Detroit Beer Company | Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit Beer Company
Exceptional based on 26 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1529 Broadway
Detroit, Michigan United States 48226 [ print map ]
313 962 1529

Hours: 11AM- Midnight Sun-Thu, 11AM-2AM Fri-Sa

Mayor: ARH (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 3-4

Detroit Beer Company

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Detroit Beer Co. Hop Grenade , Detroit Beer Co. Local 1529 IPA 85, Detroit Beer Co. Detroit Hefeweizen , Detroit Beer Hop Rod Red , Detroit Beer Co. People Mover Porter 48, Detroit Beer Co. Rippers ESB , Detroit Beer Co. Lager 42, Detroit Beer Walloon
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26 reviews for Detroit Beer Company
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  70%
 Selection  60%
 Food  72%
 Value  74%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
ARH  (57) Chicago, Illinois | June 1, 2014| Updated June 2, 2014
Itís good a very warm, lodge-like feel to it; only with large brewing vats behind the bar. Generous pours on the flights make the $6.50 price for five samples very appealing. They do exclude their bigger beers (DIPA), but nothing to cry about. The selection is only their current brews with no guest taps, and theyíre not exactly a huge brewery, so donít expect a huge selection, but the beers they have range from decent to good. Thereís nothing exceptional, but all are palatable. The waitress recommended that I drink their rye beer in the middle of my flight (hefe, porter, rye, brown, and IPA), in retrospect, I wouldíve placed the rye last, but thatís splitting hairs; the staff is friendly and inviting. The food ainít too bad either. Oh, and they have outdoor seating (although I didnít partake since it was still hockey playoff season and they donít have any outdoor TVs).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
KPD  (173) Michigan | April 12, 2014
Stopped in before a game at joe Louis and sampled the 9 beers in tap. Nice looking facility located near comerica park and ford field. Bartender was friendly. The 9 beers were a nice assortment, a light, pale ale, ipa, porter, brown, detroit dwarf. Two big beers double dwarf and a dark Belgian ale. Nice job with the beer , several were pretty good. Nice brewpub.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
hubermi12  (23) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 21, 2014
The best thing about this brewery this that it is the closest to Comerica Park in the summer. The food is good and the beer is pretty good too. This is a solid option if you are going to a Tigers game and looking for some craft beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (701) Columbus, Ohio | September 9, 2012
(Visited 05/2012): DBC is located in downtown Detroit on Broadway near Grand Circus Park. Metered street parking and garages are nearby.

The interior opens to a relatively narrow space with a few high tables and an L-shaped bar running along the right side. Brewing equipment is right behind the bar. Wood and brick motif, and past the bar it opens to some table seating. There is an upstairs as well.

Detroit Beer Co had five house beers on tap during our visit, courtesy of a sampler. These included People Mover Porter, Liberty Lager, 1529 IPA, Baseball Beer and Detroit Dwarf. All in all the beers are decent, but no stand-outs.

Service on our visit was good. The server was efficient and somewhat knowledgeable about the beers.

DBCís food is pretty good, we both enjoyed our dinners.

Overall this is a worthwhile beer stop in downtown Detroit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24  (146) Chandler, Arizona | June 3, 2012
Good location as I went there with some friends before a Tigers game. He the IPA, a Belgian dark version of the Dwarf Red, and the Steam Tunnel Stout. All were good beers. Chicken Fingers were also solid. Service was ok, but fairly good with how busy they were. Very enjoyable experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409  (181) bloomfield, Michigan | January 1, 2012
nice place for a brew before a sports event
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
cratez  (206) Toronto, Ontario | December 29, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
Third stop on a recent trip to Detroit with my girlfriend. Atmosphere: fun welcoming vibe, patrons of all ages, cool chalkboard drawings, Christmas lights add a nice charm, busy spot on a Saturday night, not much seating aside from the main bar and a few tables in the back. Service: waitress was fast, courteous, and capable of describing the house beers, food arrived in reasonable time. No complaints here. Selection: ordered the Local 1529 IPA (solid) and Big Sky Scotch Ale (average) on tap; the lady enjoyed her wine. They seem to brew a respectable range of styles as the chocolate stout, pilsner, brown ale, altbier, porter, and tripel were all available on our visit. SN Celebration was the other guest draught. Food: went with the Brewhouse Nachos, which were pretty tasty. Pizza, sandwiches, and pasta dominate the menu but thereís some lighter options like salads and catfish. Overall: while thereís nothing spectacular about this brewpub, I like the approachable party ambience and the IPA is very good. Iíd love to return for a full meal to get a better feel for the place; however, based on our positive experience Iíd say Beer Co. is worth a crawl if you happen to be downtown.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke  (49) Macomb, Michigan | March 8, 2011
Surprised I havenít rated this place yet. This is a solid brewery in the heart of downtown Detroit. They donít have a ton of beers on tap, but have their staples plus a few special brews. They arenít afraid to try some new things, but wouldnít be called experimental by any stretch. Ambiance is nice, especially the bar upstairs when it is open. $5 growlers on Tuesdays are nice.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
amg800  (38) Ada, Michigan | January 15, 2011
Cool place. Theyíve got a nice brewing setup sunk in the floor right as you walk in. I didnít get to go upstairs, but the downstairs was cool. Long bar with a few tables in the back. Fish tacos were good. Beer was pretty good too. I enjoyed the Hop Grenade alot.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
zdk  (95) New York, New York | September 6, 2010
quiet for a downtown spot... but I guess thatís detroit for you. Service was pretty spacey... they were probably sick of dealing with the all the frat kids. Thankfully, the best part was the beer. Someone behinds the scenes knows what theyíre doing, though I doubt theyíre the brains behind the business.

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