Atwater Brewery

BEER AVG
3.52/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

237 Joseph Campau
Detroit, Michigan, 48207
United States

(313) 877-9205 | map
atwaterbeer.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 12-20-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
63
Reviews:
2,085
Ratings:
6,427
PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
61
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 61
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

An accidental find while going to a Red Wings game in Detroit, Atwater was right around the corner from a pub that had a shuttle that was going to the game. Of course I had to check it out!

When we walked in the rolling door there was some kind of silent auction going on but that didn't deter us from talking a seat at the small bar in the back of the brewery. It took a while to get the attention of the bar tender (understandable considering what was going on) but when we did the beers came quickly (3 double IPAs). Solid beers, but nothing life changing.

The atmosphere was great, the brewery was active. There was a batch in the process of being mashed in, they were checking levels on ferm tanks all the while we sipped on our beers.

The next beer was a Java Vanilla Porter, very nice flavorful beer. That was the last beer for the night before heading to the game, but they did have about 5 other beers on tap.

A great find that kept me interested and I'd recommend if you are in Detroit, not a destination brewery, but solid.

 1,038 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of rdub
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Englishteacher
5/5  rDev +45.8%
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!

 185 characters

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.22/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MIBeerGeek
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

 265 characters

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tnelson1
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

 461 characters

Photo of Raime
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Daydream816
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of n2492004
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ekoseck
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of MillerMan16
3/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.84/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

love that the tap room is in the warehouse. not sure if is still is.

68 characters

Photo of ZachDow7
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of moshea
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mikediesel124
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hawkster316
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of e_rad24
1/5  rDev -70.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Atwater Brewery in Detroit, MI
3.52 out of 5 based on 6,427 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.

    Subscribe