Slows Bar-B-Q

Slows Bar-B-QSlows Bar-B-Q
Slows Bar-B-QSlows Bar-B-Q
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48216-1305
United States

(313) 962-9828 | map
slowsbarbq.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.41
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
95
pDev:
8.84%
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Reviews by rkf1976:
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rkf1976 from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Aug 27, 2015
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midlifec from Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nov 25, 2018
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Lazhal from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 04, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Finally made it to this Michigan BBQ icon....and it was not disappointing....

Indoor/outdoor seating options.

High quality n delicious BBQ and an ample if not amazing array of quality craft options...several Michigan IPA . Washed down the Q....VERY WORTHY SPOT ...

Jun 23, 2018
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Apr 09, 2017
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JuiceMan818 from California

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Feb 09, 2017
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Jun 27, 2016
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AndyEdgar from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jun 18, 2016
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fredmugs from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Nowhere good as I was expecting based on the hype. Telling me to look up the draft list online is never a good start. The food good but not above average but there were large portions. Definitely not a place I would ever go to again.

Apr 07, 2016
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Jan 27, 2016
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Dec 30, 2015
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onespartan from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Dec 08, 2015
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Gemini6 from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Oct 20, 2015
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chuckgietzen from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Sep 24, 2015
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smbslt from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Pretty busy for a Tuesday night in what seems to be a small dining district in Corktown. At least ten maybe twelve taps - some local some not, a good cross section of styles. Bottle list was extensive but stuck with taps.

Food was good but don't know how authentic. Only menu shortcoming was no collards.

Friendly staff that was more than happy to talk about food and beer.

Aug 26, 2015
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Look, they carry lots of local brews, which is great. also, great not so local ones. But the best part is getting some of that BBQ to go with it. Many of us have driven down from the burbs on lunch hour just to pick up some Slows and boogie back to work. Many have gone out of their way just for Slows BBQ.

Aug 04, 2015
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Arguably Detroit's best BBQ spot. Great food, and one of the best tap lists in metro Detroit. 50+ taps, usually some rarities on as well. Occasional cask and cellar-pull offerings. Tap-takeovers an patio parties from time to time as well. Great spot to grab a beer and some good cue.

Jun 20, 2015
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ZachDow7 from Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Great food great beer, just too many waiters pushing the flavor of the month beer from Atwater when there are so many great options on the boars. Yardbird sandwhich and a beer is a great end to the work week :)

May 10, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great food, great brews, great feel to the place.

Mar 17, 2015
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awilkie23 from Canada

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Visited at 5pm on a wednesday, after seeing how busy this place is.

Ordered a half-rack of baby back ribs with sides of potato salad and wedge fries. Amazing. the sauces they had at every table were delicious. Enjoyed a Rogue 7-hop with my ribs, it was so freakin' fresh.

Perhaps the only con about this place was the server. She wasn't knowledgeable about beer... My friend asked for a hoppy IPA, which they were sold out of, so she suggested Stone's Crime 2013 beer instead! Little did we know that it came in a 500ml bottle (17.99!) and it wasn't a hoppy substitute - its stupidly spicy!

Apart from that, I would definitely return here. Place has a very classic Motown feel.

Mar 12, 2015
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 24, 2015
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jrs3994243 from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Feb 05, 2015
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jan 27, 2015
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psweendogg from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 27, 2015
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tommy5 from Michigan

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Jan 14, 2015
Slows Bar-B-Q in Detroit, MI
Place rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 95 ratings