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Active Beers: 94
Beer Ratings: 5,560
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
5919 Chicago Rd
phone: (586) 979-8361
Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
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Reviews by MarcatGSB:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
This is a huge "place tick" for me. Living in Michigan, I'm constantly being asked if I have access to Kuhnhenn, "Can you send me some Kuhnhenn", etc etc. Only problem is I'm about 515 miles from Kuhnhenn, so no I don't...I was honored to finally be able to visit.
I clearly came at the right time. Christmas Eve, 2012. They were fresh off the Solstice party, and had a full tap board. They had everything a young man or woman could desire. BBBW, BA4D, Simcoe Sillier, Solar Eclipse, the list goes on.
Before visiting, I did not know that they had a full expanse of not only great beer, but also wine and mead. All sorts of really tasty sounding meads, and some berry wines, a little bit of everything.
The bar is in an older warehouse style building, with another small warehouse across the parking lot which apparently is a homebrew supply store owned by the Kuhnhenn family as well. The bar is pretty well spread out, with quite a few tables situated around a horse shoe shaped bar. About 15 to 20 taps in the center. One bartender on at this point, but there were other employees floating around, bottling and so on.
They don't serve "food" so to speak, but they do serve some soft pretzels and maybe some other really snacky things.
This was an awesome visit. I will try and make it back as soon as I can. Until then, I will have to rely on my local friends for the Kuhnhenn hook. Great stuff going on!
01-14-2013 14:42:17 |
More by MarcatGSB
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I finally made it down to Kuhnhenn. I live 10 minutes away so I was overdue. The location is great. Good area with easy freeway access. The first thing I noticed was the absolutely horrible service. Took 5-10 minutes before a waiter came to take my order. He was chewing tobacco and couldn't seem less interested in his job. I ordered the Kuhnhenn Paddle (Sampler) and a pepperoni pizza (the only food on the menu). My girlfriend ordered a glass of mead. He walked away presumably to put in my order. He came back in about 5 minutes with the paddle and just set it down and walked away. Common practice in the brewery world is for the waiter/server to tell you what each beer is. Most of the time you also get small laminated cards with the beer name and description. This guy did none of that. I had a menu and knew which beers came with the paddle so I was able to decipher which was which by the menu descriptions. After I had finished my first paddle, I decided to order a make your own paddle. My pizza still had not come at this point. I wrote down my order and the waiter went and brought me the paddle. Raspberry Eisbock is amazing! Once again he did not tell me which was which and I had to figure it out myself. My pizza never showed up at all. He never got around to asking if we needed anything else, such as a check, so another server asked if we were all set. I said yes and he brought me my tab. $9.00!! The idiot waiter only put in my first paddle. I was thinking I would have to explain to the manager that I'm not paying for a pizza that never showed up, but in the end I only paid 11 bucks. Gave the money to the waiter that actually gave a shit and dipped out.
The beer is excellent. If you have the chance to go, you should go. I assume the service isn't always that bad, but until I see otherwise I am giving it a 1.
06-15-2013 14:11:39 |
More by HisBoyElroy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$
A: some t.v.'s here and there, nice bar area in a horseshoe shape and fairly large table surrounding the area, very clean and seemed to be always kept clean, practically noticed every person who worked there was constantly cleaning, music was at a good level
Q: well, I had a Fluffer IPA that was very good, their Wit which I really liked (that says a lot since I'm not usually into too many witbiers), and their American Brown Ale - which was pretty complex and impressive
S: well, it was a Sunday night, but still there was a fair amount of people and all of the servers were keeping up at the bar and at the tables, I think they did a pretty good job
S: holy crap, well, I only was able to have three beers there, and took one home for me as I practically didn't know almost what to have, in other words, I was pretty much overwhelmed with the selection
F: I had a jalapeno cheese pretzel just to tide me over a bit so I wouldn't be too buzzed and thought it was extremely good, another wow, I can only wonder what the rest of the food was like even though it looked like only cheese and cracker platters
V: I thought it was pretty good, but I'm not from the Warren area of MI, so I'm unsure how it compared economically speaking
Heck, I'll go back there in a heartbeat.
Thanx Tectactoe for the recommendation!
06-03-2013 03:18:15 |
More by kangarooAdam59
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Kuhnhenn. Ledgendary beer. Ledgendary "finding of beers"
Atmosphere- High ceiling. Big wooden horshoe bar with taps in the middle. Wooden non-padded chairs. High top tables set up around the bar. Usually a good variety of music playing off an iPod. TVs are usually on with some sporting event.
Quality- Beer quality=World-class! I can get a Raspberry Eisbock, DRIPA, BB4D, and Stout on tap! Growler fills to-go. 64oz, plastic-screwtop growlers filled straight from the tap.
Service- Simple service. Always there and your glass will never go dry. They are very friendly and willing to chew the fat on a slow night.
Selection- I only come here for beer, so I'll only review that. The selection is always quite good. usually 20+ beers on tap with some amazing Root Beer!
Food- blech... "cheese and crakers" is a plastic sleeve of crackers and a hunk of cheese. Usually, they have free popcorn for a simple snack. Eat before you go.
Value- Here's the secret: get a flight! I was able to snag a flight with 4oz KRE, 4oz BB4D, 4oz, Simcoe Silly, 4oz Penetration Porter, and 4oz Braggot for $10!!
05-20-2013 16:12:44 |
More by Michigan
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This is a great place. Stopped by here twice over the Winter Solstice weekend - the first time it was packed with people and the second time it was much more quiet. Atmosphere is great: very much a home-town bar feel to it with extremely friendly bartenders and wait staff.
The beer is top notch as well. Was only able to try a few since I was the driver but all were outstanding, including a mead. Tap list was probably better than normal due to the Winter Solstice but there was a lot of taps to choose from and at any time the selection would have to be outstanding.
Didn't have any food, didn't even notice if there were menus.
01-08-2013 23:11:37 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Huge selection of well-crafted beers. Everything they serve they brew there. I was impressed to see that they brewed root-beer for my designated driver. My favorite beer that they have there of which I have tried so far would be the Braggot, or the Creme Brule Java Stout. The wait-staff was very friendly and knowledgeable for the limited amount that they have on the floor.
Kuhnhenn's is at the top of my list for breweries that I have visted so far. If you're picking a paddle I recommend the 9, Braggot, Creme Brule Java Stout, Loonie Kuhnie, and Barley Wine.
01-07-2013 17:46:13 |
More by Jay43613
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I made my second visit to Kuhnhenn's last weekend. It's an average sized place. There are tables around a U-shaped bar that serves as the centerpiece. Brewing equipment is visible. I counted 30 taps of which 20 were flowing with beer. I got a couple flights which consisted of 5 beers in each flight. I sampled IPA's, stouts, Belgian styles, etc. The selection of beers is fantastic. All were good.
I got there at about 11:30am EDT, so it was not crowded and there were three servers. People did flow in during my time there which is a testament to the beer, since the food menu is very limited. My date and I each had a hot pretzel which held me over until lunch. Other menus items included eight inch pizzas, crackers, cheese, and cured meats.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The quality of the beer was fantastic. The selection was great. The food was lacking (quantity of selection), and it was all reasonably priced. I got a couple bottles to go. To go beer is high priced due to limited quantity.
09-03-2012 19:43:37 |
More by buschbeer
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Oh, Kuhnhenn. First off. If you can't find something to drink at Kuhnhenn, you've clearly got some personal issues. I mean, really. They've got a little bit of everything here. And I mean that in a beer, wine, and mead kinda way. As far as a brewpub or bar goes though, it may seem a bit lacking to some. I find myself wanting a bit more beyond an excessive amount of drink choices to choose from. (Translated: the decor seems rather drab and basic and lacking any degree of personality.) But hey, that's just me.
08-25-2012 17:39:09 |
More by RblWthACoz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
Nice atmosphere, great selection of quality beers - with a good twist of eccentricity and pretty good location.
The only problem is, that if you aren't one of their preferred regulars, they pretty much ignore you. I only make in there every couple of months,and I'm not there to but it's invariably been like this for a couple of years. So I'm not sure why everybody keeps talking about how great the service is. Even in the middle of the day, when there's hardly anybody else at the bar, the bartenders are more concerned with chatting with their buds then they are about getting you a beer (or taking your money for the one you finished 10 minutes beforehand).
08-17-2012 18:37:40 |
More by Archelon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Probably the best brewpub in Metro Detroit.
Service is always solid and everyone has a great knowledge of all of the beer.
Always have a great selection of beer on tap along with a delicious root beer. Really something for everyone with my personal favorites right now being the White Devill, DRIPA and the Creme Brule Java Stout. The taps rotate pretty frequently with something new popping up almost every week it seems.
As far as the food goes, I rated it a 5 because they will let you bring in whatever you want or have it delivered right there. They also have started doing wood fired pizza on the weekends which is fantastic.
They will fill a growler of most anything on tap and also have bottles to go. If you are looking for something specific be sure to ask, it might not always be on the menu as available to go or in the cooler out front.
All in all a fantastic brewpub that I would definitely recommend if you are in town.
05-23-2012 13:14:30 |
More by Spartan213
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, MI