Reviews of Briggs Detroit (Restaurant)

519 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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Currently the business receives a rating of 4.1 over 5 and that rating has been calculated on 332 reviews.

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This Restaurant is classified in the category of Sports bar.

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REVIEWS OF Briggs Detroit IN Michigan

Goblue Polsgrove

No food.

erick smith

Nice place but they serve who they want to first

Jai Blu

I just love the rooftop & music here...

Tatiana Pridgen

Me and my fiancé visited June 29th and the drinks were delicious. There were two men bar tending inside, one was just fantastic and the other guy didn’t want to be there and completely ignored my fiancé at all cost. Would’ve rated 4 stars if I received great customer service from that bartender.

Benjamin Gold

Great location but very inattentive bartenders.

MOT Mark

Decent spot with good outside area and quality music.

James Sancricca

Friendly, and accommodating. They will try to make anything for you if they have the ingredients. A great addition to great city!


Gay bar. Sports bar. Which is it?!

Herman West

As I patiently sat at the bar, It took longer than 30 minutes to get my first drink, and the bartender was also rude. I have never, ever had to wait that long to be served. Pitiful!

Charisma Dozier

Great atmosphere good food excellent music

Keith Ruck

A friend and I thought this was a sports bar on a Friday night, but it felt more like a gay bar. Games were airing and not a single TV was on them, only some RuPaul Drag Race on every TV. Not sure if it was intentional, but definitely not expected.

Justin Bercheny

This is my home away from home!

Bryan Booper


L Walker

Great crowd, great food, great drinks.

Darryl Swint

Love it, the music and the atmosphere is live

Amy S

Thought this would be a place for a quick fun dinner and beer before the riverfront concerts. Very understaffed, and staff they had was inattentive and unpolegetic. When the waiter was swamped, the bartenders could not be bothered to come out from behind the bar to bring us a beer. Hummus Verde was yummy. Poutine was made with chunks of cheese rather than the described cheese curds (strange). Don't bother with the Greek salad. Sandwiches were good. Very sorry this place is starting out on the wrong track!

Reg S

Nice place for karaoke on a Wednesday

T Trina

I like this bar & the food is good!☺

Jill Mercury

The best food and great people!!! I read through a lot of the reviews and I think they were written by people that never go out. Yes, sometimes you wait...but honey, I guarantee you’ve never waited an hour anywhere for anything. Also, to the people that posted it should be more color inclusive...You’ve got to be kidding, right? The place is always packed out with all races, genders, Lions, Tigers, Bears, etc. BRIGGS prides itself on being all inclusive. Maybe if you’re so bitter and feel the need to leave a bad rating because you’re too cheap to go out in downtown Detroit, next time stay home.

Brian Turner

The bar itself is nice. However, the restroom was FILTHY! It reeked of urine! There was no soap and no paper towels. I ordered a frozen drink on the rooftop deck. I asked for a straw and was told they only have straws downstairs because they get stuck in the deck. HUH?? I just paid $10 for a drink and can't even get a straw?? We also gave up on trying to order food because they had no waiters. You had to place your order at the bar. This was Pride Weekend! You would think they would be staffed accordingly. No plans for going back!

Sharice Tyson

Nice place for lunch since I work next door! Alot of food too.

Joseph Pilarski

Good bar food and super friendly staff and people. One of my favorite casual spots in the city.

Donna Eady


Bryan Siddall

I live across the street. I’ve been there 6 times in the 2.5 months I’ve lived here. I came tonight hungry and ready to buy drinks. It’s a $3 cover. I’m happy to pay $3. But you don’t take card for cover. Your solution is to tell me where an ATM is. Your bar has on the first floor at most maybe 10 -maybe - people in it. I said I will pay by card. Door attendant said no. I called from the sidewalk. I was told $3 and no card to pay it. I was again referred to an ATM. I WOULD have paid $3 by card and would have bought drinks and food. But I won’t walk to a nearby ATM PAY A FEE AND WALK BACK to pay $3 in order to eat and drink in my neighborhood empty gay bar on a Friday. I want to spend money at your establishment. I’m sorry you won’t take it.

Ryan Stanton

Watch out for the Strong Islands. Cheap and good. They catch up with you right quick.

Anthony Williams

My Favorite Day of the Week...Saturday Night at Briggs with Dee Jay Tone Smith and Tony Peoples playing House Music all night from 10pm to 2am.

Kurtis Grant

Love the Place Rocko is one of the nicest Guys I met

Shaunna Mathis

Roof deck is amazing. Food was slow coming out.

Patrick Brady

Huge beer selection, decent food and Cool Bartender.

Chris Joseph

Staff was great but beer was pricey

Da'J Murphy

me and my friends had so much fun here at the foam party. im not sure if they always do the foam tho , does anyone know?

A. Palazzolo

The food, beer and service were good. Prices a bit steep for what you get...but Chase is a sweetie.

Mr C

Management should look into some new help... when we were there staff was eating and drinking!!

Quatez Buchanan

The staff is great and fun to have a conversation with

Therese P

Awesome service. Great food. Free tasting of beer and bourbon. Had a great time. Bartender friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back.

Luis Zuniga

Terrible service, rude staff. On top of that they charged for food I didn’t get. For sure my last visit to the place.

Kristen Sullivan

The perfect place for an out-of-towner to see the city and get a beer on a rainy Sunday. Lots of TVs for football lovers and great service!

Joshua Harris

food and service was good majority of the time. felt like a bother to one of the bartenders thou.

Christopher Gray

While visiting Detroit this weekend, my ladyfriend and I wandered into Briggs and were delighted by the way we were treated. Excellent customer service, our Bartender Karl was wonderful, the owner was there bartending too and he was great as well. The food was good too, great spot!

Kevin Yarber

Good times n great memories, awesome staff and enjoyable enviorment.

D Arthurz

Rooftop bar is fun

Foyez Ahmed

Nice place for enjoy your evening.......

Blaine Groves

Heidelberg's loss is Detroit's gain in Clove!

The Handyman Livestream

Great food great people

Tomiqua taylor

Nice bar friendly

Brian Euseary

The music and atmosphere were great. The bartender was extremely rude and unwelcoming.

Randel Grieser

Love this place. The food is outstanding. Great atmosphere to hang out with friends. Have invited many of my in town and out-of-town friends and they have all enjoyed the time there.

Jae Lee

Great bar service, great selection of beer. They even suggest beer taste for free. Thank you!

Mike Long

Such a social crowd - I love it

Geronimo Larson

I love this place. The staff is super cool, the food is always fantastic. Great place to grab a bite and brew during lunch or after work. House music on Saturday night is great.

Michele Allen

The food was your basic bar food. The drink selection is great they have a ton of different options in bottles or on tap as well as spirits. When I went it was a nice sunny day and wanted to sit on the roof top seating. Was told that they had no bar up there that I would need to carry and bus my own table. They were so shorted staffed only 1 person for the entire place.

Geno Harris

Always have a great time

George Jackson

Beautiful spot and the deck is awesome.

Jr Bondy

Fun place and that bartender Mike is so sexy!

Eric Williams

Nice gay bar downtown. Had some kind of melted sandwich, that I'm still dreaming about. Drinks were strong and fairly priced. Roof top patio is the place to be.

John Ingersoll

Fun place !!!!! Really enjoyed the ROOFTOP!!!!! Gay sports bar on the river. We will be going back !!!!!

Damaged Goods

What a joke. No servers, only 2 bartenders. The older bartender seemed to have an attitude. We were told the place did not have a lot of the liquors to make drinks, even though they have a 2 sided drink menu. So we ordered draft beer with is served in a disposable plastic cup. Very tacky! Before an appetizer, the bartender had to make sure the kitchen had enough product to make potato skins, again another item off their 2 sided food menu. Shockingly the kitchen could fulfill the meal ticket! We had to ask for silverware and sideplates. Above a complete miserable experience and the bar seems like a complete failure. The place advertised itself as a great place, far from the truth. Poorly staffed, bad attitudes, cheap, unstocked with necessary liquors/food, and a basically a terrible place to visit. I won't be back.

Wally Cee

If you're not one of the pretty boys don't even bother trying to get served at the bar.


It's an OK atmosphere with tvs all around for watching sports and music playing. Alternative lifestyle friendly and good waitstaff. But the prices are a little high and something about the atmosphere doesn't quite do it for me... Maybe it's the old, gaudy scoreboard? Anyways, I'm sure many will enjoy the rooftop in the summer.

Eli Morrissey

One of my favorite new bars in Detroit.

Mike Money

Got two drinks for $2.50 so im

john briggs

Love this place very friendly staff and they share my name lol

Mike Hardie

I had the worst service ever with a group for lunch here. One person never got a meal. Took forever. Food was ok, but I'll never be back.

Dennis K Owens

The music is excellent the service is great keep the DJs

Queen Blacc

OMG...!! Best Turkey burger hand patted and also has green bell peppers and onions in the Turkey burger and they also have a sauce that they put on there that has a light spice to it but they made my turkey burger to perfection I love it and will recommend them for your burger foodie needs...

Stuart Bierkamp

Bar not bar, bartenders terrible, they won't give ya the time a day.... ordered Burgers and fries they came out cold asked for napkins the gave us cocktail napkins asked for Silverware bartender just slapped it down on the bar we had to get up from the table to get it, very bad service...... won't be going back anytime soon, we were there on Sunday at 6pm....

Richard Smith

Great place to watch the game or drag race. Descent bar food and friendly service. The rooftop deck in the summer has a stunning urban view and dance party.

Ozima OW

Awesome rooftop view of the Renaissance Center and the waterfront. Good music and food and a solid beer selection.

Kris Rivers

Worst serviced bar in Detroit. Been there 4 times and the service was terrible for everyone

donnie Polo

Great service. Great bartender

Jeremy Jackson

short bartender is slow and wasnt attentive to black customers....what happened to Roger?

Parrisa R Brown

Great Bar! Enjoyed the service!

Matthew Kircher

Good bar that's close to hotel. (FYI this is known to many people as a gay bar.) My gf and I didn't know this until after, but it was a good place.

Tim Snyder

Beer is 29°, Food has actual meat, and pleanty of veggies... (fried and served with ranch) Have trivia on Tuesday, Board games on Wednesdays, and DO on Saturday night. Great selection of craft beer on tap, again, 29°!

Mikal West

Cool gay sports bar across from the Rencen with a ground level bar and dance floor as well as a rooftop patio. There were DJs playing on both floors on the Saturday I went. The patio DJ was spinning very good house music. I went here with a group of about 30-40 people on a busy night in July 2019. Let me also preface by saying while this is most definitly a gay bar, our large group having no gay people had a great time. I read several reviews before going and saw many complaints about the service. I didn't experience any issues, the service was great. There were only 2 bartenders on the patio serving our large group in addition to the probably 50 other guests. We would order rounds of 20 shots at a time and they had no problem keeping up. Again the music was also really great. I would say I actually enjoyed it more than some bigger name DJs who play the more music specifically oriented bars in the area. Probably the only potential negative is that aside from our party, there were hardly any women there, gay or otherwise. Not an issue for me, but definitly prevented another dozen or so from our group from wanting to show. Definitly check this place out especially if the weather is nice enough to enjoy the patio upstairs.

Keith Remelts

It would be so cool if they had a bar like this up in my town here in Grand Rapids. Relaxed atmosphere that doesn't have a "gay bar" feel. Decent food for what it is and decent price points. If you're not into the club scene, but want to be around similar folk you should check this out.

Brendan Gutenschwager

Service was really quick and attentive, bar is clean and they were playing really great music. Liked stopping by here, has an awesome location very close to the Renaissance Center.

Frank Cox

The roof top deck isn't always open, and it should be.

David Gregory

Drinks are not consistent. Hopefully some improvements, it would be great having a spot like this downtown.

Terri Love

DJ was nice, it just want my type of crowd and apparently no-one else who came for the alumni party

Danni Ward

Good food and friendly bar staff.

Stephanus Botha

Lovely place to go grab a drink and meet up with new friends. Met some pretty awesome people over there.

Todd Pleiness

Crowded days they need to do something to streamline drinks, maybe a dedicated beer and wine ordering area, as the staff is quickly overwhelmed with the mixed drinks, results in slowing everything down. That said great rooftop, burgers are tasty and fun atmosphere.

Keke Williams

Enjoyed myself

Better Business Bureau

Great drinks

Nancy Marsh

Best service and good food!

martin martini

It's a nice clean and friendly staff. Once in a while I'll have a drink or two.

Michael Herbert

Nice atmosphere. The bartender was also very nice and helpful we tasted a couple beers before we decided. Looks great inside :)

Keith Brancheau

An amazing place to relax and chill!!! Great drinks!!! Loved it!!!!

Thomas Hubbard

Great Stafff Justin/Sam (Bartenders) & Dj Tone on Music

Lawayne Holts

Really good all male gay bar

Hiram Hilliard


Vangie Jones

Corned beef was very salty. Atmosphere was really nice and chill. First time there I'll be back just won't eat the corned beef again, lol

Carrie King

Ants were crawling all over us at the bar.

Jeffrey Lindahl

A very cool bar. Nice, friendly staff. Great drink selection. Cozy atmosphere.

Devine Taylor

I went to see the Pac Man fight . The service was efficient and mellow vibe . It's also a gay club

Dylan Majestic

I don't know why, but I like this place. A gay sports bar intrigued me, and I generally like nightcubs not bars, but it was "a nice change from potato chips ". Not crazy about the postage stamp sized dance floor trying to be a dance club downstairs, anachronistic. The rooftop hooked me though. Even an off prime hours drink is enjoyable with that view of the people mover and renaissance center. Nights they don't have a dj competing with the sports on the televisions are cool for a drop in beer though. 4 stars, but not five, if they ditched the dance floor I'd give it a five.

Keepit Nmotion

I had a ball at the foam party

Zachary Baker

Great bar. Great food. Attentive service. Sports and music/dancing. ❤️

joanne dupuis

fun spot with great food and drink options.

Tracee Weathersby

The HOUSE MUSIC was banging, the drinks were flowing. Danced all night on the roof.

Jim sweat

Great environment. Awesome food. Breeze is a spectacular bartender

Evan Townsend

Service was below average.. kitchen was closed too..

Derrick Miller II

Fun atmosphere & great house music on Saturday nights.

Ms Hayes

Didnt know it was a gay bar but the atmosphere was great the food was great the drinks were great

Luckie Moonstar

My favorite downtown spot...super diversed, friendly staff, great drinks, no cover and one of Detroit's best house DJs (DJ Tone) on Saturday nights. You can go have a drink and watch the game at bar or relax on the sofa. In the summer they have thee best roof top situation...full bar, dance area, hella view and sound system. They have a game room in the back. I reserved it for a bday party once. It was really nice and had a nice pool table. Unfortunately the pool table is gone and its not much of a "game room" anymore

Victor Barravino

Absolute worst service ever!

Matthew Dupree

Briggs may be a bar first and foremost, but what's brought me there again and again is their great burgers. I go there for lunch several times a month; it is my go-to recommendation for a burger in Detroit. It seems like a good bar, too -- I've honestly never had a drink there. But the burgers -- downright fantastic.

latisha Fisher

Quit lying. Never been at Briggs. Rode by.

Denise Bauer

Super friendly staff!

Jacqueline Rau

Briggs has amazing burgers- Detroit has a ton of burger places but I'd say Briggs is probably the best. Good drink selection as well and the rooftop bar is cool in summer.


Get $10 off first UberEats delivery from this restaurant by downloading the app and entering code UE-uaduw. I like the angus burger

Roger Vess

Great time at Briggs. We were a group out for a birthday party. Great limo ride.

Steven Allen

Love love love this place great staff

Frankie Fisher-Love

Nice bar, good people go there but their bar staff is terrible. It takes forever to get a drink downstairs, and the upstairs staff is slightly better but can be rude sometimes. I was there for a friends birthday party on the patio, and called AHEAD of time to ask if I could bring cupcakes. I was told yes it was no problem, but after I had been there and pulled the cupcakes out to be served, one of the bartenders came of and sorta "scolded" me and told me I couldn't! I told him I had prior approval, he never even bothered to ask that FIRST, and then wanted to know who told me! Well I never!! I will go there again, if a friend is having an event, but other than that just to go there, I wouldn't.

Nick Johnson

Had a great time there great Atmosphere music and food

Rochelle Crawford

This place has the best Nachos ever!

Sandra A QUEEN

Nothing like a good old ice cold beverage. The atmosphere was friendly. I enjoyed myself as usual

Dennis Maxwell

Well there is the food and the atmosphere. The food, I had a burger with some type of bbq mayo....really good. My wife had wings...which may seem like a simple thing but she really liked those as well. The atmosphere was interesting...its a small place and when you read the reviews it says gay friendly. Its just gay. The music was awesome to start but kinda changed as the night went on. There is a small game room in the back. Oh the drinks were good and a decent selection of craft beers on tap. I would definately return on a another day to see if the energy stayed the same.

Kameron Scott

Hello... Your female bartender tonight was extremely rude. She has no customer service skills. She even spoke bad about me in front of other guest to the next bartender. Then after the situation was done. She decided to ask me while I was speaking to another party "why are you so mad?" I responded I'm not speaking to you I'm speaking to them. And she caught even more of an attitude. At which point I left. I'm sorry the night ended that way with me but it did. I hope that you will speak with her about this matter. Thank you best wishes I will not be returning

Scott Terry

A warm, friendly place right across from the Ren Center. (Yes, I still call it that). Great, friendly staff and a terrific selection of drinks. Music is perfect.

Dr. Tracy Kreider

There really wasn't anyone in there.. in fact FOUR total people around the bar- we were going pre- PINK concert and couldn't believe I had to ASK the bartender to come to our side while the two of them chatted on the other side... super disappointed

Riley Williams

Great place but can be dry sometimes

Tony White

Just fine. Ok tap list, good location.

Richard Robinson

Rupauls drag race viewing on Thursday night's.

Ed Matyk

MEN MEN and so much more ...

Javier Edo Varg

Nice place with good cocktails!

Ryan Tigue

It was awesome! Plus it was free with the festival wristband! It was awesome! Plus u always should support your locals!

D Rae Buchanan

Always a great time. The roof bar is a must see!!

Rich Fish

The owner is an awesome guy he helped me out with food meals ect he even helped me out with menial work during the duration of my homelessness the food is great and the bartender was awesome she has a great personality the cook was an awesome guy as well thanks so much Rocco you helped me out tremendously!!!

Grace Smith

Was walking around downtown thought this place looked cool so we stopped for a drink. Ended up staying the rest of the night there just drinking and having a good time. I will be back.

Tekoa Cooper

This place is too expensive! This is Detroit. Why are we pricing gays out? Where's the pool table? Where's the night crowd? I'll go after I have pregamed. I wont buy anything there. I live downtown. Go to Grenadier lounge on Benson and McDougall. They have a clue!

tee taylor

Cool place nice 3 dollar shots

c too

Good for the older queer community. Not much room for dancing. Definitely more of a bar-vibe. Music is a little too loud to consider talking.

Jonathan Garza

Great bar, great people, great drinks, lots of fun!

Allison Marie G.

Unfortunately, not a woderful experience for my group of friends......The staff needs to be more open to people of color, IN DETROIT. Money is GREEN folks, and I plan to never spend and of my GREEN money at Briggs again‼️ A group of professional black women, had poor service and the bar was closed @ 12:00 midnight for no reason.....oh wait, the 4 people watching the baseball game, couldn't hear the game. We pass on this place.

Tiger Thaddeus Williams


Christopher Lucki

Awesome bar located in the core of downtown Detroit. Look up at the Renaissance Centre as you sip your drink. Popular on the weekends .. despite what they might claim online, it is CLOSED on Monday.

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