Ashley’s | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ashley’s
Excellent based on 83 ratings
Type: Restaurant

338 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan United States 48104 [ print map ]
734 996 9191

ashleys.com

Hours: M-Sat 11:30-2:00a.m. Sun 11:00 a.m.-Midnight


Mayor: A2kenCdaisyC (6) | Taps: 60+ | Bottles: 40+


Ashley’s

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Beer Available At Ashley’s (arranged by most recent)
Greenbush Damn Dirty Ape Banana Porter , Odd Side Ales CPA 96, Fenton Eminent Double IPA , Short’s Earl of Brixom 58, Arcadia Ashley’s 30th Dark and Cherry , Stone Mixtape Vol 6 - Ashley’s 30th Anniversary Blend 93, Big Sky IPA 94, Arcadia Dark and Cherry , Big Sky Heavy Horse Scotch Ale 85, Arbor More Fun! Session Sour Ale , Epic Big Bad Baptist 100, Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Bells Quinannan Falls Special Lager 97, New Holland Cherry Bitters Barrel Aged Dragon’s Milk 83, Tapistry Bee Town Brown , Blue Point Ashley’s 30th Anniversary Imperial Red , Short’s The Liberator 97, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99, Dragonmead Final Absolution Belgian Style Trippel 94, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 96
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83 reviews for Ashley’s
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  72%
 Selection  89%
 Food  71%
 Value  66%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
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80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | January 4, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
A classic beer bar with a nice atmosphere, jovial (but young) crowd, and genuinely friendly staff. Selection is outstanding but being a complete geek I struggled to find something I haven’t had. I went with a Shorts Pale ale and then a 4th Dementia. Seems the taps rotate very quickly. One bummer is the cigarette smoke, which gave me nic-fits the next morning.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 29, 2005
Generic modern-looking ambiance, not unpleasant anyway. Wide selection, menu kept up to date, many taps and bottles for every taste and kind. Packed place, lots of students, rather loud crowd, but the good side is that all the beers were fresh. Pub food. Mostly efficient service condidering the crowd, plenty of Michigan beers, nice little samplers of draught offerings offered in packs. I didn’t expect much and was quite satisfied.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes  (630) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 25, 2004
Visited this place with the Ratebeer crew following the Michigan Brewer's Festival. Long list of beers on tap, with more in the bottle. Nothing too obscure or mind-blowing, but some good stuff nonetheless. Agree that the staff was friendly but a little slow. Had a good time, though.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (537) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
Outstanding bar in beautiful Ann Arbor. Lots of people here always. Decent sized bar, with lots of tables. Lots of taps. Lots of bottles, though the bottles are the Shelton brothers lineup that can be bought elsewhere. Bartenders are very knowledgeable about the beers and the craft beer scene. I heard it rumoured, and I did see staff sit down with people and help host little parties of people. Great little street with little groceries, Ben and Jerries, parking available. Mostly local Michigan stuff, but there were some good nationals as well, i.e. Southern Tier creme brullee. An ongoing craft beer party. The food is supposed to be very decent.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 7, 2008
Medium sized pub on two floors with two bars. Judging by the crowd this is obviously the “cool” hang-out place in town as far as good beer selection is concerned. About 60 taps. Yes, yes 60 taps in Ann Arbor, that’s 6 x 10 taps. Of those 60 about 50 are regular taps (permanent on the beer menu) and 10 are rotating taps displayed on a board. The regular taps has about 25% of crappy macro and imported imported macro beers, 50% of standard American micros (Dogfish, etc.) and 25% of less common stuff. The 10 rotating taps were interesting. Up to three casks (but only two were plugged when I was there). Food menu is standard pub greasy food.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34  (412) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
In Ann Arbor to check out the beer scene and despite the many brew pubs this is the best place to head by far, however, it totally has its downsides. First of all we were there two consecutive nights and it was just way to crowded, I can’t imagine it when school is in session. The atmosphere was nothing special at all, almost down right boring...The quality and selection of beer was pretty good. They have something like 70 taps and a couple hundred bottles which is impressive, but almost too overwhelming. The taps were of decent quality and lot of local stuff, but also a lot of easy to find bs that really shouldn’t be there. They did have dragonsmeade and Kuhnhenn, which is really nice. The bottle list was nothing great, I didn’t see anything I had to get. Now I am being pretty picky, this place has nice beer that anyone can find something good to drink. My real problem with this place comes down to the service, again two nights at least four different bartenders who didn’t know jack about beer. We constantly asked them for suggestions and they always kept offering us easy to find crap. Me and my friend told them each, hey we’ve had a ton of stuff, show me something good and local. The first clown goes why don’t you try a delirium tremens, we say no, then he goes how about a delirium nocturnum? REALLY GUY? REALLY? So basically, get better service, offer a little higher standard on taps and this place could be world class.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (377) Cincinnati, Ohio | April 20, 2007
Easy to find location directly on State across from U of M. Street parking. Building is clean and orderly and lots of character. Bar on right and seating for food on left. Bar has large selection of taps of good local and national micros. Staff is freindly with good beer knowledge. Menu is apps, soups and sandwiches. I had the soup,very good. Good location, beer selection and food. Well worth the stop.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | December 6, 2011
Stopped in on a rainy Sunday to catch the Bears game while in town on business. Place was mostly empty which was nice surprise. Deaftones playing on the jukebox. Bartender and fellow patrons were friendly and buffalo wrap I had was tasty. Found a rare Shorts wrap on tap and a couple of other tasty brews on tap. Kind a cross between an old college bar and beer destination. Best bar I have been to in Michigan and will try to make it back in before I leave town. Seems like they have quite a few beer events too.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3  (338) Tempe, Arizona | April 29, 2007
Well, the heavy smoking going on in here really dampened the experience. Old worn-in looking place in a part of town where parking is tough to get and what is there seems to be all metered (at least that’s how it looks to an outsider like me). Worn in wood bar with brick walls and nice stained glass divider separating the front half from the back half. Nifty little bar, seating and foosball downstairs. Pretty small place but in no way is the draft selection small. They have the standard Michigan players like Bells, Founder’s, Arcadia, Darkhorse, Kuhnhenn and Dragonmead. They had Rogue Imperial Stout on Cask, YUMM. They have three cask selections and six nitro taps to go along with a couple dozen others. I love the 3L bottle of Stone’s 10th above the bar. Looks like they might be dusting it daily. It was straight out of the package clean. If you don’t mind choking on smoke while you enjoy their tasty selection then this place is well worth the effort of seeking out. I won’t be going back until MI changes the laws to "no smoking" in restaurants.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla  (302) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | July 13, 2009| Updated April 28, 2012
By far the best selection of any bar in Ann Arbor. Unfortunately it is right on campus and can get quite a bit wild and loud on a weekend evening and that kind of kills any ambiance. The service is quite slow. I’ll put up with it though for the great selection even at steep prices. The best beer bar in A2, but not too much competition.

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