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 90, 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 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Optigon  (40) Bloomington, Indiana | May 27, 2008
Holy god! The two things I love most, in one building! Barbecue and great beer! Excellent service. A little cramped of a space, but you expect that for a Friday night. Must-see for Detroit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (76) Lexington, Kentucky | March 28, 2008
Probably the best bottle selection in the city. Always something good on tap as well. I really miss this place. The food is excellent. Iíd go home stuffed every time. A must for anybody visiting Detroit. It is across from the Michigan Train Station.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia  (56) Boise, Idaho | September 28, 2007
I agree with others who have written. Well worth the drive from the airport. After spending the day talking my flight crew into going with me, I was hoping I wouldnít be put to shame. We were all impressed not only with the great food, but the beer selection as well. Liz, our server, knew what she was talking about and did a great job. The beer menu is even broken up into categories with a little description of each one which is helpful in determining which one you want. They also had four Bellís brews on tap which is always a plus! My only compaint is that I wish they had more on tap along with the great selection of bottles.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
cellardoor  (17) St. Louis, Missouri | September 25, 2007
Like other comments the food is worth going for alone. The great appreciation for beer and recognition of so many styles is something they should be commended for. They regularly hold beer tasting events, I attended the Bellís tasting where they brought in the lead production manager from Bellís. High quality, reasonably priced food with an imppecable beer list makes this a must for any Detroiter or vistor.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
ogglethorp  (27) Ohio | December 15, 2006
The food is definitely worth going for alone, affordable too. The beer list made it even better. Solid selection of taps and bottles. My new favorite stop downtown.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA  (19) Noblesville, Indiana | October 30, 2006
Thank you ratebeer for pointing out this great place. I was going to downtown for a concert and was looking for a place to eat. Great food and great beer. The selection is outstanding, they had beers you canít buy at stores in Michigan which is a big bonus. Two rotating Bells taps for seasonals is also a nice touch. Not the greatest part of town which made my wife a bit skeptical, but it is very nice on the inside and she said she loved it. Must go if you are anywhere near downtown.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
mstockton  (25) Frankfurt, Germany | August 3, 2006
What a great place! The food is great and nothing will break your wallet. I had the pulled pork and it was the best Iíve had north of the Mason-Dixon. The beer selection is awesome with some very eclectic beers on draught and in bottle. If I remember correctly, most pints are $4, which is a great deal. Itís absolutely worthwhile.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27  (24) Berkley, Michigan | June 11, 2006
Not in the best neighborhood, but very well worth it. Usually quite busy at dinner time. Plan for about an hour wait. Incredible beer selection makesthe wait quite easy. 8 taps mostly consiting of beers you might not mormallty see on tap. Excellent selection of bottles with quite a lot of Belgians. The food is just amazing. They slow cook all the meat in a brick, charcoal fired oven. All classic BBQ entrees, pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket. The sides are just as good! Definately one of my favorite restaurants in Detroit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
mds  (100) Toronto, Ontario | March 19, 2006
I came at opening time on a Saturday and it became really busy after about 10 minutes. Seemed like most of the people were there for the food though, which happened to be unbelievable. I got the hamburger ($7), which may have been one of the best Iíve ever had. I also tried the ribs that one member of my party ordered, which were also very good. The six sauces on the table are a nice touch too. Beer list is strong with I would guess a few more than 20. most of the pints were $4 and bottles of JP were going for $12. The service was also friendly and attentive. The area, near the old stadium, is pretty desolate though so I wouldnít expect much else to do in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
jtw  (27) farmington, Michigan | October 26, 2005| Updated January 12, 2006
located on a somewhat "dated" stretch of michigan ave in the middle of detroitís historic corktown. apparently itís a renovated building from a while ago, and they managed to keep some of the ambiance. new-feeling but incorporates the bustling history from the area. long peninsular-shaped bar surrounded on all 3 sides by inviting booths and tables of varying size. i was seated at a table with a view of michigan avenue.

wow, what a selection. for such an incredible restaurant, the options are too numerous to mention. the prices are good, with a glass of Rogue Chipotle ale for $2.50; up to $16 for some of the Castelain 750s and $20 for the new Rogue ceramic bottles. Incidentally, Rogue Chipotle is the cheapest beer on the menu, and it functions as its own sommelier, because it quite literally would pair exceptionally with every single item on the menu, and even better considering the price! the food is serious barbeque, sandwiches from $7 and entrees to $25. pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, grilled salmon, mac & cheese, sweet potato mash, and 4 different types of their own barbeque sauce (and a special spicy mustard).... i WILL be back for more, i suggest you do the same.

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