Food And Drinks

Saucy Brew Works to open in City Modern development in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood


Saucy Brew Works, an Ohio-based chain that serves as a part brewery, part coffeehouse, plans to open its first Michigan location in Detroit this winter.

Founded in 2017, the company will open the doors of its fourth location on March 3rd after the original opening date of December 4th was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 5,700-square-foot location at 2671 John R will be the first restaurant to open in the Brush Park neighborhood of the Brush Park neighborhood, according to a press release. Saucy Brew Works is giving all City Modern residents a 20 percent discount.

The location can accommodate up to 192 guests.

Saucy Brew Works, with locations in Cleveland, Columbus and Orange, Ohio, offers a selection of beers and a menu of shareable items, sandwiches, salads, chicken wings and pizza. Saucy Coffee, a new concept, offers coffee inspired by Saucy Works beers.

A $ 1.7 million investment has been made in the property, according to Brent Zimmerman, co-owner of Crain. According to Bill Bowers, who will lead the Detroit site, the company will initially hire 30 to 40 people, of whom 20 to 25 are full-time employees. Bowers was previously Operations Manager at TopGolf in Auburn Hills.

Zimmerman is excited to open the Detroit facility and said there is an opportunity for additional locations in Michigan.

“We love Detroit and what goes on here because it has a similar feel to our hometown in Cleveland,” he said. “City Modern is a very exciting project that brings life to an iconic neighborhood and we can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Expansion into Detroit is part of the brewery’s development plans. The Cleveland footprint continues to grow with the outdoor Vibe Garden reopening this spring.


Dusty Kennedy