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8 Places to Drink Sangria in Detroit Right Now

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“Refreshing and a little sweet, sangria hits all the right notes when it comes to warm weather drinking. Whether you prefer a single glass, a shared pitcher, or a hefty growler fill, Metro Detroit restaurants have something to offer in the way of sangria. Red, white, and sparkling, here are eight places to drink it right now.”

1  El Barzon Restaurante- 3710 Junction St.
2  La Feria Detroit Spanish Tapas – 4130 Cass Ave.
3  Mudgie’s Deli – 1300 Porter St.
4  Ottava Via – 1480 Michigan Ave.
5  Small Plates Detroit – 1521 Broadway St.
6  Taqueria Mi Pueblo – 7278 Dix St. Mi Pueblo
Torino – 201 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
8  Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine – 1250 Library St.

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Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Detroit: 22 Great Spots

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“Everything – burgers, pizza, brunch, barbecue – seems to taste so much better when eaten outside. Paired with a really cold beer or a glass of wine and it’s over. Luckily, many Detroit eateries provide patios, rooftop bars, and secluded backyards for the ideal dose of Vitamin D and there are even more on the way (Gold Cash Gold Detroit, Selden Standard, Punch Bowl Social – Detroit, La Noria Bistro, and Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles just to name a few). Here, in alphabetical order, are 22 sun-soaked patios spanning the city.”

1  1917 American Bistro – 19416 Livernois Ave.
2  3rd Street Detroit – 4626 3rd St.
3  Bert’s Market Place Complex Of Detroit / Local And National Entertainment – 2727 Russell St.
4  Detroit Beer CO – 1529 Broadway St.
5  El Barzon – 3710 Junction St.
6  Fountain Bistro at Campus Martius Park – 800 Woodward Ave.
7  Great Lakes Coffee Detroit – 3965 Woodward Ave.
8  Hopcat – Detroit – 4265 Woodward Ave.
9  Joe Muer Seafood – 400 Renaissance Ctr.
10  Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery Detroit – 441 W Canfield St.
11  La Dolce Vita – 17546 Woodward Ave.
12  Mercury Burger Bar – 2163 Michigan Ave.
13  Motor City Brewing Works – 470 W Canfield St.
14  Northern Lights Lounge – 660 W. Baltimore St.
15 The Old Miami – 3930 Cass Ave.
16  Ottava Via 480 Michigan Ave.
17  Seva Detroit – 66 E. Forest Ave.
18  SLOWS BAR BQ– 2138 Michigan Ave.
19  St. Cece’s Pub – 1426 Bagley St.
20  The Alley Deck – 4120 Woodward Ave.
21  The Rattlesnake – 300 River Place Dr.
22  Z’s Villa– 42 Piquette St.

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The 26 Best Detroit Bars for Outdoor Drinking

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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.

MIDTOWN
The Alley Deck
Motor City Brewing Works
Seva Detroit
The Whitney Restaurant – Detroit
The Bronx Bar
3rd Street Detroit
The Old Miami
Hopcat – Detroit
Traffic Jam & Snug

CORKTOWN
Green Dot Stables
McShane’s Pub & Whiskey Bar
Nancy Whiskey’s Detroit
UFO FACTORY
PJ’s Lager House

DOWNTOWN
TV Lounge
Bookies Bar N’ Grille

GREEKTOWN
The Old Shillelagh
Exodos Rooftop

HAMTRAMK
Whiskey In The Jar
Kelly’s Bar Hamtramck

ELSEWHERE
Z’s Villa – New Center
El Barzon – Southwest
La Dolce Vita – Grixdale
Los Galanes – Mexicantown
Berts Warehouse Entertainment – Eastern Market

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12 Detroit restaurants serve Rivera-Kahlo-inspired dishes, drinks

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Crain’s Detroit Business originally published this report.

Wondering what to eat or drink after viewing the Detroit Institute of Arts’ special Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo exhibition? The DIA invited Detroit restaurants and bars to offer menu items with the artists in mind; here’s what they came up with.

Antietam, 1428 Gratiot Ave.
El Poco Querido, a cocktail inspired by Kahlo’s masterpiece “The Wounded Dear,” made with Espolon tequila, shaken and served in a classic short-stemmed glass with an edible flower garnish. The drink was designed to pay tribute to the legendary pelea de gallos (fighting cocks) and Rivera and Kahlo’s sometimes heated relationship.
Cajeta flan, a goat milk caramel flan popular in Rivera’s home state of Guanajuato, Mexico

El Asador Steakhouse, 1312 Springwells St.
Traditional Oaxacan mole negro with three types of roasted chiles, sesame seeds, chocolate, raisins and almonds, peanuts and cloves served over turkey legs.

El Barzon, 3710 Junction Rd.
Traditional Oaxacan mole negro with three types of roasted chiles, sesame seeds, chocolate, raisins and almonds, peanuts and cloves served over turkey legs.

El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant, 3400 Bagley St.
Every Friday beginning this week a different entree taken from the cookbooks and notes of Frida Kahlo will be featured as part of its Frida Fridays.
Diego- and Kahlo-inspired specially crafted tequila varieties infused with flavors such as jamaica (hibiscus) flower, cucumber and habanero, to name a few.

Fourteen East, 15 E. Kirby St.
Mexican-spiced hot chocolate whisked with a molinillo
Lime pie

Gold Cash Gold Detroit, 2100 Michigan Ave.
Frida’s Blue House, a drink made from Lunazul Blanco tequila, fresh cucumber and lemon, and blue curaçao

Las Cazuelas Grill, 4000 Livernois Ave.
Diego’s Mole Poblano: chile ancho, roasted peanuts, chocolate, roasted pumpkin seeds, black pepper, garlic and salt.

La Feria Detroit, 4139 Cass Ave.
Corralejo Reposado, a sipping tequila
La Pasión De Frida, an invigorating mix of Corralejo Añejo tequila, tamarind, freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice, and a splash of Maraschino water
Papas Arrugadas con Mojo, a tapa made from red-skinned potatoes with a red bell pepper.

Our/Detroit, 2545 Bagley Ave.
Dreams of Coyacan: Our/Detroit vodka, jalapeño simple syrup, lime juice and coconut sparkling soda.

Rock City Eatery, 11411 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck
Panzón + Friducha: pan-seared tongue, ash-baked beets, radish, avocado, pickled corn, dill and cilantro served with a shot of Cabresto tequila (choice of silver or gold).

Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield St.
Mixiotes, a dish that hails from Rivera’s birthplace of Guanajuato, Mexico: tender chicken marinated in guajillo chiles, garlic, onion, cinnamon, tequila, thyme and marjoram, steamed and served with potatoes and corn tortillas and garnished with traditional accompaniments including avocado, pineapple and house pickled onion and habanero peppers.

Union Street Detroit, 4145 Woodward Ave.
Ode to Detroit Industry, a drink made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Chartreuse Green, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and fresh lime in a martini glass
La Casa Azul: Mexican hot chocolate trifle made with layers of chipotle chili-spiked chocolate cake and cinnamon pastry cream topped with fresh whipped cream and candied jalapeño
Chiles En Nogada: poblano chiles stuffed with picadillo covered in walnut-sherry cream sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.

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