Ask a crowd of Detroit foodies what the best burger in the city is and you’re likely to incite an uprising. Find out for yourself and join the debate during Detroit Burger Week, which starts Monday, August 19 and lasts through Sunday, August 25.
Sponsored by Detroit Metro Times, Pabst Blue Ribbon and the Michigan Beef Industry Commission, Detroit Burger Week will give burger fanatics a chance to try gourmet and off-the-menu burgers from participating restaurants for just $6 each. This is quite the deal considering many of the burgers at these particular establishments can range from $10 – $18.
The idea behind Burger Week is, as the event explains, “to get people to embrace the food, culture and Detroit-love while getting them out to eat, drink and try new places!”
Detroit Burger Week Participating Restaurants
Visit any of these participating restaurants from August 19 – 25 to try each chef’s unique interpretation of this American classic:
- Bar Louie
- Basement Burger Bar
- Brome Burgers & Shakes
- Cobb’s Corner Bar
- Common Pub
- The Emory
- Harvard Bar & Grille
- J’s Penalty Box
- Kavans Tavern
- Lovers Only
- Otus Supply
- The Rock
The Burger Week Passport
Throughout the week, Burger Week participants are encouraged to get a stamp in their Burger Passport at each participating restaurant they visit. If you get three or more stamps in your passport, you’ll be eligible to enter the grand prize drawing to win an ultimate grill-out for you and 25 friends. To enter for a chance to win, simply mail your passport to Metro Times with three or more restaurant stamps. You may also opt to take photos of the entire passport and email them to Metro Times. You can pick up your passport at any of the above participating locations.
Burger Week Rules
To make the experience as enjoyable for patrons and participating venues as possible, Detroit Burger Week has a few commandments.
Due to the popularity of the event, expect the restaurants to be busy. You may experience waits and burger shortages toward the end of a shift. Check social media pages as restaurants will be encouraged to post updates on wait times and burger supply throughout the day during the event.
Since part of Burger Week’s mission is to get people to try out new restaurants, sample more of the menu than just the burger. You may just find your new favorite spot for dinner and drinks.
Lastly, instead of tipping on your Burger Week total, tip on the amount you’d normally pay for the burger and other food you purchased.