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Grand Rapids

Slows Bar Bq Grand Rapids opened in 2015, the first expansion outside of Detroit for the Corktown landmark. Slows GR features slow-cooked barbecue favorites like beef brisket, ribs, pulled pork, signature sandwiches & sides. As in Detroit, Slows is dedicated to craft beer with 40 taps available by the glass or growler. In addition Slows GR has a full bar with expertly crafted cocktails.

Slows Grand Rapids offers a mix of traditional dinner service at smaller tables as well as market style dining at our long communal tables. We have recently launched full service dining after 4pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Prior to 4pm, we are open for market-style service.

Slows Grand Rapids is a full-service caterer, able to host events on site or at your location. We'd love to discuss your event. Our catering and events staff can be reached at 616-454-1588 or email: [email protected]

News

Simmer Down at Slows 03/02/17

Simmer Down at Slows is back with another edition with reggae, rum and Jamaican-inspired eats. DJ Jeff Finan will play the choicest reggae vinyl while...

Market After Dark! 02/28/17

Market After Dark is back for February with all new menu items! Just $15 for shareable plates and delicious drinks. All month we're teaming up...

Rochester Mills Tap Feature in GR 02/25/17

Saturday February 25th we're featuring some great Rochester Mills drafts. **TAP LIST:** * Nitro Milkshake Stout * Dubbel Fisted * Corner Stone IPA Fun starts...

Brewery Vivant Tap Feature in GR 02/24/17

Friday February 24th we have a four tap Vivant feature. Starting at 11am. **TAP LIST:** * Space Queen in Peril Sour * Neo Monk Wheat...

Right Brain & Tapistry Tap Feature in GR 02/23/17

Join us Thursday Feb 23rd for a special Beer Fest Eve tap feature with Right Brain and Tapistry! Barrels tap at 11am! Tap List: *...

Sporcle Live! at Slows GR 02/22/17

Sporcle Live is coming to Slows Grand Rapids starting February 22nd. Every Wednesday night we'll host two games at 8pm and 9pm. Grab your team...

Cool Brews. Hot Eats 2017 02/15/17

Cool Brews. Hot Eats is back for 2017. It's part of Beer Month GR - a month long celebration here in beer city running Feb...

Slows at Trail Point Brewing 02/10/17

If you're out near Allendale Friday, make sure to stop by Trail Point Brewing. We're going to be there with our award-winning barbecue from 5:30pm...

New Belgium Tap Feature 02/10/17

Join us Friday Feb 10th for a special New Belgium Brewing tap feature. Barrels tap at 11am. New Belgium personnel will be at Slows at...

Simmer Down at Slows 02/09/17

Take a vacation from Winter with reggae, rum and Jamaican-inspired eats. Join us for Simmer Down at Slows. DJ Jeff Finan will play the choicest...

Super Bowl Package 02/05/17

The Super Bowl is here. It's the Super Bowl not the 'just okay' bowl. So don't have a 'just okay' party. Upgrade your party this...

Slows Session IPA 02/03/17

This is big. We brewed a session IPA with Elk Brewing. And we're tapping it. Soon. Like Friday Feb 3rd soon. At 4.75% ABV it...

Your Artwork Here 02/01/17

Attention Grand Rapids area artists! We're starting a semi-annual mural contest in our store. We are accepting submissions to take over the wall we share...

Spicy Saturday Returns 01/28/17

On January 28th, escape the cold and spice up your Saturday with fiery flavors being served throughout the Market Hall. This is a one-day-only event...

Trail Point Brewing Tap Feature 01/27/17

We've been to their place a couple of times. Now they're coming to our place. Trail Point comes to Slows Grand Rapids this Friday January...

Full Service at Slows Grand Rapids 01/22/17

We are thrilled to announce that we have added full service dining at SLOWS BAR BQ Grand Rapids. We've split our dining room in half:...

Uncle John's Wassail! 01/21/17

Join us at Uncle John's Cider Mill for a traditional Wassail ceremony. A Wassail ceremony is a historical event that dates all the way back...

Market After Dark! 01/17/17

Market After Dark was such a hit in December that we've decided to extend it all month January. All month we're teaming up with three...

Grand Rapids' Best Barbecue! 01/16/17

We're honored to have been voted best barbecue by Grand Rapids Magazine readers for the second consecutive year! Thank you to everyone who voted!!  We'd...

Vander Mill Tap Feature! 01/13/17

Vander Mill is coming to Slows Grand Rapids Friday Jan 13th. Don't let paraskevidekatriaphobia keep you from going out! This is too good to miss!...

Hopslam at Slows 01/11/17

One of the better things about Winter in Michigan. Hopslam returns this Wed Jan 11th. Grand Rapids taps at 11am. Corktown taps at 4pm. Get...

New Year's Hours 12/31/16

2017 is almost here. All three of our locations are open regular hours Saturday December 31st. * Grand Rapids: Will be closed Jan 1st. *...

Wizard Burial Ground Vertical! 12/30/16

Friday December 30th, we're breaking into the cellar and releasing a incredible vertical flight. Three years of Brewery Vivant's Wizard Burial Ground. And we're rounding...

Slows at Trail Point Brewing 12/30/16

If you're near Allendale on the 30th, make sure to stop by Trail Point Brewing. We're going to be there with our award-winning ribs &...

Cans for Cocktails! 12/27/16

Between now & Dec 31st, Slows Grand Rapids is offering a deep discount on our Slows Classics cocktail list, with a catch. You have to...

Holiday Hours 12/24/16

All of our locations are closed 12/25. We are open limited hours on the 24th. Our Christmas Eve Hours: * MI Ave: 11am - 5pm...

Market After Dark! 12/22/16

We've got a great December date night idea for you. Take a break from the grind of Christmas shopping with Market After Dark! All month...

Ho Ho Slows! 12/22/16

Holidays are stressful. This year take a load off and let Slows do the work for you. East side or West side - we have...

Tapistry Brewing Tap Feature 12/16/16

Tapistry is stopping by all day Friday 12/16 for a special feature. Kegs start flowing at 11am. **TAP LIST:** * Reactor (Hops for Hope IPA)...

Slows at Trail Point Brewing 12/16/16

If you're out near Allendale tonight, make sure to stop by Trail Point Brewing. We're going to be there with our award-winning ribs & chicken...

2016 Hops for Hope 12/01/16

Stop into Slows Grand Rapids and enjoy a pint for a great cause! $1.00 from each Tapistry Reactor pint sold in December will be donated...

Barrel Aged Tap Feature 11/25/16

Come to Slows Grand Rapids Friday 11/25 for a special Barrel Aged tap feature! Taps start flowing at 11am. **DRAFT LIST:** * The Bruery -...

Thanksgiving Package! 11/24/16

Holidays can be stressful. This year take a load off and let Slows do the work for you. We have a great Thanksgiving Dinner package...

GR Cocktail Week! 11/11/16

Cocktail Week returns to Grand Rapids November 9th - November 20th! Come in anytime during that time for two cocktails plus a special menu item...

Perrin Tap Feature! 10/28/16

Come to Slows Grand Rapids Friday 10/28 for a very special Perrin Brewing Company tap feature! **DRAFT LIST:** * No Problems - Session IPA *...

Greyline Tap Feature! 10/14/16

Come to Slows Grand Rapids Friday 10/14 for a very special Greyline Brewing Co. tap feature! **DRAFT LIST:** * DryPA * Mosacca * Lost City...

Slows Grand Rapids Sour Specials! 09/16/16

Come to Slows Grand Rapids for a very special Sour Feature weekend. We're tapping eight of the best Sours available. Come enjoy perfectly crafted food...

Tribute On The Grand 09/10/16

Founders is partnering with FOX17 to host “Tribute on the Grand”, a fundraising event in support of Grand Rapids Whitewater, a group focused on restoring...

Labor Day Hours 09/05/16

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't have to mean the end of BBQ Season. We have hours at all locations on Labor Day...

Grand Rapids Closing Early 8/29 08/29/16

Just a an FYI. Slows Bar Bq Grand Rapids will close at 7pm Monday Aug 29th for an employee event. Normal hours will resume Tuesday....

Slows Grand Rapids One Year Anniversary! 08/06/16

Come to Slows Grand Rapids Saturday Aug 6th and help us celebrate our one year anniversary! We're smoking a whole hog and tapping some super...

MilTri Aug 5th & 6th 08/06/16

The Millennium Triathlon is coming up this week! We're honored to be a part of the festivities. **PACKET PICK-UP** Stop by our Downtown Market location...

Grand Army Pre-Game Party at Bob's Bar! 07/23/16

Tonight! GRFC squares off against AFC Cleveland in the NPSL Midwest Regional Final. Start your game night off right with a Grand Army pre-party at...

July 4th Hours 07/04/16

* CORKTOWN - CLOSED * SLOWS TO GO - 12pm - 8pm * GRAND RAPIDS - 11am - 9pm Interested in July 4th catering? In...

Electric Forest! 06/23/16

We're thrilled to announce that we're bringing our BBQ to Electric Forest!! Look for our truck inside the Ranch Arena directly across from the main...

Founders Fest 2016!! 06/18/16

It's that time of year again! Founders Brewing throws a legendary block party. Our friends at Founders invited us to vend at last Summer's Founders...

Grand Rapids Late Night Happy Hour! 06/03/16

Summer nights. They don't last long enough. And you're not ready to go home yet. Our full bar & 40 craft beer taps sound great,...

Memorial Day Hours 05/30/16

Summer's unofficial start is next Monday, Memorial Day. The BBQ holiday. Our three locations will be open regular hours. The closing time listed is the...

Annual Celiac Awareness Day - Grand Rapids 05/12/16

May is Celiac Awareness Month. We think its worth showcasing all the great items that we serve that are GF. All day Thursday, May 12th,...

Grand Rapids Cider Week 04/18/16

Grand Rapids Cider Week is here and we're celebrating at Slows! Come in all week for specials including: * $1.00 off all ciders (draft &...

Easter Hours 03/27/16

Slows Bar Bq Corktown, Slows To Go & Slows Bar Bq Grand Rapids will be open Easter Sunday from 11am - 5pm. Interested in Easter...

BEEF RIBS ARE HERE! 02/29/16

You asked.  We listened. After a long wait, beef ribs are finally here. We've just launched our brand new Hickory Smoked Salt & Pepper Beef...

Beer Week GR at SLOWS 02/21/16

The Michigan Brewer's Guild Winter Beer Festival is just days away. Like every other place in BEER CITY, we're celebrating by pouring some of our...

Deschutes Comes to Slows GR!! 02/17/16

Wednesday Feb 17th, Slows Bar Bq Grand Rapids in the Downtown Market is featuring the beers of Bend Oregon's Deschutes Brewery. We're getting started at...

SLOWS GR Super Bowl! 02/01/16

It's that time of year again - the end of the football season. Even if you don't care about sports, Super Bowl parties are a...

Holiday Hours 12/11/15

The holidays are here. We'll have modified hours both Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve. All locations will be closed Christmas Day & New Year's...

Gift Cards 12/07/15

Interested in purchasing a Slows Bar BQ gift card? Click the link at the base of this page for more info and to purchase an...

Black Friday 11/23/15

Spending Thursday with the family? Hitting the sales Friday morning? Bet you’d like a drink. Bring in a canned good to Slows Bar Bq Grand...

Thanksgiving Hours 11/18/15

Slows To Go on Cass Ave in Midtown will be open Thanksgiving Day from 10am to 3pm. To place a catering order call 877-569-7246 (87-Slows-2Go)...

Founders Happy Hour 10/08/15

Thursday 10/08 from 6-9pm, SLOWS BAR BQ Grand Rapids will host a Founders Happy Hour! Choose $1.00 off Founders Taps (excluding KBS) or a 5...

Dark Horse Single Hop Happy Hour 10/01/15

Thursday 10/01 from 6-9pm, SLOWS BAR BQ Grand Rapids will host a Dark Horse Single Hop Series Happy Hour! Choose $1.00 off Dark Horse Taps...

Grand Rapids Now Open! 08/28/15

Slows Bar Bq opened its first location outside of Detroit August 6th in the state-of-the-art Grand Rapid Downtown Market. The 6,000 sq ft location is...