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Slows Bar B Q

Not Rated.
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Taps: 56 / Bottles: 52
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
97
world-class

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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 buschbeer:
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

I visited Slows before a Tigers game. It was in a run down neighborhood. I actually walked by the front door and didn't realize it was the entrance. Once I entered, around 12:45pm on a Friday, I was told that there was a 45 minute wait. I figured the lunch rush was about over. Luckily, two seats opened at the bar.

The place is quaint. They had I think 20 beers on tap with about half being from Michigan. It was a decent selection. I was more impressed by the food. I had to have some of the barbecue and the mac and cheese was delicious!

The server was amiable and competent. I thought the beer leaned toward the high side as far as price goes and for the offerings but overall it was well worth it.

08-20-2011 20:50:54 | More by buschbeer
More User Reviews:
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styleisking

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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

New York

4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$

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 -9.3%

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2014 03:31:46 | More by _morandi_
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A_Ondersma

Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-14-2014 15:37:29 | More by A_Ondersma
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spham

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-10-2014 19:28:58 | More by spham
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-07-2014 19:46:31 | More by Jas45678
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-21-2014 23:11:38 | More by bumchilly25
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-11-2014 02:48:45 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Slows Bar B Q in Detroit, MI
97 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.