10 garage bars you should be drinking at this weekend

There are plenty of spaces around Detroit to get that fresh summer air, without being in that fresh summer air. Each space features large garage doors and windows that open up in the warmer months.

There are plenty of spaces around Detroit to get that fresh summer air, without being in the fresh summer air. Each space features huge garage doors and windows that open up in the warmer months. These restaurants and bars in and around Detroit feature menus’ ranging from classic American fare to sophisticated new age dining.

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Tony V’s Tavern
5756 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 - (313) 833-5595
Tony V’s Tavern a small bar just between Wayne State University's campus and the New Center areas offers up classic bar fare in a comfortable environment. The tavern opens up the garage door, likely closed in the freezing winter months and the space during the summer. Being just block from the Carhartt store, it's the perfect place to have a drink and eat some pizza.
tonyvstavern.com
Photo via John L.
Tony V’s Tavern
5756 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 - (313) 833-5595

Tony V’s Tavern a small bar just between Wayne State University's campus and the New Center areas offers up classic bar fare in a comfortable environment. The tavern opens up the garage door, likely closed in the freezing winter months and the space during the summer. Being just block from the Carhartt store, it's the perfect place to have a drink and eat some pizza.
tonyvstavern.com
Photo via John L.
What to order - Artichoke Pesto Pizza
This take on the classic Artichoke Pizza of New York adds a little pesto for a version of the pizza that’s sure to win your heart.
Photo via Carolyn E.
What to order - Artichoke Pesto Pizza
This take on the classic Artichoke Pizza of New York adds a little pesto for a version of the pizza that’s sure to win your heart.
Photo via Carolyn E.
Parc
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 - (313) 922-727
A lunch favorite for downtown business types, this restaurant is a sure stunner in the middle of downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius, situated right next to the skating rink. The real star is the huge ceiling to floor windows surrounding the entire dining space, they are removed on cool summery days. The elegant new American fare is decadent and so is the wine list. This urbane restaurant is perfect for an intimate night out. 
http://www.parc-restaurant.com/
Photo via Christoph H.

Parc

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 -
(313) 922-727

A lunch favorite for downtown business types, this restaurant is a sure stunner in the middle of downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius, situated right next to the skating rink. The real star is the huge ceiling to floor windows surrounding the entire dining space, they are removed on cool summery days. The elegant new American fare is decadent and so is the wine list. This urbane restaurant is perfect for an intimate night out.

http://www.parc-restaurant.com/
Photo via Christoph H.
What to order - Dessert
The Hazelnut Brownie is pumped with presentation and served with espresso and vanilla bean ice cream.
Photo via Alissa J.
What to order - Dessert
The Hazelnut Brownie is pumped with presentation and served with espresso and vanilla bean ice cream.
Photo via Alissa J.

The Skip
The Belt, Detroit, MI 48226 
This evening bar is just that, this rather large hole in the wall is located in The Belt, their large garage doors open up to alleyway riddled with people. This skip is filled with colorful art and the laid back space is nothing more than a bar and some space for people to drink and talk their way through The Belt. Check out some stunning murals in the ZLot next door and then grab a drink. 
Photo via Rachel D.
http://www.theskipdetroit.com/
The Skip
The Belt, Detroit, MI 48226

This evening bar is just that, this rather large hole in the wall is located in The Belt, their large garage doors open up to alleyway riddled with people. This skip is filled with colorful art and the laid back space is nothing more than a bar and some space for people to drink and talk their way through The Belt. Check out some stunning murals in the ZLot next door and then grab a drink.

Photo via Rachel D.

http://www.theskipdetroit.com/
What to order - Irish Coffee
This classic drink is sure to wake you up and cool you down on a hot summer night. At 8 dollars the drink includes Old Forester Whiskey, intelligentsia cold brew concentrate, cream and sugar.
Photo via Food L.
What to order - Irish Coffee
This classic drink is sure to wake you up and cool you down on a hot summer night. At 8 dollars the drink includes Old Forester Whiskey, intelligentsia cold brew concentrate, cream and sugar.
Photo via Food L.
Public House 
241 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 850-7420
Public House, a local bar in Ferndale, its impossibly chic with some rustic touches. Patrons favor brunch when the windows are open to push some fresh air into the space. Public house offers burgers, brisket, cocktails and comfort food until 2:00 am. 
https://www.facebook.com/publichouseferndale/
Photo via Dereck John. 
Public House 
241 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 850-7420

Public House, a local bar in Ferndale, its impossibly chic with some rustic touches. Patrons favor brunch when the windows are open to push some fresh air into the space. Public house offers burgers, brisket, cocktails and comfort food until 2:00 am.

https://www.facebook.com/publichouseferndale/
Photo via Dereck John. 
What to order - Avocado Toast
Instead of buying a home opt for the classic hipster dish. Ask for the Avocado toast on Avalon sourdough with smashed avocado, mango, chilies, Marcona, almonds and microgreens.
Photo via Aparna B
What to order - Avocado Toast
Instead of buying a home opt for the classic hipster dish. Ask for the Avocado toast on Avalon sourdough with smashed avocado, mango, chilies, Marcona, almonds and microgreens.

Photo via Aparna B
Vinsetta Garage 
27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072  - (248) 548-7711
This diner in what was once actually a garage offers up twisted dishes from the brain of Chef Aaron Cozadd. The long standing joint, is filled with classic car memorabilia and often classic cars, this restaurant serves classic charred burgers alongside delicious custom dishes.
http://vinsettagarage.com/
Photo via Andrea F.
Vinsetta Garage
27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072  - (248) 548-7711

This diner in what was once actually a garage offers up twisted dishes from the brain of Chef Aaron Cozadd. The long standing joint, is filled with classic car memorabilia and often classic cars, this restaurant serves classic charred burgers alongside delicious custom dishes.

http://vinsettagarage.com/
Photo via Andrea F.
What to Order - Tikka Fries 
This radical spin on Coney fries includes hand cut fries topped with chicken tikka masala, house made paneer and chopped scallions. A fan favorite!
Photo via Mi L.
What to Order - Tikka Fries
This radical spin on Coney fries includes hand cut fries topped with chicken tikka masala, house made paneer and chopped scallions. A fan favorite!

Photo via Mi L.