Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Looking for somewhere to sit outside and enjoy the weather, a burger and a beer? We've got just the places for you.
With sunny days and temperatures in the low 70s, bars and restaurants in Shelby and Utica are dusting off their patio furniture pulling out up the umbrellas for patrons to enjoy the mild afternoons and evenings. These restaurants and bars have already opened their outdoor patios for the season. On any given warm and sunny day, from now through the summer, you can visit one of these local watering holes for an outdoor experience. Cass Bar and Grill: in Utica: Watch as traffic swings by on Hall Road and people shopping stroll through downtown Utica from the outdoor patio. Cass Bar and Grill's patio seats about 30 people. Open Monday 4 pm - Midnight; Tuesday- Thursday Noon- Midnight; Friday - Saturday Noon- 2am and Sunday Noon -10pm. …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Five places in Shelby and Utica offering food and drink specials for St. Patrick's Day.
Here are five places in Shelby and Utica that will be merry with drink and food on St. Patrick's Day. May the luck of the Irish be upon you. Take a look at Patch's St. Patrick's Day Party pictures from last year.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Leave a comment below to tell us your favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Macomb County.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Red Ox Tavern is one of Patch’s favorite bars for outside seating in the warm sunny weather.
If I’m going to do a little write up about which bars have the best outdoor patios for summer that means I should probably visit them, right? Oh, how I love doing research. Today’s pick of the day is the Red Ox Tavern in Utica for their spacious outdoor patio area, the perfect place to sit back and relax. But that’s not all the Red Ox has to offer. Considered one of the area's top sports bars, the Red Ox has plenty of TVs inside for prime viewing. The outside seating then offers the perfect escape to enjoy some fresh air and some of the tavern’s delicious eats. Check out their website to see the weekly events such as Monday night Bike Nights and Thursday’s DJ Dancing parties. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 586-726-7070 for more …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Shamrock Irish Pub offers some great Irish spirits and even better outdoor seating to enjoy them.
So even though it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, it’s my lucky day that I get to do the research to find the best bars with outdoor seating. And it’s your lucky day too because one of those bars is Shamrock Irish Pub in Utica. The great outdoor patio that overlooks Utica’s charming downtown area is why this pub is our pick of the day. So if you want to swig a beer, munch on some great Irish fare and enjoy some pub spirits, Shamrock’s outdoor brick patio is the way to go. With downtown Utica and its happenings as a scenic backdrop, the Shamrock Irish Pub has been offering a place to relax and chat since 1935. The pub is open on weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Call 586-731-6886 for additional information. To check out yesterday’s Patch Pick …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Coyote Joe's wooden patio provides the perfect setting for a romantic drink.
I really do love my job. Researching which bars have great outdoor summer patios is really, really hard work. But for today, I can only pick one and I pick Coyote Joe's in Shelby Township for its beautiful and romantic tiki-torch-lit wooden patio. The patio is a good place to take out a cowgirl from inside the rocking bar to talk and get to know each other better. The natural backdrop of a peaceful stream and many trees boosts the romantic mood on the patio. Ask about their Free Party Friday's. Open Thursday-Saturday. Call 586-254-4666 for more information. To check out yesterday's Patch Pick for the best outdoor bars, click here.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Cass Bar and Grill in Downtown Utica opens its doors to a revamped interior, fresh menu and plenty of drink specials.
Downtown Utica was recently injected with a shot of fun and fabulousness with the opening of Cass Bar and Grill located on the corner of Cass Avenue and Auburn Road. With two levels of good times and great food, one is sure to find what they're aiming for. Their decor is cozy and open, with lots of metalwork, exposed brick, and beautiful huge windows with a view to dine for. The lighting is mellow and gives off an amazing ambiance. Looking for nightlife? Cass Bar has a line up of lush offerings. Wednesday night they host a Service Industry Night for those in the bar or restaurant industry. Just show up with a recent pay stub and get half off everything on your tab. Thursdays they play to the ladies with $3 Absolut You Call Its and DJ OJ …
Friday, February 4, 2011
With drink specials and giveaways, area night spots offer some of the best places in Shelby and Utica to watch Super Bowl XLV.
The Big Game. The culmination of all things football. Venues in Utica and Shelby Township are pulling out all the sporty stops to lure in football fans this Super Bowl season. But where to go? Where to wear your cheese head or twirl your Terrible Towel? We at Patch have done all your planning for you. Although it may be the newbie on the party scene, Cass Bar is ready and open for footballin' fun. "We've got 21 plus 40-inch HDTVs, a kick-butt sound system and we are ready for a very huge crowd," says manager John McFarlen, who plans on cheering for the Packers. With a $5 menu of game-time faves, $2 drink, beer and shot specials and a pub atmosphere suitable for perfect viewing, McFarlen feels his place is ready for whatever rumbles their …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Patch Entertainment Correspondent, CK, uncovers everything nightlife in Shelby and Utica and entertainment for the young at heart.
May I introduce myself, since this is our first meeting. My name is Christine Kotila, but everyone calls me CK. I've been a fixture on the East Side entertainment scene for close to 15 years, so I know my way around a good time and a good bargain. I'll be covering everything nightlife and entertainment for the young at heart. If you have a suggestion for me, please don't be shy! I encourage your interaction—after all, this is your city, your own "Patch." Let's make it rock together. The Utica and Shelby Township area is ripe with nightlife. My nose knows—I have an uncanny knack to sniff out the best happy hours, and I have managed to find a few that won't put a dent in your pocketbook. Driving through downtown Utica you'll find Muldoon's …