Dita Von Teese stopped by Detroit's Willis Show Bar


Burlesque star Dita Von Teese explored Detroit after her Thursday performance at the Fillmore, stopping by the recently reopened Willis Show Bar for a low-key, late-night unofficial afterparty.

The Michigan native and current Los Angeles resident showed up at the bar with an entourage of her fellow "Copper Coupe Burlesque Revue" co-stars. And while the bar does feature burlesque — as well as live jazz, blues, and DJs — Von Teese and company weren't there to perform, but rather wind down with some post-show cocktails.

After decades of abandonment, the storied Cass Corridor bar officially reopened in April. The project is a partnership between L.A.-based investors and the Detroit Optimist Society, the group behind bars like Sugar House, Wright & Company, the Peterboro, and more. It offers a menu of mostly cocktails, along with an extensive offering of whiskeys, as well as wine and beer. Like Sugar House, the bar is seated-only — reservations on its website are strongly encouraged.

Here's a photo of Willis Show Bar's Sean Patrick with Von Teese and burlesque performer Gia Genevieve.

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