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DETROIT’S CRAFT BEER & BREWERY GUIDE

DETROIT’S CRAFT BEER & BREWERY GUIDE

BEER! In the last year, the city has added more breweries that could rival any other city’s brew spots and we don’t think the variety is stopping anytime soon. Whether you’re an IPA fanatic or a refreshing light ale nurser, Detroit beer has something for you in every pocket of the city.

HopCat Detroit

This place exploded the city beer scene with its 130 + craft beer taps in a serious square around the bar. Somehow they even manage to rotate the taps so you don’t get too bored, which seems impossible there, but HopCat likes to accommodate. There’s a full menu too, sometimes live music, and did we mention crack fries yet? Because you’ll know what we mean when you try them.

4265 Woodward Ave., 313-769-8828, hopcat.com/detroit

Jolly Pumpkin

Jolly Pumpkin Detroit operates in a laid back environment with picnic-style seating outside and spacious booths and tables throughout the interior. The beer menu features Jolly Pumpkin brews or North Peak treasures and there are cocktails for the adventurous side of you. Maybe you want wine and a pizza instead? They’ve got that, too.

441 W. Canfield St. #9, 313-262-6115, jollypumpkin.com

Motor City Brewing Works

Right around the Cass Corridor sits Motor City Brewing Works, the small brewery that’s home to a deck-style seating area and the Ghetto Blaster beer. You can dream up your own pizzas too by adding to the already tasty menu, or you can simply sample a cheese platter. Maybe you just want to drink your weight in beer – regardless, you have options.

470 W. Canfield St., 313-832-2700, motorcitybeer.com

Woodbridge Pub

Tap takeovers are always in full-effect at Woodbridge and the burgers are something to write home about. Ever seen their brunch menu? They’re not joking around- Thai Peanut Tofu or Huevos Rancheros AND a cold one? It’s serious.

470 W. Canfield St., 313-832-2700, woodbridgepub.com

Batch Brewing

This small Corktown treasure came from a Hatch Incubator idea and it stands as the city’s first nano brewery with all small-batch, fresh ingredient concoctions. They’ve got a minimalist interior design and a quality menu of small plates with rotating batches of brew.

1400 Porter St., 313-338-8008, batchbrewingcompany.com

Brew Detroit

Another Corktown stop is Brew Detroit, which looks like a warehouse and functions as a beer bottling, mass production and special batch space. There’s a tasting room with TVs, bar games and obviously beer. The space supports local eateries so they don’t carry food themselves but they keep local menus stacked behind the bar for your hungry leisure.

1401 Abbott St., 313-974-7366 ext. 6, brewdetroit.com

Detroit Beer Company

Detroit Beer Co. is a city staple and veteran since their establishment in 2003. Located right on Broadway with Comerica Park in it’s view, Detroit Beer Co. offers small plates, special brews and more. Stop here before the next game or any other day.

1529 Broadway, 313-962-1529, detroitbeerco.com

Grand Trunk Pub

Over 170 bottled craft beers are circulated throughout the year as a way to support the community, local brewers and people who like good beer. Happy hour strikes Monday through Friday and simultaneously strikes dollars off of your favorites in this historic building downtown.

612 Woodward Ave., (313) 961-3043, grandtrunkpub.com

Erica N. Rakowicz/After 5