clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Rochester Tap Room Off To A 'Promising Start'

Plus a verdict on the bar at Zeke's Rock & Roll BBQ.

Rochester Tap Room
Rochester Tap Room
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Molly Abraham checked out Rochester Tap Room: "Rochester Tap Room makes its mark with the clever use of a well-designed space, an energetic young chef who's not afraid to go beyond bar food, and an upbeat crew serving the uncovered tables under a two-story ceiling lit by Edison bulbs." The renovated restaurant forgoes fussy tablecloths in favor of "intentionally scarred tile floors, re-purposed old wood and artifacts recalling the Prohibition era." The novelty of ordering on a tablet is lost on Abraham. "Scrolling through what seems an endless list of beverages and food choices just makes a chore of ordering, at least in my view," the critic writes. The Tap burger, three-cheese grilled cheese, and club sandwich all met her expectations. The verdict is two and a half stars and a "promising start." [Detroit News]

Alysa Offman reviewed the bar at Zeke's Rock & Roll BBQ: "Zeke's pleases on many fronts with its mix of barbecue, stiff cocktails, and local music," Offman reports. Liquor is easy to come by, but the craft beer "options aren't overwhelming." Zeke's keeps the wine selection simple but "there is more than enough to choose from . . . from sweet whites to savory reds." Offman likes the brisket sandwich and roasted jalapeno mac 'n' cheese, but opts to save those details for a later review. [Metro Times]

Do you agree with the reviews? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Zeke's R&R BBQ

240 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 206-7130

Rochester Tap Room

6870 N Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 650-2500