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7 of the Best Ann Arbor Patio Bars and Restaurants for Summer Dining

7 of the Best Ann Arbor Patio Bars and Restaurants for Summer Dining

  |     |   Drinks and Food

Patio bars are a fantastic way to enjoy outdoor dining this year, and some of the best patio bars in Ann Arbor have our mouths watering. There’s nothing better than a frosty glass filled with a cold drink on a hot summer day. Get outside and enjoy your favorite summer drinks with these top patio bars in Ann Arbor


  1. Townies Brewery
    2350 W Liberty St
    (734) 355-2827

This quiet and comfortable brewery is a bit off the beaten path, which is why we are starting with it. Head on over to the westside to find tabletop fireplaces and a dog-friendly patio with modern furniture. The taps are rotating, so there is always something new.


  1. Palio del Sole
    347 S Main St
    (888) 456-3463

One of the largest outdoor dining spots in Ann Arbor, the abundance of outdoor seating offers ample people-watching with a delicious menu and refreshing drinks like Sangria. Great spot for dinner!


  1. Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery
    311 S Main St
    (734) 913-2730

Sour beer fans will find a home here in this phenomenal brewery. Their patio may be slightly small, but you will love finding a table here to enjoy a secluded afternoon. The excellent food is a mere bonus to the fantastic beer. 


  1. Aventura
    216 E Washington St
    (734) 369-3153

Spanish tapas make this mouth-watering destination a perfect place to stop with friends and sample a variety of fare. They also serve paella to share. Order one of the house-made cocktails and enjoy the creeping vines and conversation.


  1. Sava’s
    216 S State St
    (734) 623-2233

Here’s a place where the interior and exterior are going to beg for exploration. This bi-level beautiful restaurant boasts handcrafted cocktails and some of the best wines in Ann Arbor. The fresh, locally sourced menu is sure to delight in the heart of Ann Arbor.


  1. York Ann Arbor
    1928 Packard St
    (734) 662-0798

This big, open wine garden is a spacious place to enjoy the night air and a glass of wine at sunset. Live music happens on the patio corner, and an array of house drinks and foods like handmade cheeses litter the menu. 


  1. Dominick’s
    812 Monroe St
    (734) 662-5414

Nothing beats a classic, and Dominick’s dates back to the 1960s. College students and locals love this spot for its big outdoor benches. Their famous mason jar sangria is served in abundance, with shareable apps and menu items to eat. A must for anyone spending some time in Ann Arbor.


With so many lovely spots to stop in Ann Arbor, it’s time to get out and explore those patios this summer. 

Have a favorite that we missed? Tell us in the comments!

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