The city of Ann Arbor has always been known for its diverse dining and entertainment options. Now, it's making its mark in the craft beer scene as well. It seems like every time you look, there's a great new brewery or bar opening up.
If you happen to be in the area looking at Ann Arbor homes for sale in early August, we suggest celebrating National IPA Day by visiting one (or more!) of these popular establishments.
- The Grotto: 303 S. Ashley St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Known for its great vibe and even better beer selection, The Grotto is a popular spot among locals. With 36 rotating beers on tap, you're sure to find an IPA you'll love. Once you get your beer, find a table indoors or head out to the inviting patio to enjoy some relaxing music. Although this bar doesn't serve food, they do encourage guests to bring their own. There are some great nearby restaurants that are happy to accommodate with take-out orders, and some will even deliver them to the bar!
- Bill's Beer Garden: 218 S Ashley St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Bill's Beer Garden is the perfect spot for beer lovers who enjoy sipping their brews outdoors. It's a community-oriented, family-friendly place with communal tables. Come alone or with a group—either way, you're bound to meet some new friends while you're there. In addition to beer, they also serve wine and mixed drinks and have soda and juice boxes for the little ones. You'll often find live music here and food trucks nearby. The fun and friendly atmosphere is always a hit with locals and visitors alike.
- Townies Brewery: 2350 W Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
For a fun atmosphere where you can spend hours playing games with your friends, you can't go wrong with Townies Brewery. Bring in your own food and relax at the bar, grab a table, or head out to the patio where you can chill by one of the two fire pits. Best of all, you don't have to leave your furry friend at home. Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside and out.
- Arbor Brewing Company: 114 E Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Arbor Brewing Company has been a staple in downtown Ann Arbor since 1995. Their craft beers sometimes change as their brewers flex their creative muscles, but they do have some flagship brews that are always available. Make sure to give their Buzzsaw IPA a try! You'll also want to arrive hungry, as they have an excellent menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and more.
- Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery: 311 S Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Everyone who visits Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery loves hanging out on the rooftop patio. In addition to great beers, they also serve lunch, dinner, and brunch and are family-friendly. No matter what time of day you arrive, you can expect to enjoy a delicious and adventurous food menu.
While their signature beers are all sours, they also have three IPAs to choose from. Not into beer? No problem! Try out one of their signature cocktails instead. Stop by and find out why Jolly Pumpkin is one of Ann Arbor's favorite microbreweries.
Want to learn even more about the fun things there are to do in the Ann Arbor area? Our REALTORS® would love to show you around and recommend some of our favorite hot spots. Contact us today to schedule a meeting!