Detroitisit provided several destination spots for your summer outdoor dining experience. These iconic rooftop restaurants in Detroit are for everyone that felt like summer flew by again. You can still lounge out with a nice breeze and gorgeous city views, thanks to the increase in rooftop patios.
Below we rounded up a list of the best rooftop restaurants and bars in Detroit that are fairly new, which add to the list of reasons why local, Detroit businesses and food lift up the community.
The best restaurants and bars in Detroit are letting you come as you are. Nestled on a rooftop patio looking out over Gratiot Avenue, meet up with some friends and wind down after you cycle or walk through the Dequindre Cut and Eastern Market. Soon enough, you’ll be laughing and sipping into the sunset on the 2nd floor. Drink up a sour ale or their world-famous shot on the deck, filled with picnic tables. Click HERE to view their site. Detroit is all for supporting family-owned businesses.
Located at 1454 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207.
THE MONARCH CLUB
Bring your best buds and family atop the recently restored Metropolitan Building. Feeling a little lavish? Sip cocktails and snacks at the Monarch Club while enjoying sweeping views of downtown Detroit from three terraces, including patio seating and fire pits on each. Walk-ins are accepted depending on availability. However, the fire pit areas require a reservation with a food and drink minimum. With 360° views of Detroit skyscrapers, you might as well click HERE to reserve a spot!
Location: 33 John R St Penthouse, Detroit, MI 48226.
JOHNNY NOODLE KING
The pandemic catapulted many local businesses into rethinking their previous setup. Southwest Detroit ramen bar Johnny Noodle King ended up upgrading and renovating the restaurant during the dining room closures. Now you’ll find spectacular food and views at the double-decker layout with their rooftop dining area overlooking the Ambassador Bridge. Expect unconventional Japanese noodle dishes and crispy gyoza. They also offer carry-out if you prefer your Red Curry or Smoked Butter Noodles and Mochi for dessert at home. Click HERE to view their site.
Location: 2601 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48216.
Downtown Detroit has much to offer with all of the action amid beautiful buildings. Discover what’s up! The 360-degree rooftop views of downtown Detroit, including the neighboring Grand Army of the Republic castle and Beacon Park, are just a part. Lumen’s 45 rooftop seats are inviting for all of your leisure gatherings. Sit back and sip on a Belgian beer or Delirium Tremens. Have a bowl of PEI Mussels or New American bites or a Michigan Pork Chop or the Lumen Burger if your belly is craving more. The indoor dining room and outdoor seating area on the street level, provide another lovely option. Click HERE to view their site.
Location: 1903 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226.
Opened in early 2020, Tin Roof gets better every year. This is your go-to for live music, considering they have 3 levels, consisting of tunes, food, drinks, and high energy. Explore the whole venue. From the indoor bar, a stage for live music, and a DJ booth, you’ll think you’ve seen it all. Venture over to the large outdoor patio and a refreshing open-air rooftop terrace with views over Comerica Park. The Tin Roof menu includes southern-inspired food that just may surprise you when you remember it’s from the bar. Expect excitement on a daily basis with the entertainment schedule, featuring national, regional, and local acts. Open 11 AM-3 AM (next day) Click HERE to view their site.
Location: 47 East Adams Ave Detroit, MI 48226.
Welcome the return of the UFO Factory that flies us up closer to the clouds. Catastrophe struck, but Detroit always rises from the ashes. The newly renovated UFO Factory has literally leveled up with the comfy, Cloud Deck overlooking Trumbull. Give yourself a new perspective of the streets you roam on the daily. Cheers to hip music over beers, hot dogs, and tots from Laika Dog. Click HERE to stay updated.
Location: 2110 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48216.
GOOD TIMES ON THE AVE
This full-service bar and restaurant serve traditional American comfort food in a lively spot above Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion. Didn’t see our article that features stellar new brunch spots in Detroit? This is for anyone that just wants an outdoor option. The menu items here give you a taste of everything. Signature dishes include creole shrimp and cheese grits, shrimp cake Benedict, chicken and waffles, and a lobster roll. Wild-caught Lobster Mac and Lobster Bites are also available. Pair with a cold beer, wine, or cocktail, and you’ll be in bliss! Click HERE to view their site. Open for dine-in, take-out, and delivery.
Location: 19416 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221.
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