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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
14600 East Eleven Mile Road
phone: (586) 776-9428
(Place added by: beernut7)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 74 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Dragonmead is a great establishment for beer lovers in Metro Detroit. They have a huge selection, and focus on beer, not food or location.
I'd purchased Dragonmead products for years at local market before venturing to their brewpub a few weeks ago. They're located in an industrial area on a freeway access road... you'd have to really be looking for this spot to know it's there. We were surprised when we entered... the brewpub is fairly nicely decorated and more spacious than we had envisioned... a 2-man band even had space to set up and play for the regulars (who started packing the place about 8PM on Saturday).
They have many (~20-30) of their own beers on tap. I tried many of them as samplers. Quality varies... I generally thought the Belgian-type ales were the best. It's great to have so much selection, although I would prefer a bit smaller selection but better overall quality.
The kitchen serves a some basic foods and snacks, but "bring-your-own-food" is allowed and encouraged. Great concept... I saw a table have a carry-out pizza delivered to a table on my 2nd trip to Dragonmead.
Overall, this is a nice spot with an expansive selection, a great crowd of real beer-lovers, and they have a number of solid-quality beers. I'll return many times.
07-31-2009 03:03:49 |
More by lllarzzz
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Dragonmead occupies a unique space in an industrail mall on the I-696 Service drive. The decor is renaissance fair chic. Even if that is not your style it still works.
The sheer variety of their own craft beer is the draw here. They have multiple styles form varying regions of the world. They do not do interpretations of styles, but rather do a spot on example of the styles they are brewing. They have limited food service but do allow take out from nearby resturants. Service has always been great.
07-22-2009 21:20:28 |
More by moshea
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Stopped by here on my recent trip to Michigan.
Very cool decor and the interior is open and spacious. Nice medieval decorations and props. Nice, lengthy bar which is spaced away from the dining/sitting area. Two complete walls of taps. Greeted at the bar with a beer menu and a basket of pretzels and mustard for dipping.
Picked up the paper menu and saw a couple offerings that I would like to try. Then proceeded to open up the menu and find two more even more full pages of beers! All broken down by style and with complete info on all of them. I love that aspect. I ordered a sampler because there were so many beers I wanted to taste, but didn't have the time nor the liver to try them all. All the beers were solid and impressive. I would love to have a place like this near me. Wonderful friendly service and atmosphere, solid beers. Picked up a bottle of their Grand Cru to drink when I get home. Would most definitely return to Dragonmead on my next trip to Michigan.
05-21-2009 00:53:19 |
More by FtownThrowDown
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Pretty reasonable priced and huge selection of beers. Had a final absolution, which is a great belgian IMO. We got a couple samplers, which was a good deal. Came here after a weeding reception that was dry with 4 other couples, many of which did not drink micros and they all had a good time and enjoyed the beer. I think the huge selection helped. The Ring of Fire was something else, wouldnt say it was good, but worth a try in a sampler. They told me they put habaneros in it and I believe it. Overall a nice place, good beer, service and atmosphere.
02-24-2009 20:34:52 |
More by MasonBeerMan
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Dragonmead has it all. Good Beer, A Huge Selection, and a Creepy dragon painting with a naked lady in the mens bathroom!
Some of the beers are pretty mediocre though. I feel sometimes they focus on quantity over quality. The prices are can also be a bit steep for what you're getting.The sampler tray is a steal though. The service is usually pretty good, sometimes slower than it should be if they're busy, but the staff is always friendly. If it's on tap try the Ring of Fire. It tastes like fucking Nacho Cheese.
01-17-2009 22:42:59 |
More by TheBlackMallard
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited on 10-18-08
Was headed to Warren for a family party, and figured I'd leave early and hit up a couple of local breweries. First stop was Dragonmead, and judging from the few mediocre beers they sell at the store, I was not expecting much. The place was almost completely empty when we got there, which isn't a bad thing, with football on in the corner, and a dimly-lit, pleasant medieval them to the decor. The service was decent, it seemed to take awhile to get a waitress, even though there was one other customer, but it wasn't a problem. The best thing about Dragonmead though, is the taplist. They must have had about 35 beers on tap, in every style you can think of. I had an abbey ale, which was very good, and got a growler of imperial stout to take home (which was awesome). We didn't have much time, so our stay was short, but I really look forward to going here in the future.
11-22-2008 22:18:27 |
More by BMoney575
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I made a road trip down to the Warren area with some friends and this was the first stop. On a Saturday afternoon the place was pretty calm and we had absolutely no trouble finding a table. The interior was pretty dark, but had plenty of windows and there were a lot of flags hanging off the wall inside. The tap line-up was amazing, I didn't really realize until I got there how many beers Dragonmead makes, considering the beers that are distributed. I was very happy with the Imperial Stout and even got a growler of it. The service was decent, pretty attentive and there were multiple waitresses/ bartenders taking care of us. I also loved that it was no smoking. I will be going back.
10-20-2008 03:43:06 |
More by david131
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped in with 3 other BA's on the way to Madison for Great Taste.
Not much to look at from the outside but once you walk through the doors...Bam! Beer Nirvana!
Passable job of decorating the interior with an English Middle Ages feel. Nice game area with darts and table seating to the left and a long bar to the right.
Ok, so what can you say about a place that offers 38 different home brewed micros on tap? Well, plenty if they were all crap but, they are far from that!
Thirty-eight freakin' taps...including a few cask selections....CRAZY! Plus, they make their own soda...in 6 different flavours!
The beers we ordered and shared were all good or better....a credit to the brewers for becoming successful at so many styles.
Nice to have brews offered in a lovely sampler platter, in half-pints or full pints....I took advantage of the half-pint offerings.
No food today....and they dont offer much....but enough to fill your stomach to keep you drinking!
Our server was pleasant and helpful. We never waited long between finishing one beer and starting the next.
Dragonmead is a beer stop in southeast Michigan that should not be missed. With Kuhnhenn being less than 10 minutes away these two locations make a fantastic one-two punch!
08-20-2008 21:09:22 |
More by Deuane
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
My wife and I stopped here on a recent trip to Michigan. The place is fairly well lit with a nice long bar. Medieval style decor lines the walls along with breweries numerous awards. There is an incredible selection on draft, over 30 beers, including a cask variety. All selections we tried extremely well done. Our bartenders were friendly, talkative, and good at keeping up with the surprising number of people that were here after 10pm on a Wednesday. We did have a chance to chat a bit with one of the brewers for a while also.
Nothing I write in this review could ever be enough. This is perhaps one of the best places to get a beer in Michigan - and perhaps even for better than 250 miles (or more). You would not be disappointed to go out of your way to stop here on whatever would take you in Dragonmead's direction - and if you live in the Detroit area and haven't been here, you're missing out. We will definitely be back on return trips (and plan more time also).
06-21-2008 13:17:32 |
More by scoobybrew
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
At first we decided to stop here to kill time between our visit to Kuhnhenn and another place that wouldn't be opened yet, but we're glad we did, and spent more time here than originally thought.
From the outside, Dragonmead looks like a typical late 1990s constructed mini-mall building parallel to the interstate. But once you get inside, you're really taken away by how all out they went with the theming. This place belongs at a Renaissance Fair with its huge assortment of medieval theming; knight armor, banners, coats of arms, stained glass with dragons on it, mosaics, and most impressive to a beer lover...50 taps for beer! Though they "only" had 37 things on tap at the time (all their own brews), combine that with all the medals and awards they proudly have displayed on the walls surrounding their large bar showing the brews are worthy of enjoyment and this place could easily be a beer drinkers resort, if only they allowed camping.
The bartender was really upbeat, happy to see us, prompt, and knowledgeable about the beers. Beers come in a variety of sizes and styles, most with Medieval themed names or something relative to Dragonmead, and are all descent, some like the Final Absolution are downright phenomenal. The only downside to the place is that they don't offer much food, and their fryer was down when we were there, so no mozzarella sticks or jalapeño poppers for us, thus limiting our selection even more. They did offer hamburgers and assorted cheeses and snacks, but this is clearly a place where drinking comes first. They'll gladly allow outside food to be brought in though.
In all, a really impressive place that shouldn't have to play second fiddle to other places in the area. We're definitely heading back, maybe next time spending a whole day just in Warren, MI, and we'll bringing our own food to better soak up all the amazing beers we'll have to try, maybe even breaking out the turkey legs to better suite the theme.
05-06-2008 22:32:54 |
More by HopDerek
Dragonmead Microbrewery in Warren, MI
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