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 80, 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (350) Rota, Spain | 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
greco  (14) Zeeland, Michigan | May 6, 2009
Great place my buddies and I visit before we go see the Yankees beat the Tigers. The food is great and plentiful. Nothing beats a huge pile of meat on your plate and their custom bbq sauces are good. The beer selection is excellent. They have something like 16-20 taps (sorry didnít count) that are all top quality beers... no fizzy yellow stuff. They keep all local breweries on tap... Bells, Great Lakes, New Holland, Founders, Arcadia.... and their staff is usually well versed and able to help you decide on what you like. Bottle selection is also good, with things like Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, you canít go wrong. My favorite place in the detroit area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | January 25, 2009| Updated August 3, 2009
What a little gem in what seemed to be a very run down area. Walk inside though and the clean wood decor and packed house was amazing to see. Food was very good and the menu was just simple which was great, we had pulled pork and the mac ín cheese and 5 bbq sauces to choose from one being apple bbq was a top 5 sauce in my mind. Beer list was very good and they even had some bottled stuff. I will be back next time Iím in Detroit, this cured my Kuhnhenn hangover perfectly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | January 21, 2009
simply amazing! i had two hennepinís on tap and the half chicken. i didnt adulterate it with sauce (though they offered me 5 options, all made there) and got mac and cheese and green beans for my two sides. $27 w/ tip. probably 14 taps plus a cask, and a huge bottle list with plenty of belgians. it was packed on a wednesday afternoon 1 hour after opening, i was lucky to get a seat at the bar within 10 minutes. those waiting for tables were not so lucky. but its worth the wait. a must see in motor city.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
masonjer  (15) Holt, Michigan | June 5, 2008
I fell in love with this place immediately. It is in a super crappy part of Detroit, by the old Tigerís Stadium. We did have to wait a bit, but who cares, this place is awesome. Farily small inside. Great ambiance, had a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere while I waited. Great tap selectin overall. Then we ate. The food here is amazing. Barbeque was awesome and the sides were delicious. This place is a must see if you can get in. I know I will be back.
  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  (103) 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  (59) 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  (28) 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.

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