Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
Excellent based on 78 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: deyholla (5) | 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 Oro de Calabaza 99, Jolly Pumpkin Mangosteen Saison 65, Jolly Pumpkin Saison X 74, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 96, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, North Peak Dubious Black Chocolate Stout 73, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 97, Jolly Pumpkin Saison Y 94, Jolly Pumpkin Saison PDQ 86, Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam 96, Jolly Pumpkin BiŤre 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 , Jolly Pumpkin Golden Manatee Belipago 46, Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout 74, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 93, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly) 99, Jolly Pumpkin Rambic 95, North Peak Hellion 84
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78 reviews for Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  80%
 Selection  72%
 Food  83%
 Value  73%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
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82
  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. Thereís a lot to like about this place.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331  (16) Redford, Michigan | July 16, 2010
An interesting and intimate setting, two floors in a limited space with a patio. knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. The food is excellent and at a great value, just like the beer, which you can get by the pitcher. Truffle-Rosemary fries and a truffle oil with mushroom variety pizza? DELICIOUS!
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
revoke  (12) Michigan | April 30, 2010
Wow! My new Ann Arbor favorite. If you like Belgian-styles, sours, and other not-your-typical-beer beers, then stop in at the Jolly Pumpkin. For one thing, the non-standard craft beer selection scares a lot of people away, so itís never crowded. Itís not the cheapest bar (around $5 for a draft) and some might consider the vibe too trendy or pretentious. But donít let looks fool you. Jolly Pumpkin ales have some real character to the them. They have a nice rotating selection. You can get any of their beers in bottles or growlers to go. The bartender is also a character and knows her beer (had the same one every time Iíve been). If I was a barfly, I think I could live here. Itís quiet, relaxed, has great service, and top-notch beer. Whatís not to like? In addition, their food is not run-of-mill either. The pizzas manage to differentiate themselves (which is hard to do with pizza) and the cheese, meat, and bread sampler platter is unique and pairs well with their selection of craft beer. Rumor has it they are going to start making spirits as well. Would have rated them higher overall if it wasnít for the limited selection... not that that is bad thing. I love this brewpub.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
CountingDown  (9) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | March 26, 2010
Iím a big fan of sours, so JP is right up my alley. Walked in, took a seat at the bar and was served immediately. Bartender was great and knowledgeable. Paintings (or reproductions of the paintings) used for the bottle lables are hanging throughout which was cool. I got the Carnivore pizza which was also very good. Great place. Canít wait to visit again.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (470) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh  (80) Mansfield, Ohio | March 12, 2010
Went after dinner during a business trip. Not very crowded on a Monday night and I went to the upstairs bar as opposed to down stairs. Reasonable decor that my friend told me is very similar to the previous restaurant that was there. The bar tender upstairs was initially cold and uninterested in us or our needs but after she discovered that we were there for the long haul and were interested in beer she warmed up. Did not have any food but the burgers looked great. A nice selection of JP beers on tap and in bottle. No guest tap s that I recall but thatís not what I was there for. A good time and a nice addition to the beer scene in Ann Arbor.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
masonjer  (15) Holt, Michigan | March 5, 2010
I love this place. Their food is really good. Always have a few jolly pumpkin beers on as well as some brews beered there. Nice little place in downtown ann arbor. Did I say their food was really good?
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaron617  (25) Royal Oak, Michigan | March 3, 2010
I went here with MereLikesBeer as part of our mini beer tour of K-zoo, and Ann Arbor. We had already been to the brewery in Dexter, which was cute, but disappointing. So we decided this had to be better. Which it was! The place is very nicely decorated, and the ambiance was great. Our waitress was quirky, and seemed to have a pretty good knowledge of the beers they offered, to include the rotating taps. We only had one app, the fried tofu, lol. which actually wasnít terrible. As always, the beer was incredible. I would definitely go back to this place, and recommend it to any beer lover traveling on their way to western Michigan. Cheers!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | February 9, 2010| Updated March 15, 2010
P5 release. Kind of a weird day to go on a Sunday with a ton of people there but seating didnít seem like an issue. Service was slow but it was a bad day so no knocking them for that. Pizza was pretty good, beers were solid with other offerings other than just standard JP stuff. Nice upstairs area with what looked to be an outdoor patio outside for the summer. Iíd definitely go back.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
groggu  (12) Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 7, 2010
JP is the new kid on the block and specializes in sour ales. The food is better than average, but the beer selection is a little thin unless you favor sour profiles. Iím sure this place will mature into a great pub in time.

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