Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
Exceptional based on 23 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

205 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, Michigan United States 48104 [ print map ]
734 222 4095

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Hours: M-Sa 11am-2am Su 12pm-12am


Mayor: deyholla (1) | Taps: 6 |


Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

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Beer Available At Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Blue Tractor Double Chocolate Stout , Blue Tractor Peppercorníd Wit
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23 reviews for Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  69%
 Selection  61%
 Food  75%
 Value  67%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  74%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla  (303) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 28, 2012| Updated September 8, 2013
Another Ann Arbor brewpub with solid food. Six taps with two that rotate and solid beer. They are in the process of expanding. Service has always been good and everything is fairly priced. A few tvs if you want to catch the game.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | April 27, 2012
A buddy and I stopped in here to taste a few beers back when they opened. At the time, the atmosphere seemed overwhelming and the beers all taste like chlorine, but Iíve since tried a few others and thought them to be alright. Still, I felt out of place in a an "upscale" barbeque joint, which is an paradox if Iíve ever heard one.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo  (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 10, 2012
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 19, 2012
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!
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt  (64) Northville, Michigan | October 17, 2011
Kind of a cozy, dark wooden place once you get inside. Service was good. I had a very reasonably priced six-beer sampler first, which let me taste everything on tap. The beers ranged from average to good. Had the Carolina pulled pork plate for dinner. Food was decent, but the sauces were great. The smoked chicken and sweet corn chowder was very good as well. Iíd usually prefer Jolly Pumpkin or Arbor Brewing, but this isnít a bad option by any means.
52
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (264) Clevelandish, Ohio | September 21, 2011
I stopped here on a busy Sunday evening but even so the service was dismal. It took over fifteen minutes to get a waitress and another five to get a beer. When they did come they were average at best. The prices were not bad except for the food. For more than the cost of the same dish at Vintage Brewing (in Madison) I got a meal which was half as good.

In summary this place is better than either Grizzly Peaks or Arbor Brewing but not really a destination itself. Get some food elsewhere, grab a beer, and then move on to Jolly Pumpkin Cafe for the night.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley  (262) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 24, 2011
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
RudiNicole  (77) Michigan | June 4, 2011
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.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34  (438) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
I stopped in this place despite the bad reviews and came away very surprised...The atmosphere is nothing special, decent outdoor patio on the sidewalk that is good for people watching, inside is nothing special...The beer list was very small, they had 3 beers they always have available and a couple specials, nothing in terms of a good bottle list...I had 5 different samplers from the brew pubs in Ann Arbor and this was by far the best, 6 beers and each was really good and drinkable, even a pilsner!...Service was so-so not great beer mind, didnít try the food, but the beer made up for it.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch  (236) Vero Beach, Florida | September 9, 2010
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.

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