Fat Tuesday is a big holiday in Detroit.

Every year we get to gorge ourselves on jelly or custard filled paczki’s (pronounced ‘poonch-keys’) on Fat Tuesday.

Our favorite place for paczki’s is New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck.

They have 35 different flavors of paczki, including a new Beer & Pretzels paczki for 2020.

There are numerous bakeries offering paczki’s and festivities going on in Hamtramck and Detroit on Fat Tuesday. Yes, you will have to wait in line wherever you go but trust us, it’ll be worth it, Kemosabe.

Some other events:

Polish Muslims will be playing @ Planet Ant (2320 Caniff) from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm.

The adjacent Ghost Light Bar (2314 Caniff) opens at 10:00 a.m.

Small’s Bar (10339 Conant St) is known for their ‘Packzi Bombs‘. They open at 10:00 a.m. and they’ll have FREE live music from 4:00 p.m. – Midnight.

The New Dodge Lounge (8850 Joseph Campau Ave) starts the party early at 7:00 a.m.!

New Dodge Lounge Hamtramck
Small’s Bar (Hamtramck)

And you know what, kreytn, you know what you should really do if you’re down there all day? Have a delicious lunch or dinner at Polish Village Cafe (2990 Yemans St, Hamtracmk). PVC is open 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Polish Village Cafe is CASH-ONLY.

Try the delicious home-made creamy dill pickle soup, kilebasa, pierogis, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage and dark Polish beer.

Polish Village Cafe
Polish Village Cafe

You will also definitely want to check out the Polish Sea League bar and also Krakus Polish Restaurant!

God bless all you Pollacks out there!

What:         Fat Tuesday Paczki Day!

When:        Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where:       New Palace Bakery (9833 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck)  

Time:         3:00 a.m. – until they sell out!

Cost:          single paczki ($1.75) or dozen paczki’s ($15.75)


List of Paczki Spots in Detroit & Hamtramck! 



If you find yourself in Downtown Detroit, head to American Coney Island (114 W. Lafayette St) for the infamous $5.00 Paczki Coney!

They open at 8:00 a.m. Just do it!

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