Nice spot in downtown Ann Arbor located a block from a parking garage. They had about a dozen things on tap including 6-7 sour beers which is the hallmark of Jolly Pumpkin. The bartender knew a lot about the beer and had a couple of good recommendations and helped with the order. the food was very solid, especially the pizza. They also have another bar area on the second floor as well as a rather expansive patio also on the second floor.
My primary destination for the evening was the Jolly Pumpkin Cafe. The result was an enjoyable hour sampling a couple of their brewpub only releases. Pricing was fair and with eight taps there was something for everyone. I doubt you’ll see barleywines, imperial stouts, or the like but there is enough variety among Jolly Pumpkin’s styles that you won’t get bored. I can’t speak to the food but the menu looked upscale and sounded good. Also of note are the house rum, vodka, and other spirits in case you want something harder. This is a must stop along with Ashley’s.
Large and nice place right downtown. Patios upstairs in back, as well as in front. Good sized bar. Bartender was neither too knowledgeable nor friendly with my group, an knowledgeable bunch of regulars. Lots of experimentals on, though mixed opinion about them. Nothing mind boggling on, but still worth a trip to this place and this great little beer city. You can buy all their regular beers here as well. Friendly college town crowd.
A very pleasant brewpub with good food and a wide, and apparently constantly changing, selection of their own Belgian style, sour ales. The food is great, the ambiance pleasant and the wait staff attentive, though not intrusive. Worth a second visit.
Visited this place on a Saturday night. Service was very good, with the manager inquiring on how we were being served. The selection wasn’t excellent, there were some taps available and the regular bottles. The value wasn’t so good, the bottles were on sale for a pretty steep markup (around 50% more than the store price). The food was excellent however. It was a very nice place that I would surely revisit - but it isn’t worth it just for the beer.
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.
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 can’t complain too much because their beers are great. A little expensive.