20 dog-friendly patios in metro Detroit to bring your pup to this summer


The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better way to ring in the season of sun than with your four-legged best friend (just as long as that four-legged friend is a dog) on one or more of these dog-friendly restaurant and bar patios in the Detroit area? Our tails are wagging already! But don't forget to leash up and clean up, because nothing's worse than a bad dog... owner.

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20 dog-friendly patios in metro Detroit to bring your pup to this summer
The Congregation
9321 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit; 313-307-5518; thecongregationdetroit.com
A former Boston-Edison church was transformed into a new cafe and bar concept called the Congregation last year, and they allow dogs! Hallelujah! The space operates as a cafe in the mornings, serving Great Lakes coffee from the espresso bar and selling pastries sourced from Good Cakes and Bakes, Terri’s Cakes, and Eat Good Cookies, and in the evenings, it serves from a small menu with items such as flatbreads, soups, and salads. Along with food, it also serves cocktails, wine, and a selection of beer.
Photo via The Congregation/Facebook

The Congregation

9321 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit; 313-307-5518; thecongregationdetroit.com

A former Boston-Edison church was transformed into a new cafe and bar concept called the Congregation last year, and they allow dogs! Hallelujah! The space operates as a cafe in the mornings, serving Great Lakes coffee from the espresso bar and selling pastries sourced from Good Cakes and Bakes, Terri’s Cakes, and Eat Good Cookies, and in the evenings, it serves from a small menu with items such as flatbreads, soups, and salads. Along with food, it also serves cocktails, wine, and a selection of beer.

Photo via The Congregation/Facebook
Jolly Pumpkin 
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 313-262-6114; jollypumpkin.com
Pizza, beer, and doggos? That's the vibe at Jolly Pumpkin's Midtown location, where you can get some Barack Obama-approved slices and spend some quality time with your pup. 
Photo via Jolly Pumpkin Cafe Detroit/Facebook

Jolly Pumpkin

441 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 313-262-6114; jollypumpkin.com

Pizza, beer, and doggos? That's the vibe at Jolly Pumpkin's Midtown location, where you can get some Barack Obama-approved slices and spend some quality time with your pup.

Photo via Jolly Pumpkin Cafe Detroit/Facebook
Jolly Pumpkin 
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 313-262-6114; jollypumpkin.com
Pizza, beer, and doggos? That's the vibe at Jolly Pumpkin's Midtown location, where you can get some Barack Obama-approved slices and spend some quality time with your pup. 
Photo via Jolly Pumpkin Cafe Detroit/Facebook

Jolly Pumpkin

441 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 313-262-6114; jollypumpkin.com

Pizza, beer, and doggos? That's the vibe at Jolly Pumpkin's Midtown location, where you can get some Barack Obama-approved slices and spend some quality time with your pup.

Photo via Jolly Pumpkin Cafe Detroit/Facebook
MotorCity Wine
1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-483-7283; motorcitywine.com
Perhaps a favorite patio for those who patio, MotorCity Wine offers wine, small plates, jazz, techno, and a dog-friendly space, so you don't have to choose between rosé and Rosey, your beloved fur baby.  
Photo via MotorCity Wine/Facebook

MotorCity Wine

1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-483-7283; motorcitywine.com

Perhaps a favorite patio for those who patio, MotorCity Wine offers wine, small plates, jazz, techno, and a dog-friendly space, so you don't have to choose between rosé and Rosey, your beloved fur baby.

Photo via MotorCity Wine/Facebook
Como's
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-677-4439; comosrestaurant.com
Como’s has been a staple of Ferndale for decades. Like most classics, there comes a time to freshen shit up — from the aesthetic down to the menu. In 2018, it underwent a major makeover under new ownership, and now it's the beautiful little dog-friendly pizza party patio princess it was always meant to be.
Photo courtesy of Como's

Como's

22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-677-4439; comosrestaurant.com

Como’s has been a staple of Ferndale for decades. Like most classics, there comes a time to freshen shit up — from the aesthetic down to the menu. In 2018, it underwent a major makeover under new ownership, and now it's the beautiful little dog-friendly pizza party patio princess it was always meant to be.

Photo courtesy of Como's
Como's
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-677-4439; comosrestaurant.com
Como’s has been a staple of Ferndale for decades. Like most classics, there comes a time to freshen shit up — from the aesthetic down to the menu. In 2018, it underwent a major makeover under new ownership, and now it's the beautiful little dog-friendly pizza party patio princess it was always meant to be.
Photo via Como's Ferndale/Facebook

Como's

22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-677-4439; comosrestaurant.com

Como’s has been a staple of Ferndale for decades. Like most classics, there comes a time to freshen shit up — from the aesthetic down to the menu. In 2018, it underwent a major makeover under new ownership, and now it's the beautiful little dog-friendly pizza party patio princess it was always meant to be.

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oldmiami.business.site

There’s nothing quite like the patio of Detroit’s iconic Old Miami. The 40-plus-year-old veteran's bar along Cass Corridor might offer one of the biggest patio/backyard spaces of any of the entries on this list — and probably has the most affordable drinks, too. It has an outdoor bar, stage area, ample seating, and a big beautiful dog-friendly lawn to do whatever you damn well please. Well, almost anything: Don't forget to clean up after your pooch!

Photo via Old Miami/Facebook
Detroit Fleat
1400 Porter St., Detroit; 313-338-8008; detroitfleat.com
Ever wonder where all the good food trucks are? Well, thanks to Detroit Fleat (which is actually in Ferndale), all you have to do is show up hungry. Oh, and bring your dog, too, because they're also welcome to join in the fun. In addition to centralizing metro Detroit's most popular food trucks, Detroit Fleat offers a festive outdoor dining space where humans and canines can come together over gyros, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and crepes — just maybe not at once. 
Photo via Detroit Fleat/Facebook

Detroit Fleat

1400 Porter St., Detroit; 313-338-8008; detroitfleat.com

Ever wonder where all the good food trucks are? Well, thanks to Detroit Fleat (which is actually in Ferndale), all you have to do is show up hungry. Oh, and bring your dog, too, because they're also welcome to join in the fun. In addition to centralizing metro Detroit's most popular food trucks, Detroit Fleat offers a festive outdoor dining space where humans and canines can come together over gyros, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and crepes — just maybe not at once.

Photo via Detroit Fleat/Facebook
Mudgies  
1300 Porter St., Detroit; 313-961-2000; mudgiesdeli.com
This popular Corktown sandwich shop has an eclectic interior as well as a large and festive outdoor patio where pooches can get their pooch on. 
Photo via Mudgie’s Detroit/Facebook

Mudgies

1300 Porter St., Detroit; 313-961-2000; mudgiesdeli.com

This popular Corktown sandwich shop has an eclectic interior as well as a large and festive outdoor patio where pooches can get their pooch on.

Photo via Mudgie’s Detroit/Facebook