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
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.
2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit
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.
2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit
Enjoy finger-licking, award-winning BBQ paired with cold craft beers on Slow’s BBQ’s relaxing patio.
1949 Michigan Ave, Detroit
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.
1400 Porter St, Detroit
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!
1413 Brooklyn St, Detroit
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.
1215 Griswold St, Detroit
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.
33 John R St Penthouse, Detroit
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
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.
47 Watson St, Detroit
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.
420 Peterboro St, Detroit
Catch up with friends over a booze bucket on The Peterboro’s intimate back patio.
474 Peterboro St, Detroit
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.
470 W Canfield St, Detroit
Brick-oven pizza and seasonal craft beer (Ghettoblaster, anyone?) await on the rooftop deck or outdoor beer garden at Detroit’s oldest operating brewery.
3710 Junction Ave, Detroit
If you’re looking to enjoy a cool, shaded patio — and delicious Italian and Mexican dishes — hit up El Barzon in Southwest Detroit.
3921 2nd Ave, Detroit
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.
17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit
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.
1331 Trumbull Suite 100, Detroit
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
Enjoy views of bustling Campus Martius while indulging in brunch or a glass of wine on the patio at Parc.
660 Woodward Ave #4A, Detroit
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.
400 Renaissance Center #1404, Detroit
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.
35 E Grand River Ave, Detroit
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.
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit
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.
1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Cool off with a refreshing mimosa and try modern takes on traditional brunch dishes (red velvet pancakes, anyone?) on Hudson Cafe’s outdoor patio.
4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit
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.