Detroit 4K - Neon Nightlife - Driving Downtown

  • Published on Jun 26, 2019
  • Saturday evening drive around the nightlife district of downtown Detroit. Home to the largest US city bankruptcy, massive population loss, once the 4th largest city in America (behind New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia), etc, I highly recommend reading the wikipedia page on Detroit! Fascinating story and the city is changing fast in positive ways!
    Detroit is the largest city in the US State of Michigan on the largest American city on the United States-Canada border. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.
    Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk music. The erstwhile rapid growth of Detroit left a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places, and since the 2000s conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces and allowed several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, and various other neighborhoods has increased. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 19 million visitors per year. In 2015, Detroit was named a "City of Design" by UNESCO, the first U.S. city to receive that designation.
    Detroit is a major port located on the Detroit River. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest international crossing in North America. Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the "Big Three" auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit.
    With expansion of the auto industry in the early 20th century, the city and its suburbs experienced rapid growth, and by the 1940s, the city had become the fourth-largest in the country. However, due to industrial restructuring, the loss of jobs in the auto industry, and rapid suburbanization, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit's population has declined by more than 60 percent. In 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, which it successfully exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit's finances.

Comments • 564

  • Wolf Pak
    Wolf Pak 11 days ago

    yea downtown is cool and all, just don't step foot in any direction outside of downtown lmao

  • MattMatters
    MattMatters 14 days ago is that?

  • Brett Sanford
    Brett Sanford 16 days ago

    I love downtown Detroit. It’s a shame the shape other parts of the city are in. White flight really killed Detroit.

  • The JD experiment
    The JD experiment 20 days ago

    Where robcop tho?

  • Chelsea Wang
    Chelsea Wang 22 days ago +1

    I will visting this city next week, I hope I can having a great time!

  • Ismail Marsh
    Ismail Marsh 26 days ago +1

    Rock City.🎸

  • tre luglio
    tre luglio 27 days ago

    Remember kid, this is the ONLY safe area. 1 miles outside this area is pretty much just like in iraq.

  • Elsen Xelilov
    Elsen Xelilov 28 days ago +2

    I love you america

  • The Mind of Jae
    The Mind of Jae Month ago +1

    This city is has great bones, we need to revitalize it !

  • Jendr
    Jendr Month ago +1

    Dead City..

  • Rich Lo
    Rich Lo Month ago

    Not what expected- looks nice..I like being wrong sometimes

  • London Mountain
    London Mountain Month ago

    Guys, wait another 10 years and you will not believe your eyes, there’s been huge investments taking place in Detroit as we speak.

  • EJB313
    EJB313 2 months ago

    Downtown is nice but its small. Suburb Detroit is huge 100 some miles and its effed up

  • SheckleRFan715
    SheckleRFan715 2 months ago +1

    Beautiful D.

  • i am mclovin
    i am mclovin 2 months ago +3

    I visit downtown Detroit every year to catch a Red Wings game. I always have a fun time. Detroit has had its problems but every year I go it looks like it’s doing better

  • the best of the best
    the best of the best 3 months ago

    I'm waiting for Murphy to just roll down the street in his cop car.

  • Detroit Devin Hightower
    Detroit Devin Hightower 3 months ago +3

    My beautiful hometown!!!

  • luis martinez
    luis martinez 3 months ago

    1550 gangsters.... its too obvious in the manuerisms, clothing..... you get stopped anywhere for dressing like that.... i saw the criminals and they are also white.... its not just blacks.... theeres no homeless areas???? metro is pointless these days....

  • luis martinez
    luis martinez 3 months ago

    i wonder if there was some model that the people who made american cities followed ebcaue this matches my city in blocks, streets, posts, its like they used the same num bers to make other cities.....
    like, here is an alley, here is a block, right in front of a building that is like a triangular shpa and its edge is facing south and it has two roads liek crossroads..... yo go right there is transportation you go on the left it is museums, banks, some coliseum....

  • Krid Adounsattapong
    Krid Adounsattapong 3 months ago


  • Room 1408
    Room 1408 4 months ago

    It looks much better than russian cities

  • Rav TheSav
    Rav TheSav 4 months ago +2

    Can you make a video on the people mover?
    And thanks for such a beautiful video of beautiful Detroit!

  • Somewhat Knowledgeable Geek

    Down looking more like Manhattan. If only they can get the outskirts to look like Brooklyn and Queens. That would be a great accomplishment.

  • Jordan A
    Jordan A 5 months ago

    Cool looking city. Lots of interesting historic buildings.

  • steve compton
    steve compton 5 months ago

    I moved to San Francisco in 1984 & learned something. Detroit needs a subway. They keep you dry in the rain, warm in the winter & cool in the summer.

  • Kovačević Dobrina
    Kovačević Dobrina 5 months ago

    Damn, I just saw a mugging, 2 stabbings and a carjacking in this video.

  • Ton
    Ton 5 months ago

    Roll em up

  • Jeffrey Williams
    Jeffrey Williams 5 months ago +2

    I visited Detroit last year and I had a great time and the city was full of life. Now while I understand they were two festivals going on in the city...and they were celebrating the life Aretha Franklin...the city was buzzing! I did see many abandoned building (away from downtown)...I also saw a lot of new apartment and condos being constructed there. The media makes Detroit seem like a wasteland and it's not like that at all! Shout out to the Motor City!

  • Chris Duane
    Chris Duane 5 months ago

    Hey I saw a white person walking down the street. That can't be Detroit.

  • David Hill
    David Hill 5 months ago

    Yikes! Back driving lyft. I'm done for the night.

  • howtobebasic 2
    howtobebasic 2 5 months ago

    where are the dodgge neons?

  • Doris Siverio
    Doris Siverio 5 months ago

    Yo piensos todos nos estas destruido

  • Doris Siverio
    Doris Siverio 5 months ago

    Okay pero hay lugares muy bonitos de Distroi

  • RonniStyles
    RonniStyles 5 months ago +2

    Thank you for recording Detroit, I grew up going to clubs and many great music venues here and also in Windsor Canada because you can drink legal at 19 years old. Thank you also including the music scene which was/is always vibrant and of course the greatest food you will ever eat is also here! I miss this city! I truly hope it regrows back to it's once former glory days.They also have one of the biggest used book stores in the world look up John.K books. Oh and I was wondering if you could go through downtown Toledo? That city was also a big music scene back in the day where many bands got their first gigs and became huge shortly after. Oh and another city that is worth seeing for sure is Ann Arbor, MI. Very cool city to check out. Thanks for your videos and all the traveling you do for us!!

    Oh and Detroit still has public transportation while some major cities still don't , just saying.

  • PapayaMan
    PapayaMan 5 months ago

    whack ghetto city, this is only nice part

  • rokellc
    rokellc 5 months ago +5

    My hometown. I haven't been there in over 20 years.

  • EAS New York
    EAS New York 5 months ago +2

    do the half ass part of the city

  • ChokerCaNN'
    ChokerCaNN' 5 months ago


  • Frank Blangeard
    Frank Blangeard 5 months ago

    Funny how 0:09 and 6:32 are exactly the same.

  • M Taylor
    M Taylor 5 months ago +2

    just in downtown detroit a month ago also. probably even drove passed you

  • Shiro
    Shiro 5 months ago +8

    I think Detroit is a beautiful city.
    From Japan's sister city, Toyota City.(`・ω・´)

  • Sprunk Soda
    Sprunk Soda 5 months ago +1

    Idk this looks fake, no Cyberlife anywhere, not to mention Conner isn't even there, FAKE!

  • GG SoFly
    GG SoFly 5 months ago +1

    I love this channel! I also drive a lot and record video like this. Check out my newest video titled Driving Through The Streets Of South Side Madison,

  • Ulrich Polpolone
    Ulrich Polpolone 6 months ago

    ça a l'air sympa Detroit .

  • Jonas Rugebregt
    Jonas Rugebregt 6 months ago +2

    I hope this city makes a comeback

  • English With Sakib
    English With Sakib 6 months ago

    ohh they are not tourists. They are actors and some locals just to show that city is lively but its not. am i right? they are paid actors. they are bad actors

  • calaragazza
    calaragazza 6 months ago +2

    I love Detroit

  • Cameron Williams
    Cameron Williams 6 months ago +4

    Wow. Detroit is on the rise again. I never expected it to be so lively. I hope soon it returns to its former glory soon.

  • Forza223 Bowe
    Forza223 Bowe 6 months ago +1

    Wow looks quite nice, I thought it was a total dump

    • Rico Sally
      Rico Sally 6 months ago

      It is like the commercial don't let the smooth taste fool you when you go there people always take you downtown that's all it is

  • Yonek84 Artur
    Yonek84 Artur 6 months ago

    Centrum miasta całkiem ładne i przyjemne lecz obrzeża to już patologia... powodzenia Detroit ;)

  • johnh23z
    johnh23z 6 months ago

    Like the Phoenix rising.
    Looking good BTW

  • Май Кемрик
    Май Кемрик 6 months ago

    Ниче такой. Красивый город )

  • Jessie Haislet
    Jessie Haislet 6 months ago +3

    I grew up just north of Detroit. I have to say it sure looks better since they got a new Mayor down there.

    • Jessie Haislet
      Jessie Haislet 6 months ago

      @CJ Detroit I wasn't aware. Its just what I've heard from up North. I haven't lived in there in 30 or more years. I hate Michigan I left.

    • CJ Detroit
      CJ Detroit 6 months ago

      Jessie Haislet this ain’t the mayor’s doing. This is Dan Gilbert’s doing and he started a while ago. Nice try ;)

  • Ivan Brown
    Ivan Brown 6 months ago

    I know when I'm into the ride so much when I say, "Hey it's the cops slow down... Oh wait this is prerecorded."

  • scott FAILING
    scott FAILING 6 months ago +1

    Very nicely done on video.City looking better at these Detroit areas.Still some empty stores fronts.Some open night life stores.Democrat city like some northern cities too. Hope area gets better.Use to be a very nice city to live in the 1970s.Hope better tmes ahead

  • KSwift
    KSwift 6 months ago +1

    Robocop patrols the streets 0:06

  • Nakia Lindsey
    Nakia Lindsey 6 months ago +6

    Lovely video shout out to "West Grand Boulevard" Born and raised here a girl love her Cold Stone 😙 in Greektown.

  • Nyla _
    Nyla _ 6 months ago +8

    Crystal clear camera quality. Love it. What a beautiful city. I had no idea Detroit looked so amazing. For me, the media painted and portrayed a completely different image. Great job recording..

    • _ Angel zavala
      _ Angel zavala 2 months ago +1

      As long as you stay out of the bad areas you'll be fine. Its a very beautiful city.

  • Darren Kastl
    Darren Kastl 6 months ago +1

    A former Detroiter, (born there) good effort on this, but drive 3/8 to a 1/2 mile away and it's pretty much slum town, they've been putting lipstick on this city since mayor Coleman ran white people out . It's been dying a slow death. Now don't get me wrong here, if pretty lights and a parcel of land makes it a come back? Facts are of 700.000 residents of Detroit have a 70% illiteracy rate, so what ever success Detroit has it basically comes from outside the city, like I said high police presence in the city center is good , but good luck when you get outside of it, me....I ...and family left after the riots of 1967 ya I'm getting old but so glad it's in a country sitting I don't have to much of a worry getting capped on my porch.

    • David Brown
      David Brown 13 days ago

      Old people are always scared. They rarely leave their house and "safe" neighborhoods lol , you'er talking about something that happened 50 plus years ago. you and your mentality are a half a century old , I'd be scared too lol

  • Kirk Nra
    Kirk Nra 6 months ago +1

    Don’t be fooled this video is only about 10% of what Detroit is really like. Search for the other after dark Detroit videos to get a more accurate view of the city.