5 Must-Visit Breweries in Metro Detroit

July 14, 2023
Beer splashing in cold glass

Photo courtesy of Baffin Brewing Company

If you’re looking for something fun to do on an afternoon or weekend, consider rounding up a group of friends and taking a craft brew crawl around Metro Detroit. There are so many incredible breweries within a short distance, it’s worth trying all of them at some point. Here are five spots to get you started on your very own craft brew crawl through Metro Detroit. 

Atwater Brewery

Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park 

Atwater Brewery was born in Detroit in 1997 and now has two locations: Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park. Enjoy either location while sipping their famous beers like the Dirty Blonde or POG-O-LICIOUS IPA.

Friends raise their glasses at Atwater Brewery
Photo courtesy of Atwater Brewery

Baffin Brewing Company 

25113 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores

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Baffin Brewing Company opened in 2015 and is St. Clair Shores’ first microbrewery. Joe VanderMarliere, Owner of Baffin Brewing Company, says, “We have a very tight community of customers with a growing mug club at 2,500 members. We pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries. Some people might think we are weird, but we like it that way!! Our tap list is always rotating…from sours, hoppy IPAs, rich stouts, fruited seltzers and wine slushies we have something to please every palate.” 

Beer from Baffin Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Baffin Brewing Company

Eastern Market Brewing Company

2515 Riopelle Street, Detroit

Located in the heart of Detroit’s Eastern Market district, Eastern Market Brewing Company has quickly made a name for itself in the area. They offer a range of unique and flavorful brews, including the popular Gose Cuervo and the Sparty Party IPA. 

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

Birmingham and Rochester Hills

If you’re looking for tasty twists on classic beers, look no further than Griffin Claw Brewing Company. They offer a wide range of brews, from classic lagers and ales to more experimental options like the Grapefruit IPA and the Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Their flagship location in Birmingham is a taproom and a great place to casually hang out. The Rochester Hills location is also their production facility so the beer can’t get much fresher. 

Dragonmead Microbrewery

14600 East 11 Mile, Warren

Dragonmead Microbrewery started in 1997 with the mission to produce beer so good it would change the industry. When you visit the taproom, you can enjoy more than 40 different styles of beer. Their knowledgeable staff can help you choose beers based on your preferences and create flights for you to try several different pours in one visit.