Sours and stouts and lagers, oh MI! Michigan is fast becoming a hotspot for those of us that like to indulge in a beer that’s more flavorful than a Bud Light.
In fact, our little Mitten State ranks fifth in the country for the most breweries, cideries, brew pubs and microbreweries at more than 350 throughout the state.
Here, we’ve rounded up a taste of the best local joints for parents to grab a cold one on your next date night or outing — some of these spots even welcome kids, so be sure to check before you head out!
Not well-versed in the different styles of beer and worried that you won’t like what you get? Check out the Just Beer App to discover new brands and styles before your first brewery visit.
Arctic Circle Brewing Co.
- Address: 27663 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore
This community microbrewery offers different kinds of beers including a blonde ale, session IPA, Imperial Stout and more on site. Stop by on Tuesdays for its small batch Beta test.
Copper Hop Brewing Company
It offers a wide variety of beer, cider and wine to choose from including the Shores Gold and MI 4-Berry Pie.
- Address: 14600 E. 11 Mile, Warren
Dragonmead, founded in 1997, is known for its beer and wine flights. Draft beer styles include American, Belgian, English, Scottish, Russian, Mexican, Norwegian and more. Choose from homebrewed wine, seltzers and cider, too.
Great Baraboo Brewing Company
- Address: 35905 Utica Road, Clinton Township
Baraboo offers a full food menu filled with burgers, sandwiches, pizza and more. Plus, an extensive beer menu that features drinks brewed in-house and by guest taps. Get it by the glass or the growler.
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Try a blueberry DRIPA and an American IPA, or if you’re feeling daring, go for the White Devil and Kuhnieweizen. It has a food menu, board games to play and trivia.
Granite City Brewery
- Address: 699 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
It offers a full menu of flatbreads, sliders, burgers, salads, pastas and more. Try the Wicked IPA with some Mahi tacos or The Bennie German Bock. It has a house craft seltzer, too.
Griffin Claw Brewing Company
You can find some of this spot’s best brews around town or at one of its two tap houses. No food, but it offers craft spirits and ciders in addition to the beers.
- Address: 567 Livernois, Ferndale
You’ll find the best beer options from Eastern Market Brewing Co. along with brews made on site. It has a food menu that offers salads and handhelds. Plus, a play area for the kids.
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
- Address: 400 Water St., Rochester
This brewery was once the historic Western Knitting Mill, which gives it a unique look. The food menu offers everything from soup and salad to burgers and tacos. Enjoy the house-brewed beer by the pint, growler or keg.
The Royal Oak Brewery
- Address: 215 E. 4th St., Royal Oak
This spot boasts being Oakland County’s oldest brewpub and features up to 10 handcrafted beers on tap each day. Try the fried avocado, wood-fired pizza or Juicy Lucy burger while you’re there.
Enjoy a Dirty Blonde or Atwater Lager. Plus, seltzers galore. Both locations have a food menu full of pub grub and sandwiches. The Grosse Pointe Park location is in an old church, which gives it really cool vibes.
- Address: 1401 Abbott St., Detroit
Try a delicious Cervesa Delray, Cloud 19, Smoke Delay or Yumtown. After you have a drink or two, tour the full-scale package facility (for an additional charge) or try some noshes from the food menu.
- Address: 1087 Beaufait St., Detroit
This hidden gem is located in the Islandview neighborhood of Detroit and features tons of Belgian-inspired beers for you to try.
Eastern Market Brewing Co.
- Address: 2515 Riopelle, Detroit
Find one-of-a-kind beers with distinct local flavor at, you guessed it, Eastern Market. It is currently offering a Gin Barrel Sour and a Blood Orange Radler, among others.
Motor City Brewing Works
- Address: 470 W. Canfield St., Detroit and 19350 Livernois, Detroit
Enjoy this spot’s Ghettoblaster from the comfort of the outdoor Bier Garden. Check the website for the current selection of seasonal and specialty brews throughout the year.
Arbor Brewing Company’s Corner Brewery
- Address: 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti
This spot’s tap list is always changing but you can expect the Euchre Pilsner, Strawberry Blonde, Tropi Tango Juicy IPA and the Buzzsaw IPA to always be on the menu. It also has a full menu with rotating specials.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
- Address: 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
Visit the “Best Brewpub in Ann Arbor” for delicious hearth-baked pizzas, salads, sandwiches and more. Beer options include lagers, IPAs, ales and Hefeweizen.
Original Gravity Brewing
- Address: 440 County St., Milan
Swing by OG Brewing for a full menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks to go with your favorite brew. It has saisons, IPAs, porters and much more.
Stony Lake Brewing Co.
- Address: 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline
Walk in to get yourself a growler or a howler to-go, or stick around to try a hard cider, seltzer, beer and more from the tap list. Beer options include IPAs, porters, stouts and more. Food trucks stop by on select dates.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.
- Address: 2019 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
This spot offers award-winning lagers, smoked barbecue and Michigan’s best nachos for dine-in or carryout. Get a lager on draft or by the keg.
Looking for even more breweries in southeast Michigan and beyond? Take a look at Pure Michigan’s ultimate brewery list.
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Griffinclaw serves food (good food) at both the Birmingham and Rochester locations.