If you don’t know what featherbowling is and want to have a great night out this weekend with beer, bocci and music, a Belgian pub in the Motor City is a great idea.
The Cadieux Café (4300 Cadieux Rd., Detroit MI) originally served as a speakeasy during the Prohibition era and is now a Belgian mainstay in Detroit. The bar serves as a hub for the popularization of Flemish culture and is the headquarters of a wide array of clubs that promote hobbies and activities from the other side of the world. These include pigeon racing, archery, bicycling, darts and feather bowling (a game that involves rolling wooden balls that resemble cheese wheels down an alley, similar to curling).
The Devos Family has owned the Cadieux since the 1960’s with a new generation of family members taking over the establishment 10 years ago. In addition to holding onto the traditions of the previous iterations of the Cadieux, the new owners have made it more accessible to the public and specifically targeted the 21-35 year-old demographic by bringing in live music acts and leaving its doors open until 2 a.m.
For more information about the Cadieux Café, visit CadieuxCafe.com