Detroit area restaurants and bars with patios and rooftops you should be getting day drunk at right now

Summer ain't summer if you're not basking in the sun on a restaurant patio or cheating death with one-too-many on a rooftop bar. While we know you're excited to get back out there (no, but really, we've forgotten how to socialize, dress, or put food into our faces without wiping our hands on our pants) these metro Detroit spots are just as eager to have you get day — or night — drunk on their patio. Just be sure to wear a mask when asked and tip like your life depends on it.

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Garden Bowl Lounge/Sgt. Pepperoni’s/Alley Deck
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700;  majesticdetroit.com
While the Majestic Complex remains somewhat closed thanks to you-know-who, the multi-plex is reopening bit by bit, including the Garden Bowl Lounge (though, no bowling yet), Sgt. Pepperoni’s pizza, and the alley deck, which means alley deck taco Tuesday is back, too. See? Shit’s not so bad after all. (Wait, yes it is, but tacos numb the pain.)  
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Garden Bowl Lounge/Sgt. Pepperoni’s/Alley Deck


4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com
While the Majestic Complex remains somewhat closed thanks to you-know-who, the multi-plex is reopening bit by bit, including the Garden Bowl Lounge (though, no bowling yet), Sgt. Pepperoni’s pizza, and the alley deck, which means alley deck taco Tuesday is back, too. See? Shit’s not so bad after all. (Wait, yes it is, but tacos numb the pain.)

Photo via Majestic/Facebook
 Old Miami  
3930 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-831-3830; oldmiami.com
There’s nothing quite like the patio of Detroit’s iconic Old Miami. The 40-year-old veterans 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 lawn to do whatever you damn well please. Well, almost anything.

Old Miami


3930 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-831-3830; oldmiami.com
There’s nothing quite like the patio of Detroit’s iconic Old Miami. The 40-year-old veterans 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 lawn to do whatever you damn well please. Well, almost anything.

Portofino
3455 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-281-6700; portofinoontheriver.com
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. But for those who are easily seasick, stick to the patio, where things aren’t so… sea sicky. 
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Portofino


3455 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-281-6700; portofinoontheriver.com
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. But for those who are easily seasick, stick to the patio, where things aren’t so… sea sicky.

Photo via Portofino on the River Restaurant, Banquet, & Cruise Center/Facebook
Bill's Beer Garden
218 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor; 734-369-8001; thewaterfrontwyandotte.com.com
We had no idea you could grow beer but we are starting our beer garden as soon as we finish this six-pack. Bill’s Beer Garden prides itself on being the community’s backyard and for good reason. Just look at all the little beer plants. Just kidding, we’re idiots. Bill is not an idiot. Listen to Bill. 
Photo via Bill’s Beer Garden/Facebook

Bill's Beer Garden


218 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor; 734-369-8001; thewaterfrontwyandotte.com.com
We had no idea you could grow beer but we are starting our beer garden as soon as we finish this six-pack. Bill’s Beer Garden prides itself on being the community’s backyard and for good reason. Just look at all the little beer plants. Just kidding, we’re idiots. Bill is not an idiot. Listen to Bill.

Photo via Bill’s Beer Garden/Facebook
Waterfront Wyandotte
507 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-286-9046;thewaterfrontwyandotte.com.com
A martini on the water? Isn’t it supposed to be on the rocks? Admittedly, we’ve never actually had a martini because we’re not Carrie friggin’ Bradshaw, but The Waterfront Wyandotte has a massive martini menu to pair with its extensive food menu, all of which can be consumed while sitting on the water. Oh, and they have live music on Saturdays, as if the deal could get any sweeter. 
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Waterfront Wyandotte


507 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-286-9046;thewaterfrontwyandotte.com.com
A martini on the water? Isn’t it supposed to be on the rocks? Admittedly, we’ve never actually had a martini because we’re not Carrie friggin’ Bradshaw, but The Waterfront Wyandotte has a massive martini menu to pair with its extensive food menu, all of which can be consumed while sitting on the water. Oh, and they have live music on Saturdays, as if the deal could get any sweeter.

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Public House 
241 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-850-7420; publichouseferndale.com
Keep it shady, baby. Sorry, was that weird? Well, it’s not weird when you’re eating a fried fish sandwich with a boozy milkshake (OK — now that’s a weird combo) on Public House’s patio, which is shaded for your pleasure.
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Public House


241 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-850-7420; publichouseferndale.com
Keep it shady, baby. Sorry, was that weird? Well, it’s not weird when you’re eating a fried fish sandwich with a boozy milkshake (OK — now that’s a weird combo) on Public House’s patio, which is shaded for your pleasure.

Photo via Public House/Facebook
Honest Johns
488 Selden St., Detroit; 313-832-5646; honestjohnsdetroit.com
Give us chicken and waffles with a Bloody Mary, ASAP! We’re dyin’ here! One of Detroit’s favorite hangover spots, and, well, a place most likely to give you a hangover, has returned. And so has Honest Johns’ modest patio, destined for your future sloppy brunching.
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Honest Johns

488 Selden St., Detroit; 313-832-5646; honestjohnsdetroit.com
Give us chicken and waffles with a Bloody Mary, ASAP! We’re dyin’ here! One of Detroit’s favorite hangover spots, and, well, a place most likely to give you a hangover, has returned. And so has Honest Johns’ modest patio, destined for your future sloppy brunching.

Photo via Honest Johns/Facebook
McShane's Irish Pub
1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-1960;mcshanespub.com
Irish we could drink whiskey and eat shepherd's pie while also getting our daily required amount of vitamin D. If only there were a Corktown-located Irish pub that could accommodate these needs. Even we’re annoying ourselves at this point, but McShane’s Irish Pub is the hot spot for watching a Tiger’s game (when, you know, there were sports) or watching your blood alcohol levels soar to new heights.
Photo via Bobcat Bonnie’s Ferndale/Facebook

McShane's Irish Pub


1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-1960;mcshanespub.com
Irish we could drink whiskey and eat shepherd's pie while also getting our daily required amount of vitamin D. If only there were a Corktown-located Irish pub that could accommodate these needs. Even we’re annoying ourselves at this point, but McShane’s Irish Pub is the hot spot for watching a Tiger’s game (when, you know, there were sports) or watching your blood alcohol levels soar to new heights.

Photo via Bobcat Bonnie’s Ferndale/Facebook
Bobcat Bonnie's Ferndale 
240 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-677-0158; bobcatbonnies.com
Fabulous Ferndale got a whole lot more fabulous when Bobcat Bonnie’s moved in the neighborhood with its cool and casual food and a patio that just screams “feed us tater tots now!” Stop yelling, geez. Take the tots and shut up.  
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Bobcat Bonnie's Ferndale


240 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-677-0158; bobcatbonnies.com
Fabulous Ferndale got a whole lot more fabulous when Bobcat Bonnie’s moved in the neighborhood with its cool and casual food and a patio that just screams “feed us tater tots now!” Stop yelling, geez. Take the tots and shut up.

Photo via Bobcat Bonnie’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! In 2018, it underwent a major makeover, overhaul, and now it's the beautiful little pizza party patio princess it was always meant to be.
Photo is 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! In 2018, it underwent a major makeover, overhaul, and now it's the beautiful little pizza party patio princess it was always meant to be.

Photo is courtesy of Como’s