Pack your sunscreen, hat, and shades: Patios, street seating, and terraces have been essential for restaurants and bars during the pandemic and a safer option for customers looking to support their favorite establishments. This has led in some cases to an explosion of alfresco dining and drinking options. Restaurants, breweries, and cafes are now offering contactless service in domes, casual drinking in open-air pavilions, and canalside picnic areas.
Below, Eater has surveyed some of the very best options — both new and venerable — for gathering outside. From sunny seasonal gathering spots to secluded backyards to open-air outdoor oases, these are Detroit’s most indispensable spots for patio dining and drinking.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More