Woodward Avenue Brewers | Ferndale, Michigan
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Woodward Avenue Brewers
Good based on 18 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

22646 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, Michigan United States 48220 [ print map ]
248 546 3696


Mayor: chucklemation (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 0

Woodward Avenue Brewers

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Beer Available At Woodward Avenue Brewers (arranged by most recent)
WAB Hefty-Weizen , Woodward Avenue Brewers Magnum PI-PA Fresh Hop , WAB Steam Beer , WAB Custom Porter 37, WAB Custom Blonde
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18 reviews for Woodward Avenue Brewers
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  69%
 Selection  55%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation  (8) Royal Oak, Michigan | August 22, 2015
This place seems to have changed since the last reviews from two years ago. Now the WAB does offer samplers: $7 for five 4 ounce samples, and they bring them out on some nifty fake vinyls cut in half. There were 8 of their own beers on tap, and they were all pretty average. My favorite was probably the sip I took from my wifeís Vanilla Porter. My wife and I each had a sample of the Hefty-Weizen, but I noticed right away the waitress mixed them up with the IPAs. The waitress was nice enough and attentive, and the food was excellent. I ordered their Wabanh MI pizza (apparently a Korean specialty and not an obscure town in Michigan). The toppings were fresh and the pizza dough/crust was tasty. Iíd go here again, especially for the food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
OPIE788  (40) Ohio | December 9, 2013
We were told to check this place out by a guy at B. Nekter. The beers we had were hit or miss. The food was also a bit hit or miss. My sandwich was good but my buddies pizza looked like a frozen supermarket pizza. The waitress was OK but seemed to hate her job and we stood there for 5 minutes before someone told us to seat ourselves. They do fill growlers but they calmed that it was illegal to refill a growler. So they want you to surrender yours for "recycling" and they give you a new one. Basically leave your fancy growler in the car.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
KPD  (210) Michigan | March 3, 2013
I really had a good time here, had dinner on a weekend had a great southwest salad and some homemade tortilla chips. Very good. Really comfortable pub atmosphere with friendly patrons and staff. Nice place to hang out and have a few. They had 9 taps, 2 guest beers I didnít have. They had a session able blond, a roasty "custom" porter, a dessert vanilla porter with moderate vanilla, a nice moderately hopped ipa, and a really excellent imperial stout. They donít do samplers but will let you taste all the beers before you order.. Solid brewpub. Iíll be back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | September 26, 2012
Mexican faire on the menu and a half dozen or so beers but there was no sampler. I guess I kind of expect a brewpub to have a sampler these days. It was happy hour so my wife and I got a pint and the beer wasnít that good. I was going to eat here but no sampler = no dinner. The bean dip appetizer was pretty good though and service was ok.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | August 6, 2012
did not eat but beer was great but selection was sparce
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24  (172) Chandler, Arizona | June 3, 2012
This is a fun brew pub, and even had the beers next door for a concert. The ruby lager is a good red beer. Food is pretty good, regular bar fare. Enjoyable place to hang out.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
beermaven  (11) Michigan | April 30, 2012
I love the WAB. My favorites are the vanilla porter, raspberry blonde and ruby lager. The atmosphere is great. Food is great.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
RudiNicole  (77) Michigan | December 8, 2011
Iím honestly surprised by the low reviews for The WAB. I visited for my first time during lunch on a friday afternoon, and I really enjoyed myself. The beer is decent, and the bartenders were very friendly. The food was EXCELLENT. I love the decor, but I didnít like that you have to walk upstairs for the bar. Iím sure Iíll visit again.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 5/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
In town for the weekend told I had to check this place out. Wish I didnít. Big open spaces huge, bar, sport centric but in general pretty plain. The tables are annoying because the chairs have super low backs making them hard to sit in. The food was good bar food, above average. The brews suck. They are all generic watery and boring. They have no clue what they are doing. These beers are clearly tailored to drinkers who donít know much. Its a slight step above a macro brew and thatís who they cater too. About 8 beers by them, 2 guest taps. Avoid this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | December 29, 2010
Very hip 35-45 yr old crowed - kind of interesting. When I visited they had great live music the place was pretty happening. The beer is average. Simple styles for the most part. Food is good - salads and sandwiches -- including loose meat sandwiches. Worth a quick stop if you are nearby. Great service.

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