B. Nektar Meadery

4.35/5.0 17 reviews
1511 Jarvis
Ferndale, Michigan United States 48220

(313) 744 6323
  bnektar.com
Mon-Thu: 5 to 10 pm; Fri: 5 pm to 12 am; Sat: 2 pm to 12 am; Sun: 2 to 8 pm

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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | July 10, 2014
Ambiance is like a hipsters basement. Looks more like a warehouse, crappy tables (& very few) with unfinished walls. Hard to identify this place as a meadery. HOWEVER, the bartender(s) are always nice as hell & they love to give you samples & just BS with you about the mead itself or otherwise. I enjoy most B. Nektar meads, they always have good stuff on tap, & bottle sales are usually nice as well. No food. Aside from the run-down look of the place, everything else is awesome.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (630) Free Union, Virginia | March 12, 2016
Stopped by early afternoon on a Saturday. Street parking was easy but it might get tricky if they get busy. Nice tasting room, slightly upscale but comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Sample prices might seem a little steep but they include gratuity. No tipping here, but they are currently fundraising for meals for poor kids if you feel the need to hand over some extra cash. Lots of variety on tap. quality overall very good. Bottles to go, most common but a couple unusual ones. Prices decent. Overall a worthy stop
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow  (89) Chicago, Illinois | January 22, 2016
Theyíve recently expanded into an actual full scale tap room with a lot of seating area. Much better layout than before. They usually have their normal offerings, bottles to go, and several meadery only meads on tap. Service is always great. Worth a stop if you are doing a mead tour around Detroit.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
magsinva  (153) Virginia | December 31, 2015
I love B. Nektarís mead so I made it my first stop on my Michigan tour, literally going there directly from the plane. They did not disappoint. Yes, itís a typical converted warehouse, with mismatched tables, but I wasnít there for decorating tips, so who cares. I think I tried everything they had on tap that I couldnít get locally and a few they let me buy a day early, because I was so obviously enthusiastic about there mead. Really lovely stuff. Anyway, I arrived in the early afternoon, so I could chat with the bartender and not be a pest about it. They have a few things on tap that are only available there, so that was exciting. They also gave me a heads up about there future plans so I could stock up on meads about to go out of circulation. I had an awesome time and hope you do too.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (785) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | December 31, 2015
Definitely the prototypical warehouse brewery with a cool dive bar vibe, really nice and kind staff, and lots of good mead, beer, and cider to sample. this is a must visit if youíre in Michigan.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner  (16) Michigan | February 1, 2015
An interesting Michigan spot. Located in an industrial park with a small parking lot. You will probably be surprised as you walk in to the extremely runned down look. A few random non matching tables and chairs haphazardly set around. A wide array of different items from bar stools to folding lawn chairs to leather study tables. Looks like they shopped for furniture on trash day. Yet itís funny and puts off a very laid back relaxed vibe. They make it work. Very small place. Adding to the look brick walls with crayon and marker covered walls with drawings and shout outs. A nice selection of taps and bottle pours. Always a great selection of bottles to go along with glasses and other things. A very friendly and laid back staff. Very cool people to converse about mead and whatever really. Always quick to give a free tasting of what youíre wondering about. A lot of cool events like special bottle releases. They often bring a projection screen down for movies. Devils Night they had a Devils Juice bottle release (good stuff) along with a horror movie marathon. Overall a cool place with good mead.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JStax  (323) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | January 10, 2015
Stopped in later in the evening on a Friday just after they opened. There is a small dedicated parking lot. There is a small tasting room set up when you first walk in the door. They had about 8 taps available, but only about 5 were active for my visit. They were also pouring anything that was available in bottles. The service was excellent, the brewers were the ones actually pouring the beer and meads and it was fun to talk shop with them. Behind the bar you could see hundreds, maybe thousands of barrels of mead fermenting. It was quite the unique setup. My only complaint is that it was kind of cold in there. Pricing was fair. I would definitely come back given the opportunity.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
zach8270  (81) Henrietta, New York | December 4, 2014
Stop #2 of our tour. Interesting little place in an industrial park. Little bar setup with a small tap selection, including a collaboration and a few of their beers. Staff was cool and liked to talk beer and mead. Definitely worth a stop for a flight.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
merc7186  (186) North Tonawanda, New York | September 21, 2014
Visited: 9.20.14 Ambiance: A dirty industrial park look/feel to the place...been to similar but B Nektar doesnt cover the dirt with paint Service: Both bartemders were very friendly, knowledgeable about the beers/meads and took the time to talk with you. Selection: Had 9 meads, 5 beers, a slushie and 3 still meads, nice selection plus their bottles Value: Minimum price of meads/beers was $6...decent for the quality but who wants a bunch of 10oz meads, even for B Nektar. Overall, a decent place for meads but had very few that was not available i. Bottles, beers only had one, and it was average.
74
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (973) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 15, 2014
Industrial in the questionable part of town, odd music and videos with a worn down industrial look. Service was at a tiny bar but by people who knew what they were service. Tasting flight was in plastic cups. Lots of taps of mead and some of their new beers. Prices are good with a discount if you purchase qty. Good beer, odd space.

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