At long last there’s some movement on the belated downtown Detroit expansion of Basement Burger Bar. The restaurant located in the Greektown area is hosting private soft openings this week in advance of an as-of-yet unconfirmed public debut.
Initially the metro Detroit mini chain’s co-owner David Azar told Eater the restaurant was slated to open in summer 2016. But, as usual, the downtown outpost faced delays pushing the launch into the New Year.
This will be the third Basement Burger Bar location; there are two others operating in Canton and Farmington. Known for its build-your-own burger menu and craft beer selection, the company has built up a dedicated following since its founding 7 years ago.
The new burger spot filled the shuttered Detroit Pub space at 1326 Brush St. The 4,700-square-foot eatery seats around 135 diners and serves 20 beers on tap. Burger lovers can expect laminated menus that allow patrons to customize their orders as well as a signature dishes. For those who can’t pick from the wide selection of toppings, the Junk Burger is loaded with seemingly everything and the kitchen sink — red pepper mayo, spicy ketchup, garlic mayo and smoked barbecue ketchup, lettuce, pickle, bacon, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, caramelized onions and onion straws, and nacho cheese sauce. Eater has reached out for more details on the official opening. Stay tuned.
Update, 1/13, 6:34 a.m.: According to an update on Basement Burger Bar’s Facebook page, the restaurant is slated to open on Saturday, January 14.
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