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Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 3,166
Beer Avg: 3.3
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
237 Joseph Campau
phone: (313) 877-9205
(Place added by: Todd on 12-20-2006)
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| Reviews: 10 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by buschbeer:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Atwater Block was a couple blocks from my hotel so I had to stop in. I thought the place was closed. The light out front was off and a gentleman that was there ahead of me told me the place must be closed. There was a sign on the door that said tasting room around the corner. I ventured on and found an unmarked door that was ever so slightly ajar. When I opened the door I thought I was walking into the production facilities. I was right, but at the far end of the building was a couple tables and a bar. Their tasting room is just where they brew. So I enjoyed that aspect.
I bellied up to the bar and sampled a few beers. I used to love the Vanilla Java Porter, but did not care for it the last time I tried it. I tried the Shaman's Porter and Coniption Fit, a DIPA. They were decent. The beers were served in clear plastic cups. It didn't look like the had any food. The bartender, while knowledgeable, was not outgoing. I think they had 8-12 beers to choose from.
It is a neat setup for a tasting room. I'm glad I stopped in even though the beers are remarkably unremarkable.
02-03-2013 20:58:25 |
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More by chewy6935
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | $$
Atmosphere: i have nothing against the brewhouse/bar feel. but it is over crowded. it smell a lot like vomit in the bar while i was there. not the best use of space.
Quality: I have probably tried 7 or 8 atwater beers. I only find one of those even drinkable. every beer i have had from them has had a major flaw in it.
Service: not too bad but the bartender stepped out side for a rather long smoke break when i really wanted to get my check and get out
Selection: I mean they have more the 10 beers on tap but thats not to say that you could find a beer you like on there
Overall: I don't understand how this place stays in business. they are not exactly in a place in detroit you want to visit and there beer is just plain bad. no reason to go here except to say you've been there and to check it off the list and never look back
09-21-2013 18:59:59 |
More by SportsandJorts
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited back in July. I did not expect a bar in a warehouse but I really enjoyed how bare-bones it was. Beer was served in plastic cups. I'm not sure if that it typical here. It's a very straight forward place and I like that.
It's worth mentioning that there were no food offerings. It looks like they are working on that.
Very few beers compare to the tasty-ness of their Vanilla Java Porter on tap. It's like liquid cake. You also can never go wrong with the Dirty Blond. It's simple but well rounded.
01-29-2012 07:28:14 |
More by martyrthisthat
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was my second stop on my brewery crawl in Michigan. As my father and I were walking down the street, you could see Atwater from a distance in this giant warehouse. The alehouse is literally right inside the warehouse itself. I love breweries that have gatherings inside the brewery itself.
My dad and I walked in and was greeted by the bartender as well as a few locals that were just grabbing a beer. Everyone was really friendly and wanted to know our story basically which I always enjoy.
It was really awesome looking around at all the pallets full of beer boxes and just the whole operation right in front of you. They had giant vats right in front of the bar and it was really cool just giving yourself a little tour of their brewery.
They had at least 7 or 8 beers on tap and I had their Vanilla Porter which was very good and my dad tried one of their wheat beers cause he was driving! Overall I enjoyed their brewery alot next time I will hope to have more time to sample more of their beers! Cheers guys!
07-25-2011 19:16:55 |
More by yankeej13
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
I liked this place a lot. I went in on a Friday afternoon at about 1:30pm, and was the only one in a cavernous place. Sat at a long bar that looks into a good-sized brewery.
The bartender sold me samples of all six of their house brews on tap for $1 each, roughly 3 ounces each (large tumblers, a little over half full.) I tried the java porter, pale, vanilla porter, witbier ("Dirty Blonde"), cherry stout, and one that I forget. They ranged from reasonably good to very good, and I was quite happy with a pint of the cherry stout. I don't know quite how the pricing worked out, since the bartender charged me $8 total, but I was happy with it. Selection was fine, and I was pleasantly surprised with the wit.
Didn't try the food.
The service was friendly enough, and available, but it was slow (only one other table came in while I was there.)
I did overhear the bartender mentioning that the place would be closing for a few months (maybe for the major construction going on in the area?) so call before you go.
06-26-2010 21:57:57 |
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