Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
Excellent based on 80 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)
Jolly Pumpkin Sour Session IPA , Jolly Pumpkin Michigan Nugget Madness , North Peak Nomad 35, Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison 99, North Peak Dubious Black Chocolate Stout 71, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura 96, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 96, 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 89, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza 98, 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 94, Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam 96
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80 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 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna  (75) Georgia | June 13, 2011
Our server was really good and incredibly attentive (but we were also there outside of peak hours so he may have just been using his job to keep from being bored). The food was excellent. Lot of brett in the beers as was expected, but several solid beers and nothing was really boring. Nice brewpub.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
RudiNicole  (77) Michigan | June 4, 2011
Really cool place, with a very friendly staff who are willing to chat with you about beer. I wish they had a bigger selection on tap, but I canít complain too much because their beers are great. A little expensive.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | May 10, 2011
Nice place, Seemed a little small, didnt go upstairs so there could have been a lot more space up there. Had a nice sample tray that was really tasty stuff. First time I taste any JP beers and we were quite happy with the pickings. The bartender was really nice and helpful. He seemed very knowledgable about JP beers. Very good time here. Recommend a stop if your in the area
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff  (192) , Sweden | May 4, 2011
Very nice cosy atmosphere, 2 story dining downstairs bar/dining upstairs. Staff very friendly and hellpful. Had a 9 sampler for $12 perfect. Geat selection of beers.
  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 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270  (77) Henrietta, New York | November 20, 2010
The first stop on our Midwest brewery tour. Stopped in on a Tuesday afternoon so it was nice and quiet. We were able to grab a table and relax. Nice tap selection of JP products and some North Peak beers. Also available were some bottles of JP and North Peak beers. Food was really good and very well made. Fast service and a nice atmosphere. A little pricey but definitely worth every penny. Without question itís worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf  (104) Buffalo, New York | October 24, 2010
Stopped in here for lunch while driving through MI. The food was great - local ingredients & quality preparation. The truffle salt fries kicked ass. Beer was also great - I guess I had hoped there would be something odd from JP on tap but I was totally happy with what they had. Lots of non-JP local brews available too. Its a cool little place - Iíll certainly stop by again if Iím in Ann Arbor
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
zdk  (95) New York, New York | September 6, 2010
Went here on the art festival day (en route to RBSGí10) and met up with a friend from UMich. Friendly service... waitress knew the beer lineup but probably not an expert. Food was great and, of course the beer was mostly excellent. JP is probably one of my new favorite breweries. Iím glad they opened this new brewpub location. Bottles in NY, even for the common stuff, tend to be pricey. Here, it was great. Tasty beer, friendly atmosphere. I wonder how many people show up here expecting normal beer and get their tastebuds confused by funk and sour?
  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 didnít have samplers, I was still able to work through a couple of beers, and they did pour me a ísampleí 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 írareí beers on, but in a college town, just having funky beers on tap is already progress, so I canít complain much. I was just hoping for a few more JP treats that I canít pick up at home in bottles (but really, any place that has Bam, etc on tap, is OK in my book). Didnít have stomach space for anything other than the dessert, but if the rest of their food comes close to that dish, Iíd love to stop back for a meal. Also loved the huge prints of their label art that decorate the walls.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
fuckbudlight  (10) Michigan | September 1, 2010
Nice place! Good jaunt away from the dumbass college kids that overflow the relatively crappy bars in AA. Decent prices for what seems to consider itself a more "upscale" bar, with an appetizer, pizza, and pitcher of beer with my boyfriend topping out under $25. Oh, and the food? Amazing. Limited menu of beer and food, but boy do they do it right. Staff is very knowledgeable, welcoming, and patient. Setting is nice, spaced out and not too loud, with intimate lighting. Only problem is that the place can easily fill on busy nights. Otherwise, definitely worth multiple visits.

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