Fort Street Brewery

Fort Street BreweryFort Street Brewery
Fort Street BreweryFort Street Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1660 Fort Street
Lincoln Park, Michigan, 48146
United States

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Notes: Closing 7/18
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Reviews by DrJay:
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DrJay from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Easy to get to, just off Southfield near I-75. This was my first visit, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but the BA reviews made it seem like it would be worth the trip.

The atmosphere was okay. High ceilings helped get rid of smoke from some of the patrons at the bar. Really clean and open with a lot of seating, several TVs playing news and sports, and a pool table. I liked that there were several tanks visible behind the bar and the whole brewing process could be seen behind a glass wall down the hall near the restrooms.

They had 7 beers on tap during my visit, including a lager, wheat lager, scotch ale, chocolate porter, DIPA, Xmas ale, and a beer made with sarsaparilla. A pretty good selection IMO and all offerings were very solid brews. Growlers were available, refills were only $8. You could also get a sampler tray of their beers for about $1 each. Prices were very reasonable.

We only had a few appetizers (fries, onion rings, mini tacos) and while these were quite tasty, I wouldn't base a decision to eat here on our experience. Other BAs have more to say about the food, so go with their recommendations.

Overall, a good visit. Service was fast and the bartender was on top of things, offering us additional beers or food as we got low. If you're in the area it's worth stopping in. It wasn't far from Merchant's in Dearborn, which is a great place to stop and grab some bottles.

Dec 24, 2008
More User Reviews:
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Jul 08, 2017
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Cwill24 from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Dec 16, 2016
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PolhillS from Maryland

4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Really nice place. Neighborhood vibe, very comfortable. The food is not fancy, but it's good and the "Something Different" has some good selections. The beer selection was eight beers during my visit, the stouts and the black IPA were flavorful and very good.
Local sports, a pool table, and family friendly. Nice varied crowd. Enjoyed my visit

Feb 11, 2016
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jcMPLS from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 24, 2015
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Raime from Greenland

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Oct 12, 2015
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DetroitDownRiver from Michigan

2.2/5  rDev -41.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2

I have been going to FSB since 2006. After years of going, I slowly was going less and less, until not going at all. If you read many of the reviews, you will understand. Primarily, the owner(s), or specifically one. They are very arrogant. You cannot sit where you would like unless it is okay with them. You cannot put a couple of tables together unless it is okay with them. The beers were very good originally, but continued to go down year after year. If you or others who frequented FSB made any suggestions, it seemed as though they tried to do the complete opposite. I knew and went with a lot of customers to FSB, but all of us began to understand this was not a customer friendly establishment. One time I brought a big party early on, after just a few years going there, when I first realized something was wrong. Our entire group probably spent close to $2000 there. This was a good group of people having a good time. All we heard all night was what we couldn't do all night. Silly stuff like don't put those tables can only sit in this area...etc. etc.. The worst thing that happened was one of my last visits last year when I overheard the owner talking about me. I just got off of work after 16 hours and all I wanted to do was get a quick bite to eat and have couple of beers, then go home and go to sleep. He thought I didn't hear him, but he was talking to another group of customers stating that people who come in here shouldn't come in just to play keno and watch tv, etc., etc.. I had bought $5 worth of keno and was watching the Tiger game. I noticed he gestured my way. That was the last straw. Shameful for a business owner to do something like this, especially to a customer who has been going there for years. I am sure I was not the only one. The brewmaster has since left who was there since they opened, but that does not take away from the precedent the owner(s) have set. I wish the new brewmaster luck. I will end this for now and maybe one day will stop in to try a brew down the road...if they are still around.

Aug 21, 2015
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Ekoseck from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Great Beer ...Fun place - and the food Can be great at times ( I believe they change chefs like they change their socks)

May 09, 2015
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Krisss from Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 28, 2015
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jrs3994243 from Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Feb 05, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Jan 04, 2015
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Brandonparrent from Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25

Jan 03, 2015
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moshea from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Dec 12, 2014
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beornagain from Canada (ON)

5/5  rDev +33.7%

Nov 08, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +14.4%

Sep 23, 2014
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rjcoy06 from Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.8%

Sep 15, 2014
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Eric1Mess from Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

Aug 30, 2014
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RicardoC313 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +33.7%

Aug 10, 2014
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MahjongNucleus from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Jul 20, 2014
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Kitastrophe from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +27%

Jul 07, 2014
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CaptainFleeker from Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

Jun 19, 2014
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Rayek from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Apr 30, 2014
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combatFlexo from Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

Apr 16, 2014
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leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Mar 23, 2014
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David_G from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Mar 13, 2014
Fort Street Brewery in Lincoln Park, MI
Brewery rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 77 ratings