Slows Bar BQ | Detroit, Michigan
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Slows Bar BQ
World Class based on 54 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2138 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, Michigan United States 48216 [ print map ]
313 962 9828

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


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


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Beer Available At Slows Bar BQ (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Engine 20 Ale 84, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 96, Brewery Vivant Tart Side of the Moon 96, Latitude 42 Island Fever 83, Epic Big Bad Baptist 100, Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo 82, Epic Brainless on Peaches 91, Bells Amber Ale 86, 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 72
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54 reviews for Slows Bar BQ
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  78%
 Selection  84%
 Food  88%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  97%
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92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
umich03jm  (12) Flat Rock, Michigan | March 8, 2011| Updated May 16, 2013
Absolutely love the food and beer selection here. The best mac and cheese Iíve ever had and some of the best pulled pork Iíve had. Need to get there early or else youíll be waiting awhile for a table though. I think the service lacks sometimes because the place gets packed and its hard for the staff to get places quickly. Update 5/16/13 - They expanded now and more than doubled the number taps. Expanding has also helped the service since the place doesnít get as packed anymore. Love this place.
28
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 5/20
mickeykaline  (15) Northville, Michigan | October 22, 2010
Good beer, decent ambiance, food menu has nice selection but.. got food poisoning from the brisket. will not go back.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
RoscoeJackson  (19) Michigan | September 20, 2010| Updated July 27, 2011
about 20 beers on draft, including some very, very nice ones. big ones like devil dancer, pumking, founders breakfast... also some great bottles from mikkeller, nogogne, and more.. wine and meads also available. great food and a cool decor. going on the weekend might result in a long wait.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 19/20
fuckbudlight  (10) Michigan | September 1, 2010
If youíre from around Metro Detroit and have heard of the Slowís, then you know you donít need to read these reviews. The most amazing bbq on this side of Mars. Amazing food, great beer selection (especially with local craft brews on tap), and nice, fun interior. A few drawbacks of this place are: the prices, as food is a bit pricey (you wonít walk away hungry, however), though beer prices are standard, service has been a bit hit or miss, the location is in the middle of nowhere-Michigan Ave.-cum-Detroit-Strip-Club-central, and because of the almost intimate setting, space is limited. I would wait hours to get some of that Yardbird sandwich, though. Mmm. Yes.
84
  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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
strongpieman  (126) Mount Airy, Maryland | January 30, 2010
Excellent food and great tap selection... downside is that itís too busy.
86
  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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt  (68) 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.
92
  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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (316) Wiesbaden, Germany | 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.

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