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Black Lotus Brewing Co.

Black Lotus Brewing Co.

Brewery, Burger Joint, and Bar$$$$
Downtown Clawson, Clawson
  • Tanner K.
    "The "Black Bottom" oatmeal stout is fantastic."(5 Tips)
    Bob K.
    "The Golden Gift is gone, but the summer Wheat is back and very good."(2 Tips)
    Chris M.
    "Ask for the chicken curry wrap!"(2 Tips)
    Gunnar S.
    "Best band in Detroit on Tuesdays, Zap Toro!"(2 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • burgers
  • summer wheat
  • chicken curry wrap
  • zap toro
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  • kram r.
    kram reprahAugust 13, 2016
    In town looking to recruit new breweries for our top list page in our publication and was delighted to stumble upon Black Lotus. Best burger I ever had in my life and paired it with a stellar beer.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebowskyJuly 29, 2015
    WOW! What a difference a real kitchen makes! I haven't eaten lunch here in years. Their vegetarian menu was ho hum then and prepared in toaster oven. Try The Tempest. YUM!!!
  • Lolo ❤.
    Cool venue with outdoor seating. Nice selection of brews. Hubs said the burger was awesome.
  • Kristy
    KristyFebruary 12, 2014
    Delicious! Great atmosphere, very laid back. Can't go wrong with fried dill pickles and the cream ale goes down so smooth & easy.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HammanAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Brilliant service. Brought an extra side of beer to make up for late order. Cheers.
  • Todd O.
    Todd O'BryanOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love being able to get broccoli as a side to my burger. Beer is always good. The regulars even better.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MonnSeptember 17, 2013
    Beer is fantastic and Jacinda is an awesome server! Request her, you won't be disapointed!
  • Timothy G.
    Timothy GayAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out Monday nights starting at 9pm for open-mic. Get there early to get your name on the list to play.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GriffinNovember 27, 2012
    I need to buy the "annual club membership"... Great deals when you have that in your wallet! Good beer, good times with friends.
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirFebruary 6
    DTF is delicious and they have expanded their Belgian and barrel-aged options
  • Mark L.
    Mark LoguszFebruary 9, 2015
    The ghost pepper porter was great. Spicy, but not intolerable. Very good
  • William D.
    William DuffFebruary 7, 2013
    Say Hi to Eva and Erika! They are the best. The owners are awesome too!
  • Pandora R.
    Pandora RoxxJuly 10, 2012
    Black Lotus' sweet potato fries are delish! The spinach and artichoke dip is great, too.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BowmanAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burgers in town! And the IPA is quite decent, too.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SarsfieldMay 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mondays is open mike night. Always fun and interesting. The Hiphop Pale Ale is good with the brewhouse nachos.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StarnesAugust 28, 2013
    Renaissance Knights, every Wednesday during the Michigan Renaissance Festival! See the Village Idiots, Conor Savage, and other music groups perform here!
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MeretskyDecember 30, 2012
    Food is great! Great place! Fried pickles rock!
  • Heather S.
    Heather SchwenckMarch 21, 2012
    Monday night open mic with Steve- one of the bests- and the best atmosphere in Clawson! :)
  • Nancy O.
    Nancy OparkaMay 7, 2015
    I love their burgers and I never, ever order burgers in a restaurant!
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get The Porker. 3 kinds of pork, all delicious!
  • Tanner K.
    Tanner KattooJuly 5, 2011
    The "Black Bottom" oatmeal stout is fantastic. Great service, too.
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LoftisJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Black Bottom Stout is one of the best brewed stouts in the state. Real Talk.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WhiteMay 18, 2013
    The beer here was tasty, and the server was pretty good too. The food? Mediocre, at best. They were out of what I ordered and didn't tell us until the food for the rest of the party was ready.
  • Julie W
    Julie WJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They brought back soft seating! Come enjoy a beer in front of large flat screen!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BlankenshipNovember 9, 2011
    Really cool place met people from all over the world over beer and dinner.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchmitzAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is awesome. Good food, great beer, awesome music!
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing beers, including rare guest taps!
  • Nate R.
    Nate RJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It seems this place can go out of its way to disappoint... Inconsistent beer selection .... I want to love it but always something when i come here
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirMay 20, 2016
    service is inconsistent, beer is good, but the dessert is the best
  • Kai C.
    Kai CollRodNovember 22, 2013
    The shiner is great!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SSeptember 1, 2013
    The food was ok. Maybe 3 out of 5 rating. I could have overlooked the food being mediocre, but the service was terrible! She brought us the wrong drinks then forgot part of the food.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJuly 20, 2016
    Well, don't come here for the food., Very mediocre. The oatmeal stout was weak, not much flavor and light body. They are OK at best. Roak has a better oatmeal stout than here.
  • Adrian S.
    Adrian SchoenherrNovember 18, 2011
    The Wasabi Salmon Wrap is to die for!
  • Glenn S.
    Glenn ShepardJune 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ninja Pirate Barley Wine
  • Juli P.
    Juli PetersonFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lotus burger is phenomenal.
  • Gunnar S.
    Gunnar SamsonApril 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best band in Detroit on Tuesdays, Zap Toro!
  • Gunnar S.
    Gunnar SamsonAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Best beer and music in Detroit!
  • Alfredo P.
    Alfredo PellonApril 22, 2015
    Beer and burguers
  • Denise T.
    Denise TrueloveAugust 16, 2014
    good food, good beer, ok place for a date.
  • Ron M.
    Ron MutterJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The apricot wheat is a great brew!!
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WordenMay 8, 2015
    Ninja pirate barley wine!
  • Kendall J.
    Kendall JohnsonDecember 18, 2014
    Absolutely delicious and unique beers!
  • kiwifox
    kiwifoxSeptember 2, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Think global, Drink local.
  • Lisa
    LisaAugust 6, 2011
    House salad with salmon and house dressing!!!
  • Phil V.
    Phil Van DykeSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken Curry Wrap is awesome! Ask for it - it's not on the menu
  • Eric G.
    Eric GregoryJune 8, 2012
    The sweet potato fries are excellent.
  • Guido
    GuidoJuly 29, 2012
    Beer is bunk and always warm
  • Michael T.
    Michael ThompsonJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come say HI after 9pm on Wednesday's... It's Quizzo time!
  • Motor City Brew Tours
    Motor City Brew ToursOctober 5, 2011
    Try the Black Bottom Oatmeal Stout!
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LukasavitzMay 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best management & staff EVAR!!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebeisJune 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the turkey burger so much.
  • Elisa M.
    Elisa MurrayJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If it wasn't for the guy who every time sings the worst cover imaginable of Lady Gaga's Poker Face, Monday night's open mike would actually be bearable. If you want to avoid it, don't come after 9pm.
  • Andy O.
    Andy O'ConnorDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great black bean burgers.
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LukasavitzFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best sweet potato fries around!
  • Greg P.
    Greg PotterFebruary 10
    Nice music venue
  • Jake G.
    Jake GodzakMay 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    It's hard to watch food porn without indulging in the flavors the Lotus has to offer.
  • Bob K.
    Bob KarabanJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the new Dark n' Lovely Dark IPA. Its very smooth.
  • Terry A.
    Terry AhlanderSeptember 1, 2014
    Everthing is good...
  • Darryl W.
    Darryl WancourMarch 14, 2016
    Black Bottom stout is good.
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BroomfieldMay 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Black Lotus is out of all three of their wheat beers
  • Laura Q.
    Laura QuinnFebruary 23, 2010
    Get a beer sampler! You won't regret it!
  • Mario R.
    Mario RamonNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet potato fries are $
  • Steve J.
    Steve JamesNovember 20, 2011
    This place has a driving range indoors...I just peed my pants
  • Malcolm
    MalcolmSeptember 11, 2011
    Beer is great. Service is so-so. Cooks touch food w bare hands. Chairs uncomfortable. Only 2 tvs. I will not be back.
  • Ron M.
    Ron MutterJune 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A GREAT summer wheat beer
  • Bob K.
    Bob KarabanJune 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The Golden Gift is gone, but the summer Wheat is back and very good.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MarieNovember 9, 2011
    Keep your beer covered, this place is gross and there are gnats everywhere.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MacKenzieSeptember 22, 2010
    Ask for the chicken curry wrap!
  • Keith M.
    Keith MichalukAugust 27, 2011
    Pilsner was way to banana, and I being former server, I hate when a server says they won't split checks.
  • Sheila S.
    Sheila Sebert LamsaJuly 21, 2013
    Great Food!!
  • Mark
    MarkJune 20, 2011
    Boss Hog is awesome! Read more
  • Brian M.
    Brian McPhersonApril 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a flyswatter!
  • Mario R.
    Mario RamonJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Claw-town Brown ale is money
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BronsonApril 5, 2012
    Gay and Christian friendly ;) :P ;)
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LukasavitzJune 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    It's my Cheers.
  • Monica G.
    Monica GreenJuly 16, 2011
    Hummus! Yummy!
  • Andrea D.
    Andrea DulicsDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the veal.
  • Bob K.
    Bob KarabanJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The Gift is back and try the Brass Monkey.
  • Amber H.
    Amber HuntMay 16, 2010
    They will let you bring in noble fish sushi. That rules.
  • Jesse R.
    Jesse RowellAugust 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Mac & Cheese with Bacon...oh yeahhhhh
  • Stacey C.
    Stacey CiscoJune 14, 2010
    Zap Toro on Tuesday nights!
  • Tim I.
    Tim IlesJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not that good, being out of every good beer is not cool.
  • phil a.
    phil abeFebruary 2, 2011
    Detroit Hip Hops 6.0% ABV
  • Dan S.
    Dan SickoJuly 3, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    New lentil burger is damn tasty!
  • Downtown Clawson
    Downtown ClawsonFebruary 4, 2010
    The Red Tao rocks!
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CastroJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pilsner
  • David M.
    David MurrayMay 29, 2010
    Oatmeal Stout... can do no wrong
  • Laura W.
    Laura WilsonSeptember 10, 2010
    Horrible service here. Used to frequent this place but tonight will be our last.
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