The Atwater Brewery, now the largest brewery in Southeast Michigan, was started in 1997 in the Rivertown District. It is located a block from the river and hence the name Atwater. So although Detroit is known for being the Motor city, at one time Michigan had more production breweries than anyone in the country. Atwater wanted to revive that tradition by making German style Lagers. The owners purchased Kasper Schulz equipment, which is the oldest maker of brewing equipment in the world! It was bought in 1996 and by 1997 Atwater was producing beer. Dirty Blonde and Vanilla Java Porter quickly became front runners in the Michigan market, along with Hop-a-Peel, an American IPA, and the Bronze World Beer Cup Winner, Decadent Dark Chocolate. Atwater expanded distribution on the east coast soon after and has had great success.Other Atwater locations include Atwater Grand Rapids, Located at 201 Michigan Street NW. And Atwater in the Park,1175 Lakepointe Street Grosse Pointe Park Though the focus of Atwater Detroit Tap House is most definitely beer, itís also about fun with friends and food. In Grosse Pointe, Atwater in the Park proudly features a biergarten and gastropub in a unique setting. Stop by and try a beer from one of 40 taps! Located in the former Grace United Church, Atwater in the Park provides for a great time in a cozy corner of Grosse Pointe Park. Each location has itís own menu The food is simple to the point and delicious. The menu at the Grosse Pointe location features amazing salads like the Michigan Chopped, with mixed greens, walnuts, dried cherries and blue cheese. Other menu favorites include the Turkey Burger and the German inspired Chicken Schnitzel. The Rivertown location menu features a White Bean Chicken Chili and a great selection of Pizza. The Brewery also offers a variety of venues suitable for hosting a multitude of events. These include the Warehouse. Housed in a 1919 original automotive manufacturing facility, our brewery surrounds guests in the most unique and industrial spot in the city. Perfect for a casual and laid back event for up to 180 people. The warehouse has a make shift bar stocked with beer and wine, 2 flat screen televisions, and room to cater in your own tables and seating. Also the Strohs Room, located in the restaurant, this semi-private space is perfect for any casual gathering. The Strohs area has seating up to 48 guests, all long tables constructed out of reclaimed wood from old Detroit properties. Natural light allows the space to feel open and bright.Check out http://www.atwaterbeer.com for tons more information!
237 Jos Campau
Detroit, MI 48207