Jojo’s ShakeBAR Announces Grand Opening in Detroit on September 24, 2022

JoJo’s ShakeBAR is the next-generation restaurant and bar, taking over The District Detroit at 88 W Columbia St., as the go-to spot before and after those Red Wings and Tigers games, or shows at Fox Theatre. JoJo’s fully immersive dining experience offers the perfect date night, unique group outing, or fun family affair. Grounded in nostalgia, JoJo’s ShakeBAR will leave kids in awe and transport adults back to the 80s/90s with arcade game tables and a walk-up window for sports fans on the run. JoJo’s will open on September 24th bringing over-the-top Biggie Shakes, classic diner fare, and elaborate cocktails to Columbia Street. 


JoJo’s is thrilled to make Detroit its first home outside of Illinois and plans to pay homage to Motown’s celebrated musicians, including Madonna, Eminem, and Diana Ross, as well as sports icons like Barry Sanders and the local favorite, Faygo pop. But this modern diner could never forget its roots, showcasing Chicago-style hotdogs, like the “Triple Dog Dare You” and the “Chicago Handshake,” an Old-Style beer paired with a shot of Malört.  

JoJo’s is the first of its kind in Detroit, offering guests an opportunity to relive their childhood through retro arcade games, nostalgic movies, and throwback menu items. Snap a picture of its instagrammable murals and old-fashioned milk bottles or slide into a same-sider booth and sing along to a favorite throwback jam for the perfect first date. 


Giant salads, gluten-free wraps, and various vegan options flank the menu, but JoJo’s is no place for a diet! Before indulging in decadent treats, guests are encouraged to try dipping the Loaded Grilled Cheese into JoJo’s signature tomato bisque or adding buffalo chicken to the Baked Mac N Cheese. One simply cannot leave JoJo’s without dessert, so indulge in one of its extravagant Biggie shakes, milk bars, or overflowing hot chocolates, guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. As the saying goes, “Life’s Short, Eat Dessert.” Take the tailgate to JoJo’s outdoor patio before or after the big game. Or find the perfect hangover cure with JoJo’s Boozy Brunch, served all weekend long. JoJo’s pairs with The District Detroit like Biggie Shakes with fries. 


JoJo’s ShakeBAR will be located at 88 W. Columbia St, and open Sunday – Thursday 11am – 11pm, and Friday and Saturday 11am – 12am. Reservations will be available on OpenTable, although walk-ins are welcome. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @jojosshakebar.

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