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Anchor Bar

450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226-3169
+1 313-964-9127
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226-3169
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

FYI, this bar has absolutely nothing to do with the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY where the classic "chicken wing" originated!! I thought it might have been the same bar but different location, so I came here with great anticipation and was horrified by what...More

Thank ccdid10
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We enjoyed our couple of bevvies here while reading up on the history of the bar and the bits of Detroit history that tags along with it. Prices are better than reasonable and the vibe is relaxed which scored it above a 3.

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited this bar for lunch while checking out the Auto Show. It is an easy two block walk from Cobo and the Joe. Great place for a reasonable burger and beer. The bartender Ellen was friendly and makes a great drink!

Thank 8_is_enough_in_MICH
Reviewed November 18, 2016

This bar was just around the corner from our hotel and right up the street from Cobo where we were working. Friendly bartenders and a decent selection of beers. Food was also good for bar food. Pool tables and TVs are a plus!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely a dive bar, nothing special, but has character. Surprised to see a large bottled beer selection. Food is typical bar food. I would rate higher if flies wouldn't have flown into my beer and food.

Thank Jason A
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the outside decor fool you. This is a great spot. Had the clubhouse sandwich and it was great. Prices are very reasonable and service is quick, efficient and friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Had the best Seafood Chowder I ever had. Season perfectly nice and creamy it was wonderful it's a must for any Real Seafood lover. The Alfredo Shrimp potato was amazing. Serve was great bartender awesome!!!!!

1  Thank Lillie H
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Best place in the heart of downtown to hit after a Tigers or Wings game for a few drinks and a late night bite. Cheap drinks and food is awesome....much better than expected for a dive bar. Large selection of burgers, etc. Go every time...More

Thank mmddrr
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I wanted to try a small pub within walking distance of the Joe before the Wings game. This was what we were looking for. Service was fast and burgers were good. Staff friendly and efficient. Would definitely do this again.

Thank crazy4wings
Reviewed December 15, 2015

WOW!! What a find. Great bartender and food and lots of it. Will definitely be back next time in town. TV's, pool tables and KENO.

Thank 910johnv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226-3169
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-9127
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