Falling Down Beer Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2270 E 10 Mile Rd
Warren, Michigan, 48091-3701
United States

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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.69
Beers:
42
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
125
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.7
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
24
pDev:
14.59%
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Reviews by Stillmakingnoise:
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3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cotton_27
2.69/5  rDev -27.3%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of wingedeel
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Pretty cool place in an old diner. The inside is still a work in progress, but was fine. Five or six beers on, I tried the 5 Goat Army IPA, and the 7 Goat DIPA . They were both well done. Just ate some fried brussel sprouts, and they were very tasty. The two gentlemen working the bar were friendly and helpful. Certainly worth a stop.

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Photo of tommy5
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stevnowi
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75

Excellent for a small local brewery. Food is not to be missed. Good variety of beers

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Photo of ljc973
4/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Wolverine48092
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ekoseck
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Great Beer and fantastic food !! ......But the vibe is what it is ..An old restaurant converted into a brewery

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Photo of hardysf
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Didn't try food. The establishment is an old restaurant/diner. Beer was good, menu looked alright but didn't eat there. Quite a few beers available.

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JasonR1975
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Kind of stupid that you can't do an N/A for food since I didn't eat, but whatever - they get a five, cheers. Nothing bad about the visit, but nothing memorable either, bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Photo of aboyd87
2.65/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3.75

One of the newer breweries in Michigan. I enjoyed the food, but the beer was not anything memorable. You can tell these guys are working their hardest to improve. Every time I've gone, quality has increased.

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Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of emilybeehagen
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Gra1164
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Doublicious
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of red94tt
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

As I was enjoying a pint and some food here the other day, I realized that I've waited far too long to provide a review of Falling Down. I've visited many different metro area breweries and this little hidden gem is in my top 5.

Atmosphere - FD started out rough, really rough. When they first opened, they had left the booths from the previous family diner that inhabited the building and incorporated them into the design. Let's just say it gave the place a strange feel. But, they have really improved things since then. All the booths have been removed and replaced with your typical bar chairs and tables. The TV's and their placement is good enough to see from any seat in the place. In recent months, they have started displaying artwork on the walls which helps break up the "plain" feeling. I like how they also store some of their brewing supplies out on the main area.

Quality - Beer quality is really up there and again, they have improved since they originally opened up. Tap offerings seem to range from 4-6 different styles. From what I understand, they have added another brewer to their team. This seems to have brought more diversity to the styles they offer. My favorite (and one of their staples over the past few months) would have to be the DIPA. The mesh of malts and hops that this beer has is incredible....yum! Ninja Chicken (IPA), Poco Cocoa (American Porter), Chocolate Porter (English Porter) and Old Irish Red (Irish Red Ale) are all choices I would suggest trying as well.

Service - Always top notch. The waitstaff and bartenders are always super friendly. They aren't shy about offering samples, which is nice to see.

Selection - FD average's around 4-6 taps. They balance a few main staples with some smaller batches of beer that you have to be quick to take advantage of. I'm still trying to catch that elusive Blood Orange IPA! I would suggest following their facebook page to keep tabs on current offerings.

Food - The food is AWESOME. Whoever makes the food in this joint needs to be awarded with a Gold Medal. Seriously...it's that good. Most of the offerings are your typical bar food but some have a unique spin, like the Rueben Egg Rolls. They also offer weekly specials to keep things fresh. I can honestly say that I haven't been disappointed by one yet.

In summary, don't miss out on this place!

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Photo of Kerrie
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I live about a mile from this place and we just noticed it. Finally stopped in tonight, and it was great.

A- The atmosphere was the only lackluster thing, since you can tell that the building used to be something else (not sure what) and it definitely looks like a hole in the wall sort of place. I have no issue with that, but that doesn't earn it a high rating in this category. I overheard the waitress at the bar saying that this place opened last March, so it's not even a year old yet, and they're still getting started, it seems.

Q- The quality was great. I loved my food, the bf loved his, and I liked both of my beers (the Poco Cocoa and the Black IPA, neither of which are on this site yet). The Black IPA was a 4.5/5 for sure. My bf seemed to really like his Amber Ale, as well.

S- I give the service a perfect 5 because our waitress was very attentive and polite, and everything came out really quickly. We didn't have any questions for her, but I did overhear another waitress at the bar offer another couple some samples and explanations for beers, and she was also polite and knew what she was talking about. I will say that the place was nearly empty, unfortunately. It seems that it's just not discovered yet... but that at least keeps the service quick for us ;)

S- The selection may not be huge, but what they have is good, and it doesn't feel overwhelming to choose from. The website lists 5 beers and they actually had at least 7 or 8 on tap, so that was a nice surprise. In terms of food, it's pub food, basically, but that's what I was in the mood for, nothing fancy.

F- I had the beer battered sampler, and man, was it good! The mozzarella wedges are amazing. Perfect comfort/sobering up food. My bf had a Cajun chicken sandwich that he really liked, and even the chips were spicy. He noticed that just about everything either comes spicy or can be served "Jen style" with Cajun spice added, so if you like spice as much as he does, their food is great.

In terms of value, all of the prices seemed about average for the area and fair to me, and we accidentally stumbled in during happy hour (4-6 every day) which gave us a dollar off our beers and any "finger food" or appetizer (i.e. my meal, in this instance) so that saved us $4. Overall, I really like this place, and look forward to coming back in the spring/summer when we can walk or bike to it. The only bad/weird thing about it is that they're closed on both Sunday and Monday, which is a little unusual. That said, it's a small place and they don't seem to get much business for some weird reason, so I understand why.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of SerialTicker
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

--My review copied from Yelp.--

I'd been meaning to come here since about the time they opened (...approximately forever ago), but just went tonight. If you're having trouble finding this place, it's the building with the awful blue roofing. Hopefully at some point they redo it and make it yellow... at least that would match the sign out front and make the building stand out in a less horrific way. (EDIT: And sure enough, the roof's been painted black.)

Came in at about 7:30 on a Friday and the place was surprisingly half empty. I didn't think that was a very good sign, but I knew most reviews for this place were positive, so I didn't mind. Most things said about Falling Down were that it appeared dated and needed a makeover, but they ripped out the floor and changed some things to make it look more like a place that actually serves beer.

The waitress my table got was a good one -- knew the current beers well and helped with questions regarding anything. You know, things basically every waitress SHOULD know, but many don't.

I wound up getting a four beer paddle ($7), chicken sandwich with fries ($10 or something like that), the reuben egg rolls (about $7?), and a pint of their DIPA ($6 normally). I know, total fat ass. I split the egg rolls, though... don't judge me. Well, you already did. Stop judging me.

For the beers I got, they were mostly "solid" ... I've had far worse, and I've also had better. The DIPA, Chocolate Porter, and Old Irish Red are all beers worth getting again. The same can be said about the Campfire Brown, but I didn't like it quite as much. Their Cherry Blonde is something I can do without... it tastes like a Witbier with a slight cherry tartness, without a lot of cherry flavor. Not what I was expecting. If you like cloves, you'll like it.

The reuben egg rolls were what they were -- damn tasty little morsels, though probably a buck overpriced for the amount you get. The chicken sandwich was borderline great, I thought... without wasting your life (as if this review hasn't done that already), I'll just say that it's very fairly priced, a good size, tasty, and has a nice spicy kick to it. The side of coleslaw was a nice little addition for some texture, but it was very mild. I like vinegar-based coleslaw, but this was almost like eating a side of cabbage... I ate it regardless. The fries were alright, even if a bit too salty, but the onion rings were some of the better ones I've had.

So... yeah. Good beer, competent waitresses, and very tasty food. Why no five stars? Well, it IS a brewery, and the beer isn't the highlight, as it should be. But, I can only see Falling Down going up from here, and I look forward to whatever they dish out next (...as far as food *and* beer).

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Photo of smb4087
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Falling Down Beer Co. in Warren, MI
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 125 ratings