Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
Excellent based on 83 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: Travlr (6) | 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 Dauntless 43, Jolly Pumpkin Golden Dragon , Jolly Pumpkin Ursae Majoris 91, Jolly Pumpkin Clementina , Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Series 1 Vol. 1 99, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Krieked 98, Jolly Pumpkin Fist Full of Limes , North Peak Diabolical IPA 78, Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla 97, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 96, North Peak Rambler , North Peak Hellion Midwest India Pale Ale 85, North Peak Siren Amber Ale 33, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 95, Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout 72, North Peak Hibmajishtee , Jolly Pumpkin Golden Manatee Belipago 47, Jolly Pumpkin BiŤre de Mars 99, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 95, Jolly Pumpkin Saison X 97
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83 reviews for Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  81%
 Selection  73%
 Food  84%
 Value  73%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
zdk  (96) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63  (146) La Porte , Indiana | August 14, 2010
Stopped in the afternoon after the MiBGF before heading over the meet the group at Bells. Since I was among the first in the door, the service was timely and the beer a tad too cold. A good selection of JP / Tortuga beers and a few guest taps but only had two before hitting the road. I had planned to eat lunch there but was not hungry yet. I would give them another go.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1  (97) North Carolina | August 2, 2010| Updated September 12, 2012
Another road trip stop in down in Ann Arbor. Grabbed a sampler and was again surprised that not all of their regluar beer offerings were on tap. No La Roja?! Really? They also had an assortment of North Peak on tap as well. When I asked the bartender about North Peak and why they had it on tap he really didnít seem to interested in telling me about their association. Got some nachos while I was there and they were AWESOME! The nachos were the best thing I had here, beer included. Cool place but need their regualr lineup on tap and a more lively bartender.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) 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.
  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!
  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.
  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.
Tmoney99  (519) 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.

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