BONA SERA CAFE
200 W Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, MI
This will be the Bona Sera Supper Club’s first year with an outdoor patio. Dine on fusion-inspired dishes beneath table umbrellas or the beautiful awning. The patio will be situated on the Washington St. side of the restaurant, and should be open in time for the May 11 Ypsilanti color run. Enjoy the athletic spectrum on that day with Bona Sera signature dishes like shrimp n’ grits. Specials and menu updates may be found daily at Bona Sera’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bona.sera.7.
SIDETRACK BAR & GRILL
56 E Cross St.
While the idea of vegan cake may seem less appealing to some, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it Sidetracks is re-opening their four scenic patios at the heart of historic depot town in downtown Ypsilanti—it’s not just great seating, it’s award-winning! Come for hand crafted burgers and other sandwiches, but stay for the best train-watching in depot town. Then, stay for the evening and sample Sidetrack’s 24 beer taps-the bar and kitchen are both open until 2am. Sidetracks has a plethora of vegetarian and vegan options as well, and every item on the menu is hand crafted and made from scratch.
101 W Michigan Ave. Saline, MI
Brecon Grille offers unique patio/cafe style seating on the beautiful sidewalks of downtown Saline. Shaded by the trees and neighboring buildings, this is a great place to spend the afternoon or evenings relaxing in the spring, summer or fall. Outdoor concerts and festivals take place adjacent to the Brecon. Stop by, say hi and enjoy a wide selection of Michigan draft beers or a glass of wine! Visit www.brecongrillesaline.com or http://www.salinemainstreet.org/events/summer-music-series/ for more information.
Wolverine State Brewing Company
2019 West Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI
On a nice day, Ann Arbor locals can enjoy a Michigan-made beer outside while relaxing in the Wolverine State Brewing Company Beer Garden. As an extension of their indoor utilitarian space, the relaxed vibe outside is a nice complement to the indoor taproom, an authentic converted warehouse spilling over with local flavor. Enjoy the sweet sounds of spring and summer concerts while kicking back under the sun in an area with tables, chairs and fresh flowers. You may never want to get up to leave!
1759 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI
Cafe Marie is a popular breakfast and lunch cafe serving traditional and speciality items. Come see why people love our breakfast eggers, potato and cheese avalanche, signature cherry chicken salad, and roasted tomato bisque. Open from 7am-3pm. Great patio, wireless internet, and catering is available.
42 E. Cross Street
Depot Town, Ypsi
The back patio at Cafe Ollie is modeled after a true European Cafe. They not only serve espresso, snacks, and a side of attitude…but also fine wine, craft beer and Sake cocktails. Upon arriving, you’ll find live performances scattered throughout the day and food service from 10am-9pm. With 16 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream, peaceful and playful surroundings and Ypsilanti’s many summer festivals, the patio is a great place for the whole family to relax.
315 Braun Ct
For 18 years the aut BAR’s patio has been one of Ann Arbor’s most popular. The brick patio surrounded by early 20th century workman’s homes converted into shops and restaurants has a European feel unique to Ann Arbor. The Braun Court patio is away from the hustle and bustle in a relaxed, off-street location. Enjoy the casual menu with a Mexican flair. And on cool spring and autumn evenings gather around the fire pit. Arrive early for patio seating for the popular Saturday and Sunday brunch, featuring a wide range of bloody marys and signature mimosas.