Slows Bar BQ | Detroit, Michigan
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Slows Bar BQ
World Class based on 50 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2138 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, Michigan United States 48216 [ print map ]
313 962 9828 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Sun - Wed 11am - Midnight, Thu - Sat 11am - 2am

Mayor: Brigadier (2) | Taps: 56 | Bottles: 90+

Slows Bar BQ

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Beer Available At Slows Bar BQ (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo 86, Epic Brainless on Peaches 93, Bells Amber Ale 88, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Anderson Valley Featherleggy Bulrusher 83, Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout 98, Saugatuck Maggieís Irish Ale , Odd Side Ales Wrath of the Grapes , Shortís Yosemite Scooter 73, Right Brain Firestarter Chipotle Porter 85, Founders Barrel Aged Redís Rye 99, Brewery Vivant Cave Blend , Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout 91, Brewery Vivant Maize and Blueberry , Arbor FIGJAM , Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter 93, Bells Hopslam 100, Founders Imperial Stout 100, North Peak Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA 96, Atwater Winter Bock 46
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50 reviews for Slows Bar BQ
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  79%
 Selection  84%
 Food  88%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
djredpop  (8) Downriver, Michigan | May 9, 2010| Updated May 19, 2010
Like a diamond in a turd, Slowís is a bona fide institution in an area where nothing should thrive. The tap selection is outstanding and the food is great. My family is from the South and this is the only place north of Cincinatti that gets the food right. Clean, relaxing atmosphere. Lots of wood. Always busy, but you can sign in and have a Pabst at the hole in the wall (they have a Champale bar mirror) next door while waiting to be seated. Slowís is a bit pricey for the locale, but an absolute "must-stop" when in Detroit for sporting events, concerts, etc.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
strongpieman  (119) Mount Airy, Maryland | January 30, 2010
Excellent food and great tap selection... downside is that itís too busy.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | January 18, 2010
Rustic clean atmosphere. Seems constantly crowded, but with rapid turnover. They have a very good regional beer selection with rotating taps from shorts, arcadia, bells, original gravity, etc which are very good. They have a moderate bottle list and a great wine selection. The food is outstanding. A must see in Detroit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt  (64) Northville, Michigan | November 3, 2009
Arrived to find a fairly crowded restaurant, but we were able to get a table immediately because there were only two of us. Some pretty interesting architecture. We had a moment of difficulty finding the front door, hehe. Friendly and attentive service. Really a lot of great tap selections. Good bottle selection from what I was able to determine, but lack of an up-to-date list limits my ability to judge their bottle selection. Food canít be argued with: everything was great. I had the beef brisket and judged that it didnít need any sauce, but all four sauces I tried were great and added a nice variety to my dinner. Both of the sides (black beans and mac and cheese) were also outstanding. I had a great time here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JarredWFM  (6) Detroit, Michigan | October 9, 2009
excellent food. good service. looks brilliant. all 20 taps are good beers. bootle selection is diverse and interesting, mant regional selections, including leelanau and jolly pumpkin. best in michigan, if not the whole midwest US. wine is outstanding too. ask for putnam.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | July 28, 2009
Best BBQ Iíve ever had inside a really well designed space. Stacked with some fine taps from the Great Lakes region. Nothing rare on tap or in bottles, but everything is above average, for sure. Not to be missed.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
greco  (14) Zeeland, Michigan | May 6, 2009
Great place my buddies and I visit before we go see the Yankees beat the Tigers. The food is great and plentiful. Nothing beats a huge pile of meat on your plate and their custom bbq sauces are good. The beer selection is excellent. They have something like 16-20 taps (sorry didnít count) that are all top quality beers... no fizzy yellow stuff. They keep all local breweries on tap... Bells, Great Lakes, New Holland, Founders, Arcadia.... and their staff is usually well versed and able to help you decide on what you like. Bottle selection is also good, with things like Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, you canít go wrong. My favorite place in the detroit area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | January 25, 2009| Updated August 3, 2009
What a little gem in what seemed to be a very run down area. Walk inside though and the clean wood decor and packed house was amazing to see. Food was very good and the menu was just simple which was great, we had pulled pork and the mac ín cheese and 5 bbq sauces to choose from one being apple bbq was a top 5 sauce in my mind. Beer list was very good and they even had some bottled stuff. I will be back next time Iím in Detroit, this cured my Kuhnhenn hangover perfectly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | January 21, 2009
simply amazing! i had two hennepinís on tap and the half chicken. i didnt adulterate it with sauce (though they offered me 5 options, all made there) and got mac and cheese and green beans for my two sides. $27 w/ tip. probably 14 taps plus a cask, and a huge bottle list with plenty of belgians. it was packed on a wednesday afternoon 1 hour after opening, i was lucky to get a seat at the bar within 10 minutes. those waiting for tables were not so lucky. but its worth the wait. a must see in motor city.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
masonjer  (15) Holt, Michigan | June 5, 2008
I fell in love with this place immediately. It is in a super crappy part of Detroit, by the old Tigerís Stadium. We did have to wait a bit, but who cares, this place is awesome. Farily small inside. Great ambiance, had a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere while I waited. Great tap selectin overall. Then we ate. The food here is amazing. Barbeque was awesome and the sides were delicious. This place is a must see if you can get in. I know I will be back.

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