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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe And Brewery Ann Arbor

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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe And Brewery Ann ArborJolly Pumpkin Cafe And Brewery Ann Arbor
BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
4 Beers
61 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

311 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States
phone: (734) 913-2730

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Place added by: Hokenfloken on 10-21-2009

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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 43
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Photo of Shumista
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I had been meaning to stop in here for a while and finally got around to going for dinner last night. Managed to make it in just early enough that we didn't have to wait for a table. Very cozy, dark atmosphere inside. Large framed bottle art from the JP beers on the walls.

The selection of beers was a little less than I expected. Four JP beers on a tap, some North Peak, and a chocolate stout from Tortuga Ale Company. Another couple bottles of JP and some others that I don't remember. That being said all the beers my table ordered were very good from the chocolate stout to the sour brown. Reading through the reviews before our trip I noticed one reviewer complained that they were charged for samples of beer. This was not my experience. Our waiter was happy to give my girlfriend a few samples of beer at no extra charge. So, I'm not sure what the standard is here, but my experience was that they do not charge for samples. It's possible they got enough complaints about how cheap they were being that they stopped charging for them.

The food was all very good. My table ordered two pizzas and the grilled cheese. The pizza was very good and the grilled cheese was excellent. The food was a bit pricey, but the drinks were pretty reasonable so it all evened out in the end for a reasonable bill.

Overall a great experience and someplace I will return when I feel like a change of pace from my usual routine.

More User Reviews:
Photo of streeter
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Chris_the_Tartar
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Pretty cool place. My girlfriend and I stopped in for lunch and a beer. Food was really good (had the nachos and a cheese plate) and some delicious seasonal beers. They have a pretty good selection of their own beer and North Peak's. The burgers/sandwiches also looked awesome. Only complaint would be that if you didn't want a sour beer (their specialty) then your options would be much more limited. But really if you go there just know what you're going for (great food + sour beer) and you won't be disappointed. I will be returning, perhaps for one of those burgers.

Photo of MisterMagoo
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Jas45678
4.19/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of aboyd87
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5

I have mixed feelings about JP. A few years back, the brews were unbelievably good. But more recently in the past 2-3 years, the beers taste rushed and not aged long enough. There also has been times where I'd travel to this brewery, and they would have 1 or 2 JP beers on tap, while they have 10+ north peak beers.

Also, the food is INCREDIBLE. This alone keeps me coming back over and over again.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

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4.4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of diamond_mind
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Of course the beer is great, the service and atmosphere was just ok.

Photo of loganburgh
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DavidRandall
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of JasonR1975
4.4/5  rDev +5%

Great food, nice mix of Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak brews, always some pub only stuff pouring as well.

Photo of beornagain
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of irish6174
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of rjcoy06
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DrBobPierce
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of swtchuck
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe And Brewery Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI
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