Welcome To Downtown Northville's Social District

Created as a way to keep Downtown Northville vibrant during the pandemic, The Twist has become a favorite for businesses and visitors alike. Enjoy Michigan's weather in all seasons in specially designated areas currently closed to vehicular traffic. The Twist encompasses Town Square as well as Main St. between Wing and Center, and Center St. between Dunlap and Cady.

How to enjoy The Twist:

Enter any participating Social District establishment. (Social District hours are Monday  - Sunday from 12:00pm - 10:00pm.)

Order your favorite adult beverage in a designated Twist cup.

Exit the establishment onto the permitted Social District sidewalks, streets and commons areas in Downtown Northville.

Enjoy your beverage while strolling the designated Social District boundaries. Signs indicate boundaries.

Dispose your Twist cup when empty. Each up is one time use!

Repeat! Participating Restaurants include: 160 Main, Browndog Barlor, Center Street Grill, Exchange Bar & Grill, Genitti's Hole-in-the-Wall, Great White Buffalo Brewing Company, Lava Grill, LeGeorge, Los Tres Amigos, Lucy & The Wolf, Marquis Theatre, Northville Sports Den, Simply Wine, Table 5, The Garage Grill & Fuel Bar, and Toria

Food Stands and Dining Pods

Located on Main Street in Town Square and on Center Street, Food Stands are open on the weekends Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm & Sunday 12-4 and seasonally feature merchants or food vendors serving quick bites. Alcohol is NOT available for purchase in the food stands.

Dining pods are located on the east end of Main Street and Center Street for anyone who wants to eat their quick bites or carryout from one of the restaurants. Dining pods are first-come first-served and there is a one hour time limit.

Downtown Northville Shops & Restaurants Are Open

Restaurants are open for indoor dining, carryout and delivery. Guests may purchase cocktails-to-go at these participating restaurants: 160 Main, Browndog Barlor, Center Street Grille, Exchange Bar & Grill, Genitti's Hole in the Wall, Lava Grill, Le George, Los Tres Amigos Northville, Lucy and the Wolf, Northville Sports Den, Simply Wine, Table 5 and Toria.

Time to Relax

Downtown Northville is the answer to the question: "What do you want to do tonight?" Come down and explore! Our local hotspots have great things to do every day!

Some  perennial favorites include the Summer Concert Series, The Skeletons are Alive (October), Halloween activities (October), holiday events (November-December) and Chili'in the Ville (February).

For a complete list of festivals, events and other entertainment please see the Downtown Northville Calendar.

Contact Us

Northville Downtown Development Authority
215 W. Main
Northville, MI 48167
Ph: (248) 349-0345
Fax: (248) 305-9049


The DDA office is located on the lower level of City Hall and is open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. E-mails may be sent directly to Lori Ward, DDA Director at lward@ci.northville.mi.us or click on the link below to send an e-mail to the DDA office.