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Summer’s Here! Find out Where to Drink and Dine Outdoors in The District Detroit

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Summer 2019 is officially here, and The District Detroit has plenty of options for people looking to wine and dine in the sunshine.

Just in time for the new season, the District Market and Hockeytown Cafe are now offering a weekday District Lunch Special guests in The District Detroit can relish outdoors. Hungry patrons can purchase an entrée with a fountain drink or an iced tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.—all for $10. Entrée options include a BLTE, a Chicken Philly sandwich, daily salads and much more.

Here’s a closer look on where people can enjoy food, drinks and entertainment on a rooftop or patio space:

Every restaurant at Little Caesars Arena offers outdoor dining for guests. Patrons of Mike’s Pizza Bar and the District Market can grab a bite and enjoy the bustle of Woodward Avenue, while customer of Sports & Social Detroit can sit at a dedicated patio space along Henry Street. Check out Sports & Social’s “Burgers on the Beach” Thursday event day special, which includes half-priced burgers and $3 beers.

Hockeytown Café. 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

Hockeytown Café, the 20-year-old mainstay at Montcalm Street and Woodward Avenue, features a rooftop and a ground-level patio. The popular sports bar now serves rooftop-smoked meats and a rotation of weekly drink and food specials. Check out Wings & Draft Beer Night on Tuesday evenings and Whiskey & Wine Night on Wednesday evenings. Kid under 10 eat free on Wednesdays.

The Corner Tap Room at Comerica Park. 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

The cozy outdoor patio atCorner Tap Room, between Columbia and Elizabeth streets at Comerica Park, puts sports fans at the center of game-day activities. In addition to serving classic sports fare, like pretzel bites, loaded nachos fries, burgers and flatbreads, this farm-to-table eatery also offers the Beyond veggie burger, sandwiches, salads and more.

Lumen Detroit. 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 

Lumen Detroit, the restaurant that anchors Beacon Park, offers two spaces for patrons who desire al fresco dining. The eatery’s winter igloos have been replaced with ample patio seating, while the 45-person rooftop offers views of the Detroit skyline and the Grand Army of Republic (GAR) building, right from the western edge of downtown.

Elwood Bar & Grill. 300 E Adams Ave., Detroit, MI

Known as one of Detroit’s last enameled steel panel Art Deco-inspired buildings, this classic Charles Noble-designed 1930s diner remains a Tigers and Lions fan favorite. Today, diners at the historic restaurant can munch on burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs indoors and outside on Elwood’s patio. 

Tin Roof Detroit. 47 E Adams Ave., Detroit, MI

Tin Roof Detroit, the Southern-inspired live music joint that is replacing Cheli’s Chili Bar, has activated its outdoor space and transformed it into a pop-up patio for Detroit Tigers games and other special events ahead of its official opening. Stop by and experience games, live music, drinks and food trucks. Past vendors have included Slows To Go Detroit BBQ, Comfort Café, Saucy's Joe's Italian and the Lobster Food Truck. Follow @TinRoofDetroit on Instagram to discover the next pop-up.

The Royce Detroit Wine Shop & Bar. 76 W Adams Ave., Suite A, Detroit, MI

This premier wine shop, the sister establishment to the Marrow restaurant and butcher shop in Detroit's West Village, features over 500 types of wine. The establishment focuses on curating varieties that are sustainable and cultivated by producers that practice organic, biodynamic and low intervention wine-making. Grab a glass, some cheese, charcuterie and tinned seafood nibbles and bask outside along the patio on Adams Street.

Brass Rail Pizza Bar. 18 W Adams Ave., Detroit, MI

The small patio at Brass Rail offers a great view of Grand Circus Park and a place to try the bar’s delectable pizza pies and appetizers. The eatery boasts more than 50 beers on draft and food items locally sourced from Eastern Market. Head over and try the restaurant's "Pizza of the Day," selection, such as the breakfast pie pizza on Sundays. 

Bookies Bar & Grille. 2208 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI

This sports bar, tucked away on Cass Avenue, has a nice view of the downtown skyline and plenty of Game-Day and Happy Hour specials on its rooftop. Head over for a 20 % discount on Wednesdays and for bucket, pitcher and shot specials under $20 on game days. And be sure to check out the complimentary shuttle service during games and major concerts at

Harry’s Detroit. 2482 Clifford St., Detroit, MI

Known for its pre-game eats and free events shuttle, Harry’s Detroit also features a covered roof deck. Try a dish not often found at sports bars, like the Jerk Chicken Sandwich, Harvest Brussel Sprout Salad, Flash Fried Calamari or the Mac and Cheese Burger.

3Fifty Terrace at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. 350 Madison St., Detroit, MI

The building at 350 Madison Street is not just the home of the newly renamed Aretha’s Jazz Café and the venue most call the Detroit Music Hall; it’s home to one of the city’s premier rooftop nightclubs. This 10,000-square-foot spot offers plenty of spirits, 23 VIP booth sections, LED lighting, a DJ booth, CO2 cryo jets, large projection screening capabilities and much more.

Detroit Athletic Club. 241 Madison St, Detroit, MI 

This private social and athletic club across from Detroit’s historic Music Hall makes for a great destination for summer affair. Check out the 7-floor building’s The Stadium Club rooftop restaurant and enjoy the

Looking for more options?

Coming soon, Frita Batidos, a Cuban-inspired fast-casual eatery, will offer its award-winning burgers, tropical shakes and appetizers to hungry patrons on Columbia Street.

The new retail and shopping destination between the Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion and the historic Fox Theatre will give guests access to outdoor seating in the backdrop of festoon lighting, brick paving and other features of European-style décor. 

About The District Detroit 

Home to the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Lions, The District Detroit is the epicenter of sports and entertainment in the heart of the city. It is the densest concentration of the four major sports teams in any urban core in the country.  It is an evolving place with something for everyone fueling Detroit’s incredible resurgence and attracting new investment in the city.  Anchored by Comerica Park, Ford Field and the historic Fox Theatre, The District Detroit is home to the award-winning Little Caesars Arena, the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and the new Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. New businesses coming to The District Detroit include Tin Roof Detroit, The M Den, Frita Batidos, Sahara Restaurant & Grill, Union Joints and Warner Norcross & Judd.  The District Detroit has brought more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,900 permanent jobs to this area of the city, resulting in an estimated $2.1 billion in total economic impact.