It’s outdoor dining season, and that makes me incredibly happy. Eating outdoors obviously became the norm during the pandemic, and even with things returning to a sense of normal, it feels great to sit outside on a warm, breezy, sunny day and enjoy a meal during the summer months.
That goes for rooftop bars, too. The weather is great for spending a special night on a rooftop bar, enjoying beer and bar munchies. As it turns out, one of the best rooftop bars in the entire U.S. is right here in Michigan.
Love Food recently highlighted 31 of the best rooftop bars across the country, and Michigan’s Monarch Club in Detroit made the cut. The spot offers a whopping three outdoor patios, as well as craft cocktails and charcuterie. They loved Monarch Club for not only the atmosphere, but also the city feel and, of course, spirits.
“With not only one but three outdoor patios on which to soak up the atmosphere, the Monarch Club looks out over downtown Detroit and a sea of glittering skyscrapers,” Love Food states in the study. “Tucked behind the stone parapet of the neo-gothic Metropolitan Building, this penthouse venue pays homage to the mid-century rooftop bars of the city’s heyday, while incorporating its own contemporary twist. Drinks range from exclusive craft cocktails like the caramel-rich Round Midnight and floral Summer Wind, to wine, beer and reams of spirits. Snacks and small plates can be ordered to accompany them, with salty charcuterie and sticky chicken wings cutting through the boldness of alcohol.” Find the full list of the 31 best rooftop bars in the U.S. via Love Food here.