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Ashley's

Not Rated.
Ashley'sAshley's

Taps: 72 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
96
world-class

100 Ratings
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.33%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

338 S State St
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104-2412
United States
phone: (734) 996-9191

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @a2ashleys

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Stillyman11

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-15-2014 05:49:00 | More by Stillyman11
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BeerMeAndRepeat

New Jersey

4.94/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Ashley's is probably my favorite bar in the country. Perfect atmosphere to come hang out, grab a good beer with friends, have some good conversation, and have over 70 taps of great beer from across the country to choose from. The late night bar menu is good for snacking and even has some interesting stuff like chicken curry fries. I've spent countless nights here with friends and it's still great every time I come back.

06-10-2013 02:55:14 | More by BeerMeAndRepeat
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SaucyA

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Ashley's is a cool little bar on State, right in the heart of Ann Arbor. Seems like there's a nice mix of students, locals, and average joes.

I went in on a nice spring afternoon... sat at the bar and immediately spotted the beers I wanted to try on the chalk board. A quick glance over their taps definitely lets you know this place is all business. Stone, Shorts, Bells, Founders, Chimay, Goose Island, and Jolly Pumpkin were all well represented.

I was greeted quickly and after having a sample and perusing the menu, I went with a lunch special. $10 total got me a PINT of Goose Island Imperial IPA, and a nice 1/2 turkey wrap and a cup of white bean chicken chili. A well-known regular was an awesome conversationalist, and made my time there that much more fun. I managed to get samples of Perseguidor, Goose Island IIPA and Night Stalker.

I have absolutely no complaints about Ashley's, and I honestly can't wait to make it out there again. This place is a real gem, especially on a beautiful afternoon.

03-27-2009 23:49:56 | More by SaucyA
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$

My absolute favorite place to have a beer. The atmosphere actually inspired the way I finished my basement. They've got the largest beer menu I've ever seen with dozens on tap and a few on cask. The service has always been great, and the waiters always know at least as much about beer as I do and can make a good recommendation of something I haven't had before.

The selection is nearly perfect, but they recently started focusing more on Michigan beers, which isn't entirely a bad thing, but I really enjoyed having Dogfish Head 90 and 120 on draft.

The food is definitely above average for a pub, my favorite is their specialty fries, particularly the pesto fries, but my friends love the stilton fries.

The beer is by no means cheap, but it isn't inflated either. I'm never "sticker shocked" when I get the bill.

Again, my favorite place to have a beer. It's not even close.

06-14-2013 00:06:40 | More by linnymtu
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westernseraph

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

I visted Ashley's while I was on a business trip to Ann Arbor.

Aside from being COMPLETELY blown away by their selction on tap they came at you with a full list of bottled beers. Living in the Southwest there was an insane amount of beer that I have wanted to try in a bottle, but to have the ability to have it on tap was that much sweeter. I never thought I would see some Founder's Breakfeast Stout on tap :)

Their service was great the waitress was right on top of our glasses whenever they were empty. My two traveling mates got food there and I tried a little and it was pretty tasty....But not as tasty as the beer was!

I will definately be going back to visit when I am in the state again--Hopefully I can bring more people with to share in an awesome experience.

01-11-2009 04:06:12 | More by westernseraph
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bsand2053

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

I've been going to Ashely's for about a year a now, and I've yet to find a better bar anywhere. The amount of beer is staggering, and they are all excellent brews. I think the most low-brow beer they serve is Labatt's Blue Light, which I'm sure is only on the menu for people unfamiliar with craft beer. They have everything from local micro brews (Bell's, Jolly Pumpkin, Founders, etc), to Trappist ales. They also have an excellent selection of Scotch.

The service is generally very good, I have only ever had a problem once, and even then, it wasn't a big deal. It can get a little loud, I wish they would lose the jukebox, and sometimes people can be noisy, but never out of control. Its not that kind of bar. The food is solid, nothing out of this world. The interior is just dark enough, with great brick walls, nice tables, and beer signs all over.

All in all, this is a great place. It is where I began my beer education and it is where I continue it to this day. When I graduate from Michigan, Ashley's will one of the places I miss the most.

02-04-2009 05:23:39 | More by bsand2053
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foggymountainman

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

great place. attractive and usually packed.

the quality of Ashley's is wonderful. good people, great selection of beer with a good menu that has accurate descriptions of each beer choice. i don't think they have PBR, which is too bad, but i wouldn't order it anyway.

the service is good. friendly staff, and are pretty well on the ball.

the selection of beer at this bar is the best in A2. some 60 beers to choose from and a number of rotating taps that amount to anywhere from 10-15, and rotating bottles.

The food is delicious, which is just icing on the cake.

check it out, it won't disappoint.

01-31-2009 01:40:42 | More by foggymountainman
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I stayed in Ann Arbor for business last week and looked up where to go on here. Ashleys poped up with great ratings, so I checked out thier website. Well Holy Shit!!!! It just so happened that the night I was staying there, Ashley's was holding a Founders event with KBS, CBS, Better Half, Nemesis, + other killer Founders beers along with the other awesome taps!

The service was unreal! I sat at the bar and was served the rare beers as soon as they were available. The price was great and I talked to a lot of cool people during the night.

I didn't try the food, but it looked good.

What a great place with a great beer selection!

05-24-2012 14:39:50 | More by JDizzle
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-01-2014 23:16:21 | More by DanGeo
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HardyA

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-09-2013 15:40:02 | More by HardyA
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Ashley's in Ann Arbor, MI
96 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.