Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 1,393
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 32 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by alexgash:
4.15/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped by with a bunch of beer-appreciating friends on a cold Saturday night. Smallish, narrow, but long barroom was busy but not crowded. The servers hooked us up by putting some tables together and even asking another small group to move! Very nice. The walls were adorned with medieval-ish paraphernalia and clever posters. Nice lighting, cozy atmosphere, 2 real dartboards, and lots of games scattered about. Not smoky at all (thankfully!). The beer menu is huge and almost unbelievable. They listed 36 beers and one mead and our server disappointedly informed us that they were out of 3 of the beers. Only 33! Prices were reasonable and they offered a 5 x 6 oz. sampler tray for $8.50. All the beers I sampled were well-made and good. A few were forgettable, but several were very good. I especially liked the Copper Shield and the Dead Monk. They have limited food options: pretty much just crackers, pretzels, and some fried snacks. The venison sausage with cheese and crackers was tasty and went well with the rauchbier. They also let you order food from nearby restaurants for delivery and you can even bring in your own! All in all a very pleasant experience and well worth a stop if you're in the Detroit metro area.
12-02-2007 15:46:08 | More by alexgash
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3.33/5 rDev -19.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Only been here once, and it was a real mixed occasion.
The location isn't ideal but it's adjacent to the freeway and there is plenty of space. The medieval theme is pretty cool, and the place was relaxed.
The beer selection was outstanding. Can't remember offhand but had to be at least 40-50. My girlfriend and I sampled as much as we could, and unfortunately you could tell they focus more on quantity than quality. While the beers were better than what you can get in Downriver or Detroit, only a couple of them were worth ordering pints of. Some of those were pretty damned good, though.
They don't have a full food menu but do have some snacks/appetizers, and, I believe, allow food to be brought in.
The service was abysmal, however. There was a party of 16 or so in there and a handful of waitresses catering to them. The one in charge of us was nonexistent, and it took 10 mins for us to be greeted and another 5-10 for our beer order to be taken. When we finally got our beer, approximately 25-30 mins after sitting down, a different waitress dropped it off and I politely asked if we could order some snacks and she literally said, "Not from me" and walked away to cater to the party. My gf had to go up to the bar to order food and one of the bartenders asked her why she didn't just wait for our waitress, and seemed bothered by us. When we were done with our first flight we waited about 10 mins and realized our initial waitress was no where to be found, so we went up to the bar and sat down, hoping the service would be better. A guy serviced us (and was ostensibly the only non-rude attentive employee present) but after one round he started rounds around the seating area and the woman who took his place was rude and inattentive. I tried to talk to her about different beers and also the prices of their merchandise and she was dismissive. I asked how much of the stuff they bottle and she replied, "Can't you see what's in the display over there?" Which really put me off. We left shortly thereafter as it seemed the employees were all either having a bad day or too busy fellating the party that was there.
Would I go back? Maybe. I'd like to see if the service was an anomaly or the usual, but, while the beer warranted returning, my gf and I were too agitated by how we were treated to do so. The next night we drove out to Kuhnhenn, not far from Dragonmead, and had a much, much better experience (and enjoyed better beer).
01-13-2014 02:16:14 | More by Rohkey
Dragonmead Microbrewery in Warren, MI
92 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.