Stoney Creek Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

237 Joseph Campau St
Detroit, Michigan, 48207-4107
United States

(313) 877-9205

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Photo of ahking
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Very cool place on a hot summer day. High ceilings, a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. Located near a bunch of old warehouses in Detroit, they have done a good job with the building. Lots of bar and table seating. The other half of the building is occupied by the brewing and bottling equpment (which looks really cool). Service was good. Wait staff was attentive and the brewer came out to talk with me. About 6 beers on tap that day. Food was decent, standard bar fare. I had the fish sandwich with the Hell.

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Photo of proc
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stoney Creek is located on Joseph Campau, off of Jefferson Avenue in the old, Rivertown area of Detroit. Warehouses predominantly line the streets in this area, located not far from the Renaissance Center or the General Motors HQ, as it is known now.

There is a large seating space and a full scale, reasonably priced menu. The chicken/buffalo wings were quite good and washed down nicely with the Stoney Creek Red Ale. The management is very friendly and samples can be had, just ask. Stoney Creek is the former Atwater Block Brewery and still brews some of the Atwater Block beers, including one of my favorites, the Atwater Hell.

If you attend an event in downtown Detroit, stop by for a pre/post event beer and a meal. The Vanilla Porter and Chocolate Ale are both excellent.

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Photo of benmiliron
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

We made it up there yesterday, 1-13-04. No hockey game and it was a tuesday, the Pistons were away at Chicago, so the place wasn't packed, which was nice. A really, really, really long bar. Place has sort of a neo-yuppie warehouse look to it. All yuppieness is gone when you realize that this place is straight up in Downtown Detroit. Beer was real good, not spectacular, but certainly worth a visit. There were only 7 varieties when we were there. You can look through a wall of plexiglass to watch the brewer do his thing, which is cool. Tuesday was $2 pint day.

Food was good and reasonably priced. Brian took real good care of us, ask for him by name and tip well.

Stoney's worth checking out if you're in Detroit and need to find good beer somewhere. Definitely recommended over Dragonmead!

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Photo of marburg
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Fun little spot nestled in a block between some new downtown Detroit lofts (cheap, young, awesome living), the Rattlesnake Club (ritzy, amazing, top-notch cuisine), and a bunch of standard Detroit ruins (um, yeah. well, everyone's got problems.).

Their slogan, "Beer is good," appears on signs outside the building as well as inside. Everything is decked out with some degree of modernity. Very polished look inside. A big window lets you see some huge brew tanks behind the bar. Whether they're real or just for show, I have no idea. Apparently, they offer brewery tours, so I assume they're real.

The food is pretty decent, though not spectacular. The pizzas aren't bad, the smoked salmon appetizer is really tasty, and the beer is generally quite tasty. They've got everything from 4 dollar appetizers and weekday beer specials (cheeeeaaaap!) to 23 dollar seafood dishes. Quite the array of options for cuisine.

Always packed before Red Wings games; the place becomes a sea of red and white jerseys waiting to hop on the shuttle to Joe Louis Arena.

Try the Hefe; it's good. The Vanilla Porter is uniquely potent, and the Chocolate Ale is...interesting and worth trying if you're into that kind of beer. They also offer remakes of some of the now-defunct Atwater Brewery beers, which are, on the whole, quite good.

If I were to recommend a brewpub (not a beer bar) in downtown Detroit, this would be it.

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Stoney Creek Brewing Company in Detroit, MI
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