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.



Touring sober?
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, November 15th - Indie Discotheque with DJ Chris Rohn

This is the very first Indie Discotheque,
with special guest DJ Chris Rohn, direct from Germany

Indie Discotheque celebrates the bands, producers, remixers, button pushers, hand wavers, shoegazers, beat breakers and everything that falls between the cracks. This party is the ultimate in alternative dance, the creme de la creme in one, 6-hour marathon set.

Only $5 at the door! Music and drinks flow from 8pm til 2am. 
We know it's a school night, so please arrive early.


Friday, November 16th - Mark Whalen & the Buttlermilk Boys album release party
Mark Whalen & the Buttermilk Boys celebrate the release of their new album with special guests Who Boy, Kinda Cute and Olive. 

Dress in your best '70s disco outfit! 

8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show / 18+
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door
Buy tix online, from one of the bands or at the bar


Saturday, November 17th - VAZUM, Werewolves, Those Hounds (VAZUM album release)

VAZUM album release show
Those Hounds

doors 8 pm - 18+



Wednesday, November 21st - Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead Thanksgiving Eve Bash!

Resident DJ’s Pleasure Kitten, Aaron Hingst and Elektrosonik spin a blend of Goth/Industrial/Dark 80’s + 90’s and New Wave from 9p-2am!

No Cover for 21+ before 10pm and only $5 After.
18-20 $5 All Night.


Friday, November 23rd - Girls Rock Detroit Fundraiser

Doors at 8, music starts at 9.
$10 cover - proceeds go towards new drum equipment for Girls Rock Detroit summer camp.

In attempt to raise money for Girls Rock Detroit summer camp drum sets, we are putting on a fun show. You don't want to miss this line up! Jim Cherewick, Girl Fight, The Creepos, and Krillin! Also, for art lovers, we will be having a silent art auction, featuring some local art talent, artists tba soon. Buy a new piece for your home, or for a thoughtful gift during the holiday season, all while contributing to a great cause. A portion of art sales will be donated to purchase new drum equipment. And why not have a little rummage sale as well? We gotta raise some cash so the drummer gals at camp can have solid drum equipment.

We always make the best with what we have, but there are much needed improvements to be made. Please come out and help us reach our goal of $1000!��!��!��


Saturday, November 24th - Martin Atkins: My Time In and Out of PiL

Join us at Small's for an evening of music memories as Martin shares tales of his time with the legendary Public Image Ltd. Martin will be DJ'ing for Thirst Wave following the discussion and admission to the club night is included with your ticket to the discussion.

Doors @ 7:00pm

18+ welcome with valid ID.

$20 in advance




Saturday, December 1st - Elvis Hitler wsg Devious Ones and the Zotz

Psychobilly king Elvis Hitler returns with special guests Devious Ones and The Zotz

Doors open at 8 p.m. - 21+
$10 cover at the door 


Saturday, December 15th - Warrior Soul wsg Coven 13

Warrior Soul returns to Small's with special guest Coven 13 and more to be announced

8 p.m. doors / 21+
$10 at the door 

‘If you are lucky enough to catch his band Warrior Soul on a particularly fired-up night, you might not even hear a stick of music. You might just get two straight hours of their front man eviscerating you for your complacence, a wild-eyed, fully zonked rock'n'roll machine gun blasting holes in the fabric of reality with verbal tirades about the inexorable rise of the neo-cons and the hidden agendas of your neighbourhood cops and clergy. Warrior Soul shows aren't just gigs, man. They are profane sermons delivered with high velocity and maximum volume.’ Ken McIntyre (Classic Rock Magazine UK)


Saturday, December 22nd - Speedball wsg J. Navarro & the Traitors and High Totals

Motor City grease-rock kings Speedball return to Small's!
wsg J. Navarro & the Traitors and High Totals

8 p.m. doors / 21+

$12 in advance / $15 at the door




Friday, December 28th - Chapstik (Reunion Show) w/ Golden Torso & TBA

Chapstik returns to Small's with the Barnburner / Fire! Die in it lineup: Leighton Mann, Erin-Elvis Cashin, Chris "Ho-Chi" McEvoy, Dan Gillies, and John Lehl.

wsg/ Golden Torso and TBA

8 p.m. doors / +18

$12 in advance and $15 at the door