Food + Drink Restaurants + Chefs

24 Patios in Detroit to Hit Up this Summer

July 10, 2020

Eat, drink and be merry this summer on the best outdoor patios in Detroit

By Ashlyn Delaney

Featured photo via Eatori Market Facebook


1903 Grand River Ave, Detroit

Outdoor Patio RestaurantsVia @lumen_detroit

This Beacon Park restaurant has multiple outdoor seating options. Enjoy a drink and city views from the rooftop deck or grab a bite to eat from the contemporary American menu on the lower-level patio, which is surrounded by the park.

Mercury Burger Bar

2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Restaurants Outdoor Patio SeatingVia Mercury Burger Bar Facebook

Known for mouth-watering burgers and a colorful patio decorated with local art, Mercury Burger Bar is the perfect downtown spot to grab a laid-back meal.

Slows BBQ

2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Outdoor Patio RestaurantsVia @slowsbarbq

Enjoy finger-licking, award-winning BBQ paired with cold craft beers on Slow’s BBQ’s relaxing patio.

Motor City Wine

1949 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Restaurant Outdoor PatioVia MotorCity Wine Facebook

Have you ever tried a wine slushy? Sip one on the patio at Motor City Wine while also enjoying outdoor games and live weekly music.

Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter St, Detroit

Via Batch Brewing Company Facebook

Soak up the sunshine while drinking a cold one at Batch Brewing Company. Complete with umbrellas for shade, the patio is the perfect place to indulge in small-batch artisan beers and tasty eats. Don’t sleep on the soft-baked pretzel!

Mudgie’s Deli

1413 Brooklyn St, Detroit

Via Mudgies Deli and Wine Bar Facebook

Escape to Mudgie’s al fresco, tiki bar-themed patio, where you can enjoy all your favorite sandwiches, soups and salads along with festive cocktails, delicious beers and frosé.

Eatori Market

1215 Griswold St, Detroit

Via Eatori Market Facebook

The newly expanded patio at Eatori Market in Captiol Park is a must-visit this summer. Surrounded by gorgeous greenery, it’s a scenic spot to sip a cocktail.

The Monarch Club

33 John R St Penthouse, Detroit

Via The Monarch Club Facebook

Located on the top of the Metropolitan building, the Monarch Club offers innovative cocktails and small plates, plus killer views. With an upscale, sophisticated vibe, the outdoor patio makes for the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the city.


500 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Via @eattownhouse

Eat, drink and socialize year-round at Townhouse Detroit’s glassed-in patio. On warmer days, take your brunch, lunch or dinner outdoors for some sunshine and fresh air.

Grey Ghost

47 Watson St, Detroit

Via Grey Ghost Detroit Facebook

Modern Midtown restaurant Grey Ghost features retractable windows that open up to a quaint outdoor patio that’s perfect for indulging in happy hour with friends. Enjoy their full seasonal menu including one of the best burgers in the city.

The Peterboro

420 Peterboro St, Detroit

Via @thepeterboro

Catch up with friends over a booze bucket on The Peterboro’s intimate back patio.

Detroit Shipping Company

474 Peterboro St, Detroit

Outdoor Patio Restaurants Via @detroit_shipping

This urban-chic spot features a unique open concept layout that houses five restaurants, a coffee and ice cream shop, two bars, a private lounge, upper-deck seating, courtyard seating and an outdoor lounge. This summer, visit their Summer Oasis patio complete with sand, outdoor games and live music.

Motor City Brewing Works

470 W Canfield St, Detroit

Via Motor City Brewing Works Facebook

Brick-oven pizza and seasonal craft beer (Ghettoblaster, anyone?) await on the rooftop deck or outdoor beer garden at Detroit’s oldest operating brewery.

El Barzon

3710 Junction Ave, Detroit

Via El Barzón Restaurante Facebook

If you’re looking to enjoy a cool, shaded patio — and delicious Italian and Mexican dishes — hit up El Barzon in Southwest Detroit.

Selden Standard

3921 2nd Ave, Detroit

Marvin Shaouni

Take a seat under twinkling bistro lights and the shaded pergola on Selden Standard’s charming patio and dig into a seasonal new American menu full of fresh, delicious options.

La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Restaurants Patio Via La Dolce Vita Facebook

Escape to La Dolce Vita, “Detroit’s best kept secret,” where you can enjoy bottomless mimosas on Sunday for brunch and an authentic Italian meal on the quaint, secluded patio.

Red Dunn Kitchen

1331 Trumbull Suite 100, Detroit

Outdoor Patio RestaurantsVia @reddunnkitchen

Adjacent to the Trumbull and Porter Hotel, award-winning Red Dunn Kitchen, features a vast outdoor courtyard and patio for dining, drinking and socializing. The airy all-day spot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


800 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Via Parc Facebook

Enjoy views of bustling Campus Martius while indulging in brunch or a glass of wine on the patio at Parc.

Central Kitchen

660 Woodward Ave #4A, Detroit

Via Central Kitchen + Bar Facebook

Central Kitchen + Bar features a spacious outdoor patio with cushioned seating.  Hit up this American comfort food hot spot for happy hour, brunch and everything in between.

Joe Muer Seafood – Detroit

400 Renaissance Center #1404, Detroit

Via Joe Muer Seafood (Detroit) Facebook

Crab legs with a view? Say no more! Located inside the Renaissance center, Joe Muer Seafoood features a gorgeous patio situated along the Detroit Riverfront.

Queens Bar

35 E Grand River Ave, Detroit

Restaurants Outdoor PatioVia @queensbardetroit

Dig into dive-bar classics like a fried bologna sandwich or a coney dog, along with spirits, beers and wines. After sundown, enjoy a more energetic, nightlife scene complete with a DJ.

 The Fountain  Detroit

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Outdoor Restaurant PatiosVia @thefoutaindetroit

This seasonal outdoor bar pops up every summer and in the heart of Campus Martius’ makeshift beach. Try speciality drinks and shareable dishes while enjoying live music.

The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Via Hudson Cafe Facebook

Cool off with a refreshing mimosa and try modern takes on traditional brunch dishes (red velvet pancakes, anyone?) on Hudson Cafe’s outdoor patio.

HopCat Detroit 

4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit

HopCat Detroit patioVia HopCat Detroit Facebook

Head up to level two, where you can enjoy over 130 draft beer selections (plus bottles!) and the best fries in town on a patio overlooking Midtown.

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  • Gregory
    July 12, 2020 at 6:03 PM

    Great Job Ashlynn of showing the pleasurable places for dining in Detroit. Wow, Now I am fully aware.

  • Sydney Fairman
    July 16, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    What a great and comprehensive list! Def will be visiting a few this summer. I especially am interested in Parc and Red Dunn Kitchen! ✨

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