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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
58 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.93%
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 buschbeer:
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I have been to Jolly Pumpkin several times over the years. It is my second stop after Ashley's. It has a very unassuming facade. I have actually walked by it and missed it. (The beers at Ashley's may have played a role.) You walk in to a hostess stand with merchandise along the wall. There is a bar to the left which is where I always set unless it is packed. Then I go to an almost identical bar upstairs.

The food has been great on every visit. I have had several of the sandwiches with the lamb and pork shoulder ones being my favorites. My friend has gotten a pizza and I tried a slice. It was good, too. The truffle fries are a must try. The service is generally good. Of course, I usually go after witnessing the Wolverines destroy an opponent in football, basketball, hockey, or baseball, so it is packed.

The beer is fantastic with Noel de Calabaza and Marcaibo Especial being two of my favorites. They also have North Peak beers on tap if saisons and sours are not to your liking. It is a great place, and I recommend it to everyone who will listen.

More User Reviews:
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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 I_BYE_MI_BEER
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%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of KornWallace
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Photo of Nicolette10895
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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Jolly Pumpkin Cafe And Brewery Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI
94 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.