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Slows Bar-B-Q

Not Rated.
Slows Bar-B-QSlows Bar-B-Q
BA SCORE
96
world-class

43 Reviews
Reviews: 43
Visits: 84
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Taps: 56
Bottles: 52
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48216-1305
United States
phone: (313) 962-9828

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @slowsbbq

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Place added by: putnam on 09-26-2005

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Reviews: 43 | Visits: 84
Reviews by ALECOHOLIC:
Photo of ALECOHOLIC
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I visited Detroit over the long weekend and went to Slow's after the Tiger's game on Sunday. It was a treat and a surprise too. I didn't expect it to be anything special pre-judging by the neighborhood, which for the most part, appears to be abandoned. Parking was a cinch. The A/C felt great coming in out of the heat. We sat at the bar and the service was prompt. The bar menu is two wood planks connected by a hinge on one end. The selection was deep. Michigan micros are well represented from a visitors standpoint. I was surprised to see one of my west coast favorites on tap: Rogue Dead Guy. They also had the Lindeman’s Pomme on tap . I think there were 16 draft choices and none of them are macros. I hadn’t tried the Lindemans yet so we asked for a taster. The bartender poured a sample for us. I ordered a Bell’s Oberon Ale draft. We ordered a plate of wings that were served with 4 different BBQ sauces. They were the one-piece drumette and wing portion and they were fabulous. The bourbon menu is an extensive 2 pages. There are more bottled Belgian’s to choose from than I was familiar with. We also had a Jolly Pumpkin Roja to help the wings down. The menu pokes fun at the macros by using their respective propaganda to describe them. It’s even funnier because they deliberately mix them up. Bud Light description: Why ask why, drink Bud dry / Bud Description: The Champagne of beers / Miller High Life: Tastes great –Less Filling and so on. There were a few construction guys at work outside on what appeared to be the start of a patio. The wash basins and fixtures in the bathroom are unpretentiously cool so don’t forget to go and wash your hands. Thanks to the BAs on the Great Lakes forum for a great suggestion! (1,739 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of rkf1976
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of smbslt
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Pretty busy for a Tuesday night in what seems to be a small dining district in Corktown. At least ten maybe twelve taps - some local some not, a good cross section of styles. Bottle list was extensive but stuck with taps.

Food was good but don't know how authentic. Only menu shortcoming was no collards.

Friendly staff that was more than happy to talk about food and beer. (377 characters)

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Look, they carry lots of local brews, which is great. also, great not so local ones. But the best part is getting some of that BBQ to go with it. Many of us have driven down from the burbs on lunch hour just to pick up some Slows and boogie back to work. Many have gone out of their way just for Slows BBQ. (306 characters)

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Arguably Detroit's best BBQ spot. Great food, and one of the best tap lists in metro Detroit. 50+ taps, usually some rarities on as well. Occasional cask and cellar-pull offerings. Tap-takeovers an patio parties from time to time as well. Great spot to grab a beer and some good cue. (288 characters)

Photo of ZachDow7
3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Great food great beer, just too many waiters pushing the flavor of the month beer from Atwater when there are so many great options on the boars. Yardbird sandwhich and a beer is a great end to the work week :) (210 characters)

Photo of slasich
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great food, great brews, great feel to the place. (49 characters)

Photo of awilkie23
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Visited at 5pm on a wednesday, after seeing how busy this place is.

Ordered a half-rack of baby back ribs with sides of potato salad and wedge fries. Amazing. the sauces they had at every table were delicious. Enjoyed a Rogue 7-hop with my ribs, it was so freakin' fresh.

Perhaps the only con about this place was the server. She wasn't knowledgeable about beer... My friend asked for a hoppy IPA, which they were sold out of, so she suggested Stone's Crime 2013 beer instead! Little did we know that it came in a 500ml bottle (17.99!) and it wasn't a hoppy substitute - its stupidly spicy!

Apart from that, I would definitely return here. Place has a very classic Motown feel. (682 characters)

Photo of cryptichead
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.6/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of n2492004
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of diamond_mind
2/5  rDev -54.3%

Service was sad, they didn't seem to know what beer they had and didn't and were unwilling to try and figure it out. (116 characters)

Photo of Readysethgo989
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of scottlerok
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Slows Bar-B-Q in Detroit, MI
96 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.