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Slows Bar B Q

Slows Bar B QSlows Bar B Q

Taps: 56 / Bottles: 52
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
$$ - reasonable

[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: putnam on 09-26-2005)
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Reviews by buschbeer:
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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
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-11-2014 02:48:45 | More by TypsiYpsi
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2014 23:46:21 | More by importedfromdet
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-13-2014 02:50:21 | More by Dshep1340
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-26-2013 17:26:06 | More by Stevedore
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-10-2013 22:04:11 | More by Drk93TT
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3.84/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25 | $$$

Wednesday night around 6:30, a group of four of us roll up, and it's an hour wait for a table. I'm not surprised. We find some room over by the bar, and study the chalk board of draft selections. Wow, really nice selection. A great variety, and more taps than I had expected.
All four of us got something different, and we all got to try something we hadn't had before on the trip. A nice mix of Belgian Imports, American Craft and alot of Michigan craft.

Even just as a beer destination in the Detroit area, Slow's is worth the stop.

The food wasn't anything special. This evening the chicken was very moist, the brisket was a touch dry, the ribs (short ribs) were mediocre and uncut (which makes it difficult for the customer to consume, no steak knife, and the butter knife wasn't eating through the meat either), and the pulled pork was the best thing on the plate. The sides were rather blan...but the corn bread was very good.
As being highly regarded as some of the best BBQ in the Midwest, I was pretty disappointed. It's a cool place, don't get me wrong, but there is better BBQ in Michigan.

12-06-2013 17:27:24 | More by MarcatGSB
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-03-2013 05:00:42 | More by Sammy
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-27-2013 18:33:21 | More by Jaysmittyland
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-25-2013 03:04:18 | More by Danielr26
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Slows Bar B Q in Detroit, MI
97 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.