Our Smoking Process

Fresh, handcrafted meats and poultry start with unique rubs, cures and brines. They are then smoked for up to 13 hours in-house by our award-winning “Pit Master”. The freshest spices are used with apple, peach and sugar maple woods to produce the most incredibly flavored meats. Our hams, bacon, turkey, briskets, chicken and sausages are some of the finest you will ever taste.

Cobo Joe’s Smokehouse BBQ & Sports Bar

The Finest BBQ in Downtown Detroit

You know Cobo Joe’s as “ the place to be ” before a Red Wings Game, but did you know that Cobo Joe’s offers some of the finest, homemade BBQ in the city of Detroit? If not, we invite you to come and see the new, improved Cobo Joe’s menu. Cobo Joe’s is located directly across from the Cobo Convention Center and Joe Louis Arena. Come see us today! Read More About Us


Cobo Joe’s is Where Good Friends Meet


Where Good Friends MeetIf you’re tired after a long day at the convention or you just want to get in your lean and rest position and have a cold adult beverage, consider Cobo Joe’s your destination of choice. This legendary downtown bar and restaurant has been here for thirty plus years. We look forward to meeting you!
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Your kindness and very warm welcome was very refreshing and very appreciated, especially the offer to find us some tickets to the Red Wings home game later that evening

Ron Arble

Fremont IN

About Cobo Joe’s – The Video

The video shows the evolution of Cobo Joe’s, an iconic Detroit legend. Located near the Joe Lewis Arena and Cobo Center, we serve barbecue in downtown Detroit. Enjoy house made BBQ served by the famously fun Cobo Joe’s staff! (See what we mean at the end of the video).

At Cobo Joe’s Smokehouse BBQ in downtown Detroit, we are all about the food. Preview and learn about our house made smoked meats smoked with apple, peach and sugar maple woods, our hams, bacon, turkey, briskets, chicken and sausages are so delicious!

This video also showcases Cobo Joe’s exceptional BBQ, pizza and other fresh made food in Downtown Detroit.

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Come to our neighborhood, join us for some BBQ and a beer! View Our Specials


Cobo Joe’s Now Offers Shuttle Service to Little Caesars Arena

Sports fans take note! Cobo Joe’s now offers shuttle service to the Little Caesar’s Arena, where the Detroit Red Wings are playing this season.

Just park at one of the four parking garages within 1 block of Cobo Joe’s, all cost way less than parking next to the arena. Stop in to Cobo Joe’s Smokehouse BBQ & Sports Bar for pre-game BBQ and beverages.

Next, ride the spacious, luxury coach to the arena, we’ll drop you right at the door! Return shuttles pick up on a regular basis. Come back to Cobo Joe’s and show your game ticket stub for post game food and drink specials!

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