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Grand Trunk Pub

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Taps: 19 / Bottles: 57
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

612 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48226-3450
United States
phone: (313) 961-3043

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(Place added by: SaucyA on 06-29-2008)
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detroiter

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

I have been to this place easily 40 times. The bartenders are all characters and make each visit a good one. I applaud dedicating all 15 taps to beer brewed in Michigan.

The reuben is the best i've ever had and its only $9. The fish n chips and shepherds pie are excellent also at around $10 each. Happy hour specials are great as is the bottle selection, where else can you get a bottle of Jolly Pumpkin La Roja for $13?

If you are anywhere downtown you need to check out the Grand Trunk Pub. And one more thing, they sell beer to go so you can take a 6 pack to your hotel room or wherever. This is key as finding good beer late night in Detroit can be tricky.

Cheers

08-25-2011 03:15:45 | More by detroiter
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

The wife and I were spending the night at a hotel in downtown Detroit- lovely, expansive views of the river and Canada. I didn’t want to stay inside so I walked over to Grand Trunk, nearby on Woodward Avenue.

It is an old, narrow pub. Worn-out and tight, there is very little space between the bar and the tables behind. The atmosphere struck me as average-lousy, with either corporate types or ghetto/white trash folks drinking cranberry-vodkas and shots of cheap liquor. Service was indifferent at best.

They serve All-Michigan beers, and according to their website they sell beer and wine to go at competitive prices. They say they have 170 bottles, although I didn’t see a menu for them.
The 23 taps include stuff from Bell’s, Arcadia, Dark Horse, New Holland, Jolly Pumpkin, Short’s, MillKing It and more.

Grand Trunk has the potential to be a cool joint, and I love their craft- and Michigan-focus, but as it is I am not enticed to come back.

07-20-2014 20:29:59 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-28-2014 19:05:17 | More by Daniellobo
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98green

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

06-24-2014 02:17:51 | More by 98green
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-19-2014 15:43:45 | More by TheSamKuehn
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A_Ondersma

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22%

06-14-2014 15:36:09 | More by A_Ondersma
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-07-2014 19:47:08 | More by Jas45678
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importedfromdet

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$

24 taps of all Michigan beers, occasional tap takeovers from different brewers. Can't beat being in an old train ticket officer with plaster vaulted ceilings!

Service can be great sometimes, other times just good. Large menu of food available, with many daily specials.

Beer prices are okay, about on par for microbrews.

Crowd can be a great bunch of Detroiters, or can be the awful ignorant Quicken faux-Detroit boosters.

02-18-2014 23:27:28 | More by importedfromdet
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Dshep1340

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-13-2014 02:49:59 | More by Dshep1340
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-27-2013 18:29:02 | More by Jaysmittyland
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Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit, MI
91 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.