Griffin Claw Brewing Company

575 S Eton St
Birmingham, Michigan United States 48009
brewery (Griffin Claw)  4.5/5.0 19 reviews
Tues thru Thurs 2pm to 11pm, Fri 2 to 12, Sat 12 to 12, Sun 12 to 10

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman  (152) Mount Airy, Maryland | July 24, 2016
High end restaurant brewpub. Beer was very good with a nice selection by quantity. Service was also very good- lots of staff and friendly. Busy place with families. No expense spared with the facility...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
PRBeer  (566) Parsippany, New Jersey | June 28, 2016
Probably one of the better...if not best brewery in the greater Detroit area. They had 16 beers and 2 ciders when we visited last Sunday. The taproom is very nice...kind of industrial chic I guess youíd say. There was also an outdoor patio as well as a covered patio. I could see this would be a fun place to hang out when crowded. It was slow though on this past Sunday afternoon when we visited. Note that with the large number of beers...there was a large variety of styles...nonetheless...there was a very strong hoppy representation. Normís Raggedy Ass IPA was a good one...along with Oops-A-Hefe (lots of hops)...and Normís Simcoe-nicety IPA. This place is a must visit while in the Detroit area...having said that I should probably clarify that Griffin Claw might only by an above average location in a more craftbeer centric area (like Grand Rapids)...but here...itís a must visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
walleye  (47) Sterling Heights, Michigan | December 5, 2015
went with some friends tonight. we were lucky and arrived at the right time, was able to get a table right away. food very good my wife had the pulled pork sandwich, I had the beer can chicken our friends had the prime rib sandwich and the pulled pork, all was good. beer wise I had the bourbon pumpkin and the 3 stooges very good my with had a flight of 4 beers. all were good. Highly recommend this place.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
drdisque  (53) Illinois | September 4, 2015
I grew up almost walking distance from here and never would have guessed that someday thereíd be a legitimate brewpub here. So, the setting gets some bonus points for me. Space is also really cool, with lots of indoor and outdoor space that can be combined as weather allows. Bar has decent view of brewing facility as well. Bartender was knowledgeable and attentive. Prices are a little above average Detroit brewpub prices but on-par for the rather upscale location. Will be back to try the food.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner  (16) Michigan | February 1, 2015
Have only been a couple times but I plan on going more. A very nice place inside with a good tap list. Always solid bottle sales and I know they now do spirits which is interesting. Decent food. Pretty cool bartenders ready to give samples of what youíre thinking to try. Solid brew. A place that always has the Red Wing games on which definitely boasts their rating for me. Follow on Instagram for nearly everyday tap list updates which is another big one for me. A nice outdoor area with heaters. Overall a nice place.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (555) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 1, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
merc7186  (192) North Tonawanda, New York | October 29, 2014
Visited: 9/20/14 Ambiance: Really cool place with lots of hard wood and ripple metal everywhere, old school lamps and open space. Bar holds about 16-20 patrons with plenty of tables inside and outside. Service: Solid bartenders and servers, knowledgeable about the beer, if it wasnt for them botching my to go growler order, It would have been a 10. Selection: they had 16 beers on tap with a great variety including three sours which were solid. Its hrd to find a place that does good sours especially not being known for them Food: Solid menu and the food came out with great care, had a burger with egg and it was cooked perfectly, left full for sue. Value: wasnt a cheap walk in the park but for 5 beers, two growlers, food only cost about 65 bucks. Overall, I wish this place was where I lived...this is the type of brewery that I would live at. Enough Said. Solid.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (1151) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 15, 2014
In a bit of a residential neighbourhood this trendy and very nice industrial complex stands out. Lots of bench seating and a nice patio, this industrial location is quite nice. Service is all very young, hip and knowledgeable staff. Selection is pretty large with many of their own beers. We didnít eat, but the menu looked good. Prices were decent. The beer was good, better than I think the reviews depict. One of my biggest surprises in MI.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | August 27, 2014
Upscale place for an upscale neighborhood. Cool vibe on the inside, nice selection of good beers, but be prepared to pay big. Prices are quite high, even for smaller samples. Food is pretty tasty, service was fine. I like it here but my wallet cannot afford to visit too often.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ARH  (99) Chicago, Illinois | August 20, 2014
When I was driving to the tap room for the first time, I thought for sure that I would just end at some house that had been converted into a brewery. After driving through a residential area for awhile, the street had a short little row of commercial properties - one of which is Griffin Claw Brewing Company. Itís a nice joint with an "open" feel to it. It has a good selection of their brews on tap - regular, seasonal, and limited releases. All of the beers I sampled were of passable quality, with a couple being really good - nothing disappointed. The wait staff is courteous, and the place seems to draw fellow beer fanatics.The food is alright, but it serves itís purpose, and the bill at the end of the night was truly easy to digest.

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