“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
7 Torino – 201 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
8 Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine – 1250 Library St.
“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.
West of Downtown Detroit you’ll find the up and coming area of Corktown. The good people at Visit Detroit guided me through this historic area and helped me discovered some delicious hot spots.
Before I get into the hot spots, let me tell you a bit of Corktown history. Corktown is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood and has been established since 1834. The area received its name from the Irish settlers which were primarily from County Cork, Ireland. Although the neighborhood contains tons of newer developments, it still retains some of its original Irish flare.
You can find notable restaurants like Ottava Via, SLOWS BAR BQ and ASTRO COFFEE by driving along Michigan Avenue, but some eateries are located in more secluded areas. Green Dot Stables is not on Michigan Avenue but is worth the drive to locate. Green Dot is known for it’s delicious $2 – $3 dollar sliders and horse racing aesthetic. Every week the restaurant chooses a special mystery meat slider. This week’s special slider was alligator. I wasn’t bold enough to try it but I’ve heard it was pretty good. I would suggest ordering their Fried Chicken slider with maple syrup and the Poutine. It kind of tastes like a chicken and waffles combination.