SLOWS BAR BQ opened on a mostly-abandoned block at the corner of Michigan and 14th in Detroit in September 2005 with a meticulously designed interior paired with a gourmet spin on barbecue cooked fresh every day, a love of craft beer and a dedication to community. Over the next few years, SLOWS became a destination restaurant, featured on cable TV shows & in numerous national & local publications.

While everything reopens, we’ll continue to ask a few things of our guests. We’re still encouraging reservations. Walk-in parties will be sat when tables are available. We cannot seat incomplete parties. Patio reservations are available, but are subject to weather. Lastly, if you or someone in your party feels ill, we ask that you reschedule your reservation. 

We are now booking year-end private events. Our private room accommodates up to 40 people and is perfect for rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, holiday parties, business meetings - you name it. For more info, please email 

We can't wait to see you!!