United States > Michigan > Detroit
Dogbrick (567) Columbus, Ohio | September 9, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
DBC’s food is pretty good, we both enjoyed our dinners.
Overall this is a worthwhile beer stop in downtown Detroit.
JPDurden24 (110) Chandler, Arizona | June 3, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mikem409 (165) bloomfield, Michigan | January 1, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
nice place for a brew before a sports event
cratez (151) Toronto, Ontario | December 29, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 there’s some lighter options like salads and catfish.
Overall: while there’s nothing spectacular about this brewpub, I like the approachable party ambience and the IPA is very good. I’d love to return for a full meal to get a better feel for the place; however, based on our positive experience I’d say Beer Co. is worth a crawl if you happen to be downtown.
dmschefke (47) Macomb, Michigan | March 8, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Surprised I haven’t rated this place yet. This is a solid brewery in the heart of downtown Detroit. They don’t have a ton of beers on tap, but have their staples plus a few special brews. They aren’t afraid to try some new things, but wouldn’t be called experimental by any stretch. Ambiance is nice, especially the bar upstairs when it is open. $5 growlers on Tuesdays are nice.
amg800 (38) Ada, Michigan | January 15, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Cool place. They’ve got a nice brewing setup sunk in the floor right as you walk in. I didn’t 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.
zdk (84) New York, New York | September 6, 2010| Updated January 6, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
quiet for a downtown spot... but I guess that’s 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 they’re doing, though I doubt they’re the brains behind the business.
JoeMcPhee (466) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 28, 2010| Updated January 6, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Walked here after we were told they closed the promenade after 10PM (how do you close a public walk anyway?). The space is a large, airy brewpub with an exposed and sunken brewing kit at the entrance. The workers here looked like zombies when we were in and really couldn’t wait to get out of there. Having said that, the beers were really high quality. A bright, hoppy IPA and an equally fresh and hoppy DIPA were standouts for me. The prices were decent as well - pretty nice spot really.
swegles (7) , Michigan | July 14, 2010| Updated January 6, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
I found the food to be very good and enjoyed the overall atmosphere. The beers were pretty good, but nothing memorable, would go back, but most likely will try some of the other detroit breweries first.
greenhorn1 (6) Mission Viejo, California | May 22, 2010| Updated January 6, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went here before a Tiger’s game while visiting Detroit. I had two of their beers which were very good. Food was OK and they had some southern/midwestern selections. Wasn’t to crowded, so we had good service. I would visit again.
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