Apr 25, 2022 - Food and Drink

5 must-try rooftop bars in Detroit

Detroit skyline and Ambassador Bridge

Take in skyline sights. Photo: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Did someone say rooftop? Enjoy a drink with a view at these spots as the weather heats up.

Why it matters: Lofty bars and restaurants are multiplying as new developments crop up across the city.

1. Lumen

Details: A luxe space for drinks and bites that's encased in glass to maximize the cityscape.

Go when: You want to get dressed up or show off Detroit to an out-of-towner.

Address: 1903 Grand River Ave.

2. The Monarch Club

Details: An elegant penthouse perch atop the historic Metropolitan Building.

Pro tip: Book a reservation for patio seating near a fire pit.

Address: 33 John R. St.

Rooftop in Detroit
Lounge with a view. Photo: Alana Stultz

3. Atwater Brewery

Details: A rooftop biergarten with communal seating that's located along the riverfront.

Go when: You want to get some fresh air and grab a few cold ones with friends.

Address: 237 Jos Campau St.

4. Good Times on the Ave

Details: Kick back in the heart of Detroit’s Sherwood Forest District.

Go when: You're itching for some fun beyond downtown Detroit.

Address: 19416 Livernois Ave.

5. Pinky's Rooftop

Details: Come for the ultra-pink decor, stay for this suburban spot's DIY boozy ice pops.

Sweet tooth: Split the "Beauty School Dropout," a 3-foot tall cotton candy wig.

Address: 100 S. Main St. in Royal Oak

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