Cobb’s Corner Bar

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Cobb’s Corner Bar
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Background Information


Reopened 2018




4201 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201


(313) 502-5979


Tuesday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday:
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 9:00 pm


Cobb's Corner Bar reopened in late 2018 with the same name and location by Robert Cobb. Its menu includes traditional pub fare, such as wings, mozzarella sticks, and a variety of sliders. They are slowly bringing back Jazz with performances on Thursday Night's, some Weekend nights and selected Sunday afternoon's.

The bar at Cass and Willis Street originally opened on Feb. 13, 1970 by Robert Cobb and Greg Murphy, and soon became known as a jazz venue and art gallery where you could catch acts like Marcus Belgrave, Griot Galaxy, and occasional national acts. Cobb sold the bar business in 1978 to Henry and Howard Normile, but retained ownership of the building. Well-liked Henry Normile ran it as a jazz club before he was murdered in his apartment next to the bar in 1979, The bar itself was open until at least 1980 for a time under Howard and a business partner. After the original bar closed, it was later Cass Corridor Food Co-op until 2002, and then the Spiral Collective with several independent businesses including Source Booksellers.

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