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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
Based on:
4 Beers
58 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.18
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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Reviews by SpdKilz:
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4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I have visited the Traverse City location of Jolly Pumpkin numerous times and was excited to finally go to the pub in Ann Arbor after hearing so much about it. Came last Sunday for the La Roja Grand Reserve release.

Located in downtown Ann Arbor, this is a awesome looking building and completely how I expected it to look. Inside is somewhat dim, lots of dark wood, awesome blown up pictures of the beer labels on the wall. Upstairs there is an additional bar and “family” portraits of Ron and other random stuff. Love the layout and décor.

The vibe was amazing – they let us come in and eat/drink before getting the bottles and it was bustling and filled with both BA nerds and other normal patrons. The service was excellent and everyone working accommodated our large group with honestly better service than others there. I did not have food, however, everyone around me did and they all gushed about how good it was. I opted for a Bam Biere on tap and enjoyed it thoroughly. The selection was fantastic in the sense they had MANY of their JP beers on tap (the TC location only has a couple normally). I was a bit disappointed they did not have any La Roja GR on tap for the release, however.

Price wise, it was not crazy expensive and cheaper a pint for their JP beer than anywhere else I’ve been.

All in all, I can’t wait to come back and enjoy some food and more beer. A wonderful experience.

More User Reviews:
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4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of diamond_mind
3/5  rDev -28.2%

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

Photo of loganburgh
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of DavidRandall
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of JasonR1975
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

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 +19.6%

Photo of irish6174
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rjcoy06
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of DrBobPierce
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of KornWallace
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

During my 3 day trip to Ann Arbor I visited this place three times. That's how special their beers are. And clearly the secret is out because every time I went I had to (gladly) wait in line.

Their pizzas and burgers seem to be the most popular items on the menus and for the most part they were very good if not a little greasy. Just to keep it healthy I also had a salad there which I enjoyed very much.

The restaurant is nicely decorated and kept very clean despite how busy they can get. I ate at the bar and at the tables as well and both experiences were very nice. They also seem to do a lot of take out business.

The servers were always very friendly and talked about their beers fairly well. They also made some pretty good recommendations which my party appreciated. A few of them were unfamiliar with sours. A definite Jolly Pumpkin specialty.

Their pricing was only slightly more expensive them what I found elsewhere in Ann Arbor but absolutely worthwhile.

Given the opportunity I would definitely go back.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe And Brewery Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI
93 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.