United States > Michigan > Detroit
Beer Available At Slows Bar BQ (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Engine 20 Ale 84, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 95, Brewery Vivant Tart Side of the Moon 96, Latitude 42 Island Fever , Epic Big Bad Baptist 100, Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo 82, Epic Brainless on Peaches 92, Bells Amber Ale 87, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Anderson Valley Featherleggy Bulrusher 83, Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout 98, Saugatuck Maggie’s Irish Ale , Odd Side Ales Wrath of the Grapes , Short’s Yosemite Scooter 72, Right Brain Firestarter Chipotle Porter 85
jercraigs (330) Toronto, Ontario | September 17, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Arrived around dinner time on a Saturday night and there was a pretty long wait list already. We managed to get a table on the patio fairly quickly though, we gambled on the rain holding off and did well. Patio is nice, you wouldn’t really know that you are in Detroit! Tap list is impressive, with a decent mix of great beers I knew and local stuff I had never heard of. I tried Stone, Founders, Odd Side, and Motor City brews this visit. Most of our table got the "Your choice" plate of ribs, a second meat, and two sides. This is a ton of food. The mac and cheese was so big that it is almost entree sized elsewhere. The cornbread was some of the best I have ever had - light and fluffy and delicious. Ribs were very good, pulled pork was excellent. They have an assortment of sauces you add yourself. Overall, a great stop. Staff was friendly and relatively knowledgeable about the tap list, though our server confused a few beers with each other at one point. Will definitely come back here the next time I am in Detroit.
bartlebier (102) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | September 11, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Go-to beer & BBQ place near the iconic derelict train station that was recommended to us on 3 separate occasions by people not even all that into craft beer. Happy to pay $3 for guarded parking near the back and then discover an oasis of great, lovingly prepared BBQ food & expertly served beers inside: a place with 2 separate 25+ tap bars that turned out much bigger that it looks from outside. Friendly and knowledgable staff while sitting at the bar, handing out samples unasked. Decent prices for the sandwiches, OK value-for-money for their rib specialties. The Chuck Norris Oreo Cake with bacon and chocolate stout was a desert revelation... Glad we weren’t handed a 1hr+ waiting beeper like the groups arriving after us for early dinner, though.
JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | July 28, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Had a free night in Dearborn while in town for work. After a Metro Detroit search search on RB.com I ’discovered’ Slows. Located in Corktown near the Michigan Central Station. Parked on Michigan Avenue and after two tries found the door to get into Slows. Place was bumping on an early Thursday evening. Large selection of beer including many Michigan brewed micros. Food was quick, ample, great BBQ and sides. Staff was attentive, and even stocked an old hometown favorite, Stroh’s.
Tmoney99 (480) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 28, 2013| Updated December 3, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Easy to find location with easy street parking. Busy but got two seats at bar. Friendly staff and good service. Good draft and bottle selection. Food was delivered quickly and was nice portions at a very fair price. Well worth the visit and rating.
marcus (179) Sacramento, California | July 12, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem in a rather forlorn downtown Detroit locale. There is a fine selection of local and not so local brews on tap, as well as bottles. There is a fairly extensive menu of barbequed and deep fried dishes that are quite tasty. There was a lively crowd filling the bar and most tables on a Friday afternoon. An amazing place.
KPD (203) Michigan | January 30, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Have been several times now and always impressed with the excellent food and killer beer selection. Just visited last week to check out the new expansion and have a couple. They added a small bar area with a few more tables . Very nice addition to an already great place, came in after a Wings game on a Saturday sat at the new bar and had now 36 taps! YES! The already excellent beer selection got better!
solidfunk (198) Washington D.C., Washington DC | January 20, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place near where I was staying in Detroit. Food is great, nice neighbourhood atmosphere. No sample flights here but bartenders provide small samples if you ask nicely. Food is amazing - lots of smoked, barbecue offerings here. Beer menu is about half local and half mixture between national and international.
ryanlovesyou (8) , | August 15, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Really impressive tap list consisting of mostly (but not exclusively) Michigan beers. Also, a respectable bottle list. The food is great. They give you like 6 or 7 different types of bbq sauce when you order. Also, like the ambiance and the service. Well worth a visit.
handsomejn (51) Arkansas | June 10, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great tap selection, no crap on tap. Food is really good... I’m from the south, they know their southern food. World class beers.
deyholla (350) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice place in Detroit is always a plus. Good ambiance and service. Selection is good but not great. I have not been overly impressed with the BBQ, but most are. Prices are good.
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