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 84, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 95, Brewery Vivant Tart Side of the Moon 96, Latitude 42 Island Fever 83, Epic Big Bad Baptist 100
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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 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mrjaxson  (37) .08 Junction, Wisconsin | October 13, 2013
Truly, truly, truly outstanding combination of spectacular food (if barbecue is of even passing interest to you) and a beer list to die for. Slows is in a typical downtown Detroit neighborhoods where the vacant lots and abandoned buildings are always nearby. Definitely follow the instructions on Slows’ website of where to park for $3.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jercraigs  (405) Toronto, Ontario | September 17, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier  (115) Belchium im Biersgau, 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
JFGrind  (81) Glenside, Pennsylvania | July 28, 2013
Had a free night in Dearborn while in town for work. After a Metro Detroit search search on 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (515) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
marcus  (187) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
KPD  (205) 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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk  (237) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
handsomejn  (52) 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.

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