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Best Outdoor Bars In Detroit

August 23, 2011 6:32 PM

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When the sun is shining in Michigan, stop whatever you are doing and savor the moment. Enjoy a cold beverage on a warm summer day in Detroit at one of these friendly establishments including Cheli’s Chili Bar, Doc’s Sports Retreat or Hockeytown Café.

When the sun is shining in Michigan, stop whatever you are doing and savor the moment. Enjoy a cold beverage on a warm summer day in Detroit at one of these friendly establishments including Kona Grill, Cheli’s Chili Bar, It’s A Matter of Taste, Doc’s Sports Retreat or Hockeytown Café.
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Drinks and eats start at just $3 at the Kona Grill. (Credit: konagrill.com)

Kona Grill

30 E. Big Beaver Road
Troy, Mich. 48083
(248) 619- 9060
www.konagrill.com

With fresh mixed cocktails and an amazing selection of beers and wines, Kona Grill is just the place to have fun after a long day of work. Drinks and eats starting at just $3, happy hour is from 3-7 and an extra bonus of 9-close Monday through Thursday.

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Doc’s Sports Retreat

19265 Victor Parkway
Livonia, MI.
734-542-8162
www.docssportretreat.com

Enjoy a 4-Seasons patio with retractable windows overlooking a pond while watching games on over 100 televisions and enjoying one of the 30 beers on tap.

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It’s A Matter of Taste

2323 Union Lake Rd.
Commerce Twp, MI 48382
(248) 360-4150
matteroftaste.net

A casual dining atmosphere, perfect for lunch or after-work drinks. The view of Union Lake is gorgeous! The prices are a little higher than the other places listed here, but consider it a treat.

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Cheli’s Chili Bar

47 E. Adams Ave.
Detroit, MI
313-961-1700
www.chelischilibar.com

Another great place for fans to hang out during Detroit Tigers games as the bar is located just a short jump from Comerica Park. Owned by former Detroit Red Wing Chris Chelios, there is also a Chelis in Dearborn. It’s a great place to meet up with people before going out on the town. Cheli’s Chili offers a taste of old Detroit with great food and drinks. It’s also a favorite place to watch the Wings or other sporting events.

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Hockeytown Café

2301 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI.
313-965-9500
www.hockeytowncafe.com

Some call it the best sports bar in town, but it’s also one of the best for enjoying a beer outside. The most popular day of the year is Tiger’s opening day as fans arrive as early as 7 a.m. for the annual opener right across the street at Comerica Park. Fans hang out on the roof as well as on the north side of the bar where tents are usually set up to handle the overflow crowd.

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