Best Of 2015

Best Patio for Drinking in Oakland County | Best Bar Snacks: Public House

241 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-850-7420; facebook.com/publichouseferndale

While many Ferndale spots have Woodward-side patios, Public House's is out back, offering a serene, covered environment to enjoy drinks year-round. On the snack front, Public House takes bar food to the next level, adding a gourmet flair to old favorites like sliders, deviled eggs, and hush puppies.