Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.57/5
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6,801 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

237 Joseph Campau
Detroit, Michigan, 48207
United States

(313) 877-9205 | map
atwaterbeer.com

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Added by Todd on 12-20-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
85
Reviews:
2,183
Ratings:
6,801
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.53/5
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
68
pDev:
22.38%
 
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by Mgrad92:
Photo of Mgrad92
1.73/5  rDev -51%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

I wanted to go an pick up a growler, so I called to see what was on tap. Unfortunately no one answered the phone for two days straigt.
So I went to the brewery, but no one was there. Their sign clearly indicated that they open at 4:30, yet by 4:35, there was not an employee to be found in the tap room. The doors were locked, and the chairs were still stacked on the tables.
You may say that 5 minutes is no big deal, but even if someone showed up five minutes late, they were no where near being ready to open.
I run a business myself, and I understand the importance of being open when you say you're going to be opened. I open my office at 8:00. Every day. All the time. If there is an emergency, you will see a note on the door explaining why were are not there- and that has only happened twice in 20 years.
Sorry, Atwater, but you've got to do better.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Lazhal
3.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Came here for the Hightail to Ale event. Its a walking/running race followed by a party at the brewery.

Well run event overall. Plenty to eat with the food trucks and fast beer lines for the basic staple beers.

They also have a bar inside the brewing/fermentation room that serves the special beers. This room is neat to see. The lines were pretty bad, maybe 15 minutes to get a beer. Granted this was due to the special event, so this probably doesn't happen all the time.

Atwater gets a pretty bad rap in the metro Detroit area for pretty bad beers. While I was there I had a nitro vanilla java porter. It was fresh, creamy, and delicious. Would love to drink this a few more times. Freshness was definitely a factor. The basic staple beers such as Dirty Blonde I got at the outdoor tent were just fine, but nothing special.

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Photo of Jim67
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Cody_k_53
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of rdub
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.39/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Englishteacher
5/5  rDev +41.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The new menu is great! This place has the best beer and most of all the best security! I feel comfortable knowing my vehicle is safe as its being watched by security that is there 24/7!

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MIBeerGeek
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

I love the area in Detroit that the Brewery is located. I have a few Atwater beers that I love but not a huge fan of all of their selection. + on the fact that you can drink pints in the actual Vat house where everything is fermenting and being produced. Very Cool!

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tnelson1
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Whether you enjoy a visit to Atwater or not really depends on what you're looking for. Personally, I really enjoy the warehouse atmosphere, and I like their selection of beers. They don't have food but you can bring your own. My recommendation is parking near the Ren Cen and taking a bike ride down the river walk to Atwater. You can bring you bike in and not have to worry about it while you enjoy some beers. My favorite of their beers is the Blocktoberfest.

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Photo of Raime
4.13/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Daydream816
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of n2492004
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ekoseck
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of MillerMan16
3/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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Atwater Brewery in Detroit, MI
Brewery rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 6,801 ratings