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Beer Grotto

$$ - $$$
Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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8059 Main St, Dexter, MI 48130-1027
+1 734-253-2194
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Dexter, MI
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to the Beer Grotto. They always have a terrific selection of beers and wines to choose from. Of course, they usually have one of my favorites on tap, in case I don't find something new I like. The staff is super friendly and is always willing to help you find something that will suit your tastes or... More 

Thank Joe S
Dexter, Michigan
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Just a great place to come and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. A greaet late night place to go when you don't want to go home yet

Thank JCrow614
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 21, 2016

While I'm happy to have choices, I think this was our last visit to the Beer Grotto. There is a nice selection of beers but the service is unreliable and sometimes, as on this last visit, terrible. We were largely ignored over the time we were there which required trips to the bar to get our own drinks, and eventually... More 

Thank 214karrab
Dexter, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

One of a kind in Dexter. A fun place to meet, drink, and talk. Lots of different beers on tap. Very good deal on 'sampling different beers'. Pleasant environment with both inside and outside sitting areas.

Thank ron35pud
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Beer Grotto is a welcome addition to downtown Dexter. They have a vast menu offering a multitude of beers to taste. I recommend going with a sampler so you can try a variety at once. The bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly and are willing to help you choose a beer that fits your taste. The atmosphere is relaxed, with a... More 

Thank cas287
Dexter, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Love this place! Always have great new brews to try, especially Michigan made. Free samples. Laid back atmosphere.

Thank MittenLove96
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Came here on Friday, Feb, 26 for a date night with my Mister. The bartender was so soft spoken, grumpy, and just down right unfriendly we almost left. He obviously did not want to be at work and it just gave the whole experience a bad feel. Finally, we decided to ignore him and try to have a good time... More 

Thank aschwimm
Pinckney, Michigan
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299 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

What a nice space and friendly environment for an adult beverage. You are welcome to bring in food but we enjoy the snacks, especially the popcorn. Always changing tap list assures you can have a different taste every time. Flights available.

Thank DrSandyD
ann arbor, mi
Level Contributor
68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm not loving this place. The interior is not inviting and the servers have a bit of a chip on their shoulder. I asked multiple times for some suggestions for growlers to take with us to a party and the server was not helpful. The only beer he suggested he then said he couldn't sell as a growler because he... More 

Thank travelinggirl02
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent beer selection. Cozy atmosphere and very friendly staff. We were a little disappointed in the menu. The pretzels consisted of two pretzel sticks, cut in half and a small cup of mustard. This would be a great place to spend the afternoon, as long as you're not really hungry. The guys who work here seem laid back and friendly...we... More 

Thank gbmom_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8059 Main St, Dexter, MI 48130-1027
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Dexter
  • Phone Number: +1 734-253-2194
We invite you into our retail tasting and to-go store where you can sample any of our 48 unique craft beers and 24 boutique wines on tap! Step up to one of our tasting pods and tell your Beer Geek / Cork Dork what kind of taste you're looking for so we can tailor our recommendations to your palate.

Sometimes you taste a beer or wine that changes your life. Luckily, all of the beers and wines available in the retail tasting and to-go area are also available in our lounge. Enjoy a pint or glass (or two...) In our lounge built specifially for craft beer and wine enthusiasts. Sometimes, drinking a tasty beer can make you hungry. No worries, we also feature some incredible bites that pair well with all the drinks that we serve!

We like to think of ourselves as professional matchmakers. So, you've met a new beer or bottle of wine, got to know it, fell in love, and now you want to take it home. Great- That is a job well done on our part! Luckily, we provide a way for you to sweep your new love away in the form of a growler, howler, or bottle. Love really is a beautiful thing!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?