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West Village biergarten Photo taken from Brut Detroit’s Instagram
West Village biergarten Photo taken from Brut Detroit’s Instagram

Seeing Double

Brut Detroit & Yum Village Open Second Beer and Wine Garden in Detroit

Brut Detroit, a Detroit-based pop-up wine bar, and Yum Village have teamed up once again to open another Bier & Weingarten, this time along Detroit’s popular Dequindre Cut, a 2-mile urban recreational pathway that stretches from the riverfront to Mack Avenue.

A few weeks ago, while on a run, I noticed some activity along the Cut near the Eastern Market exit and secretly hoped the freight containers and picnic tables would turn into some outdoor food or drink experience. And, man, was I not disappointed.

Freight Yard Biergarten Photo taken from Brut Detroit’s Instagram

Freight Yard Biergarten
Photo taken from Brut Detroit’s Instagram

Brut Detroit announced, via Instagram, that the freight yard would, indeed, house another Bier & Weingarten, complete with food trucks, entertainment, a vendor market and camping. It opened on May 19 and, judging by the crowd I saw when I stopped by on my walk home from the Market, it’s going to be a very popular summer hangout.

The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard is now the second Bier & Weingarten opened by Brut Detroit and Yum Village. The original is located in Detroit’s West Village, on Van Dyke, near West Village staples Red Hook and Craftwork. The Villages Biergarten opened this past weekend (Memorial Day).

West Village biergarten Photo taken from Brut Detroit’s Instagram

West Village biergarten
Photo taken from Brut Detroit’s Instagram

If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, look no further than these two Bier & Weingartens. They’re the perfect place to relax with friends over a couple of drinks. If you don’t drink, that’s OK. There are games to play (giant Jenga and corn hole, very quintessential Michigan summer activities), food to eat and, most importantly, a community to be a part of.

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The Villages Biergarten and the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard operate Friday through Sunday  now and the end of October. The Freight Yard is made possible by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, BUILD Institute, Lawrence Technological University, Western International High School, Ponyride and Groundswell Design Group.

Always drink responsibly.

Hannah Gordon

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