Detroit June 08, 2018
9 Outstanding Breweries You’ll Want To Visit In Detroit
Summertime is upon us here in the Motor City, and nothing hits the spot on a June afternoon better than a delicious pint of beer. Detroiters are lucky to have access to plenty of fantastic breweries – both here in the city and across the state of Michigan. When you’re ready to explore some of Detroit’s best beer options, check out these nine breweries in and around Motown.
1. Motor City Brewing Works (470 W Canfield St.)
Nothing pairs more perfectly than beer and pizza, and you’ll find the best of both when you visit this lovely brewpub in Detroit. Since its founding in 1994, this awesome locale has drawn in countless eager patrons from across the state. During summer months, enjoy a pint on the sunny outdoor patio.
2. Atwater Brewery (237 Jos Campau)
This brewery sits just a stone’s throw from the shores of the Detroit River, so there’s no excuse not to venture out for a stroll along the waterfront after dinner and drinks. The brewery itself is housed within a restored turn-of-the-century factory building, so history buffs will have an absolute blast.
3. Traffic Jam & Snug (511 W Canfield St.)
Baked goods, beer, and a fantastic setting? If it sounds too good to be true, think again: you’ll find all this and more at Traffic Jam & Snug. The history of this locale is fascinating, as it originally opened as an eatery in 1965 and became Michigan’s first brew-pub in 1992. What’s not to love?
4. Detroit Beer Co. (1529 Broadway St.)
Since 2003, Detroiters have raved about the selection at this rustic and welcoming brewery, which sits just steps away from our beloved Comerica Park. Before or after a Tigers game, stop in and indulge in all sorts of fresh brews. Whether you opt for a Strawberry Sour or a Tangerine IPA, you’ll be delighted.
5. Woodward Avenue Brewers (22646 Woodward Ave., Ferndale)
Affectionately known as "WAB," this unique spot in Ferndale is an ideal place to unwind over a drink or two. Grab a few friends and sip on a Woodward Avenue Blonde, barleywine ale, or Banshee Queen, which offers hints of coffee. You’ll wonder why it took you so long to discover this gem.
6. Batch Brewing Company (1400 Porter St.)
You’ll adore the atmosphere at this one-of-a-kind spot, which features a casual vibe and some of the tastiest eats imaginable. From soft pretzels to insanely mouthwatering nachos, your stomach will be thanking you immediately. Round it all of with a flight of perfectly brewed beer selections.
7. Dragonmead Microbrewery (14600 E 11 Mile Rd., Warren)
Venture to nearby Warren for an evening of fun at Dragonmead, which features a medieval theme and some of the tastiest beers in the area. The brewery offers a wide selection of American, English, Scottish, British, Belgian, and German ales and lagers - each of which is perfectly crafted to taste. There’s no better place to take a virtual step back in time.
8. Brew Detroit (1401 Abbott St.)
If you want to try the beer from this awesome locale in the Motor City, you’ll have to visit its on-site tasting room. Available for both public access and private events, Brew Detroit takes its commitment to quality beer seriously. Each small batch is carefully crafted to perfection, and you’ll certainly want to stop in for a visit during your next journey to Corktown.
9. Eastern Market Brewing Co. (2515 Riopelle St.)
You’ll adore the casual, quirky vibe at this Detroit brewery, which sits in the heart of the city’s beloved Eastern Market district. Popular selections include the White Coffee Stout and Nitro Mango Ale, but trust us when we say that you’ll be delighted with whatever you order at EMBC.
Tell us, Detroiters: do you have a favorite brewery or brew here in the Motor City? We’re always looking for fantastic recommendations, so share your thoughts in the comment section below!