“History was made here…”

An icon in Detroit’s social scene since 1958, hosting some of Detroit’s most memorable parties!

roostertail history

Since its’ inception in 1958 the Roostertail has become an icon in Detroit’s social scene and has captured the interest of the “who’s who” all around the city and has become “the” place to see and be seen.

The Roostertail is Detroit’s premier waterfront entertainment facility which was established when Joe Schoenith decided that Detroit needed a restaurant along the river to entertain friends and host some of the most magnificent parties in the city; and so in 1958 the Roostertail was born. The Roostertail is located just 1.5 miles West of Grosse Pointe on the crest of Lake St. Clair along the banks of the Detroit River. The unique atmosphere of the Roostertail is devoted to functions ranging from weddings, proms, seminars, and charity functions.

The name “Roostertail” refers to the spray created by a fast-moving boat. Since its’ inception in 1958 the Roostertail has become an icon in Detroit’s social scene and has

captured the interest of the “who’s who” all around the city and has become “the” place to see and be seen.

Aside from hosting some of Detroit’s most memorable parties, the Roostertail has also had its share of fame hosting a number of celebrity performers from the likes of Tony Bennett and Eric Clapton to the Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin.

These days the Roostertail is devoted to catering private events, one third of all high school proms in the Metro Detroit Area are held at the Roostertail as well handling over 70 weddings a year. Whatever the occasion, it’s sure to be a hit.

Roostertail has had its share of fame hosting a number of celebrity performers from the likes of Tony Bennett and Eric Clapton to the Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin.

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