Union Street

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Type: Bar, Eatery

4145 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48201-2026
United States

(313) 831-3965 | map

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Photo of woodychandler
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Walking in, I felt a little out of place as this establishment has a bit of an upscale feel and I was in jeans and a t-shirt. The bar was at a button hook right from the door with the washrooms off at a left oblique. The bar itself was a wooden, extended “U’-shaped affair. The back bar was very art deco like, with a combination of cut glass, wavy glass and red backlighting. There was an extensive blonde wood floor, followed by a sea of restaurant seating. The combination of hanging chandeliers and the soft red lighting put me in mind of something out of a David Lynch film. The (private) Michigan Room continued the Art Deco theme with its red lighting and ceiling sculptures. The beer selection was decent, but fleshed out by a lot of micros. Oh well. I used the washroom, had a Bell’s Oberon, and headed out.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I make it a rule to go once a week to Union Street for the Rasta Wings. Due to my line of work, I am unable to enjoy a beer with those wings, but that doesn't take away from what this place has to offer. Located on Woodward Ave., Union Street has a respectable beer menu available, and rotating taps. Some oddball offerings are around on occasion (St. Peter's Old Style Porter, Gulden Draak, etc.) which is nice to see. A decent selection of MI offerings from Bell's is available as well, but I was a bit dissapointed when I asked about them getting some Motor City Brewing Beer on tap, and the manager said it wouldn't be happening. Too bad. All in all, is a decent stop if your down town, the food is good (but not cheap), and the service can be stellar, or terrible, depending on who you get, time of day, etc. etc. Worth a stop.

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Photo of marburg
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Kind of a trendy little bar downtown across from the Majestic Theater, Majestic Cafe, C-Pop Gallery, et cetera. Probably 30-40 beers, combined, on-tap and in bottles, including a few Belgians, some Bell's, and a few wheat beers.

It really was a diverse mix of folks -- you can tell this is where the Wayne State after-class crowd kind of meets the symphony/Masonic Temple crowd. Suits, Red Wings jerseys, Wayne State gear. That much I certainly like a great deal. With all the quasi-art deco stuff going on and the dim lighting, it seemed like it may have been trying a bit hard to be trendy, but who am I to judge?

Service was a bit slow, but the waitstaff and host were very courteous. Food was good -- I had a BBQ salmon sandwich that was really tasty and moderately priced. My fiancee's veggie lasagna was also pretty good -- and served in an insanely large portion.

Nice little spot. There was quite a line in there by 6:45-7pm. Not a bad spot, I think, to catch a bite before a Wings game or another casual event downtown. Like I said, though, you wouldn't necessarily feel out of place pre-theater either.

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Union Street in Detroit, MI
3.67 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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