8 Degrees Plato Wall to wall bottles, can and growlers of hard-to-find craft brews
8 Degrees Plato
3409 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI
- Neighborhood: Midtown
- Price Level:
- Cards Accepted
- Hours: Mon-Wed: 11AM - 8PM
Thu-Sat: 11AM - 9PM
Sun: 11AM - 5PM
- Phone: (313) 888-9972
- Website: http://www.8degreesplato.com/
- Social: FACEBOOK
Beer snobs rejoice: 8 Degrees Plato has all the beerstuffs you need to have the craft beer-iest, brewtastic time of your life.
Stocking the delicious and the hard-to-find, 8 Degrees Plato opened earlier this month in the Cass Corridor. It’s part bar, part craft beer store.
The shop itself is a big open space with high ceilings and lots of natural light flowing in from the front windows. On one side you’ll find a cooler with chilled brews, set in front of a raw, exposed brick wall. Step all the way to the back of the store and you’ll encounter a bar and its half dozen stools, made of gorgeous reclaimed woods. Sixteen taps are set into a white tiled wall behind the bar.
There are a few other tables with additional seating. It’s a boutique shop, with fewer than 20 seats in the whole place. There’s a separate counter near the front of the shop for retail purchases. The rest of the space is filled with stacks of bottled and canned craft beer. You can also fill up a growler of anything on tap to take home.
The beer selection is nothing short of fantastic. The shop is stacked with craft beer from Michigan breweries like Greenbush, Tapistry, Short’s, Oddside Ales, Jolly Pumpkin, Founder’s, Dragonmead, Bell’s, Atwater and more. In addition to the Michigan brews, 8 Degrees Plato offers regional craft beers from around the country, from Portland to Long Island. They also carry bottles from breweries around the world, from Lebanon to Holland to Singapore. The selection changes based on which suds are seasonally available. They carry stuff that’s tough to find anywhere else.
If you’re a craft beer enthusiast, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. That said, even if you’re not an expert this is absolutely a place worth visiting. Don’t worry about picking the wrong brew; you could literally close your eyes and point and find something awesome.
A bartender or manager will happily lend their expertise to help you find something that suits your taste. This is a great place to branch out, challenge yourself to try something you normally wouldn’t order.
In addition to craft beer, 8 Degrees Plato stocks an impressive selection of hard ciders – like Uncle John’s, Blake’s, Sietsema’s – and mead. There are a few shelves of beer accompaniments like drinking vinegars, chocolates and artisan snacks.
8 Degrees Plato doesn’t sell food, but you can bring in your own eats from nearby takeout spots.
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