Slows Bar-B-Q

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

41 Reviews
Reviews: 41
Visits: 81
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: 56
Bottles: 52
Cask: Y
[ 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: 41 | Visits: 81
Reviews by frazbri:
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3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Slow's is a place that you wouldn't just happen to find in your wanderings. It's not in a trendy neighborhood lined with sidewalk cafes and art galleries. It's on Michigan Ave near Rosa Parks Blvd almost in the shadow of the old train station.

The name is a statement of how food should be. The essence of Barbecue (q) is time. It can't be hurried. Low & slow is the mantra.

The menu is a combination of barbeque & southern comfort foods with a few twists. I chose thier version of surf & turf: blackened (or fried) catfish, brisket, and jambalaya. My two sides were macaroni & cheese and corn bread. The fish, jambalaya and corn bread were good, but the brisket and macaroni were among the best I've ever had. The brisket was fork tender, juicy and delicious. Add a little spicy sauce, and it was killer. The mac was creamy with a nice crust of cheese on top. We also had barbecue buffalo wings as an appetizer. The apple barbeque sauce was perfect on the chicken.

Slow's beer menu was pretty darn good as well. They showcase Michigan breweries with selections from Short's, Bell, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin and Motor City, but also carry some beers from Rogue, Stone, Unibrou and Great Lakes to name a few. There are beer menus on the table, which always helps make choosing easier.

Service was solid. Our server wasn't a full on beer geek, but knew the taplist and asked others to get answers she didn't know.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -13.3%
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 +8.7%
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 -0.5%
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)

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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

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4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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2/5  rDev -54.2%

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)

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

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Slows Bar-B-Q in Detroit, MI
96 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.