The craft beer scene (from Midtown neighbors Motor City and Jolly Pumpkin to riverside Atwater) is commendable across Detroit, but our favorite brewery is down the street from Trumbull & Porter hotel, in the more industrial area of Corktown. Batch Brewery gets a strong local crowd—on a nice (weeknight even) night, the picnic tables on the ivy-draped patio will be full of locals. Inside, there are more communal tables (where you’ll find more locals playing board games), and the bar, which stands in front of Batch’s house barrels. They have about twenty beers on offer, and it’s not unlikely to come in when they’ve just tapped a new one. There’s really something for every beer taste, but look out for a sour saison. The food here gets high marks from regulars, but Mudgie’s is a popular food spot a couple blocks away.

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