Mercury Burger & Bar

BA SCORE
4.32/5
28 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2163 Michigan Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48216-1304
United States

(313) 564-5000 | map
mercuryburgerbar.com

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Added by Katalist on 03-26-2012

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
28
pDev:
9.72%
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 8
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3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
4.19/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Great diner/burger bar feel in hip corktown spot. Good beer selection. 10-15 taps. Good locals on tap. Great burgers and fries. I've never had any issues with getting a seat or speed of service, but I imagine they get busy when there are events in town. If there's a 2+hour wait at Slows, and you don't mind grabbing a burger, head across the street. Mercury should not disappoint.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.34/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Service was terrible, long waits, vibe was not good

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Photo of tommy5
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of HJayS
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

How many restaurants/pubs offer a view of a derelict train station? Not many, I bet. Come for the view...stay for the outstanding service, great burgers and a really, really decent tap

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Photo of loganburgh
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of beornagain
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mugenlude
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of importedfromdet
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.75

Located in the ultra-hipster area of Corktown, don't be surprised to see burly beards, ugly glasses and thrift clothes.

Interior is nicely appointed with subway tile and other little touches. Basement is a little cramped though.

Great amazing burgers, worth the price. Milkshake was overrated and overpriced.

Beer selection is very slim only a few microbrews to choose from and very expensive.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jaysmittyland
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DaDraft
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The beer selection is quite good for the area, with some surprising stuff available. I wouldn't say the draft selection is huge, but there are usually 5 or 6 gems in there. I believe there are 16 handles with 12 of them being Michigan craft. The bottle selection is pretty good too, covering all the right domestic craft and import bases.

The service is good and friendly and the food is excellent and reasonably priced. I had the Southwest Burger and it was the best burger I have ever had. All in all I like this place a lot and I hope they maintain some dedication to their craft beer bar status.

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Photo of Swisler
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Mercury Burger & Bar is a hidden gem in Detroit’s Corktown. It was once the Mercury Bar way back in my grandfather’s time. It closed in the 80’s. The owners gutted the place and opened it up as an art deco burger bar with tons of atmosphere. It is very relaxed no matter what night you are there and I have found that my bartender was more than knowledgeable about the tap selection.

They have an impressive selection of microbrews on tap. The emphasis is on Michigan products which is fine by me as the state produces some amazing beers. They say they will change the taps fairly regularly so you can always find something new and interesting to try. They know their beer and are more than happy to let you sample something if you are unsure about it.

The burger is awesome too!

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Mercury Burger & Bar in Detroit, MI
Place rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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