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CMP Outdoor Dining LynnPowell

It’s summer. Time to enjoy warm temperatures, extended hours of daylight and a drink or two on a patio somewhere. Here are nine Detroit bars where you can enjoy happy hour in the fresh air:


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Jolly Pumpkin DS

Detroit’s recent craft beer boom is great for both beer lovers and the local economy. But trying to keep all the new taprooms straight can be a bit tricky.


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 Drinks AtwaterinthePark

“Let’s meet for drinks” can be an invitation to start (or end!) a relationship — or just a fun way to ramp up or cap off a night on the town. Several intriguing new hangouts have cropped up in Detroit recently. Here are a few to put on your “to-try” list, along with some seasoned favorites:


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SummerBeer2 DS
As number five in the nation for the most breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan (and Detroit) have proudly embraced “The Great Beer State” title. This week as beer lovers celebrate American Craft Beer Week, it’s a great time to take a look at what’s brewing in The D.

Here’s a sampling of some of the upcoming beer events taking place across southeast Michigan this summer:


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SportsBars pouring09 Bill Bowen

It’s no secret — Detroit sports fans are some of the most loyal fans in the nation. Whether cheering on the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings or Pistons, watching a game in Detroit is an experience.

If you’re looking to catch an upcoming game on the big screen or for pre-or post-game celebrations, here are 22 metro Detroit bars to consider checking out. While some of these options might seem out of left field, each of the establishments below is likely to be showing the big game when you stop by.


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