2018 Patio Guide

. May 1, 2018.
Patio Guide

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What better place to chill out on a summer afternoon or evening than a happening outdoor patio? Grab a drink and tasty morsels, soak up some rays or look at the stars, and kick back with Current’s Patio Guide.

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen

120 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor
734-263-2996 | avalonbreads.net/avalon-cafe-and-kitchen-ann-arbor/

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What’s unique or exciting about the patio experience at your restaurant? Our patio is 100% dog friendly! We open it at 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends so you can start your day bright and early.

What’s the view like from your patio? We’re on the corner of Fourth and Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor!

Do you offer any specialty food or drink items for patio season? We have our all new $5 Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm. It includes $5 food, cocktails beer and wine. Speciality menu coffee is only $3.

Do you have any specials or patio events scheduled for this summer? We’ll be hosting Taco Tuesdays and Wednesdays – three tacos, rice and guacamole for only $10. Also beer and margarita specials!

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 112, Ann Arbor
734-971-2442 | bigalora.comPatio-guide---Bigalora-II-2

What’s unique or exciting about the patio experience at your restaurant? You’re surrounded by a wooded area, totally secluded from the restaurant.

Are dogs permitted? Yes.

What’s the view like from your patio? Part of the view is seeing inside the restaurant, but also a wooded area—you’ll hear birds chirping and kids playing at the daycare/pre-school located behind us.

Northside Grill

1015 Broadway St, Ann Arbor
734-995-0965 | northsidegrill.comPatio-guide---Northside-Grill

What’s unique or exciting about the patio experience at your restaurant? It’s a whole other world out there, with plants by Master Gardener David Ruby! And few other places are serving breakfast everyday on a patio.

Are dogs permitted? Sorry, only certified service dogs. They are specially trained, certified with their own ID card and serve an important service to our handicapped brethren. We want to make the patio welcoming for everyone in our community and there are people who don’t like dogs, or are even scared of them. Besides, Turkey the Cat told me NO!

Do you offer any specialty food or drink items for patio season? Everything is special here. We serve the same full menu inside and out, including our special summer drinks and our famous Gazpacho!

Do you have any patio events scheduled for this summer? Summer is special, when it eventually gets here. We do have specials for the entire restaurant on Memorial Day, 4th of July and don’t forget Elvis Sunday in August with an Elvis Impersonator certified by Graceland!

What’s the view like from your patio? The bees are a buzzing, the birds are a chirping and the sounds of an enjoyable breakfast are being experienced by all with jazz and blues in the air.

Sava’s

216 S State St, Ann Arbor
734-623-2233 | savasrestaurant.comsavas_patio_fall_unedited_042117TH

What’s unique or exciting about the patio experience at your restaurant? We offer a spacious patio with beautiful views of State Street while still providing intimacy for warm weather social gatherings. There’s privacy as it runs along the side of the building. However, guests still have a great view of State Street–fabulous for people watching!

Are dogs permitted? Of course! We love dogs.

Do you offer any specialty food or drink items for patio season? Creative seasonal cocktails and a lively Summer wine selection. Our Happy Hours (Monday through Friday 9–11am and 3–6pm plus Sundays from 10pm–midnight) also extend onto the patio.

Do you have any patio events scheduled for this summer? Not yet–but we’re positive there will be something! Possibly a Sava’s Uncorked wine tasting event. We’ve always got something in the works so check our website for updates.

Any interesting stories about a past patio happening? Last year on our patio, we held a Sava’s Uncorked event called “Red, White, and Blues.” We grilled delicious food outdoors and had a live blues band playing. It was a wonderful experience for guests to sip on wine and enjoy the atmosphere.

Aventura

216 E Washington St, Ann Arbor
734-369-3153 | aventuraannarbor.comaventura_patio_edited_042117THWhat’s unique or exciting about the patio experience at your restaurant? Our back patio is enclosed so it makes you feel like you’re in another world when you’re out there! It’s nice to be outside on a patio but not having to be seated next to parked cars on the street.

Are dogs permitted? Yes, preferably on the front patio because there’s more room for a pup!

Do you offer any specialty food or drink items for patio season? We offer our Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 3-6pm. Sangria Monday is also a fan favorite, with $5 pours all day.

Do you have any patio events scheduled for this summer? Our Paella Master Class, an Aventura speciality, will be offered on the patio this summer. We will also likely be hosting a wine-tasting featuring a Spanish winemaker and hopefully some wine dinners. We’ve always got fun events up our sleeves so make sure to check our website for updates.

What’s the view like from your patio? The back patio is enclosed with sails above so the sun isn’t beaming in your eyes. There’s upbeat music playing that makes you feel like you’re in another world. It’s just you and the folks at the neighboring tables, the smells of paella, and the clinking of sangria glasses!

Any interesting stories about a past patio happening? Our first ever Paella Master Class took place on Aventura’s patio and transported guests right to Spain with the alluring aroma of paella, delicious Spanish wine, and warm weather— what more could you ask for?

Heidelberg, Agave Tequila Bar, Siris

200 Block N Main St, Ann Arbor
the200Block.com | dine@the200block.comPatio-guide---211-215-Main

What’s unique or exciting about the patio experience at your restaurants? We have five floors of parking right behind our restaurants, and the vibe on our block is less cramped and noisy than on the South end of Main Street!

Are dogs permitted? As long as they mind their manners!

Do you offer any specialty food or drink items for patio season? We do indeed! We’ll have brat & beer specials at Heidelberg, millions of margarita choices and lighter summer fare at Agave, and we’ll be doing BBQ specials at Siris.

Do you have any patio events scheduled for this summer? We’ll be featuring a “Hump Day Happy Hour Block Party” every Wednesday, with specials at various times of day at all three of our restaurants – Siris, Agave, and Heidelberg.

What’s the view like from your patio? It’s a little less hectic than the central part of downtown. The old county building is across the street, so there’s less retail bustle, and while there’s still plenty of people-watching, it feels less like a circus.

Any interesting stories about a past patio happening? One day a fellow pulled up in a shiny new BMW and got out to say “hi” to one of our guests at Agave’s outside tables, leaving the engine running. Another of our guests sneaked over to the car, and drove it away, with the owner chasing the car and yelling! A minute later, the car came back around the block, and the owner realized it was a pal from college he hadn’t seen in ten years.

Logan

115 W Washington St, Ann Arbor
734-327-2312 | logan-restaurant.compatio-guide---Logan

What’s unique or exciting about the patio experience at your restaurant? We do not reserve the patio so it’s great for people when they decide at the last minute that they want to eat at Logan.

Are dogs permitted? Of course dogs are welcome. We will even bring some water for your pooch.

Do you offer any specialty food or drink items for patio season? We’ll be rolling out our warm weather cocktails soon! Hopefully the weather will soon match our menu. Our patio is always a special way to enjoy Logan’s fine cuisine with the sights and sounds of summer in the city.

What’s the view like from your patio? My favorite thing to see on our patio is people unexpectedly joining friends for dinner. We often have someone dining and when some friends walk by, they get to talking, and the next thing you know, they’re asking for a menu.

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