With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect season to enjoy an ice cold beverage outdoors. Here are a few top spots to soak in the sun and grab a drink in Midtown.
The Bronx Bar (4476 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48201)
This neighborhood bar is the perfect year-round drinking and dining spot. Its cozy dark wood walls open all the way up in the summer to make this one of the most inviting corners in the city. The patio features high-top tables and room to stand, plus a great view for people watching on bustling 2nd Avenue. As an added bonus, dogs are welcome! The bar itself serves up a great assortment of low-priced beers, great hamburgers and an excellent jukebox. Stop by on Sundays for a full Bloody Mary bar.
Seva (66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201)
You can’t tell from the street, but this vegetarian restaurant boasts a small patio filled with umbrella tables on a charming green alley. Specials like Margarita Monday and great happy hour deals like half off wine and appetizers make this patio the perfect spot for after-work gatherings.
The Old Miami (3930 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201)
Walk through the cluttered and dimly-lit bar of The Old Miami, and you’ll find yourself in a magical hidden courtyard. The bar’s giant backyard lawn is filled with mismatched furniture, water features and Vietnam War memorabilia. Insider’s tip: Order Slows To Go from their Midtown location just across the street, and enjoy it in The Old Miami’s backyard.
Motor City Brewing Works (470 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201)
There’s not much parking and tables fill up fast, but if you can find yourself a seat at Motor City Brewing Works, take it. The first floor’s doors open wide for fresh air and a few rooftop tables offer a great view of Midtown. You’ll find a big menu of gourmet pizzas and other snacks to pair with the brewery’s own beers.
Honest John’s (488 Selden St., Detroit, MI 48201)
Many think of Honest John’s exclusively as an indoor brunch destination due to its enormous breakfast menu (served all day) and spacious interior. But this restaurant’s small, quiet courtyard tucked behind the building is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or delicious snack at any time of day. Check out their wide selection of draft beers, homemade soups and giant sandwiches.
What are your favorite Midtown dining destinations? Share your top picks in the comments below!