Quentin Tarantino Pops Up at D'Mongos in Downtown Detroit

May 17, 2014, 3:18 PM by  Allan Lengel

A familiar face showed up Friday night at Cafe D'Mongos Speakeasy on Griswold in downtown Detroit.

Quentin Tarantino, who has directed such classic movies as "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction" and "Jackie Brown," showed at the bar last night. He's not the first notable to hang at the hip spot owned by Larry Mongo.

Ryan Gosling showed up on occasion while filming in Detroit.

Mongo tells Deadline Detroit that Tarantino, 51, and his girlfriend  -- he can't remember her name -- showed up around 10 p.m.  He said they were in town because the girlfriend is filming a movie.

He said people were friendly and started coming up to Tarantino, and after about a half hour, Tarantino asked if they could party upstairs. So they went upstairs. 

Mongo said the bartender gave Tarantino a house special called a "1439," which is comprised of Captain Morgan rum and Faygo Rock & Rye. Mongo said he really liked it, and was particularly smitten with the Rock & Rye.

In fact, he liked it so much, Mongo said he gave him a bottle to take back to the hotel.

At 1:30 a.m., Tarantino and his girlfriend left.

On Saturday, Mongo posted this on this Facebook:

"Thank you, Quentin Tarantino for coming by Café D'Mongos and hanging out with us."

Some folks were apparently disappointed that they weren't there Friday.

"Unreal!!!!!!! I would have given my left arm to shake his hand. An honor," Jennifer Howe wrote on Facebook.

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