Top 7 Rooftop Restaurants In Detroit, Michigan

rooftop restaurants in detroit

Over the years, Detroit has gone through some difficult times with high crime rates, several abandoned structures and decreased popularity among travel enthusiasts. But the city is making a come back with deserted buildings being turned into museums, cafes, restaurants and other vibrant establishments. The city is enjoying a revival with updated parks, art galleries and much more, making it the ideal destination for your next getaway. Even eateries that were once tied down to backyards or sidewalks are now taking advantage of the soaring skyline to give customers innovative wining and dining options. Enjoy magnificent views of the suburban scenery and waterfronts while hanging out at outstanding rooftop restaurants in the city. Check out our suggestions for the top rooftop restaurants in Detroit, Michigan.

1. Iridescence

Posted by Iridescence on Sunday, 12 August 2018

Iridescence rooftop restaurant is perched on the 16th-floor of the MotorCity Casino Hotel and provides one of the best dining experiences in town. Enjoy unmatched views of downtown Detroit and the waterfront as you are treated to modern American dishes, including seafood, steaks and wines from their Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. The restaurant is spacious, serene and provides a unique atmosphere for a romantic dining experience. It also offers ideal spaces for meetings and social events.


Address: 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, United States

Website: Iridescence

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

2. The Rattlesnake Club

Summer is just around the corner, Detroit and that means it’s almost time for our Garden Terrace Wine Tastings!! Our...

Posted by The Rattlesnake on Friday, 1 June 2018

The Rattlesnake Club has been in the business of providing one of the best wedding venues, dining spaces and quality food and drinks since 1988. Dine in the cozy and well-decorated dining room or the seasonal Garden Terrace, both awarding sweeping views of Detroit’s RiverWalk and beautiful skyline. You can enjoy everything from small plates, dinner, lunch or an affordable happy hour menu made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. On a warm evening, nothing beats sipping a classic cocktail or tasting their wide assortment of wines while seated at the restaurant’s beautiful patio.

The Rattlesnake Club

Address: 300 River Pl Dr, Detroit, MI 48207, United States

Website: The Rattlesnake Club

Opening hours: Sat: 5:30pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am – 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

3. Hockeytown Cafe

Good Detroit Views Cold Beer Rooftop Patio We have all you need for a picture perfect Pure Michigan & Detroit Summer! We are open before & after every Detroit Tigers game!

Posted by Hockeytown Cafe on Thursday, 2 August 2018

If you love the game of hockey or are a fan of the Red Wings or Detroit Tigers, then you will feel right at home in this lively spot, rated the best sports bar in Detroit. The interior of the cafe is decorated with Tigers and Red Wings memorabilia, vintage motorcycles and 30 flat-screen TVs to watch live games. For non-hockey fans, the patio, which is the largest in town with a 1000-seat capacity, offers a welcoming atmosphere with marvelous city views, perfect for a casual hangout with friends. Savor a variety of tasty meals including spinach artichoke pizza, corned beef Reuben sandwiches, taco salad or order a delicious beer from the bar.

Hockeytown Cafe

Address: 2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, United States

Website: Hockeytown Cafe

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun - Mon: 11am - 8pm; Tue - Thu: 11am - 11pm

4. Hearth 71

The New Highlands Detroit made a splash with its official opening! We appreciate our partners HED and Rockwell Group for...

Posted by Roncelli, Inc. on Monday, 25 November 2019

Hearth 71 is perched on the 71st floor of the state’s tallest building, Renaissance Center. The restaurant offers open-fire cooking, including charcuterie boards, fried walleye, Amish chicken as well as a wide assortment of beers. You will also be treated to magnificent vistas of Canada, Lake St. Clair and Belle Isle at this spacious and modern restaurant, which can accommodate about 50 guests at a time.

Hearth 71

Address: 71st Floor Level 3, 400 Renaissance Center Suite 2500, Detroit, MI 48243, United States

Website: Hearth 71

Opening hours: 5pm - 11pm (daily)


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Posted by Delmar Detroit on Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Enjoy open-air dining in Detroit while enjoying expansive city skyline views from the rooftop restaurant of DELMAR. Featuring a nightclub, kitchen and bar as well, this destination has become a prime favorite for nightlife lovers in the city. The modern and sophisticated dining space of the rooftop restaurant offers table seating, a communal socializing space and bottle service. Beer, chicken wings, pizza and soft pretzel are popular items here.


Address: 501 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226, United States

Website: DELMAR

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 12am (closed on Mon)

6. Wright & Co.

From Detroit Curbed

Posted by Integrity Building Group on Sunday, 17 May 2015

This restaurant and bar is perched on the second floor of the historic Wright & Company building, which has been around since the 19th century. It offers panoramic views of Woodward Avenue, classic cocktails and wines from the well-appointed bar and tasty American small plates, including burrata toast and dirty rice arancini. The atmosphere is lively and features a well-lit lounge and dining area. You can also explore the nearby Campus Martius Park and Grand Circus Park to complement your experience.

Wright & Co.

Address: 1500 Woodward Ave floor 2, Detroit, MI 48226, United States

Website: Wright & Co.

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 4pm - 2am; Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

7. Atwater Brewery

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If you are looking for a place to spend a casual evening, sipping on a wide variety of beers, then Atwater Brewery in downtown Detroit is your best bet. It is the biggest craft brewer in the city and offers a friendly atmosphere, perfect for your group’s next hang out. This lively rooftop beer garden made its debut in 2017 and has over 60 seats and beautiful vistas of the city. The restaurant’s beer collection is incredible and you can try several different options here, including their popular beer, Dirty Blonde. It also provides an assortment of tasty dishes to go with your beer like Bavarian soft pretzels, burgers, drunken fish tacos, etc. Several vegetarian and vegan options are also available here.

Atwater Brewery

Address: 237 Jos Campau, Detroit, MI 48207, United States

Website: Atwater Brewery

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm

Enjoy rooftop dining in Detroit

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Although Detroit is not among the top places to visit in the country or even the state, it offers the energy and fun you desire on your vacation. When it comes to dining options, there is a wide variety of options to choose from, including those offering breathtaking vistas of the beautiful surroundings. From waterfront and skyline views to the wide assortment of cuisines and beers, savor an outstanding dining experience at our recommendations of the top rooftop restaurants in Detroit, Michigan.

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