15 dog-friendly hangouts in Detroit that are also great for humans
Your pup is your best friend, so why leave the life of the party at home? Thanks to these 15 local hangout spots, you don't have to.
Jolly Pumpkin
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit
A spacious patio area equipped with picnic bench style seating is exactly what you and your dog need this summer. While its name might make you think of pumpkin pies, think more along the lines of a sour ale paired with a slice of pizza. 

Atwater in the Park

1175 Lakepointe St., Grosse Pointe Park 
This vintage church-turned-bar hotspot offers Michigan-brewed beer and spirits that are to die for. Not to mention, the extra added bonus of a spacious patio that’s pet friendly. If you're looking to have an extra-good time with your pup, consider this spot as your next outing.
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Rosie O’Grady’s

279 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale
If your dog-walk route happens to be along Nine Mile, venture off and take a slight detour on a warm summer night to grab a drink–maybe a snack too– at Rosie O’Grady’s. Besides, who could resist half off apps Tuesday through Friday? Share with your furry friends please.
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Great Lakes Coffee Midtown
3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Nestled on the corner of Woodward and Alexandrine rests a Midtown gem. It’s possible that you go here on weekdays for a midday pick-me-up, or an on-the-go espresso, but they also feature speciality cocktails, craft beer, and 50 percent off Rose bottles on Fridays. 
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Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter St., Detroit
Dear vegetarian and gluten free folks, there is a brewery patio just for you and your pup too! While the menu does feature meat and dairy options, two sections are dedicated solely to herbivore and herbivore–minus-dairy peeps. A year ago Batch Brewing Co. was Detroit’s first nano brewery but has since then leveled up on its brewing capabilities.
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Traffic Jam & Snug

511 W. Canfield St., Detroit
Said to be one of Detroit’s “hidden treasures,” this notable bakery stop and in-house brewery has something for everyone; pets included. Whether it be the warm, cabin-like environment enhancing comfortability, or the award-winning cheeses and beer, Traffic Jam & Snug is a must visit. 
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The Skip

The Belt, Detroit
The beauty that resonates throughout The Skip surfaces across multiple areas. The decor is that of a tropical 70s vibe, mixed with a hint of vintage edge. However, it’s the thorough selection of frozen drinks, cocktails, and beer that keeps customers coming back. Yes, there’s good food too, which is arguably outshined by the tiki and vaca-santa cups to hold your drink.
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Mercury Bar

2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit
The Mercury has some fun decor going on, with a red theme. Three-fourths of a metal cow made from an oil drum greets visitors at the door; its rump is in the basement, where you'll also find a few retro ornaments. In the summer, one of the best things about the Mercury is its patio, which is fenced off from the street but still has a perfect view of the train station for your furry friend.
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3736 Third St., Detroit
Though it has yet to be proven by science, we’re pretty sure Jumbo’s invented fun. The Cass Corridor dive bar has likely been around longer than you have, but it has yet to lose its sense of whimsy (the cheap drinks certainly contribute). After you buy your Stroh’s, you’re sure to find fellow dog-lovers at the patio.
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PJ’s Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit
With New Orleans being a 15-hour drive from Detroit, and about a three-hour plane ride, those craving those famous cajun dishes get the short end of the stick. That’s where PJ’s Lager House comes in! There are New Orleans-style Cajun dishes, handmade hamburgers, salad dressings made from scratch, live rock music, and a Monday dollar-drink night.
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McShane’s Downtown Detroit

1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit
Need a place to root for your favorite team on game day? Then McShane’s in the heart of downtown Detroit is the perfect spot. While sitting on the sidelines, indulged in the action or waiting for the final score, enjoy a drink or the diverse selection of pub-food, which your dog may beg for with puppy dog eyes. 
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Detroit Fleat
1820 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale
The Ferndale area’s first food truck park has a terrific summertime vibe. The trucks (actually trailers) are right next to a full-service, full-bar restaurant that its owners say is "street-food inspired." As soon as it opened, Fleat quickly started drawing crowds. The patio is a dog-friendly space with poop bags provided.
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Motor City Wine

1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit
Motor City Wine’s calendar is chock-full of upcoming events, from live performances to pop-up galleries to monthly wine tastings. Its casual, spacious patio makes it possible to take in some wonderful entertainment while savoring your pinot noir and the company of your incredibly cultured dog.
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Detroit Shipping Company

474 Peterboro St., Detroit
A modern-day upper echelon, but casually chic restaurant, the Detroit Shipping Company is a three for one. The building, under a year old, includes an art gallery, food court, bars, and a stage for an array of live musical guests. 
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5169 Trumbull Ave., Detroit
At Woolbridge you can enjoy a huge variety of beer and wine at their bar or you can opt for their delicious brunch offered on Sunday’s. But, the best part is you can bring your doggie to enjoy all the shenanigans with you! 
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