Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
Good based on 27 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

205 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, Michigan United States 48104 [ print map ]
734 222 4095 | facebook | twitter | food menu

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 Cherry Porter , Blue Tractor Tiger Cub Session IPA
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27 reviews for Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  70%
 Selection  64%
 Food  75%
 Value  68%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  76%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
andrewmb83  (5) Frankenmuth, Michigan | February 17, 2013
They do not fill growlers that are not their own!! That is bull crap. it is a simple business idea, SELL YOUR PRODUCT WHENEVER AND TO WHOEVER YOU CAN!!!!! It is not like they make great money on selling their glass growlers, it is only $2 more than a refill!!! It is $14 for a refill and $16 for a growler full of beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy  (116) Florida | October 28, 2012
The Blue Tractor considers itself a BBQ place, but the BBQ here is really nothing special. The beer is not bad, and they do have solid staples. I used to love the Tractor Burger, but they went and changed it. Still a good burger, just not as good as before. If you love BBQ, I canít recommend the pulled pork. But the sauces are solid. Overall, I like the atmosphere and the expansion into the old Cafe Habana. They do sell Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers in addition to their own, so thereís a decent variety.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | July 14, 2012
love the ice rail at the bar. decent Q only had 5 beers but they were good. service was a little slow
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen  (269) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012
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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla  (417) Minneapolis, Minnesota | 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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau  (306) Ithaca, New York | 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) 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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt  (69) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (291) 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.

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