Detroit Beer Co.

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BEER AVG
3.62/5
Detroit Beer Co.Detroit Beer Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1529 E. Broadway
Detroit, Michigan, 48226
United States

(313) 969-1529 | map
www.detroitbeerco.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
21
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
271
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
79
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
5.04%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by david131:
Photo of david131
3.43/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

I visited this place with bmoney575 as we meandered our way back to our hotel after the Them Crooked Vultures show. The place is nicely lit with some of the brewing equipment visible from the basement. This place looked like it belonged in downtown Detroit. The beers were average (for the most part) and the selection wasn't bad- the IPA and red ale were pretty standard, but their Anniversary Ale (which was a 10% ABV Belgian Stout and was described to us as a Guinness) was very enjoyable and was a welcome treat. I was surprised, but not shocked when the bartender poured our second beers into the same glasses as the first without even a rinse. But whatever, it may be a one time thing and what is Detroit without a little badassery? I would definitely go again if I was in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I was in this brewpub 5 years ago on a tour of the ruins of Detroit. The downtown (and all of Detroit) was so depressing that I should have had more than one beer... but I was more eager to get back to the hotel and out of town the next day.

Five years later, I am glad that Detroit is far better; though still struggling mightily and hopefully. (I was there for my fifth national Congress for a New Urbanism, a gathering of the tribe to celebrate the progress of different cities and, generally, yack-up the urbanist agenda.) And craft brewers are important in rejuvenating inner cities.

Detroit Beer was a true pioneer; opening in 2002 when Detroit was fast-approaching economic and fiscal death.

I Had a flight of their beers that I shared with colleagues and co-conspirators. I wrote two reviews. But the bottom-line is that craft beer is good for cities. For this conclusion, there is abundant proof and Detroit Beer is part of the proof.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JasonR1975
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Beers are mostly meh. I had a really decent rye IPA but historically the beers are not the attraction here. Interior is kind of boring, but overall location is killer so that improves vibe score. Service on most of my visits is good and food has always been excellent.

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Photo of jcMPLS
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.13/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Small brewpub within close proximity to many downtown attractions. Has been there long before the craft beer popularity explosion and it shows. Brick and metal decor spotted with vintage beer signs and old photos of beer related nostaligia. The brew system is intertwined with the bar with a very Gotham City kind of feel. Unfortunately the beer is rather mediocre, but decent enough to pair with some grub before or after a ballgame. Not taking anything away from the Brewers, but given their great location, I wouldn't mind seeing an overhaul of beer recipes to get more asses in seats on days other than game days. Detroit's beer game is on the up, and these guys are definitely getting passed by.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of jmiah22
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

Photo of Fahrn13
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of beer4brian331
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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Detroit Beer Co. in Detroit, MI
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.
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