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4,931 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 guityler83:
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3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

An accidental find while going to a Red Wings game in Detroit, Atwater was right around the corner from a pub that had a shuttle that was going to the game. Of course I had to check it out!

When we walked in the rolling door there was some kind of silent auction going on but that didn't deter us from talking a seat at the small bar in the back of the brewery. It took a while to get the attention of the bar tender (understandable considering what was going on) but when we did the beers came quickly (3 double IPAs). Solid beers, but nothing life changing.

The atmosphere was great, the brewery was active. There was a batch in the process of being mashed in, they were checking levels on ferm tanks all the while we sipped on our beers.

The next beer was a Java Vanilla Porter, very nice flavorful beer. That was the last beer for the night before heading to the game, but they did have about 5 other beers on tap.

A great find that kept me interested and I'd recommend if you are in Detroit, not a destination brewery, but solid.

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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.