Open Season

In the sultry season, nothing quite compares to savoring a bit of café society with fellow citizens who’ve suddenly spilled onto the streets.
Al Fresco Bars
Photograph by Joe Vaughn

Amici’s Pizza and the Living Room
3249 Twelve Mile Rd., Berkley; 248-544-4100
Seating: Patio

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront
400 Renaissance Center, Detroit; 313-567-6700
Seating: Sidewalk overlooking the river

Andiamo Sterling Heights
14425 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights; 586-532-8800
Seating: Patio with awning
Favorite drinks: Summer martinis

Bacco Ristorante
29410 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield; 248-356-6600
Seating: Patio with canopy

Beach Grill
24420 Jefferson St. Clair Shores; 586-771-4455
Seating: Deck

Big Rock Chophouse
245 South Eton St., Birmingham; 248-647-7774
Seating: Covered terrace

22930 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-541-8818
Seating: Courtyard and deck

17460 Hall Rd., Clinton Township (The Mall at Partridge Creek); 586-263-7310
Seating: Terrace, awnings
Favorite drinks: Bellinis and summer martinis

Cheli’s Chili
47 E. Adams, Detroit; 313-961-1700

21918 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-274-9700
Seating: Rooftop

Clarkston Union
54 S. Main St., Clarkston; 248-620-6100
Seating: Patio

Elwood Bar & Grill
300 Adams, Detroit; 313-962-2337
Seating: Patio

Ernie’s Club
6655 19 Mile Rd., Clinton Township; 586-286-8435
Seating: Deck
Favorite drinks: Raspberry, blueberry, and peach mojitos

Fifth Avenue
215 W. Fifth St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9922
Seating: Patio

23722 Jefferson, St Clair Shores; 586-498-300
Seating: Patio

Hayloft Saloon
8070 Greenfield Rd., Detroit; 313-581-8913
Seating: Patio

Honest John’s
488 Selden, Detroit; 313-832-5646
Seating: Patio
Favorite drink: Cass Tea

Hockeytown Café
2301 Woodward, Detroit; 313-965-9500
Seating: Rooftop

La Dolce Vita
17546 Woodward, Detroit; 313-865-0331
Seating: Ivy-covered patio/courtyard
Favorite drinks: Cosmo and specialty martinis

Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668
Seating: Patio

Los Galanes
3362 Bagley, Detroit; 313-554-4444
Seating: Patio
Favorite drinks: Signature margaritas

Main Street Billiards
215 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-652-8441
Seating: Patio

The Majestic Café
4120-4140 Woodward, Detroit; 313- 833-9700, ext. 213
Seating: Rooftop

Memphis Smoke
100 South Main St., Royal Oak; 248-543-4300
Seating: Rooftop

Mr. B’s Pub
423 Main St., Rochester; 248-651-6534
Seating: Rooftop

215 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-399-0017
Seating: Sidewalk café

Motor City Brewing Works
470 W. Canfield, Detroit; 313-832-2700
Seating: Rooftop

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
17390 Hall Rd., Clinton Township (The Mall at Partridge Creek); 586-263-0860
Seating: Patio

Pulse Lounge
156 Monroe, Detroit; 313-420-0313
Seating: Patio

The Royal Oak Brewery
215 E. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-544-1141
Seating: Beer garden

Seldom Blues
400 Renaissance Center, Detroit; 313-567-7301
Seating: Balcony

Tin Fish Resort
10069 Dixie Hwy., Fair Haven; 586-725-7888
Seating: Three-tier deck

220 Merrill
220 E. Merrill St., Birmingham; 248-645-2150
Seating: Sidewalk café

24 Seconds
3071 Twelve Mile Rd., Berkley; 248-336-0024
Seating: Rooftop

The Whitney
4421 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-5700
Seating: Garden

Woodward Avenue Brewery
22646 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-546-3696
Seating: Sidewalk café

The Woodward Restaurant
1040 Woodward, Detroit; 313-964-4444
Seating: Patio

Woody’s Diner
208 Fifth Ave., Royal Oak; 248-543-6911
Seating: Rooftop

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