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18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I attended the Whitesnake concert at the Fox Theater Friday, June 17th. We had a Groupon for this location and thought it would be the perfect spot for pre-show eats. Boy were we ever right! We got there around 5:30pm and there was ample seating available. We decided to sit at the bar as I always enjoy... More 

Thank Michelle S
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Food was decent, nothing to write home about. I ordered a Jameson and ginger(the bartender Mirza favorite drink, as she stated) it taste like like straight ginger ale. I spoke with the bartender and she shrugged her shoulders and said I pour the same amount in all drinks. I am by no means a drinker but there is no taste... More 

Thank Tiffany S
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Great atmosphere pre-Tigers game. Beer selection and service super. Food left a little to be desired

Thank Revtrekker
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening. The band was too loud and the beers are very expensive. The bartender hardly checked on us.

Thank hemlockmommy
Westland, Michigan
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My Hubster and I thought we should make use of our $30 Rub BBQ Groupon before it expired, so we headed over for a late lunch. After checking out the menu, we decided to do several of the appetizers. We ordered the BBQ Nachos with Pulled Chicken, Catfish Nips, and BBQ Chicken Pizza. While we waited for the food to... More 

1 Thank carriem10
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I was visiting Detroit for a few days from London and was looking for somewhere to watch Premiership football and stumbled upon this place in downtown Detroit. They were very accomodating and were happy to find the sports channel showing Premier League matches and put it on multiple screens for us (they have quite a lot). We stayed for several... More 

Thank TheBigA85
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A friend of mine works (worked) at RUB bbq pub and recently worked as a server at a catered event. She was informed two days after the event that the servers were not getting paid be cause they "forgot" to charge for gratuity. The business should have paid them anyway. The bill was in the thousands of dollars and the... More 

2 Thank Disappointed42139
Fremont, Michigan
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Great atmosphere near Comerica, Ford Field, Fox Theater and Fillmore. Multiple BBQ sources available at every table. Mac and cheese makes for an excellent side dish.

Thank Cadbanker
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

On the right day the Brisket is extra tender, I always call in my order to make it easy for myself. The waiters at that time are polite in most cases, but I have ran into one or two crazy ones, its good eating though. The prices are steep come on pay day

Thank Dondra M
Royal Oak, MI
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I rarely write a bad review based on a single visit. If I have a bad experience, I prefer to give the venue another shot before writing a review at all. However, my experience at RUB was beyond awful. My wife and I ate there before a show at the Fox Theatre. We arrived a full 90 minutes prior to... More 

1 Thank Xepherys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 3139640782
When you combine the atmosphere of a local Detroit hangout, the excitement of watching the game on a 65” flat screen, and the taste of an old school smokehouse, you have found Rub. At Rub BBQ we are proud to show our Detroit heritage. From the original character of our down town location, to the Detroit history hanging from our walls, we are proud to be Detroiters. We use local Michigan suppliers to bring you the best BBQ around. We mix our own rubs and sauces from scratch using over 20 different varieties of herbs and spices. Our eco-friendly ideas let us bring you unforgettable taste while still contributing to a greener Detroit. So come on down and watch the game and enjoy one of our 30 beers on tap. Ask one of our friendly staff about reserving our Private V.I.P. Banquet Lounge. Have us plan your next event and we will provide you with your favorite food, spirits, and fun. Tailgating packages are available that include all your pre-game musts, so leave your grill at home, because at Rub BBQ we have all your smokehouse needs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?