Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
Excellent based on 74 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 Baudelaire Beer Ale Absurd Rye Tripple 97, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 98, Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Vol. 2 , Jolly Pumpkin Saison PDQ , Jolly Pumpkin Anchorage Hop Doodle , Jolly Pumpkin Golden Manatee Belipago 46, Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout 74, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza 99, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 93, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly) 99, Jolly Pumpkin Rambic 94, Jolly Pumpkin BiŤre de Mars 99, North Peak Hellion 75, Jolly Pumpkin Not Special K , Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam 96, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 97, Jolly Pumpkin Saison Z 89, Jolly Pumpkin Bambic 100, Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Goord 99, Jolly Pumpkin Chestnut Porter
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74 reviews for Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery - Ann Arbor
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  80%
 Selection  72%
 Food  83%
 Value  73%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

Tmoney99  (380) 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 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.
  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?
  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!
  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.
  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.
JaBier  (87) Capital City, Ohio | February 6, 2010
2nd stop on the Michigan trip on 1/29/10. Cool little bar with more of a restuarant feel in the upstairs level. Place was packed. Bartender wasnít the friendliest guy ever, but was attentive. Decent beer selection with Bog Beast (on cask) and Maracaibo Especial as the seasonals. Also had some brews that are not JP, but none of them were terribly exciting. Made this a quick stop, so we didnít bother with food. Cool place in a cool little city though (and thatís coming from a Buckeye fan).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
steebo777  (7) Michigan | January 29, 2010
My fiance and I hit up JP Cafe last weekend for the first time. I have only been a JP fan for the past few months mainly due to my pallet changing towards sour ales. When this opened I was pretty excited as I have some family in the Ann Arbor area and always like a trip to downtown AA. The atmosphere in the cafe is PERFECT. From the outside the cafe fits in perfect to the Main Street vibe, then when you walk in you know it is Jolly Pumpkin. The chandeliers are wicked cool looking, the art on the walls and overall vibe on the inside is perfect. The JP brews always have quality associated with them. I may not like all of them, but they are always spot on. I had two glasses of the special brown ale and loved it. My fiance had a glass of the hard cider then Bam Biere and liked both. Service was outstanding. This isnít just another brew pub, they are going for class with this. Our server was very helpful and made sure we were happy all the time. Selection was pretty disappointing. They had a total of four JP brews on tap, and two of those were variations of the Bam series. I was expecting at least 6 of their brews for some reason. They did have a few others from other breweries (North Peak and others). Holy crap the food was wicked good! I had the JP burger and highly recommend it. One of the best I have ever had. My fiance got the grilled cheese and truffled fries, which were both damn tasty as well. Overall this place is great. Everything is pretty pricey, but you know it when you walk in. I definitely recommend it for anyone within an hour of it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
AtlAggie  (20) Atlanta, Georgia | January 24, 2010
Visited on a busy, cold January evening. Nice place, good atmosphere. Had dinner at a table, then moved to the bar to keep sampling. Had a solid list of JP beers on draft, and many available in the bottles (both to drink there and to take to go). Food menu a step beyond normal pub fare, although they have standards like burgers and pizza. Service was good and attentive--only gripe was they brought the check before I was actually done ordering. Donít like being rushed off a table, although I understand places get busy. Still, well worth a visit if youíre in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | January 18, 2010
Very classy old style bar with lots of hardwood. Good servers with reasonable beer knowledge. They have a few of the JP brews on draft as well as a few other great regional beers. The food is very eclectic from vegan to hardcore bbq. All that we had was very good. The burger and pork shoulder sandwich were especially tasty.

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