It doesn’t take much effort to find a great bar in Detroit. The city is teeming with cocktail bars, neighborhood establishments, and sports-centric watering holes. Each caters to a different type of drinker from the craft beer fanatic to the customer looking for a cold domestic and a shot. The best versions of these bars only improve with age, developing their own unique character.
Below, find some of the finest examples of what Detroit’s bar scene has to offer, from old-school jazz clubs to unpretentious wine bars. These spots are both seasoned and fresh, and all of them are either offering patio service or to-go drinks.
Above all, remember that no matter how normal it may feel to go out and eat again, dining right now is not the same. Takeout is generally considered by health experts to be lower-risk than in-person service, and drinking can lower people’s inhibitions, so be careful. Whenever possible (or required) its essential that customers wear a mask and wash their hands regularly. This is a tough time for the restaurant industry and its staff, too, so please, if you do choose to grab a bite, be kind and remember to tip well — even if you’re doing to-go drinks.
A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More