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AN AMERICAN BEER HALL

The Brakeman is an American beer and rec hall by NoHo Hospitality Group featuring rotating drafts of craft beers and serving up buckets of fried chicken, honey-butter biscuits, and local farmstand sides from its adjoining neighbor, Penny Red’s. The cocktail bar is stocked with classic craft spirits and seasonal frozen drinks.

Our downtown hangout is stocked with big screen TV’s, foosball, table shuffleboard, beer pong, and ping pong tables with garage doors that open into Parker’s Alley and Farmer Street in the warmer months.

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    Come see us in the back for AC’s famous fried chicken and honey butter biscuits.

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    We Take Tokens

    Our craft beer bar accepts only tokens, which are available for purchase at the entrance. The cocktail bar only accepts cash and plastic.

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    Book A Beer Tap Table

    Tap Tables are available for day-of bookings on a first come, first served basis at the Token Booth. For advance bookings of 9 people or fewer please email taptables@thebrakemandetroit.com. For advance bookings of larger groups please fill out our booking form.

Book a Tap Table

Tap Tables are available for up to 12 guests at $199 for the first hour and $25 per person per additional hour. Food from Penny Red’s is available on an a la carte basis.

Tap Tables are available for day-of bookings on a first come, first served basis at the Token Booth. 

For advance bookings of 10 or more, please fill out our booking form.

We're Open Every Day

Monday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

*Penny Red's kitchen closes 1 hour earlier

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