Grey Ghost Detroit is a neighborhood eatery.

Grey Ghost Detroit is a cocktail bar.

Grey Ghost Detroit is Midwestern hospitality.


Nestled between the historic Brush Park and Midtown neighborhoods, Grey Ghost Detroit was born from dedicated craftsmen, committed to the art of butchery, refinement of crafting cocktails and unparalleled hospitality.

The name is a nod to the alias of the most notorious rum running pirate on the Detroit River during the prohibition era. Although never identified, the legend of the Grey Ghost lives on at 47 East Watson.

We can’t wait to meat you.



John Vermiglio

Position: Chef
Age: 31
Hometown: Clinton Twp., MI
Past Teams: A10, Billy Sunday, Yusho, Chicago, IL
Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago, IL
Table Fifty-Two, Chicago, IL
Charlie Trotters, Chicago, IL
Career Stat: 10-12 hr. avg. time spent talking on phone daily

Joe Giacomino

Position: Chef
Age: 29
Hometown: Poynette, WI
Past Teams: A10 Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
Jam, Chicago, IL
Table Fifty-Two, Chicago, IL
Career Stat: .948 career avg. paper towel shot into waste receptacle

David Vermiglio

Position: Bean Counter
Age: 1 minute older than John
Hometown: Same house as John
Past Teams: Plante & Moran, Chicago, IL
Dave & Busters (ascended the ladder in every position in 3 months)
Jets Pizza, Clinton Twp., MI
Career Stat: Palate on point for 10+ consecutive years, ten-key pro

Will Lee

Position:  Beverage Director
Age: 23 (+/- 10)
Hometown: Rochester, MI
Past Teams: Standby, Detroit, MI
Selden Standard, Detroit, MI
Wright & Co. Detroit, MI
Career Stat: 40mph avg. speed for a triple cocktail shake

Rudy Leon

Position: Bar Manager
Age: 28
Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Past Teams: Selden Standard, Detroit, MI
McClary Bros., Detroit, MI
The Stand, Birmingham, MI
Career Stat: Goes thru 8 and a half quarts of beard balm a month

Randy Densmore

Position:  General Manager
Age: 28
Hometown: Wallingford, CT
Past Teams: A10 Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
Quince at the Homestead, Evanston, IL
Patty Burger (now out of business, not my fault) Chicago, IL
Career Stat: Fastest dream catcher weaver this side of the Mississippi; squad leader