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Get Layered Up for Cold Weather Dining With Hoodies, Hats, and Scarves From These Detroit Restaurants

Planning to dine on patios all winter? Show your support for Detroit-area bars and restaurants by snuggling up in their winter-friendly merch

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Fall weather is here and as it gets darker earlier and chillier at night, many local restaurants and bars with patios open are encouraging customers to dress in layers to ensure a comfortable outdoor eating experience. To be sure, Detroit diners are well-acquainted with cold weather, but there’s perhaps never been a year when outdoor seating has been more pervasive or necessary. Outdoor seating has been an essential ingredient to keeping many local restaurants and bars afloat over the past several months, allow them to grow their seating amid capacity limits and social distancing requirements.

Patio seating is also generally considered to be a safer option by health experts than eating indoors, because the open air better disperses airborne droplets that may carry the novel coronavirus. Customers have also expressed a preference for outdoor dining as well during the pandemic — even if it’s cold. According to a recent Eater Detroit poll, 64 percent of respondents said they will choose an outdoor dining option this winter rather than moving indoors or switching back to takeout and delivery-only dining.

While heaters and fire pits in combination with semi-enclosed spaces like tents and igloos can help stave off some of the winter chill, customers should definitely plan on dressing warm when going out for a meal. Below, find a guide to some of the local restaurant merch available right now to help keep you warm and support small businesses. Don’t forget the most important accessory, a face mask.


All manner of crewneck pullover sweatshirts are available at local restaurants and bars with cute illustrations and prints to help mix up a fall wardrobe.

A pink, white, and purple illustration of the Bon Bon Bon shop is printed on a black crewneck sweatshirt.

Shop Sweatshirt

  • $40

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Michigan-born artist Meredith Miotke makes whimsical illustrations often featuring local products and shops around Detroit. Bon Bon Bon uses her cheerful drawing of the shop for this super cool collaboration crewneck sweatshirt. The online shop also features other printed sweatshirts and beanies.


Keep your arms, hands, and head warm with layers of hoodies and zip-up sweatshirts.


Represent your favorite brewery or cheese shop while keeping your ears warm.

A gray knit hat and a black knit hat with the Brewery Faisan logo in wine red on the front.

Logo Beanies

  • $15

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Brewery Faisan was just barely getting started when the pandemic hit. Customers can support the Belgian-style brewery by purchasing beer to-go and picking up merch from the online shop. Keep your ears warm with cozy embroidered beanies or cuddle up in a crewneck sweater.


Layer up with knit scarves.

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