Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
Excellent based on 79 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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

Mayor: deyholla (4) | 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)
North Peak Dubious Black Chocolate Stout 71, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura 96, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 95, Jolly Pumpkin Saison X 97, Jolly Pumpkin Bambic 100, North Peak R.E.O.S.P.A. , North Peak Diabolical IPA 81, North Peak Humongous 83, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza 99, Jolly Pumpkin Mangosteen Saison 65, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 96, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 97, Jolly Pumpkin Saison Y 94, Jolly Pumpkin Saison PDQ 87, Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam 96, Jolly Pumpkin Bičre de Mars 99, Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Vol. 2 92, Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer Ale Absurd Rye Tripple 96, Jolly Pumpkin Anchorage Hop Doodle
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79 reviews for Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  80%
 Selection  72%
 Food  83%
 Value  73%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (748) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 15, 2014
Nice multi story bar on the trendy main street. Service was decent and they knew about beer. Selection was a ton of JP as well as their other regular brews. Food was fantastic and very nice high end bar food. Prices were good and they had tasting flights. An overall solid place to go that I would be happy to visit time and time again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (744) Lewisburg, 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (577) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) 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.
Tmoney99  (480) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34  (457) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen  (422) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (350) Minneapolis, Minnesota | 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!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
msante79  (342) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs  (330) Toronto, Ontario | November 17, 2011
2011-11-12. Cozy feel as soon as you walk in the door, tons of Jolly Pumpkin art on the walls. Very cool old building reno. Busy downstairs so we opted to sit upstairs at a high top. Server was very informative and knew a lot about the beers. He seemed to vary between very friendly to a bit distant which was odd, but I will chalk it up to it being busy. Food was fantastic. We had a porchetta sandwich - full of tender thin sliced pork on a fresh bun - and a Hawaiian pizza that takes the concept to a new level. Much better than pub grub, a pleasant surprise. Beer selection had fewer of the JP sours on than I would have liked, but had a good number of them some nice stuff and a decent selection of styles from North Peak as well. We picked up a few bottles to go and the prices were reasonable but mostly available cheaper if you plan to do bottle shopping, but I wanted to make sure I got them. Definite must stop in Ann Arbor for the food alone, and my first choice of the three beer bars I have been to in Ann Arbor.

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