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Sidetrack Bar and Grill

Not Rated.
Sidetrack Bar and GrillSidetrack Bar and Grill

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

56 E Cross St
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48198-2835
United States
phone: (734) 483-1035

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

westlaunboy, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

daricepaddy8291, Jul 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

ESchweers, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dshep1340, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.01/5  rDev +1%

Living about a mile from here, I'm here a lot and I'm not mad about that. In Depot Town, Ypsilanti, MI, Sidetrack sits right next to the train tracks with an Amtrak going by every couple hours. They are also expanding into the upstairs, supposedly more bar/restaurant space as well as loft apartments. 24 taps with a great selection focusing on Michigan beer.

Late night happy hour runs 9-1 Sunday and Monday, 10-1 Tues-Thurs and 11-1 Fri and Sat. $3.25 for tall or a pint, depending on the beer. Talls are huge, like 27 ounces. Liquor is also half off during happy hour.

Food is good, with an awesome selection--just about anything you would want. A couple of my favorites are the grilled cheese with bacon and a fried egg (ask for it--it's like six bucks with fries), or the gorgonzola tenderloin at 12 bucks is pretty hard to beat for the price.

Only major downfall is the service--even sitting at the bar sometimes you can be ignored for what seems like forever. It's definitely hit or miss, but unfortunately it's usually a miss here. But for the prices, especially on happy hour, it's typically not enough to keep me away.

TypsiYpsi, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Jaysmittyland
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Jaysmittyland, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%

This place is great. Great tap list, lots of Michigan beers. The also have a late night happy hour with all beer half off(11pm-1am). Unlike other reviewers, I think the food here is great. Their sweet potato fries are incredible. Burgers are good. They have a pretty wide ranging selection as well as plenty of vegan and vegetarian grub. Overall, this is an awesome place, especially in the summer. Sitting outside as the Amtrak flies by is a unique experience.

FrankHammer, May 20, 2013
Photo of Shibbykaiyai
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

***Bad Score Based on Food and Waitstaff....

I actually quite like the place as a bar...it's just the food and the waitstaff that does this place in. The bar crowd, although usually kinda old (Ypsi is an old town), is usually quite friendly and willing to strike up a converstation.

The beer selection, especially for Depot Town (the area in Ypsi) is very good, usually focusing on Michigan brews, some beers from outside of the state, and then some of the usual bar staples (Guinness, etc.)

A good place to get a brew, but the food is decent at best. Supposedly the burger is beloved by Oprah, but I think she missed the mark on it. Rest of the food is bar/pub staples, nothing much more than that.

Shibbykaiyai, Nov 05, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

When the weather started to get nice, and summer was approaching sidetracks was one of the go to places to get an Oberon and eat a meal outside. Can get busy at night but it was one of my favorite places to go when the snow fell, very warm and inviting. I would sum it up as being a good stop anytime. food was good and a nice beer selection. Seemed like there was always a wait for the bathroom. the other room they had opened to private party's and i think i saw live music before helped its appeal. Sidetracks liked the quote "Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy" -Benjamin Franklin

patpbr, Oct 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

I've been in Ypsi on business and I've eaten here a lot lately, all at lunchtime which can get fairly crowded. The atmosphere is lively and has interesting decor. The food is always good and I like the pickles and pepperoncini at the table. I would recommend the burgers and the fish tacos. Also they've got 3 kinds of fries which are all good. They've got a pretty decent selection of draft beer, highlighting MI brews. I certainly would recommend this to anyone in the area.
I'm going to try to go for dinner when I have time to sample from the decent number of taps they have.

brauseboof, Jul 25, 2010
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Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti, MI
90 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.