United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
LilBeerDoctor (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 19, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was a little hesitant about this place given prior ratings (and even skipped it on a past trip to AA), but this turned out to be a great place. They have about 6 regulars on tap and 3 seasonals. I got to try 4 of them, the regular IPA, a seasonal single-hopped IPA, oatmeal stout, and the regular pilsener. All were quite excellent. The food is great too (I had the pulled pork sandwich - very tasty!!). The only thing I didnít like is they have a cold strip for keeping your beer cold but it freezes the run off from the pour. A small point though. Overall, a fantastic stop. The beer is great, the food is great. Stop here in addition to the other great AA brewpubs. I canít wait to be back!
RudiNicole (77) Michigan | June 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty nice place, cool look inside with barnwood on the walls. Ordered the 6 beer sampler (which was all of the beers they have) and split it with my dad. They were decent beers, nothing to rave about, but I didnít want to toss them either. The food was good, and I liked how everything was housemade. It was a good experience, and worth a stop if you are hopping breweries in Ann Arbor.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Couldnít disagree more with the general sentiment about the beers at this place. Thought everything I tried was well-made and very tasty. Didnít get the barbecue but my chicken Cobb salad was just fine with me. Not a stop to be overlooked in Ann Arbor.
jcnielsen (224) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I wasnít expecting this place to be too great, but I was pleasantly surprised. I tried the sample tray, which included 6 different beers. The beers were pretty decent for a brewpub, a lot better than I was expecting. I really enjoyed that bbq here, and my dad was a big fan of all the tractor parts that decorated the walls
MPalecek (22) Racine, Wisconsin | June 16, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
OMG - absolutely succulent BBQ brisket plate with fresh green beans fried with carmelized onions and bacon. The food is fantastic, the beer is better than average, and more mainstream than the other downtown Ann Arbor brewers. Easy city ramp parking nearby, in hoppiní downtown Ann Arbor. Even has some streetside outdoor dining. If you are looking for great food AND a decent beer in Ann Arbor, this is a great place to go.
Brentv (21) Portland, Oregon | November 19, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A friendly brewpub with an enthusiastic and friendly staff, from the greeter to the bartender to the waitress. I had the 6-beer sampler, and liked the porter and the amber best, but overall the beers were average. Food was very good, and the sauces (4) were excellent. A good place to return to.
gonzosauce (19) Ann Arbor, Michigan | May 17, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great spot for dinner upstairs; plenty of room, pretty good food, and enough beer to find one youíll be happy with. Pretty damn good barbecue in particular, and I personally tend to favor their darker beers. Service, in terms of the bar, depends on who you get, but itís usually good. Downstairs is more of a bar scene, and a bit harder to get served late night. I stop in from time to time to try their one-and-dones and eat some nachos, and I leave happy.
hopscotch (221) Vero Beach , Florida | September 9, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I spent a good two hours in this place. The service was great, but I was at the bar with a laptop, a Droid and a flight of beers, so I was impossible not to notice. The beers ranged from so-so to fantastic. The Beer Can Chicken and Spinach Salad were both awesome... and HUGE. The atmosphere was dark and comfortable. There was a really cool 4" wide, 30í long metal plate that ran the length of the bar and down each side... three sided bar. I thought it was simply for decor or support, but once a switch was flicked, it frosted over and provided a nice place to set your brew and keep it cool. Parking is "street-only" and I was there at a terrible time of day on a terrible day to be in Ann Arbor - The Art Festival. I had to run out and feed the meter every two hours. Still got a ticket before the day was over because I ran over by fifteen minutes... ONCE. Still, Iíll definitely be back.
JulienHuxley (198) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 24, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stayed for almost a pint - didnít quite finish. Pretty large bar, designed for a hip crowd, good ambiance and nice decor. The bar service was fine, the beer wasnít too great though so we moved on quickly. No faults really with this place, there are only better places to visit in AA.
KPD (169) Michigan | May 12, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in for beer and dinner. The place has expanded since my last visit a few years ago. Itís now half bar and half restaurant. Had the BBQ plate, ribs, pulled pork, brisket- was pretty good. In terms of BBQ in a beer place I put this ahead of RUB on state and Red Rock is better.
As far as beer, six on tap, really good session IPA, good porter, a nice oatmeal saison, ok pilsner and bock, and a poor IPA not sure what happened to the last one because the session IPA was quite good. Nice stop in on the Washington ave beer tour of Arbor, Grizzley Peak, and Blue Tractor within 2 blocks.
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