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Fort Street Brewery

Not Rated.
Fort Street BreweryFort Street Brewery
Based on:
19 Beers
64 Hads
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 24
Visits: 53
Avg: 3.74
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1660 Fort Street
Lincoln Park, Michigan, 48146
United States
phone: (313) 389-9620

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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 53
Reviews by beerguru15:
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4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I typically hit this brewery during the down time between the Morning and Afternoon practice for the Detroit Lions during the summer.

When walking into the brewery, you're presented w/ a considered size of tables and plenty of bar space. Behind the bar you'll find your mixed drinks, plus vats that seem to circle around.

So far the quality of the beer has been quite well. Yesterday I ended up having a Belgian Imperial IPA, and being someone who doesn't drink that much IPA it as quite enjoyable. I've also had a good Pale ale and their regular Lincoln Lager there also.

The few times I've been there I've been presented with excellent service. Yesterday the bartender presented me with a rundown on their beers, and made suggestions pertaining to her own liking and ones that may fit my pallet. This is something I look for in a brewery, plus the overall attentiveness and way of handing an order

The selection wasn't bad, there are usually 6 beers on tap I believe with a cask ale that is tapped every thursday. The beer selection doesn't really have a "in between" regarding Alcohol content, as some of the beers are low 4% all the way to 10% Though I do have to say that they do have a decent selection of beers that aren't normal and are constantly rotating taps

The food has been excellent the few times I've been there. They have food such as sandwiches & Burgers, to Steak and Fish, a little of everything. I got the phily steak last year and this year a build your own sandwich, both were excellent.

Which leads to your value..the food was greatly priced, especially 5.50 for a Burger..the beer was so so priced..but basically the higher the ABV the more you paid

Overall I find this place to be enjoyable and is a annual stop when making the trip down to see the Lions practice. I recommend all in going there and look forward to attending this place in the future

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of DetroitDownRiver
2.2/5  rDev -41.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2

I have been going to FSB since 2006. After years of going, I slowly was going less and less, until not going at all. If you read many of the reviews, you will understand. Primarily, the owner(s), or specifically one. They are very arrogant. You cannot sit where you would like unless it is okay with them. You cannot put a couple of tables together unless it is okay with them. The beers were very good originally, but continued to go down year after year. If you or others who frequented FSB made any suggestions, it seemed as though they tried to do the complete opposite. I knew and went with a lot of customers to FSB, but all of us began to understand this was not a customer friendly establishment. One time I brought a big party early on, after just a few years going there, when I first realized something was wrong. Our entire group probably spent close to $2000 there. This was a good group of people having a good time. All we heard all night was what we couldn't do all night. Silly stuff like don't put those tables together...you can only sit in this area...etc. etc.. The worst thing that happened was one of my last visits last year when I overheard the owner talking about me. I just got off of work after 16 hours and all I wanted to do was get a quick bite to eat and have couple of beers, then go home and go to sleep. He thought I didn't hear him, but he was talking to another group of customers stating that people who come in here shouldn't come in just to play keno and watch tv, etc., etc.. I had bought $5 worth of keno and was watching the Tiger game. I noticed he gestured my way. That was the last straw. Shameful for a business owner to do something like this, especially to a customer who has been going there for years. I am sure I was not the only one. The brewmaster has since left who was there since they opened, but that does not take away from the precedent the owner(s) have set. I wish the new brewmaster luck. I will end this for now and maybe one day will stop in to try a brew down the road...if they are still around.

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Photo of Ekoseck
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Great Beer ...Fun place - and the food Can be great at times ( I believe they change chefs like they change their socks)

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4/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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Fort Street Brewery in Lincoln Park, MI
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.