy's Law return to Small's on Thursday, March 21 wsg The Lowcocks and High Totals

8 p.m. doors / 18+

$10 adv. $15 day of





Friday, March 22nd - Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead
Residents DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst spin New Wave, Retro Alternative, Classic Industrial, Dark '80s, '90s Alternative from 9p-2am!

$2 Wells and Domestics Until 10pm.

Doors @ 9pm. 18+ welcome.
No Cover for 21+ before 10pm. Only $5 After.
$5 for 18-20 all night.

Invite your friends! Spread the word!


Saturday, March 23rd - Lucifer with Spell and Midas

LUCIFER wsg SPELL (Vancouver)
Plus the debut of Detroit band Midas featuring members of Bison Machine and Wild Savages!

Multi-national heavy metal band Lucifer come to Small's this spring with their 1970s very hard rock style influenced by proto heavy metal and doom rock. Led by Johanna Sadonis with Nicke Andersson (drums), Alexander Mayr (bass), Martin Nordin (guitar) and Linus Björklund (guitar). 

8 p.m. doors / 18+ /

$12 adv. and $15 at doors




Saturday, March 30th - Ḑ̨͢e̶f̶i̷l̶̕͡e̵̛͜d͠: Small's with Guest DJ Jon Noble

The return of Defiled with another debaucherous night of new industrial, aggrotech, and more spun by Dj Graphite, Wraith, and guest DJ Jon Noble! Giant visual projection by Remnant. Leave your inhibitions behind and dance with us in our dark nexus of horror and industrial


$1 off 24oz beers all night

18+ welcome with valid ID
$5 cover


Sunday, March 31st - Sunday Brunch with The Orbitsuns

Join us for another delicious brunch at Small's!

Doors @ 11:00am

Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials!

DJ Pleasure Kitten spins tunes in the front room for your brunching pleasure and The Orbitsuns play a rowdy, live set at 3pm sharp!


Thursday, April 4th - Radkey with the Idiot Kids and Trout
Radkey punk rock trio from St. Joseph, MO
wsg The Idiot Kids and TROUT

8 p.m. doors
/ 18+

$8 adv and $10 at the door




Saturday, April 6th - Breaking the Cycle with Books: A fundraiser at Small's Bar
Daytime show! We're raising funds for Breaking the Cycle with Books, an organization of local public school teachers who promote reading, literacy and positive habits to students.

Live music with
Tony Paris & Sugarburn
Petals of Power
Aztek the Barfly
The Blacklist

Plus a silent auction, full bar and food for purchase!

Doors at 1 p.m.
$10 donation at the door
All ages welcome - minors must be accompanied by an adult


Friday, April 19th - The Lucid Furs(album release), Krillin, The Scapes, Scissor Now!
The Lucid Furs are releasing their sophomore album "No God? No Problem" on 4.20. Our Detroit followers are the only ones who are going to have access to it early. We will have a special one time only performance planned for the night for our beloved detroit freaks. Pre-order your copy now and pick it up at the show with special bonus goods at a special price $17. Just PayPal $17 to add a note with your shirt size and mailing address.

Krillin- A group of multidimensional extraterrestrials from the Underspace. Wanted for being a rogue wave of chaos across the cosmos. The chase is on.....
note- if you haven't seen these guys you are missing out big time awesome music and wildly entertaining stage show

The Scapes- We are The Scapes. Bringing you a mixture of funk, blues, and jazz to Your ears. Hailing from Motown we want to put some soul back into the city
note- some of the most talented young musicians in Detroit

Scissor Now-bad experiences. mostly on bikes. good experiences. also generally on bikes. bikes. puppy parties. Jef Porkins. kombucha. sticky keys. pooping your pants in public. poison ivy. the sound of children laughing. at us- not with us.
Note- three piece drums, bass and sax. Super tight fun fast wacky punk and great lyrics.

Doors 8pm - $10 - 18+


Saturday, April 20th - Castle wsg Temple of the Fuzz Witch and Toe Cutter
Castle - Metal Band (CA) returns to Small's wsg Temple of the Fuzz Witch and Toe Cutter on Saturday, April 20.

8 p.m. doors / 18+ / $7 adv. and $10 at the door


California heavy metal trio CASTLE have announced a slew of U.S. tour dates in support of their newest album, Deal Thy Fate, released Oct 20 via Ripple Music. The upcoming U.S. dates, which feature stops at Black Smoke Conjuring SXSW showcase in Austin, TX and the NYDM Spring Bash in Milwaukee, WI will kick off with a one week run to Texas in March followed by a three-week trek to the East Coast in April/May.

In addition, CASTLE have also been confirmed for the inaugural Monolith On The Mesa to take place in Taos, NM on May 17-18 alongside OM, Windhand and others, as well as this year’s edition of Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, WA on May 30 - June 2. Expect several more dates to be announced around the festivals.

Deal Thy Fate was recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis) at Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon last spring and is currently available here [insert link: ]. The band’s fifth album follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome To The Graveyard and builds on the stripped-down sound of its predecessor, pushing the envelope of classic metal with epic songs that hearken back to fuzzier times while keeping the pedal down on their own hard-edged, modern sound.

Check out CASTLE’s newest video for the track Red Phantom:


Saturday, April 27th - Thirst Wave + Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience

Join us at Small's for Thirst Wave with a very special live performance from
Strangelove-The Depeche Mode Experience

Doors @ 8pm.
18+ welcome with proper ID.
Tickets: $12 in Advance / $15 Day of Show



Residents DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst spin before and after the show!

Los Angeles based STRANGELOVE-The Depeche Mode Experience delivers a career spanning, pitch perfect “best of” concert that transports the listener through time and touches on several key points in Depeche Mode’s illustrious career. Songs from throughout the Depeche canon are lovingly recreated; from favorites on DM’s debut Speak and Spell to the newest fare from ‘Mode’s latest- 2017’s “Spirit”. No detail of STRANGELOVE’s presentation has been overlooked. The visual presentation with stage set pieces and in-show costume changes reflect different eras of Depeche Mode’s story; which spans almost four decades!

Truly evocative of a Depeche Mode arena/stadium stage show; the scale of STRANGELOVE’s theatrical stage production is unparalleled, save for the real article. Custom-produced multimedia projection visuals delight the concertgoer’s senses and enhance the illusion that they’re witnessing an actual Depeche Mode concert.

These accomplished musicians have a reverence and devotion to Depeche Mode’s body of work that has driven them to recreate every possible detail and bring the “Music To The Masses” in a concert setting that transcends a mere tribute production and feels more like a shared communal fan club celebration of halcyon days of new wave and emerging electronica. Accuracy and authenticity is a hallmark of the project, with the band employing as many authentic vintage synthesizers and samplers as possible in recreating the classic and widely varied sounds of Depeche Mode’s discography.

With over 120 million records sold and a rabid international fan base, Depeche Mode’s status as elder statesmen of electronica is cemented. Their enormous fan base encompasses all ages and crosses every demographic. They just won a Grammy this year. Their Global Spirit tour, continuing into 2018, has set world box office records. STRANGELOVE –The Depeche Mode Experience brings a thoroughly enjoyable and staggeringly authentic DM concert to concertgoers, and connects with international audiences, wherever the group performs.

**Tickets are transferable but not refundable.


Friday, May 3rd - ACTORS w/ Bootblacks + The Bellwether Syndicate

ACTORS (Vancouver, BC)

Bootblacks (Brooklyn, NY)

The Bellwether Syndicate (Chicago, IL)


Saturday, May 4th - High Spirits and Savage Master wsg Coffin Feeder
High-energy Chicago rock band High Spirits return with Savage Master, also returning from the very depths of hell and darkness. Special guests Coffin Feeder (former Today I Wait) kick it off with heavy metal.

8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show / 18+

$10 in advance online / $12 at the door




Thursday, May 16th - Samiam and Off with Their Heads
wsg Bastardous and Devious Ones
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar present ...

Samiam and Off With Their Heads
wsg Bastardous and Devious Ones

8 p.m. doors / All ages
$16.50 in advance / $20 at the door

No re-entry for under 21




Friday, May 17th - Koffin Kats - Tommy Koffin's 39th Birthday Show
With Special Guests:
Jay Navarro & The Traitors
Sheele's Green

All Ages
Doors @ 8pm
$12 Advance

$15 At Door



Wednesday, May 22nd - SLTS, Ladyship Warship, North by North, Jackson & the Poolsharks
Garage power pop band North by North tours North America on their Never-Ending Tour. Stream their latest album on Spotify >>

Summer Like The Season
Ladyship Warship
North By North (Chicago, IL)
Jackson and the Poolsharks

North by North (Chicago, IL)
Garage pop FFO T. Rex, Jack White, Ty Segall, & Thee Oh Sees

$7 - 21+ - doors 8pm


Friday, May 24th - Nashville Pussy and Guitar Wolf wsg Turbo A.C.'s

Nashville Pussy returns with Guitar Wolf from Tokyo, Japan and
Turbo A.C.'s, surf punk from NYC!

8 p.m. doors

$20 in advance, $25 at the door



Saturday, June 1st - Sick of it All wsg Wisdom in Chains and La Armada
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar present ...

Sick Of It All wsg Wisdom in Chains and La Armada

8 p.m. / All Ages /

$20 avd. and $23 at the door

TICKETS: On Sale March 8th!



Saturday, June 29th - BOSS BBQ
Annual gathering of the Hooligans for the Boss B.B.Q.

Featuring the Crombies, Superdot, Reckless Upstarts, Nahuales Underground, The Tellways, Solid 8s, and Keep Away.

Pocket Sound System and F.C.S. Detroit Soundsystem spin music for the entire event. Sponsored by Frontline Streetwear.

$15 in advance, $20 day of the show.

TICKETS:On sale soon...


Friday, October 4th - Aesthetic Perfection / Empathy Test
Into The Black | World Tour 2019

Aesthetic Perfection (US)
Empathy Test (UK)

$18 presale
$23 door