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Slows Bar-B-Q

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
96
world-class

43 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
89
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Taps:
56
Bottles/Cans:
52
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Slows Bar-B-QSlows Bar-B-Q
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48216-1305
United States

(313) 962-9828 | map
www.slowsbarbq.com

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Added by putnam on 09-26-2005

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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by CBA:
Photo of CBA
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went with friends who are ardent Slow's fans, and it's easy to see why. Great set up inside with exposed beams, brick and wood detailing. Place was packed, and we thought we'd got there early (just before 5pm on a Saturday) - evidently not. No problems though, just sit at the bar and enjoy the excellent tap list (Arcadia, Dragonmead, Motor City, Bells, Founders, Great Lakes, JP, Shorts and on and on) Nice to see the focus is on regional and local brews. Food was outstanding with monsterous portions. Service was efficient and quick considering how slammed they were. My vote is for the NC sauce. Go, eat, drink and enjoy the meat sweats.

Oh ya - if you've got 6 or more in your group be sure to make a reservation.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Nowhere good as I was expecting based on the hype. Telling me to look up the draft list online is never a good start. The food good but not above average but there were large portions. Definitely not a place I would ever go to again.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of onespartan
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of rkf1976
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of smbslt
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of ZachDow7
3.79/5  rDev -13.7%
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 :)

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Photo of slasich
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great food, great brews, great feel to the place.

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Photo of awilkie23
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of n2492004
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of diamond_mind
2/5  rDev -54.4%

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.

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Photo of Readysethgo989
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mikediesel124
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of scottlerok
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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