As cracks in Detroit’s seemingly impenetrable silver lining (aka, the sky) start to appear, it seems that we’re ready to rush out and enjoy the few fleeting and sweet months of Bob Seger’s favorite season. While holing up in a dark, dank dive may have its appeal in the light-deprived winter months, by the time spring hits, it’s imperative to recharge batteries with some sunlight, a patio, and numerous pints. With this in mind, these are Detroit’s finest bars that let you imbibe in the fresh (or fresh-ish) air.
“Today [4/7/15] is National Beer Day! Naturally, you should celebrate. Here are 20 of our favorite watering holes where you can drink to the occasion …”
The Sugar House – 2130 Michigan Ave.,
Honest ? Johns – 488 Selden St
The Bronx Bar – 4476 Second Ave.
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge – 20510 Livernois Ave.
Cheli’s Chili Bar Detroit – 47 E. Adams Ave.
Coach Insignia – 100 Renaissance Center
Dakota Inn Rathskeller – 17324 John R St.
Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub – 612 Woodward Ave.
Fort Street Brewery – 1660 Fort St., Lincoln Park
Hopcat – Detroit – 4265 Woodward Ave.
Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery Detroit – 441 West Canfield
The Anchor Bar– 450 W. Fort St.
Jumbo’s – 3736 Third St
Cadieux Cafe Detroit – 4300 Cadieux Rd.
Tom’s Tavern – 10093 W. Seven Mile Rd.
3rd Street Detroit – 701 W. Forest Ave.
The Park Bar Detroit – 2040 Park Ave.
Traffic Jam & Snug – 511 W. Canfield St.
Ye Olde Tap Room – 14915 Charlevoix
Northern Lights Lounge – 660 W. Baltimore St.