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Atwater Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.43/5
Based on:
54 Beers
5,943 Hads
Place Score: 83
Reviews: 15
Visits: 56
Avg: 3.42
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

237 Joseph Campau
Detroit, Michigan, 48207
United States
phone: (313) 877-9205 | map
www.atwaterbeer.com

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Place added by: Todd on 12-20-2006

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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 56
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
3.66/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Atwater Block was a couple blocks from my hotel so I had to stop in. I thought the place was closed. The light out front was off and a gentleman that was there ahead of me told me the place must be closed. There was a sign on the door that said tasting room around the corner. I ventured on and found an unmarked door that was ever so slightly ajar. When I opened the door I thought I was walking into the production facilities. I was right, but at the far end of the building was a couple tables and a bar. Their tasting room is just where they brew. So I enjoyed that aspect.

I bellied up to the bar and sampled a few beers. I used to love the Vanilla Java Porter, but did not care for it the last time I tried it. I tried the Shaman's Porter and Coniption Fit, a DIPA. They were decent. The beers were served in clear plastic cups. It didn't look like the had any food. The bartender, while knowledgeable, was not outgoing. I think they had 8-12 beers to choose from.

It is a neat setup for a tasting room. I'm glad I stopped in even though the beers are remarkably unremarkable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MIBeerGeek
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

I love the area in Detroit that the Brewery is located. I have a few Atwater beers that I love but not a huge fan of all of their selection. + on the fact that you can drink pints in the actual Vat house where everything is fermenting and being produced. Very Cool!

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tnelson1
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Whether you enjoy a visit to Atwater or not really depends on what you're looking for. Personally, I really enjoy the warehouse atmosphere, and I like their selection of beers. They don't have food but you can bring your own. My recommendation is parking near the Ren Cen and taking a bike ride down the river walk to Atwater. You can bring you bike in and not have to worry about it while you enjoy some beers. My favorite of their beers is the Blocktoberfest.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Daydream816
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of n2492004
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ekoseck
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of MillerMan16
3/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

love that the tap room is in the warehouse. not sure if is still is.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of moshea
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mikediesel124
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Hawkster316
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of e_rad24
1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of Joonbabie
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Brettwilder2005
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Photo of AndyEdgar
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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Atwater Brewery in Detroit, MI
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.