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4,923 Ratings
Place Score: 80
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

237 Joseph Campau
Detroit, Michigan, 48207
United States
phone: (313) 877-9205

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Place added by: Todd on 12-20-2006

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Reviews by buschbeer:
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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.

More User Reviews:
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3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | 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%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +11.1%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of ClutchyHopkins
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

this place is awesome. BYOF (food) and grab a freshly brewed Voodoo Vader....
you're pretty much gonna be sitting right in the middle of the floor of operations, gives you an understanding of all the work that goes into brewing all of this magic.

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4.08/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
2.83/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Sunday morning in Detroit, doing the usual ruin-porn sights, the art museum and a couple of beer joints… Atwater was our first stop, not too far from the hotel we were staying at. It is a working brewery and it smells like such, I like that. The taproom is basically an L-shaped bar inside the warehouse, with a long communal table to boot.

On tap this day: Decadent Chocolate Ale, Teufel Bock, Hop-a-Peel, Detroit Pale Ale, Conniption DIPA, Voodovator… 12 taps plus a cider for the ladies.

The place is pretty cool- I love having a beer inside a brewery! And the prices and service are fine.
But the problem is the poor quality of Atwater’s beers. The Pale Ale tastes like the IPA tastes like the DIPA. And so on. All watery, indistinguishable, mediocre. Terrible stuff, I have had homebrewed beers that are way better than what this commercial, nationally-distributed brewery puts out. What a shame.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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Atwater Brewery in Detroit, MI
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.