Summer hits differently in Ypsilanti with a chill drink and delicious meal on a breezy outdoor patio. We’ve compiled Ypsi restaurants, cafes, and breweries offering patio seating.  


Bellflower: Discover a unique covered alleyway or outdoor patio connected to the restaurant, complete with a changing menu featuring the freshest ingredients. 

Bellflower Ypsi

Maiz Mexican Cantina: Hidden behind Maiz is a quiet patio, a perfect setting for fresh chips and salsa and house margaritas. Happy hour runs from 3-5 most days.   

Bobcat Bonnie’s: Offering colorful, communal outdoor tables, enjoy dining downtown at this top restaurant. Try the flavorful brunch menu on the weekends.    

Thompson & Co.: Grab brunch and mimosas and enjoy sunny Depot Town views form the patio. Every seat is a good one!  

Thompson and co. brunch drinks

Sidetrack Bar & Grill: Historic restaurant offering two patios: one for train watching near the tracks and a semi-shaded option in the back. Enjoy burgers and cold drinks here. 

Aubree’s & Sticks: Share pizza with friends under red umbrellas on the patio, then head upstairs for rooftop drinks. Stay to play pool and darts. 


Café Liv: A top Ypsi cafe choice for downtown scenery. Order a latte, sit outside, and take in views of charming, historic buildings.   

Cafe liv patio view

Vertex Coffee Roasters: Relax out front with tables and chairs set up in a grassy area. The spacious backyard is set to open soon!   

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea:  Perfect for students, this small outdoor patio offers Water Tower views and is located across from Eastern Michigan University. 

Sweetwaters cofee & tea ypsi patio views

Hyperion Coffee Co: This hidden gem in Depot Town offers plenty of outdoor seating on sunny days. The café captures Ypsi vibes and prioritizes folks feeling welcome. 

Northern Grind Coffee: This café offers shaded outdoor seating, an ideal spot to study or work with a breakfast sandwich and coffee.   

Bars & Breweries   

734 Brewing Company: Nothing beats a cold beer, cocktail, or non-alcoholic beverage at 734. Sit in the front or side patios and enjoy live music on select nights.  

734 brewing company patio and drinks

Mash Ypsilanti: Enjoy a nightcap after a filling dinner next door at Thompson & Co.. Outdoor seating offers sunset views over Depot Town.  

Ypsi Alehouse: Order your Ypsi-themed beer and head to the fenced private patio near the bar for easy indoor-outdoor access. 

Arbor Brewing Company: Quiet, spacious, and a top choice for beers on the patio! Sit at the vibrant yellow tables for a perfect summer evening.  


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