Taps: 36 / Bottles: 36
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 19
4.85/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is wonderful for a beer drinker. The tap selection is by far the best in the area. You can choose from many Michigan micros to Gouden Carolus and Chimay White. The food is consistently good and the waitstaff is attentive and for the most part knowledgeable. If you can get Dave, he is as much of a beer geek as I am. My wife feels the wine selection is good too. As you enter there is a nice selection of beers for carry out. When I was there last they had Goose Island's Matilda and Bells Expedition a in 4-6 packs as well as individual bottles of Stones Smoked Stout and their Vertical. I highly recommend the Uptown Grill.
01-10-2009 01:40:28 | More by brubrew2001
4.53/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
The beer selection in this place is absolutely unreal. They have 30 beers on tap with about half being Michigan beers. The majority of the taps are beers that you don't find in bottles in an above average, let alone on tap anywhere.
Pricing was very reasonable on the beers. Food selection was good and the service was great.
They have a nice little shop in the front area where they sell several premium beers, many of which are from the tap selection. Pricing on these was actually pretty good, New Holland Dragon's Milk was the same as I've paid anywhere else.
The only negative is that the bar area seems to be overly smokey on busy nights.
12-06-2008 04:48:46 | More by jpalarchio
4.7/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is great. I have stopped in a few times and love the draft selection.
The atmosphere is great. A winding bar with tons of flat screen tvs above the taps. This is not a beer bar only. Whenever I have stopped in after work it has been hard to find a seat. There are always lots of people smoking and drinking macros in bottles taking up valuable bar space. I wish they didn't carry all of the macro beers.
Service has been great every time I have been here.
The draft selection is unbelievable.
The food is pretty good, not great. But did I mention the draft selection?
Prices are very reasonable.
12-03-2008 01:41:16 | More by willygreen
4.08/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
About time we have a real beer bar in this area. They have the best draft selection within 30 miles. And after many visits I'm impressed with the great rotation and interdiction of different beers. Nice emphasis on Michigan beer. Service is good and beer comes in the proper glasses. The owners always seem to be on hand overseeing the operation. The menu seems to be a bit disjointed. I think they could improve by reducing the huge selection to only the best dishes. I would not mind some more dishes utilizing the draft beer on hand. Also hope they cater the menu a bit more to the older couple and family not as interested in beer because that is the only way they will survive in this area and tough times. I will be a regular. But might even come more if they add the typical chips, guacamole, and salsa appetizer. Can't wait to see what great Michigan beers they rotate in over the winter.
11-10-2008 00:20:57 | More by gearbike
4.88/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
What a great place! This was my first visit and I was very impressed. It's a beautiful building with soaring ceilings. However, they still make this Sports Bar seem both cozy and fun. The beer selection is *amazing,* there aren't too many places that have this many interesting craft brew selections -- from Michigan, the US, and International. 4 Shorts taps -- heaven.
The burgers came out quick, were cooked perfectly to specification, had fresh toppings -- yum! Their beer & mead selection in their store out front was good as were their prices. My only complaint -- needs to be closer to my home! If it was, I'd be there several times a week. As it is, I'll only be able to make it several times a month!
10-22-2008 14:35:43 | More by KarlaM
5/5 rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Finally got a chance to spend some quality time at the Uptowne Grille. This place is awesome!!! Its set up as a sports bar with 30 taps of craft and import beers. Where else can you go in Southeast Michigan and find four Short's taps. The place is huge, with high vaulted ceilings and seating for 30 or 40 people at the bar. Eight high definition TV's are mounted above the bar, kinda like Vegas style.
The food is awesome and the prices are reasonable. The Uptown Brown Ale and Cheddar soup is delicious. The menu has everything from steaks, seafood, pasta, burgers and sandwiches. Lots of great choices to ponder.
The wait staff is friendly and not bad to look at either. They know whats on tap and what new beers are on deck. The beer mangaer Joe is a great guy and more than willing to talk about beer. He gave me a personal tour of the keg cooler and showed what other goodies he had. Nice, short, clean and very well organized tap lines. Every line has its own pressure gage and no line is over 10 or 12 feet long. They take pride is serving good, clean, fresh beer.
Its nice to finally have a high caliber beer bar in the area. Also, to have people that are passionate about serving good craft beer. I see many return visits in my future. A must stop when visiting Southeast Michigan!!!
10-01-2008 11:54:48 | More by BigDaddyWil
4.28/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
a large newly renovated building. expansive on the inside, with a wine and beer to-go section at the entrance. 30+ taps, with an emphasis on local and american craft beer, but also has a careful selection of imports as well. pleasant waitstaff. an excellent bar, selection is great and i hope it does well.
the knowledge of the bartender wasn't great but she could make reasonable recommendations based on preferences and similarly-colored or similarly-tasting beers, which is always appreciated.
i'll be back, probably often.
08-24-2008 21:59:52 | More by jtw
4.65/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I have visited the Uptown Grille a total of five times now. Three times for dinner and twice for the beer selection.
The Uptown Grille represents a chance for my wife and I enjoy good food with good ale. Few and far between in SE Michigan.
The service is very good, the wait staff's knowledge of their offerings is improving with every visit. Good selection of food as previoulsy mentioned.
The beer has been reasonably priced ar $4 per pint (so far). The beer menu hasn't changed since the opening - but I haven't grown tired of it yet. Management seems open to suggestions, I am hoping to see some new beer with the change of seasons.
08-24-2008 16:04:51 | More by midlifec
4.83/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
It opened today and I think I am in Love. I have seen this place develop from an early stage which I think ups my review a little as i have seen what detail has been used in all aspects of the company.
The atmosphere is great. It is very large but seems to be well designed to give it a homely feeling as well.
Quality is top notch everything is done in regards of quality. From a food point the ravioli is freshly made, the fajitas were top notch and the beer battered fish and chips were very true to English style. Deserts were great too. From a beer point of view I do not know a larger selection, it is the closest competition to HopCat for taps.
Service is the weakest part, but it was opening night. I may come back and change this rating up or down. Knowledge was lower than average but this is quite a tap list they have and for 90% of the population it is daunting. The servers I talked too had enough knowledge to point people in the right direction. I gave it a 4 as the staff were extremely friendly and positive about beer even if they do not yet know to sell it.
** 10/1/08 - Rapidly improving service warrants the new rating. Up from 3.5 to 4.5 **
Selection is great. 30 taps of all craft beer (minus Guinness and Stella Artois) plus six special beers hidden in the cooler. Bottle selection is low compared to taps but it was still exceptional overall.
Rarely am I equally excited about food but everything was exceptional. A lot of things are a little upscale for my liking but there are tons of options. A very large menu that anyone should find something they like. (Pizzas, Pastas, Burgers, Steaks, Fish, Fajitas, Salads, sandwiches)
Value of the beer was great, some of the food was pricey but the quality was worth it and was not that much more than I normally would expect.
07-22-2008 02:42:50 | More by Baileyuk
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Uptown Grille in Commerce Township, MI
97 out of 100 based on 19 user ratings.