Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, Michigan United States 48216
restaurant  4.85/5.0 60 reviews
Sun-Wed 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Thu-Sat 11:00 AM-2:00 AM

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Mayor: ads135 (2) | Taps: 56 | Bottles: 90+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen  (525) Charleston, West Virginia | May 17, 2018
Parking is on the street. Nice place with a big bar and many tables. It also has an outside area with concrete tables which I enjoyed soaking up the sun. Pork butt sand which is very good. Service was very good. Pricing is above average, but was worth it for me.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ads135  (364) Omaha, Nebraska | July 20, 2018
Nice barbeque restaurant with a solid beer selection. Not overly large, but the beers favor MI breweries and they're typically pretty good. BBQ is nice, especially the brisket. Visited with Nick in 2018.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (995) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 19, 2018
Located in corktown in the shadow of the former Michigan Central Station. There wasn't a ton of parking near by, so I had to park a couple of blocks away. It looks like the neighborhood, like much of Detroit, is starting to turn the corner. It was wonderful old building with lots of friendly people both behind the bar as well eating there. The beer section was Michigan heavy which is cool and they also had a lot of heavy-duty 10 plus stuff and enough sense to serve in proper sizes. I think this place is mandatory for any visit of Detroit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush  (280) Granollers, Spain | November 1, 2017
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mabel  (306) Toronto, Ontario | October 27, 2017
Visited on a Friday at the beginning of July 2015. Smells good! Great tap list. Sat at the bar first. Delicious pulled pork, brisket, corn bread, and more. Excellent beers to try, local brews and from farther away. Would definitely return if in the area again. (4/8/13/9/8/16) 82
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ccex  (20) Lansing, Illinois | June 14, 2015
A local brought me here for dinner at 6:15 on a Saturday night, and the hostess asked if we wanted to wait 35 minutes for a table. She seated us at the bar, where we had two excellent servers and met some interesting other people. There were almost 50 beers on tap, mostly from Michigan, so I didn’t even look at the bottle list. My friend took the waiter’s excellent suggestion of Chicken Strut, and I tried the half slab of St. Louis cut ribs with our choice of 5 sauces in front of us. The food was great, especially this sides, but the beer selection and knowledge of the staff was even better. We were not rushed, and didn’t have to wait long for anything (including finding free parking across the busy, street in a neighborhood near downtown, yet bleak enough to remind us that we were in Detroit). A very enjoyable hour spent here, with no regrets at all. It’s not cheap, but not too gentrified either.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (383) Montréal, Quebec | January 14, 2015| Updated January 20, 2015
Ce restaurant vaudrait la peine juste pour les brisket mais la liste de fût en fait un incontournable à Detroit. Situé dans un quartier en ébullition mais qui flirt avec le côté sombre de Detroit. Laissez votre voiture dans le stationnement ’’surveillé’’ derrière le Mercury Bar.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (1706) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 18, 2014
An oasis in the wasteland of Detroit. Sketchy and interesting neighborhood, parking is not the issue people make it out to be. This single gentrified block houses this quite nice and very busy location. Tap and bottle list are expansive and great. No samplers so it limits your drinking. Food is great, mac and cheese way over hyped. For what you get a good deal and service was nice and friendly. Except for the food coma afterwards a great place to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | October 14, 2014
Don’t know how I haven’t rated this place yet. Been here tons of times. Amazing food, amazing beer. Always a great tap list. I recommend the Chicken Strut (smoked Amish half chicken) or the regular Pulled Pork. The mac n’ cheese & sweet potato mash are excellent side dishes, too. Tap list rotates often with lots of gems popping up now & then. They recently had bottles of King Henry for only 30$ (cheap, considering the current aftermarket price). Service is dependent upon the day you go, the server you get, & how busy they are. Food generally comes out quick, as most of it is obviously "done" already. Prices are a touch high & the wait time to get in can be long on weekends or during sporting events. But a must-stop for people who love good beer & BBQ.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner  (16) Michigan | September 27, 2014
A nice popular stop in Detroit. You can usually expect a bit of a wait here as it’s usually pretty packed. A cool look inside and patio area. A nice big brew selection of taps on the chalk board. Also a pretty big bottle selection with bombers. A lot of locals and others. The service is usually pretty average with a nice staff. The food is really good with a nice BBQ style selection. I’ve had things from fish to sandwiches to ribs all good stuff. The best thing in the whole place is the mac and cheese. Absolutely amazing. Most dishes come with choice of two sides and I usually have to go with two macs. A couple negatives are the usual long wait, pretty high prices, and can get very hot in the summer. Overall a nice place and I will continue to visit.

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