The main draw of Kuhnhenn are their beers. They usually have a very good selection on tap and have growlers and some bottles to go. Their focus is clearly on their brewing and not on their marketing or distribution, which explains the high quality of their beers but a sometimes frustrating inability to find their beers or information about the next release.
After going here a few times, my impression is that the service is hit or miss. One time service was slow because the bar was packed (understandable), a few times the bartenders have been very friendly, and once our server acted as if she was allergic to tips.
Although they serve food here, it is probably best to eat first and just come for drinks. After arriving in town late at night, I ended up splitting a few items with my friends, and the consensus was that everything fell somewhere around forgettable. The pizza seemed like it was a frozen pizza warmed up. Having low quality food is so noticeable because the beers are so amazing by comparison, and at this point I expect a high correlation between the two.
One odd thing about their beer pricing - it costs pretty much the same to get a bottle to go as it does to drink the beer on tap.
The atmosphere here is fascinating. Being located in an industrial area outside of Detroit, the bar brings in a true variety of characters. In the afternoon, locals relax with a few beers, and the younger crowd on the weekends includes beer geeks, frat boy types, and hipsters, mixed in with the locals.
This is one of the few places I almost always stop when I am in town.
Reviewed from notes. Rolling across country, as I got my orders from Maine to Alaska, my then wife needed to stop in Michigan to see relatives before we moved up there (Southeast Alaska). I was supposed to meet ratebeer user "Tectactoe" but Anthony texted me and said his car broke down that day. I had MBC’s Lunch for him, oh well. Anyways, I had some really nice beers by Kuhnhenn that day and they gave me water and I didn’t even ask. I walked away with their saison in a bottle that day. I have yet to meet Anthony, oh well, some day, maybe.
I had tasted Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock and based on that I planned us an overnight stop in Warren so I could visit the place. I really had high expectations. The place is nice and the beers decent. But unfortunately they didn’t have anything comparable to Raspberry Eisbock. No food available. 20 beers on tap and flights (of 5) available. Not the best Michigan - a truly great beer state - can offer.
Kuhnhenn was one of my first favorite breweries back in the old days, and I’ve always considered it as kind of a mecca. Glad to finally make it after all these years and also glad to be the 150th place rating! Small parking lot behind was no problem early afternoon on a Saturday. The place is dominated by a large bar in the center. Tables around. Honestly a lot cleaner than I expected I didn’t try the food and the staff didn’t even try to make it sound good. A million taps, tons of styles. Flight of five was $13, pretty steep.Bottles to go also pretty steep. Quality of beers and meads was good, and, if variety is your thing, which is most likely is if you’re reading this, this is a great place. My expectations after so many years wasn’t met, but, I wasn’t let down either. This still remains an essential stop well worthy of going out of your way.
I’ve only been to Kuhnhenn one time, which was a stop-over on the way to a Tigers game in Detroit. Overall, wasn’t super impressed with this place. From a food perspective, I remember having popcorn and not much else. From a beer perspective, they obviously have great stuff on tap, which is the real reason to come here. Maybe I’ll be back, but if I never get the chance to that’s OK with me.
Visited Nov-2011. Open and full of windows to the industrial-like surroundings. We pulled up and found two guys brewing in the parking lot at the brew store next door. Visited on a surprisingly populated Sunday afternoon in November, most of the locals were sitting around the giant bar U watching the football game on the big screen. We tried a couple samplers and a delicious supreme pizza, served quickly and quite hot in the latter’s case. Great selection of their own beers. (4/9/13/9/8/16) 84
Un grand local qui maximise comme il peut son potentiel. Le côté boutique à l’entrée a plusieurs produits maison à part la bière mais je n’ai pas eu l’occasion de les essayer. Tout est grand dans cette salle, le bar, les tabourets, le plafond et la liste de fût. Un passage obligé si on passe par Sarnia.
Stopped in here on a Friday around noon and the parking lot was pretty empty. We were the only folks in here for a little while. We were mostly here for meads, but it turned out they only had their Orange Blossom available at the time, so that was a bit of a let down. Fortunately, though, their tap list was excellent. I was able to try a lot of great beers, and several that I had actually wanted to try for some time. Service was great, the staff was all knowledgeable, and pricing was decent. They do have a small food menu, but we did not order anything as we already had a lunch destination picked out. I hope to make it back here some day.
Stop #1 on our brewery tour. Quite crowded when we arrived but we got a table easily. Good draft selection of a lot of their products, including the Raspberry Eisbock. You can get a flight of five of any of their beers. They had a special menu for Polish night that looked good, but I don’t think they normally serve food. Cool atmosphere.
The always impressive Kuhnhenn is definitely towards the top for beer quality among Michigan locals. Always pretty busy and a loud fun environment. The huge rotating list of taps is a big plus. Not much selection of food as they have a little popcorn popper in the corner and some cheap pizza yet outside food is welcome. It’s a very laid back place with great beer. Always an event around the corner. A great place if you’re looking for a great drink.