The arrival of 54 West, a contemporary cocktail bar at 54 West 14 Mile Road, is taking the Clawson food and drink scene to the next level. Attached to Mojave Cantina and under the same ownership, 54 West boasts an upscale, contemporary vibe that is bound to be a hit.
We were delighted to learn of 54 West after they followed us on Instagram. Always on the hunt for great cocktail bars, we made the trek to this new venue a day later.
54 West’s cocktail menu features seven signature cocktails and five classic cocktails; our favorite was the refreshing Gin And Jam. All juices are freshly-squeezed and mixes are made in-house, showing a commitment to freshness in lieu of frozen product. They plan to add a selection of Michigan craft beer and wine to round out their offering.
To help balance out the booze, a modest selection of shareable plates are available. We enjoyed their shrimp, chicken, and beef kabobs, but the star was the Crazy Feta dip. This zany dip is served with naan bread and features a kick of heat that is perfectly countered by the richness of the feta. It’s a truly amazing bite.
Retractable doors surround the perimeter of 54 West, providing a bright and airy indoor/outdoor experience. Fire pits light up the evening and will provide warmth as Fall approaches, allowing patrons to sip cocktails well into the night.
It goes without saying, but 54 West is a welcome addition to our rotation of bars in the area. We look forward to many more cocktails and bites of Crazy Feta dip to come!