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Slows Bar-B-Q

Not Rated.
Slows Bar-B-QSlows Bar-B-Q
BA SCORE
97
world-class

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.5%
Taps: 56
Bottles: 52
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: 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 by Hibernator:
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%

I made a visit to Slows last Friday afternoon. This place was high on my priority list for things to do while in Detroit. Little did I know at the time that my long weekend would turn into an unexpected week long trip in the Big D (thanks Hurricane Sandy).

After arriving at the airport, we jumped in a cab and went directly to Slows Bar Bq, with our cumbersome bags and all. The timing of our arrival was methodical, realizing that this place is notorious for long waits on the weekend. In retrospect, our mid-afternoon arrival, between lunch and dinner worked out quite well.

We started off Brisket Enchilada that was awesome and packed with flavor. The brisket was really tender and the enchilada tasted authentic. We spilt an entree, so I got to try the St. Louis Ribs and the brisket, everything is super flavorful. Awesome food, no doubt.

Slows showcases a very respectable selection of beers. I ordered from the draft selection, there is a large chalkboard up front that lists all of their selections. You can expect about 20 or so draft offerings with a heavy emphasis on Michigan based craft breweries. Awesome selections from Bells and Founders like Bells Two Hearted, Hell Hath No Fury, Batch #10,000 and Batch #11,000 (this was really tasty!), Founders Breakfast Stout & Harvest Ale.

I would say that this place is a must stop while in Detroit. Slows is an establishment that has done a wonderful job of offering great craft beer and high quality BBQ. Recommended.

11-02-2012 18:15:27 | More by Hibernator
More User Reviews:
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swtchuck

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-30-2014 23:46:56 | More by swtchuck
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Dgiand

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-15-2014 20:54:33 | More by Dgiand
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MayonakaStout

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-11-2014 16:41:13 | More by MayonakaStout
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BeerMeBro720

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-09-2014 03:57:08 | More by BeerMeBro720
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-30-2014 05:23:39 | More by MaxPowers
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styleisking

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 14:23:46 | More by styleisking
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.07/5  rDev -7.9%

Slow’s is right next to Michigan Central Station, which is one of those places you MUST visit when you’re in Detroit. The area looks run-down and ghetto (unsurprisingly), but there are a couple of quality stops around Michigan Avenue.

Slow’s is mighty cool, a BBQ-joint with two bars, nice bartenders, jazz music and tons of good beer. Among the brews on tap: Founders Smoked Porter, Griffin Claw Flying Buffalo, Founders Devil Dancer, Right Brain Looping Owl, Witch’s Hat Train Hopper, Short’s Goodnight… mostly Michigan, mostly rare, all high-quality.

Our bartender was burly, sweaty, slightly gruff and super knowledgeable. He gave me a bunch of samples because I was nice. We were in a bit of a hurry to make it to a lunch date so we stayed for only one beer and didn’t try the food, but you’d better bet I will check Slow’s again next time I’m in Detroit!

07-20-2014 20:48:54 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-18-2014 21:54:29 | More by Buck_Jones
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_morandi_

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-15-2014 03:31:46 | More by _morandi_
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Slows Bar-B-Q in Detroit, MI
97 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.