Motor City Brewing Works
“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.
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.
Detroit’s recent craft beer boom is great for both beer lovers and the local economy. But trying to keep all the new taprooms straight can be a bit tricky.
JOLLY PUMPKIN VS. HOPCAT
The beer started flowing this month at Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery Detroit, which is nestled down the street from Shinola, Traffic Jam & Snug and Motor City Brewing Works in Midtown.
Hopcat – Detroit, which opened last December in a historic building at the corner of Woodward and Canfield, lays claim to offering Michigan’s largest tap selection – 130 to be exact.
BEER BY BUS, BIKE OR FOOT
Get a personal escort to many of these locations through Motor City Brew Tours.