April 12, 2019

30 essential Detroit area patios you should be enjoying this weekend

Michigan's warm season is too short, but when the weather's nice there's nothing better than finding a bar or restaurant that has an outdoor patio for chilling with a beer or sangria. Here are some of the region's best spots for al fresco dining and drinking.

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Lumen Detroit
This new modern beer hall offers a patio with a view of downtown Detroit and Beacon Park.
1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit
313-626-5005
Photo courtesy of Beacon Park
Lumen Detroit
This new modern beer hall offers a patio with a view of downtown Detroit and Beacon Park.
1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit
313-626-5005
Photo courtesy of Beacon Park
Sindbad’s
Fresh seafood, homemade soup, chili, and sandwiches — Sindbad’s menu will make you feel like you’re on vacation when you never even left the state. The deck overlooks the Detroit riverfront, which is a view that really makes you feel like summer has arrived. 
100 Saint Clair St., Detroit 
313-822-8000
Photo courtesy of Sindbad's Facebook
Sindbad’s
Fresh seafood, homemade soup, chili, and sandwiches — Sindbad’s menu will make you feel like you’re on vacation when you never even left the state. The deck overlooks the Detroit riverfront, which is a view that really makes you feel like summer has arrived.
100 Saint Clair St., Detroit
313-822-8000

Photo courtesy of Sindbad's Facebook
Selden Standard
Selden Standard is a stylish spot with seasonal tastes in its small plates, and a fine selection of wines and global brews. The outdoor seating area is artsy and cool, perfect for a night out with friends.
3921 Second Ave., Detroit
313-438-5055
Photo courtesy of Selden Standard Facebook
Selden Standard
Selden Standard is a stylish spot with seasonal tastes in its small plates, and a fine selection of wines and global brews. The outdoor seating area is artsy and cool, perfect for a night out with friends.
3921 Second Ave., Detroit
313-438-5055

Photo courtesy of Selden Standard Facebook
Republica
Lover of food? This is where you should be. With Michigan craft beer and options for carnivores and vegetarians, there’s something for everyone. The small patio is open during the summer months and provides the perfect ambiance for anyone looking for a chill meal with some friends. 
1999 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley
248-268-3175
Photo courtesy of Republica Facebook
Republica
Lover of food? This is where you should be. With Michigan craft beer and options for carnivores and vegetarians, there’s something for everyone. The small patio is open during the summer months and provides the perfect ambiance for anyone looking for a chill meal with some friends.
1999 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley
248-268-3175

Photo courtesy of Republica Facebook
Portofino
If you’d rather eat on the water instead of next to it, Portofino has you covered with their U.S. Coast-Guard-approved vessels, the MV Portofino and the Friendship.
3455 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
734-281-6700
Photo courtesy of Portofino Facebook
Portofino
If you’d rather eat on the water instead of next to it, Portofino has you covered with their U.S. Coast-Guard-approved vessels, the MV Portofino and the Friendship.
3455 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
734-281-6700

Photo courtesy of Portofino Facebook
Palate
Lights strung above the comfortable rooftop patio make it perfect for summer nights, great for a group gathering, or romantic evening. The menu is seasonal and focused on local ingredients, and the drink list includes local and international selection. Try the beef stroganoff mac and cheese — you won’t regret it. 
449 N. Main St., Milford
248-977-0408
Photo courtesy of Palate Facebook
Palate
Lights strung above the comfortable rooftop patio make it perfect for summer nights, great for a group gathering, or romantic evening. The menu is seasonal and focused on local ingredients, and the drink list includes local and international selection. Try the beef stroganoff mac and cheese — you won’t regret it.
449 N. Main St., Milford
248-977-0408

Photo courtesy of Palate Facebook
Motor City Brewing Works
Motor City Brewing Works has been producing hand-crafted beer since 1994. Not only do they specialize in beer, they offer awesome brick oven pizzas as well. Step out of your comfort zone and try one of their more creative pizzas, like the roasted pear & fig or build-your-own pie. Grab a seat outside and enjoy a beer and slice of pizza.
470 W. Canfield St., Detroit
313-832-2700
Photo courtesy of Motor City Brewing Works Facebook
Motor City Brewing Works
Motor City Brewing Works has been producing hand-crafted beer since 1994. Not only do they specialize in beer, they offer awesome brick oven pizzas as well. Step out of your comfort zone and try one of their more creative pizzas, like the roasted pear & fig or build-your-own pie. Grab a seat outside and enjoy a beer and slice of pizza.
470 W. Canfield St., Detroit
313-832-2700

Photo courtesy of Motor City Brewing Works Facebook
La Dolce Vita
Looking for an outdoor Italian restaurant to impress a date? Or just looking to treat yourself? La Dolce Vita's beautiful courtyard patio is what you've been missing.
17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit
313-865-0331
Photo courtesy of La Dolce Vita Facebook
La Dolce Vita
Looking for an outdoor Italian restaurant to impress a date? Or just looking to treat yourself? La Dolce Vita's beautiful courtyard patio is what you've been missing.
17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit
313-865-0331

Photo courtesy of La Dolce Vita Facebook
El Barzón Restaurante
El Barzón's patio is beautifully decorated with flowers falling down the brick walls with lights hung above. 
3710 Junction St., Detroit 
313-894-2070
Photo courtesy of El Barzón Restaurante Facebook
El Barzón Restaurante
El Barzón's patio is beautifully decorated with flowers falling down the brick walls with lights hung above.
3710 Junction St., Detroit
313-894-2070

Photo courtesy of El Barzón Restaurante Facebook
Compari’s on the Park
The welcoming sidewalk patio should catch your eye as you walk by, not only because of the “Food, Fun and Friends” motto painted on the front of the building, but because of the food and great atmosphere. The menu will have you coming back to try more. 
350 S Main St., Plymouth
734-416-0100
Photo courtesy of Compari’s on the Park Facebook
Compari’s on the Park
The welcoming sidewalk patio should catch your eye as you walk by, not only because of the “Food, Fun and Friends” motto painted on the front of the building, but because of the food and great atmosphere. The menu will have you coming back to try more.
350 S Main St., Plymouth
734-416-0100

Photo courtesy of Compari’s on the Park Facebook