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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Best Patios in Sterling Heights


With the weather finally warming up, the demand for restaurant patios and outdoor seating has increased. But no worries, Sterling Heights has a surplus of outdoor patio stops fully stocked with great food and drinks! Head out to these five local establishments on the next sunny day in Sterling Heights! 

Johnny Black’s Public House

Let’s begin this patio tour in the southeast side of Sterling Heights at Johnny Black’s Public House located at 15 Mile Road and Moravian. This eatery is a great stop for brunch, lunch, or dinner on a summer day. With garage doors that open up and join the patio with the inside seating, this restaurant’s dining area is guaranteed to make memories.

BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse

Up on the north end of the City, located on Hall Road within Lakeside Circle, BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse is an excellent option for an outdoor eating experience. They’re dining area also features garage-like doors that, when lifted, join the outside with the in, and allow customers to make use of their patio. Don’t forget to save room for dessert at BJ’s and savor one of their specialty warm pizookies (personal pizza cookie) to top off the perfect summer night.

Art & Jakes Sports Bar and Grill

Another option is just a short ride west down M-59 to Mound Road. You can head to Art & Jakes Sports Bar and Grill if you’re looking for some good eats outside while you catch a Tigers game on TV. Here at this restaurant, a portion of the dining area features large windows that can be lifted to bring in the warm summer breeze while still keeping your head covered in shade. This location is great for a summertime meal with friends, family, and sports lovers alike.

Joey B’s Public House

Right on Van Dyke Ave is where you can find Joey B’s Public House. This restaurant and bar is a fantastic place to get together with friends as well as enjoy the beautiful weather and good food. Grab a bite on their outdoor patio and chat with good company. This is also a great place for those who enjoy the nightlife scene! After dark, Joey B’s Public House comes to life and is a hub for bar goers. They offer a variety of events like karaoke night for a little extra fun!

Patios ‘n’ Pints

If you’re ever around the Sterling Heights City Center, Patios ‘n’ Pints during Dodge Park Thursdays is one that can’t be missed. Hosted in collaboration with Connect Macomb every Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m., you can grab a pint of craft beers and a bite to eat from the food trucks and vendors across the street at the Dodge Park Farmers Market. Dodge Park Thursdays also includes live music from different bands during Music in the Park. This local patio has a little something for everyone.

For those who love spending time outside and soaking up the warm weather, a local outdoor patio is the way to go. Did we miss your favorite patio? Let us know what other amazing places offer outdoor dining experiences!

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