New patios in metro Detroit you have to check out this summer

Belle’s Lounge in Ferndale is one of metro Detroit’s newest patios.
Belle’s Lounge in Ferndale is one of metro Detroit’s newest patios.

The arrival of nice weather in Detroit marks the start of our too-short patio season. While you probably already have your favorites, here are some new spots to try this summer for al fresco experiences. Enjoy them while you can! (Did we miss any? Hit us up: [email protected].)
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Rugby Grille
100 Townsend St., Birmingham; rugbygrille.com
The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille has updated its summer menu thanks to a new chef, Paul Jackman, as well as revamped its patio with more seating and improved sightlines for downtown Birmingham. New additions also include the Aperol Spritz Tree, which features Aperol, club soda, and Prosecco and provides six cocktails per group.
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Rugby Grille
100 Townsend St., Birmingham; rugbygrille.com

The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille has updated its summer menu thanks to a new chef, Paul Jackman, as well as revamped its patio with more seating and improved sightlines for downtown Birmingham. New additions also include the Aperol Spritz Tree, which features Aperol, club soda, and Prosecco and provides six cocktails per group.
Alpino
1426 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-524-0888; alpinodetroit.com
This European-inspired spot recently opened in Corktown’s former Lady of the House space. It will launch a live music series on its patio space starting in June.
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Alpino
1426 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-524-0888; alpinodetroit.com

This European-inspired spot recently opened in Corktown’s former Lady of the House space. It will launch a live music series on its patio space starting in June.
Belle’s Lounge
161 Vester  St., Ferndale; valentinedistilling.com
The former Valentine Distilling Co. Cocktail Lounge and Tasting Room has been rebranded as Belle’s Lounge, following the company moving its production facility down the street to a larger warehouse. You’ll still be able to sip Valentine’s vodka, gin, and whiskeys, just in a larger, reimagined patio setting.
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Belle’s Lounge

161 Vester  St., Ferndale; valentinedistilling.com

The former Valentine Distilling Co. Cocktail Lounge and Tasting Room has been rebranded as Belle’s Lounge, following the company moving its production facility down the street to a larger warehouse. You’ll still be able to sip Valentine’s vodka, gin, and whiskeys, just in a larger, reimagined patio setting.
Basan
2703 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-481-2703; basandetroit.com
Located in the historic Eddystone building near Little Caesars Arena, Basan serves up high-end Japanese-inspired fare. It recently opened a 40-seat patio space decorated with tropical plants.
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Basan
2703 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-481-2703; basandetroit.com

Located in the historic Eddystone building near Little Caesars Arena, Basan serves up high-end Japanese-inspired fare. It recently opened a 40-seat patio space decorated with tropical plants.
Eastern Palace Club
21509 John R Rd., Hazel Park; 248-850-8165; epchp.com
This former private club reopened to the public under new ownership and a Key West theme. It includes a patio space furnished with repurposed barrels and spools as tables.
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Eastern Palace Club
21509 John R Rd., Hazel Park; 248-850-8165; epchp.com

This former private club reopened to the public under new ownership and a Key West theme. It includes a patio space furnished with repurposed barrels and spools as tables.
Summertown Fresh Bar
2015 Michigan Ave., Detroit; summertownfreshbar.com
After Ima Noodles moved into the former Gold Cash Gold, the Japanese-inspired noodle chain transformed its original Corktown spot down the street into Summertown Fresh Bar, which promises “patio vibes for people of all ages.” Its menu includes coffee, smoothies, tea, wellness shots, wraps, salads, and frozen treats.
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Summertown Fresh Bar
2015 Michigan Ave., Detroit; summertownfreshbar.com

After Ima Noodles moved into the former Gold Cash Gold, the Japanese-inspired noodle chain transformed its original Corktown spot down the street into Summertown Fresh Bar, which promises “patio vibes for people of all ages.” Its menu includes coffee, smoothies, tea, wellness shots, wraps, salads, and frozen treats.
BrisaBar
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; brisabar.com
This seasonal beach-themed bar returned in May, transforming Detroit’s Campus Martius Park into a tropical getaway (complete with sand) where guests can enjoy lunch, dinner, and island-inspired cocktails. It’ll remain open through September, weather permitting.
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BrisaBar
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; brisabar.com

This seasonal beach-themed bar returned in May, transforming Detroit’s Campus Martius Park into a tropical getaway (complete with sand) where guests can enjoy lunch, dinner, and island-inspired cocktails. It’ll remain open through September, weather permitting.
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore St., Detroit; 313-873-1739; northernlightslounge.com
After closing three years ago during the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Lights Lounge finally reopened to the public during Memorial Day weekend. New updates include a new shelter over its patio space. (You can still catch Motown guitarist Dennis Coffey’s residency on Tuesday evenings.)

Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore St., Detroit; 313-873-1739; northernlightslounge.com

After closing three years ago during the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Lights Lounge finally reopened to the public during Memorial Day weekend. New updates include a new shelter over its patio space. (You can still catch Motown guitarist Dennis Coffey’s residency on Tuesday evenings.)
Beppé
703 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-607-7030; eatbeppe.com
This Italian spot opened in the former Niki’s diner. It has a spacious patio with a pergola.
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Beppé
703 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-607-7030; eatbeppe.com

This Italian spot opened in the former Niki’s diner. It has a spacious patio with a pergola.
Detroit Institute of Bagels/Cafe Prince
4884 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-512-8292; detroitinstituteofbagels.com, thecafeprince.com
The beloved DiB bagel joint recently reopened in the space formerly occupied by Astro Coffee and Ochre Bakery, along with Cafe Prince, a health-focused coffee spot that drew attention for its “nude raw carrot” menu item. You can enjoy food and drink from both in the nearby Core City Park, a creation from eccentric developer Philip Kafka that includes outdoor art installations and trees.
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Detroit Institute of Bagels/Cafe Prince
4884 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-512-8292; detroitinstituteofbagels.com, thecafeprince.com

The beloved DiB bagel joint recently reopened in the space formerly occupied by Astro Coffee and Ochre Bakery, along with Cafe Prince, a health-focused coffee spot that drew attention for its “nude raw carrot” menu item. You can enjoy food and drink from both in the nearby Core City Park, a creation from eccentric developer Philip Kafka that includes outdoor art installations and trees.