Slows Bar BQ | Detroit, Michigan
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Slows Bar BQ
World Class based on 53 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: umich03jm (3) | Taps: 56 | Bottles: 90+


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Beer Available At Slows Bar BQ (arranged by most recent)
Latitude 42 Island Fever , Epic Big Bad Baptist 100, Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo 82, Epic Brainless on Peaches 92, Bells Amber Ale 88, 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, Founders Barrel Aged Red’s Rye 99, Brewery Vivant Cave Blend , Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout 90, Brewery Vivant Maize and Blueberry , Arbor FIGJAM 74, Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter 93, Bells Hopslam 100, Founders Imperial Stout 100
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53 reviews for Slows Bar BQ
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  78%
 Selection  84%
 Food  88%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  97%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier  (85) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | September 11, 2013
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
JFGrind  (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | July 28, 2013
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.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (462) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 28, 2013| Updated December 3, 2013
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
marcus  (175) Sacramento, California | July 12, 2013
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
KPD  (194) Michigan | January 30, 2013
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!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk  (190) Washington D.C., Washington DC | January 20, 2013
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ryanlovesyou  (8) , | August 15, 2012
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
handsomejn  (48) Arkansas | June 10, 2012
Great tap selection, no crap on tap. Food is really good... I’m from the south, they know their southern food. World class beers.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (324) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
rumproasts  (164) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 3, 2012
amazing bbq joint in a pretty shady area. twenty taps, and whoever is picking the beers does an awesome job of keeping great stuff on tap. crazy good.

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