United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
KPD (123) Michigan | July 3, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great selection, I pop over after a session and am always happy with the great selection. Agree to the need to watch how long the beers have been in the store.
deyholla (211) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Another Ann Arbor liquor store with a good selection. Again, beers tend to sit a bit and this place seems to be the most expensive of the local places. The folks here donít seem to know much about beer. I would hit up the other stores before here.
ontbeermaker (157) Ontario | May 10, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice open location, back is well lined with beers, theres a lot of six packs and singles in coolers, Lots of singles along the wall, bit of space to walk around. Very good selection, lots f Jpís and other michigan brews. Would stop in again
jrallen34 (271) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
We stopped by this place after leaving Beer Depot because we were searching for a Westmalle Trippel to clone. First time in Ann Arbor and I was surprised again with in five minutes to find two really nice beer stores and selections. Main probably has Beer Depot beat on selection, but overall Beer Depot is probably a little better due to all their beer brewing stuff...Main had a long row of craft, a long row of chilled craft, and then a big cooler in the back with some craft and a lot of macro stuff...The selection was really nice, had lots of staples Belgians and some harder to find ones, and tons of Michigan locals, including three bottles of Kuhnhenn.
This is a place to checkt out if you want to buy some Michigan locals.
MrBunn (72) Western, Pennsylvania | May 23, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in the other day to check things out. I normally go to the Beer Depot as we pass through town, so this was a new experience. It would be hard to pick a winner between the two, so if youíre in town, you might check both. I did find a couple of pleasant surprises and oddities, but for the most part it was pretty steeply priced. An example is the Dark Horse Plead the 5th was 12.99 for a four pack... saw it next day in GR for 9.99. Itís not like a 30% markup is the rule, but Iíd guess an average of 15% on most things.
Blaze312 (10) Ann Arbor, Michigan | March 27, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This store has a wide selection, some of the prices are a little on the high side. However, I also managed to find some deals where it was cheaper to buy 6 singles then it was to buy a 6 packs of the same beer. This place has quite a few beers in the cooler as well as many other beers/liquors/wines on the shelf. Iíll defiantly be stopping here again in the future. Did I mention it is a little cramped? A could barely pass someone in the aisle without having to do some whole maneuvering trick. This gets even more complicated as the number of beers in your hands increases.
flatmatt (54) Ann Arbor, Michigan | October 25, 2008| Updated March 20, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Craft beer is on one long, narrow aisle, half open shelves and half fridge doors, plus a walk-in fridge. Itís really nice that most of the selections are refrigerated. Most of the aisle is dedicated to singles of varying sizes, while the walk-in is pretty much 4- and 6-packs among the craft beer. Some of the beers on the shelves looked pretty old, but there were quite a few fairly unusual selections there. I definitely did not expect to be walking out with a Sam Adams Triple Bock when I drove up to the store! Prices are fairly high, with 4- and 6-packs of even some fairly typical (though seasonal) beers making it up to 20 dollars (Oaked Arrogant Bastard, for example, was 19.99 a sixer). Unfortunately, money was on my mind when I stopped there today, so I didnít get a whole lot. Iíd like to stop by again when money isnít as much of an issue.
Update: For some reason, Main Street Party seems to be the place in Ann Arbor that I can pick up special releases now that Bello Vino is closed. Bellís Batch 9,000, Founders Nemesis 2009, and Founders KBS were all found here and not at the Beer Depot in their first week of release. But the prices on these can be really steep here. These days I seem to end up checking Beer Depot first in hopes of a lower price but then finding what Iím looking for here.
fly (207) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 2, 2008| Updated March 20, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
tight, cramped and made me wonder how well the beer was kept - not that they donít do a good job, but it has the feel of a few places Iíve been that were more about profit than beer and I didnít see anyone working there willing to discuss beer.
AmEricanbrew (78) Belcher, Louisiana | August 8, 2008| Updated March 20, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent craft brew selection is focused on imports and Michigan micros. Tight floor space, the aisles are not much wider than the cooler doors. Prices seemed average for the area. Did manage to find a couple brews that other area stores were out of. Not the best store in town but worth a stop.
3fourths (1122) Boulder, Colorado | January 4, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Large store but cluttered and tight in the aisles, I found quite a bit of local bottles here, but the singles selection is better at the Beer Depot. They have a good selection of Belgian, Germans and other imports, and they have the 1L bottles from Sprecher. I only bought a couple of singles that I found in a cooler, but that was more because I was on foot and space was limited. If youíre doing beer in downtown AA, might as well hit this place and see if they have something you want.
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