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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.6/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
25
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
114
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
81
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
53
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
11.04%
 
 
Taps:
5
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
Blue Tractor BBQ & BreweryBlue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

207 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States

(734) 222-4095 | map
www.bluetractor.net

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Added by SierraGS on 11-28-2008

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I made my third trip to the Blue Tractor before a Michigan basketball game. I had heard at Ashleys that they had just finished a renovation enlarging the place. Sounds like business is booming. I also heard that the beers were improving, and I have always heard that the food was good.

The first thing that I noticed when I walked in was the wonderful smell of barbecue. I looked like a dog with shoestrings of drool in the corners of my mouth. My date and I bellied up to the bar and were immediately greeted. We wanted to see what was on tap and asked for a minute. My bad, because that was the last time we got service without flagging down a bartender. Albeit, they were busy.

I really like the feel of the place (probably that bbq smell). The walls were covered in old barn siding and the tables and booths were modern. A unique feature was a cold strip that runs the entire bar for you to set you drinks on to keep them cold.

I finally settled on a Bumper Crop IPA and Hopicidal Maniac. Both were terrible. The food was good. I had a pulled pork samich and mac n cheese and my date got a half rack of ribs. They did mess up her order but neither one of us minded and the manager said the ribs would be free. They were not. But I wasn't paying so I didn't care. My date did love her ribs. I pried one out of her clenched jaw to try, and it was good. I did lose the tip of my finger though.

I really wanna like this place. I had a java stout that was awesome on a visit. It is hard to say a place is good though when one beer in three visits was all that I have liked. I recommend eating here and I will continue to stop in hoping to find another good stout.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JasonR1975
3.65/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Good BBQ - the rest is about average, beer is VERY hit or miss. Nice location downtown AA - note: very cool cocktail bar downstairs accessible from taproom.

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Photo of midlifec
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of htm
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Romoworld
4.91/5  rDev +46.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This place is amazing, the food was amazing, the beer was amazing, and the servers and employees were helpful it was pricey but after eating the tractor burger it was worth it. It was the best medium rare burger I have ever eaten. I am definitely joining the Mug Club.

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Photo of BryanA
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Steady_eddie1
4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

who knew? i like some of their stuff but could get crazier with the mix nawyimsayn?

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Photo of tommy5
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of loganburgh
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of matt_duthie
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Good food which is available either at the bar or typical restaurant-type layout, as well as in the basement whiskey/beer bar and (free) live music venue. Offer at least a handful of draft options which rotate fairly frequently. Friendly servers, bartenders, and hosts/hostesses. Prices reasonable for the food (downtown Ann Arbor reasonable anyways) and two separate happy hours every day to make the beer very moderately priced on average.

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Photo of DrBobPierce
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.4/5  rDev +31.3%

Photo of rjcoy06
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of swtchuck
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of CDubbs75
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of dtivp
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mchenry1313
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI
81 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.