Support West Michigan restaurants, bars, and downtown businesses safely in social districts and downtown social zones!
Purchase an adult beverage in a to-go cup from participating establishments while enjoying a visit to downtown Marshall social district.
The Battle Creek social district has been expanded to reach from Cafe Rica to Handmap Brewing. It goes like this: buy a beer or cocktail, ask to have it served in the Live it Up plastic cup, and then take it outside. Click here if you want to see where the boundaries are, and keep an eye out for signs while you’re downtown.
Find a list of outdoor dining options in St. Joseph, along with information about the Pleasant Street Plaza, featuring outdoor street dining, live music, and games on weekends throughout the summer, on the St. Joseph Today website.
Kalamazoo is now home to the Downtown Social District and within it the Central Commons Refreshment Area. You can grab a drink from a participating business and enjoy it while you stroll and shop through downtown.
Saugatuck now offers a way for people to enjoy food, drink, and safely socialize outdoors along the Saugatuck riverfront shopping district from 11am – 11pm, seven days a week, from 20 restaurants, bars, and breweries within the boundaries of the new downtown social district.
Grab a drink in the new social district in Hastings! Beverages will be served in a designated HOPS Area container and from participating businesses within the Social District. To find the most up-to-date list of participating businesses, visit the downtown Hastings website. And when you’re downtown, be on the lookout! Participating businesses will display window decals, and QR codes posted throughout the district will point you to more information. The HOPS Area operates seven days a week 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Grand Rapids is going all out to support local businesses and help visitors maintain social distance. Social zones allow restaurants, breweries and other businesses to serve customers in outdoor public spaces – streets, sidewalks, parks and parking lots that have been transformed into open-air marketplaces. More than 170 restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, retail stores, and service establishments are eligible to participate in four downtown zones. Find a map of the zones, including three refreshment areas within the zones allowing patrons to purchase and carry alcoholic beverages within designated boundaries, on the Experience Grand Rapids site.
The party is about to really get started in downtown Muskegon with the launch of a 12-block social district!
To help with social distancing, Mt. Pleasant has closed Broadway Street from Main to University allowing local businesses to expand outdoor seating and provide an area for customers to enjoy local favorites. And to help you decide where to dine, Meet Mt. Pleasant has put together a list of the favorite patio restaurants!
Whether you’re looking for your morning cup of coffee, your mid-day fuel or a long sit-down dinner, there are plenty of options to sit safely outdoors in Traverse City. Find a patio downtown, or in one of the neighboring port towns. Enjoy a meal with a waterfront view, or take your food to go for a picnic. In addition, many of the area’s wine tasting, spirits sampling or beer tours are now being offered outdoors.
Downtown Petoskey is proud to be one of the first cities in the State of Michigan to qualify as a Social District that contains a Commons Area where visitors can consume alcoholic beverages. Find more outdoor dining options, brewers, and wineries from the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau.