Metro Detroit's 25 best spots for day drinking

Who doesn't love a little day drinking? When you want to get the party started early, try one of these metro Detroit bars.

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Old Miami
3930 Cass, Detroit; 313-831-3830
Feeling nostalgic for the days of drinking beer in your buddy’s basement or raising a glass around the fire at a backyard blowout? Head to the Old Miami, where the outdoor space feels like the backyard of a really rockin’ neighbor. Just don’t go looking for creative cuisine or craft brews. The Old Miami is strictly old-school, right down to the cans of beer. (Photo via IG user @mrpartypat)
Old Miami
3930 Cass, Detroit; 313-831-3830
Feeling nostalgic for the days of drinking beer in your buddy’s basement or raising a glass around the fire at a backyard blowout? Head to the Old Miami, where the outdoor space feels like the backyard of a really rockin’ neighbor. Just don’t go looking for creative cuisine or craft brews. The Old Miami is strictly old-school, right down to the cans of beer. (Photo via IG user @mrpartypat)
Atwater in the Park
1175 Lakepointe Street, Grosse Pointe Park; 313-877-9205
Housed in the former Grace United Church, Atwater in the Park has an indoors that's almost as awesome as its outdoor patio. With tons of umbrellas to shield you from the blazing sun (and keep your beer cool, of course), you'll be saying Cheers to the good life for sure. (Photo courtesy Atwater in the Park)
Atwater in the Park
1175 Lakepointe Street, Grosse Pointe Park; 313-877-9205
Housed in the former Grace United Church, Atwater in the Park has an indoors that's almost as awesome as its outdoor patio. With tons of umbrellas to shield you from the blazing sun (and keep your beer cool, of course), you'll be saying Cheers to the good life for sure. (Photo courtesy Atwater in the Park)
Madison's Mt. Clemens
15 N. Walnut St, Mt. Clemens
This downtown Mt. Clemens bar is great in the winter and fall, but once summer arrives the patio is always a great spot to drink the day away. (Photo via Facebook.)
Madison's Mt. Clemens
15 N. Walnut St, Mt. Clemens
This downtown Mt. Clemens bar is great in the winter and fall, but once summer arrives the patio is always a great spot to drink the day away. (Photo via Facebook.)
El Barzon Restaurante
3710 Junction, Detroit; 313-894-2070
When it comes to a patio with atmosphere, no one can top El Barzon. This restaurant doesn’t just have tables outside; it has a courtyard fit for a Tuscan villa, complete with waterfall and flowers trailing down from brick planters. (Photo credit: Melissa B on Yelp)
El Barzon Restaurante
3710 Junction, Detroit; 313-894-2070
When it comes to a patio with atmosphere, no one can top El Barzon. This restaurant doesn’t just have tables outside; it has a courtyard fit for a Tuscan villa, complete with waterfall and flowers trailing down from brick planters. (Photo credit: Melissa B on Yelp)
Detroit Beer Company
1529 Broadway St, Detroit; (313) 962-1529
Eat some classic American cuisine at Detroit Beer Company. Located right in the middle of Downtown Detroit, the restaurant and brewery is steps away from Ford Field, Comerica Park and the Detroit Opera House. Order some waffle fries and a juicy burger to complete your summer patio dining experience. (Photo credit: Rebel H on Yelp)
Detroit Beer Company
1529 Broadway St, Detroit; (313) 962-1529
Eat some classic American cuisine at Detroit Beer Company. Located right in the middle of Downtown Detroit, the restaurant and brewery is steps away from Ford Field, Comerica Park and the Detroit Opera House. Order some waffle fries and a juicy burger to complete your summer patio dining experience. (Photo credit: Rebel H on Yelp)