With summer’s arrival, the party moves outdoors for
many Macomb County dining spots.
Owners of area
establishments have worked to provide various
amenities for their customers with live
entertainment, large-screen TVs for sports viewing
and second-floor seating.
Here is a look
at popular locations in some Macomb County markets:
As the entertainment capital of Macomb, The
Clem has plenty of outdoor places. At the
top of the list is Madison’s Pub, 15 N.
Walnut, which has created an inviting place
with live entertainment Thursday-Saturday in
a landscaped environment, with plenty of
nooks to cozy up in, a fire pit and a
But what makes Madison’s stand out is the
second floor, referred to by customers as
the “Upper Deck,” with cascading lights
setting a relaxed atmosphere.
Friday and Saturday nights, there’s a line
out the door to get in,” said manager
Down the street, there’s Bath City Bistro,
75 Macomb Place, featuring couches and
chairs with saxophone music on Saturdays by
Anton. At Orleans Sports Cafe, 100 Macomb
Place, the garage doors and folding windows
open up to a jamming patio with a prime view
for the city’s outdoor concerts.
Mike’s on the Water owner
Mike Lefevre and general manager Robert
Tondreau plan to open a second-floor patio
in the coming days at this St. Clair Shores
haven for seafood and more.
The new kid on
the block is O’Halloran’s Public House, 112 Macomb
Place, offering live entertainment. The owners have
plans to further upgrade this facility for next
places to enjoy nights in the Clem include Little
Lorraine’s, 86 Macomb Place, Abbibo, 76 Macomb
Place, and Three Blind Mice, 100 N. Main Street.
Tavern, 32500 Gratiot, and The Spot Bar & Grill,
32456 Gratiot, are located in the same parking lot
across from Macomb Mall.
comfortable outdoor settings and have added
large-screen TVs for sports viewing and a view of
motorists traveling along bustling Gratiot. The Spot
also has a laser light show.
At the Vintage
House Banquets & Catering, 31816 Utica Road, owner
Anthony Jeselnik has created a little oasis with a
5,000-square-foot outdoor garden patio in a wrought
iron gazebo that includes a stone fireplace and
greenery all around.
• St. Clair
Let’s face it
— who can go wrong with a view of Lake St. Clair?
residents have at least three venues to choose from
in Mike’s on the Water, 24530 Jefferson Ave.,
WaterMark Bar & Grille, 24420 Jefferson, and
Brownie’s on the Lake, 24214 Jefferson, all with
gorgeous water views. Mike’s on the Water recently
constructed a second-floor patio, which is expected
to open in coming days.
are no water views, Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Cafe,
23722 Jefferson, has a hopping patio, too.
33626 Schoenherr, has built a little outdoor haven
for their customers to escape the interior bustle. A
few blocks away, Johnny Black’s Public House, 35000
Moravian Drive, has two outdoor sections, both of
which are noteworthy.
Smokehouse, 45108 Cass, the gateway to downtown
Utica, has a handsome patio close to the Hall Road
corridor. Red Ox Tavern, 45411 Park Ave., has a
dual-sided fireplace visible from inside or out in
the outdoor dining area and heaters in the patio for