Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
Excellent based on 73 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

311 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan United States 48104 [ print map ]
734 913 2730

jollypumpkin.com/annarbor

Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-12am, Thu-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-12am


Mayor: AmEricanbrew (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 10+


Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor

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Beer Available At Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor (arranged by most recent)
Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout 77, Jolly Pumpkin Rambic , Jolly Pumpkin Bičre de Mars 99, North Peak Hellion , Jolly Pumpkin Not Special K , Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 93, Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam 96, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 97, Jolly Pumpkin Saison Z , Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly) 99, Jolly Pumpkin Bambic 100, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza 99, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 97, Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Goord 99, Jolly Pumpkin Chestnut Porter , Jolly Pumpkin No. 47 Thai Basil 92, Jolly Pumpkin Smoke ’Em If You Got ’Em, Smoke ’Em If You Don’t Smoked Lager , Jolly Pumpkin Main St. Dubbel , North Peak Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA 96, Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial 98
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73 reviews for Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  80%
 Selection  72%
 Food  83%
 Value  73%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
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84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (731) Pennsylvania | September 28, 2011
Nice spot in downtown Ann Arbor located a block from a parking garage. They had about a dozen things on tap including 6-7 sour beers which is the hallmark of Jolly Pumpkin. The bartender knew a lot about the beer and had a couple of good recommendations and helped with the order. the food was very solid, especially the pizza. They also have another bar area on the second floor as well as a rather expansive patio also on the second floor.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (537) Toronto, Ontario | September 5, 2011
Large and nice place right downtown. Patios upstairs in back, as well as in front. Good sized bar. Bartender was neither too knowledgeable nor friendly with my group, an knowledgeable bunch of regulars. Lots of experimentals on, though mixed opinion about them. Nothing mind boggling on, but still worth a trip to this place and this great little beer city. You can buy all their regular beers here as well. Friendly college town crowd.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 28, 2010
A cool spot right in the middle of town. They have their own line of products on tap (Tortuga) as well as a nice selection of regular JP stuff. The food here was quite tasty - I had a great smoked chicken pizza, a few others had some tasty looking burgers. The space itself it quite attractive - the walls are covered in artwork that is really blown-up versions of the JP labels without any of the writing. There is a lot of wrought iron chandeliers with some fairly medieval looking trim. There is a largish upstairs area as well as a small but bright patio out back (both of those were closed when we were in). Our server was friendly, our service was prompt and she checked back regularly to see if we needed anything. Had an interesting basil-infused frozen lemonade as well. There’s a lot to like about this place.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip  (413) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 29, 2011
I didn’t end up having any food here and I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t any "special" non-bottle offerings from JP available here, but they did feature some other local brews that were evidently connected to JP in one way or another. If you’re in AA, you should stop here on a beer tour.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34  (412) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
In town for a brew pub crawl and JP was on the list...Pretty non-descript front, easy to walk past. A huge bottom floor that looks mostly restuarant style seating with a pretty nice bar. A big case of JP beers when you walk in, just regular stuff though. We went upstairs to the bar part and sat at the bar. Nothing super special up staits, a big barrel that is sorta cool...The selection of beers was pretty disappointing frankly. They had 8 taps and 8 bottles, 80% percent where JP beers. There is nothing wrong with that, but if you are going to have your beers at least have some stuff that is not readily available. Basically everything that they had I could get in Chicago. The Bar Tenders were nothing special, not super friendly or knowledgable.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (377) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 22, 2010
Easy to find location during 4 brew operations within 4 blocks visit. Nice clean location with two levels. I went upstairs and sat at he bar. Same good selection with tap only brews from JP. Did not have a chance to eat. I will try again when in area for summer fest.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | December 6, 2011
Walked over to this place after spending a couple of hours at Ashley’s. Nice brick walls and dark wood all over the place. Sat at the bar and had a couple JP brews on tap. They also had a nice variety of North Peak available as well. No one offs or tap only offering but oh well. Had the BLT which was different and really good. Picked up nice JP tulip, and they had a bunch of other JP merchandise as well. Really like the building and upscale feel. Worth a stop, just don’t expect to find anything rare of tap.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (302) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 27, 2012
My favorite A2 brewpub. Food and service are always solid. There is always a combination of North Peak and JP beers plus a few pub only beers. A touch expensive but definitely a must stop!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau  (301) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | April 27, 2012
Visited here last Fall for the Lupulo de Hielo release and had a very good time. The staff is fun and the food is decent, if a bit pricey. The glassware works well for the range of style they offer and it was nice to see a range of different beers available on tap. This is a little fancy-pants as beer bars go, but I thought they did a decent job for what they were trying to achieve.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | September 5, 2010
Hit up JP Ann Arbor on a Wednesday that happened to include some sort of large scale street festival or art show or something. Which meant parking on Main Street was not possible due to the street being closed to traffic. Managed a spot nearby, fed the meter, and headed over to JP. Walked in to a slightly dim but beautiful establishment, soft colors and dark rose hued wood. Pulled up to the bar and though they didn’t have samplers, I was still able to work through a couple of beers, and they did pour me a ’sample’ pour of things for a buck or two. Started with one of the gluten free ones, which was a lot better than expected (Belipago), before moving on to the Tortuga chocolate stout, which was quite nice. The gluten free sour however, not too good. What was good though was the apple fritters with coconut milk ice cream. Service was good, but we were certainly not there on a packed day, and it was close to staff outnumbering patrons that afternoon. I was personally hoping for a few more ’rare’ beers on, but in a college town, just having funky beers on tap is already progress, so I can’t complain much. I was just hoping for a few more JP treats that I can’t pick up at home in bottles (but really, any place that has Bam, etc on tap, is OK in my book). Didn’t have stomach space for anything other than the dessert, but if the rest of their food comes close to that dish, I’d love to stop back for a meal. Also loved the huge prints of their label art that decorate the walls.

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