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Detroit Beer Co.
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 184
Beer Avg: 3.56
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 6
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery, Store ]
1529 E. Broadway
phone: (313) 969-1529
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We came straight from the airport to Downtown Detroit looking for this place, and stubled upon it quite by accident. Glad we did. The beers were quite good and so was the food. The staff was friendly and prompt, but the place was quite empty as it was a Sunday afternoon with no games going on in the arenas and stadiums nearby. I can imagine this place gets some traffic during the weekend nights and during games.
We tried the stout and the IPA which were both very good, on the edge of exceptional. As we had three other pubs that we wanted to enjoy that afternoon, we only drank the two and moved on. In the same downtown area there is Motor City, Traffic Jam, Atwater Block, and Detroit Beer Co. Probably about 10 minutes apart at most, less if you know the area and aren't driving by GPS as I had to this first time.
Worth the visit, and mirrors the quality of the other pubs in the Beercos.com group (Detroit, Royal Oak, and Rochester Mills).
04-08-2006 14:22:44 |
More by beerjournl
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Quite a nice little brew pub in Detroit. A nice place to stop in for lunch if you work in the city and are allowed to have a beer. Service is really quite good. I have had good experiences there at dinner and lunch. Nice bar with brew tanks toward the front on the place. Low light adds atmosphere. Upstairs seating available. Food is decent; burgers, wings, pasta, etc. Much like Royal Oak Brewery obviously. Beer at the DBC is good. I really like the scotch ale!!! The IPA is always a safe bet too.
07-27-2005 02:51:17 |
More by ahking
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Atmosphere: Kind of hard for me to judge since I was there at 11AM on a Monday and the only person besides the staff. However, the place looked really nice, well lit, clean, nice long bar and several TVs around. Looked like it would be a fun place to have some pints and hang out.
Quality: Their beers were really good from the three I tried. I had a pint of the IPA with lunch, then sampled the Zweickel and Belgian double after, but I really couldn't judge them fairly after the hoppy IPA.
Service: Great, nice friendly, fast...but again I was the only person there so its hard for me to say how service would be, but my impressions were very positive.
Selection: Very wide variety for a brewpub. IPA, Red, Zweickel, Light, Belgian Double, Stout, and a nut brown I think. Plus the had three guest taps (which weren't very good - Amstel Light, Heineken, and a third), and several varieties of Belgians in bottles.
Food: The burger and fries were great. Came out fast, full of flavor, and cooked just right. The fries are damn near addictive.
All and all a great place I would love to go again and share a pint with friends. Or even have lunch with the place to myself and sample more of their brews.
Oh and if you want a funny reaction tell them your from NC (or one of the other 4 states with a 6% ABV limit) and that they could only legally sell two (TWO!) of their beers in NC. That good a fun reaction.
01-11-2005 14:43:06 |
More by Loki
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
On a rare visit to Detroit while on the way to a club I stumbled across this micro brewery / restaurant and stopped in for a skosh.
Atmosphere is essentially generic slightly upscale brewpub. Wood, brewing apparati, and tvs sprinkled throughout. Clearly intended for sports fans, but not so over the top as to be repulsive to non-sports fans like myself.
Service was good, though the food was only what I would term decent.
The main thing I stopped by for was the beer, and overall, pretty decent for brewpub stuff. They had several selections on tap, and the one I tried (the porter) seemed to be relatively high quality for these small places.
Worthy of stopping by if you're in the area, but nothing I would go out of my way for.
11-03-2004 20:06:09 |
More by CortexBomb
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
This was my first trip to 'the D' and I found this place while looking for my hotel. I was only in town for a wedding and doubted I had time for a beer excursion, but the location of this place made it possible. Only a block 1/2 away from the D.A.C. this was the perfect short getaway from a stuffy reception. I tried the sampler (about 6 beers) and found 3 worth lipservice - the Heavy (with 6.2%+abv) was dangerously drinkable and the Red was nice. The best beer of the night was by far the Stout. The guy next to me was drinking a stout as well and we got into a conversation about it- he turned out to be one of the owners on his way back from a Tigers game and I got a free pint of that stout.
06-23-2004 19:49:08 |
More by BeerZack
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Same thing as Royal Oak Brewing and Rochester Mills Beer Co. -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Those are good spots, and this brings a similarly nice spot to the downtown area, which was in need of such a place.
The beer is good, though somewhat uninspired. This isn't a risk-taking sort of place like a Kuhnhenn's or a Dragonmead. It's riding the brewpub trend very well with very drinkable beers and a good food menu (which is more or less identical to the other two places as far as I could tell).
From an atmosphere standpoint, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It looks like they tried to keep the feel of the original building the owners renovated by keeping all the high ceilings, the staircase up to the next floor, the old school tin cieling look, etc... They just polished it up a notch. The long bar on the first floor looks kind of "homey" because the bartenders looked pretty chatty. But let's not kid ourselves; this is definitely appealing to fringe beer drinkers and after-game folks more than beer lovers. And that's perfectly cool...just something folks need to be aware of.
Our waitress was kind of a bitchy, though she did politely offer to clean out our "souvenir" pint glasses and checked on us pretty regularly.
All in all, I feel like I might be being too hard on DBC; really, it's a pretty good spot in an extremely good location.
12-29-2003 22:35:02 |
More by marburg
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
If you are in the downtown Detroit area, make this a "must" visit if you like beer. The place is owned by the owners of the Royal Oak and Rochester Mills breweries and the beer is quite similar. The atmosphere is pretty cool as its located in an old building across from the Detroit Opera House on Broadway. The tin ceiling is still there and has been painted grey. There is a nice bar with 5 tanks hanging out behind it and a second floor w/bar as well. They have a Stout, IPA, Red, Hefe and Light on tap and all are delicious. They also have guest taps, full range of good liquors and a extensive martini menu. TV's showing sports are everywhere. The bar is located within walking distance from Comerica Park and Ford Field. Nice people, good beer and they were generous with the samples. Give it a visit, you'll be glad you did.
10-01-2003 13:57:00 |
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