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Reviewed September 9, 2019

good food for snacking, pre prepared drinks like you would see at a boat bar, i would recommend. Easy in and out with access to major event space nearby.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 23, 2019

What a cool spot to stop for a drink. There is an outdoor patio with plenty of seating, umbrellas. There is also a beach area with chairs and umbrellas, great for families wanting to sit and chill to have a drink and some food while...the kids enjoy playing. There is a beautiful fountain off to the side and it is very lively. Staff were attentive and pleasant. They have a variety of frosty drinks, beers and mixed drinks. They have great bar/pub food at reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Our hotel check in line was backed up, so my brother and I ventured out in search of a drink. We stumbled upon The Fountain. This place is pretty much entirely outside, and has alot of chairs, tables and a small "beach" in the middle....There are also games to play like foosball, ping pong, etc. We sat at the bar where they had a modest beer selection and food menu. The service was good and the nachos we ordered were solid if unremarkable. What's really cool about the Fountain is how unique it is, especially for being downtown. I would come back.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The Fountain was a short walk from our downtown hotel. It is a fun setting by a huge sand pit. Adults could sit in lounge chairs in the sand while kids dug with the pails and shovels. We sat on the deck and ate at...a table. A chicken salad wrap and barbecue sandwich were reasonably good and the fries are excellent. This was a nice way to relax after a long day.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Fountain bar sits perched the beach they've built at campus martius. Fun vibes, nice views of downtown and the fountain. Great outdoor spot.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We were wandering the downtown Detroit area and headed up to Campus Martius Park. The Fountain is part of the park and is adjacent to some shaded patio tables and sand pit area (kids were having a great time). We were able to go up...to the window and purchase some cold beers and then take them to a table in the park. Caution, however, that there are certain places you can drink alcohol, so ask (or you will be told to move). It was a great spot to stop for half an hour and refresh ourselves before exploring the vendors in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Terrible and despicable customer service through messenger when a patron left behind his prescription glasses. Told he was banned from the restaurant for asking a question. Not sure why and how a small business acted this way toward someone who paid for their food and...service. Go somewhere else for a restaurant that actually cares about its customers.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Four of us stopped in for a light lunch and a drink on a beautiful sunny day to enjoy the umbrella shaded patio surrounded by beautiful buildings and we even had a little slice of beach (sandy play area) next to the fountain. We enjoyed...excellent service from the staff and the drinks and food were very good. Great place for anyone downtown on a nice day.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I went to an event held at the Fountain and I really enjoyed the selection of food that they offered for catering. The restaurant portion is actually made out of a shipping container which is really cool and there is a sandpit that simulates the...beach complete with sparsely placed, colorful Adirondack chairs. This space is a great venue for summer parties or get togethers and is central to campus martius and the Woodward esplanade.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This was a great place to hang out after work. Fun drinks on the menu especially for out-of-towners. We ordered a bunch of appetizers that were really good. Service staff is very prompt. The location is fun because it's right next to the downtown beach....Music selection was odd, jumping from Beyonce to Bob Marley. Overall a fun experience.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4