Interior has a cozy feel while being fairly spacious. I had a little trouble getting the server's attention, but after she acknowledged me there were no more problems. Food is quite good - try the black & white dip. Beers are fairly good; I didn't have anything outstanding, but maybe I didn't try their best brew. Worth a visit if you live in or near Detroit, or are visiting for a few days.
Visited on a Friday evening in early July 2015. Surprisingly empty, right next to the stadium, but started filling up about 40+ minutes after the game finished. Sports bar feel with long wooden tables and stiff chairs and TVs. Friendly server, poor guy tried to sell us shots like we were youngsters looking for a booze-up. Hah. Tried a couple flights of beer, all decent but I think it's not a place we would frequent for the beer selection. Food was OK. Worth checking out if you haven't been before, I guess just to say you've been. (3/8/8/7/7/14) 66
Old school brewpub right in downtown near the sports arenas. An old sports bar feel to the place with a bit of brewpub charm. Dimly lit. Service was solid and server knew the beer pretty well. They had about 10 of their own beers on with flights available. I did not try the food on my visit. Prices were decent.
2015-07-03. We stopped here late on a Friday night largely due to the proximity to Comerica Park after a baseball game. It was relatively quiet until other baseball fans started to fill it up. The atmosphere is fine, kind of generically brewpubby meets sportsbar with the TVs. Server was very friendly but didn’t read his audience very well, offering a tired bunch of beer drinkers shots and other add-ons when we asked for the bill. Food was okay, I had a cheese and ale soup that I enjoyed but questioned the freshness of. Beers were pretty disappointing. Mabel and I split a flight of everything on tap and there were really only two of them that I would order again. Not a bad spot if you are in the neighbourhood but other options in town are probably worth the extra walk.
Typical brewpub feel with the brewing equipment behind the bar. Located near the baseball and football stadiums and also the Opera House so expect to be busy depending on the event. A good selection of their own beers, my IPA was fine but nothing exceptional
Small-ish place, typical brewpub vibe. Good food but the beer selection was depressingly small, & the few beers I had were not very good. A stout & an IPA... Very forgettable. Decent service, but this was one visit a long time ago, & I haven’t been tempted to go back since.
ARH (99) Chicago, Illinois | June 1, 2014| Updated June 2, 2014
It’s good a very warm, lodge-like feel to it; only with large brewing vats behind the bar. Generous pours on the flights make the $6.50 price for five samples very appealing. They do exclude their bigger beers (DIPA), but nothing to cry about. The selection is only their current brews with no guest taps, and they’re not exactly a huge brewery, so don’t expect a huge selection, but the beers they have range from decent to good. There’s nothing exceptional, but all are palatable. The waitress recommended that I drink their rye beer in the middle of my flight (hefe, porter, rye, brown, and IPA), in retrospect, I would’ve placed the rye last, but that’s splitting hairs; the staff is friendly and inviting. The food ain’t too bad either. Oh, and they have outdoor seating (although I didn’t partake since it was still hockey playoff season and they don’t have any outdoor TVs).
Stopped in before a game at joe Louis and sampled the 9 beers in tap. Nice looking facility located near comerica park and ford field. Bartender was friendly. The 9 beers were a nice assortment, a light, pale ale, ipa, porter, brown, detroit dwarf. Two big beers double dwarf and a dark Belgian ale. Nice job with the beer , several were pretty good. Nice brewpub.
The best thing about this brewery this that it is the closest to Comerica Park in the summer. The food is good and the beer is pretty good too. This is a solid option if you are going to a Tigers game and looking for some craft beer.
(Visited 05/2012): DBC is located in downtown Detroit on Broadway near Grand Circus Park. Metered street parking and garages are nearby.
The interior opens to a relatively narrow space with a few high tables and an L-shaped bar running along the right side. Brewing equipment is right behind the bar. Wood and brick motif, and past the bar it opens to some table seating. There is an upstairs as well.
Detroit Beer Co had five house beers on tap during our visit, courtesy of a sampler. These included People Mover Porter, Liberty Lager, 1529 IPA, Baseball Beer and Detroit Dwarf. All in all the beers are decent, but no stand-outs.
Service on our visit was good. The server was efficient and somewhat knowledgeable about the beers.
DBC’s food is pretty good, we both enjoyed our dinners.
Overall this is a worthwhile beer stop in downtown Detroit.