2019 Patio Guide

. April 30, 2019.

Raise your spirits and enjoy some fresh air while visiting one of the city’s best patios. From cozy hideaways to party-perfect courtyards, this is why we love patio season in Washtenaw County.

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Aventura

216 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
734-369-3153 | aventuraannarbor.com

Patio open during nice weather, typically through the middle of October.
3pm-midnight, Monday-Sunday.
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday 3-6pm with $5 sangrías, 50% off draft beer, $3 off wines by the glass, $5 amontillado sherry and house vermouth, $5 classic cocktails, $7 speciality cocktails, $1 pintxos, and 25% off select tapas with the purchase of a happy hour beverage.
Weekly Specials: Sangria Monday ($5 sangria pours), Half-off wine Tuesday (select bottles of wine are 1/2 off and the rest of the wine list is 20% off), Paella y Botella Wednesday (paella + select bottle of wine for $65).
Must try drink: 3 Dancers.
Must try dishes: Their world-renowned Paella and Patatas Bravas.
Peak hours: 6:30-8:30pm.
Size/capacity: 48 guests.
What’s the shade? Their patio is mostly shaded by sails above the tables.
Where’s the sun? The private back patio faces all directions.
Type of seating: Benches, chairs, and tables.
Live music and/or special events: Aventura offers special events and wine tastings that have live music and often flamenco dancers.

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Sava’s

216 S. State St., Ann Arbor
734-623-2233 | Savasannarbor.com

9am-midnight, Monday-Friday.
8am-midnight, Saturday and Sunday.
Patio open during nice weather, typically through the middle of October.
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday 9-11am and 3-6pm. 50% off draft beer, 25% off bottled beer, $3 off cocktails, mimosas, and bloody marys, and 25% off small plates with purchase of happy hour beverage.
Must try dish: Steak Bites with juicy grilled tenderloin pieces, summery watermelon marmalade, creamy feta and pickled watermelon rind with a fresh tricolor salad. Wash it down with seasonal cocktails, beer or a glass of wine from their award-winning selections.
Peak hours: Happy Hour (Monday through Friday 9-11am and 3-6pm) and weekends!
Size/capacity: About 60 people (14 tables of 4).
Sun factor: The patio offers gradual shade, depending on time of day!
Where’s the sun? The patio faces north and runs east to west.
Type of seating: Tables and chairs.

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Dan’s Downtown Tavern

103 E. Michigan Ave., Saline
734-429-3159 | facebook.com/DANSBARS

Patio is open during nice weather.
11am-11pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-1am, Friday. 8am-1am, Saturday. 8am-10pm, Sunday.
What’s special: An early serve liquor and beer Sunday license lets you enjoy a drink in the sunshine before noon.
Seating: Tables for smaller and larger groups.
What’s the shade: The patio sits between two buildings, offering both sun and shade.
Happy hour: From 3-6pm, all 16oz beers are $4 (with some higher ABV beers priced at $5) and special prices for select appetizers.
Must try drinks: Delicious rum drinks, a fantastic wine and sangria selection, plus 64 beers on draft.
Must try food: Thursday-Saturday, try their special menu, which features ahi tuna, steaks, lobster ravioli, smoked salmon dishes, and a nice selection of salads, including strawberry chicken salad, blueberry goat cheese salad, smoked salmon salad, arugula beet salad, and caesar salad. Chicken, steak, salmon and smoked salmon can be added to all of the salad.
Live music: Acoustic musicians often frequent the patio.

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Fresh Forage

5060 Jackson Rd., Suite A. Ann Arbor
734-887-6655 | freshforage.com

11am-8pm, daily.
Patio open through October during restaurant hours.
What’s special: Everything, with future plans for extended menu hours once they have beer and wine. They can also turn their bowls into tacos!
Peak hours: Noon-1pm and 6-8pm.
Size/capacity: 24 seats.
What’s the shade? Partial shade.
Where’s the sun? The patio faces east.
Seating: Tables and chairs.
Live music and special events: in the works.

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The Garage Bar

618 Church St., Ann Arbor
734-995-5095 | garagebarannarbor.com

Patio open year round.
3pm-2am, daily.
Happy hour: 3-6pm, up to 50% off.
Peak hours: 5-7pm.
Size/capacity: 126.
What’s the shade? Partial shade.
Where’s the sun? Patio faces east.
Seating: Comfortable chairs and tables.
Live music: The patio is located next to an art fair live music stag.

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The Ravens Club

207 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
734-214-0400 | theravensclub.com

4pm-midnight, Monday-Friday.
5pm-midnight, Saturday-Sunday.
Patio open May through the end of September.
Happy hour: 4-6pm. $7 cocktails, $1 off draft beer, $1 off snacks, and $2 off appetizers.
Peak hours: 7-9pm.
Size/capacity: 30.
What’s the shade? Partial shade.
Where’s the sun? Patio faces west.
Type of seating: Tables and chairs.

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Holiday’s Restaurant

2080 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
734-668-1292 | holidaysrestaurant.com

Patio open mid-May throughmid-November.
7am-9pm, Monday-Saturday. 8am-3pm, Sunday.
Happy hour: 3-5pm & 8-9pm, $1 off drafts and wine by the glass, and half-off appetizers.
Must try: White Irish Sangria and hand cut and dipped fish and chips. Or, an Oberon with baby back ribs. Keep tuned for the patio tower menu, available after Memorial Day.
Size/capacity: 50.
What’s the shade? Shade until 1:30pm and after 6:30pm, but umbrellas are available all day.
Where’s the sun? Patio faces north.
Seating: Chairs and tables with umbrellas and wicker benches for relaxing live music on Saturdays.
Reservations available.
Brunch menu on Sundays from 10:30am-3pm, plus a Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Breakfast is served from 9-11am daily, lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm and dinner from 5:30-7:30pm.

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Oscar’s Sports and Grill

6877 State Rd., Saline
734-429-7700 | oscarssportsgrill.com

11am-11pm, Monday-Wednesday. 11am-midnight, Thursday-Saturday. 11am-9pm, Sunday.
Patio open spring through fall.
Happy Hour: 3-6:30pm daily and 9pm-close, Monday-Thursday. Enjoy daily food specials and weekend chef specials.
Peak hours: 4-8pm.
Size/capacity: 40+.
What’s the shade? A canopy and umbrellas are available.
Where’s the sun? Patio faces west.
Seating: Tables and chairs.
Special events: Tuesday Corn Hole Tournament. Trivia on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Bar Bingo on Thursdays.
Reservations: Strongly encouraged.

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Ashley’s

338 S. State St., Ann Arbor
734-996-9191 | Ashleys.com

1:30am-2pm, Monday-Saturday.
Noon-midnight, Sunday.
Patio is open through October.
Peak hours: 4-9pm.
Size/capacity: 24.
What’s the shade? Afternoon shade.
Where’s the sun? The patio faces east.
Seating: Benches.

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Zingerman’s Delicatessen

420 Detroit St, Ann Arbor
734-663-3354 | zingermansdeli.com

7am-9pm, daily.
Patio view: It’s lovely! Because the patio is located adjacent to the Deli and nestled behind the Next Door Cafe, the patio is insulated from street traffic. It’s also very colorful like you’d expect at Zingerman’s and includes a view of some of our edible landscaping. The overlook view from the upper deck is the best!
Must try: Anything from the delicatessen or the Next Door Café for a sweet treat, but we suggest picking up your favorite cheeses, meats, breads and sweets for a sunny picnic on the patio.
Type of seating: Tables, chairs, and plenty of shady spots with large umbrellas.
Live music and special events: Special patio events all summer long. Check out the events calendar at zingermansdeli.com/events.

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