Slows Bar BQ | Detroit, Michigan
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Slows Bar BQ
World Class based on 55 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: ccex (1) | Taps: 56 | Bottles: 90+

Slows Bar BQ

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Beer Available At Slows Bar BQ (arranged by most recent)
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly) 98, Frankenmuth Oatmeal , MillKing it Productions Unite Red , Odd Side Ales Mayan Mocha Stout 96, St. Bernardus Extra 4 80, Original Gravity Root Down , Kuhnhenn Double Rice India Pale Ale (DRIPA) 97, Bells Le Contrebassiste 86, Great Lakes Engine 20 Ale 81, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 95, Brewery Vivant Tart Side of the Moon 95, Latitude 42 Island Fever 86
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55 reviews for Slows Bar BQ
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  79%
 Selection  85%
 Food  88%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
walleye  (43) Sterling Heights, Michigan | August 20, 2011
Went to Slowís last night had close to a hour wait, it was worth it.The Reason which is a Pork butt sandwich for me, my wife had Niman Ranch Brisket Enchilada and potato salad, my wifeís niece and her husband had The Longhorn which is a Niman Ranch beef brisket sliced thin with our special onion marmalade, smoked gouda and spicy sauce. we all thought it was the best and will go back. the only down side was they ran out of the beers the ladyís wanted. the waiter went out of his way and came back with a couple of samples for them to try and they liked what he brought them and they were able to enjoy a beer with dinner
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
umich03jm  (13) 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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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  (138) 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  (69) 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.

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