Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

Grizzly Peak Brewing CompanyGrizzly Peak Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

120 West Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States

(734) 741-PEAK | map

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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

No, I don't need you to remind Mike & Davida that we blew off their Sunday post-wedding brunch to hit brew pubs, thank you very much (They understood). It was all (Evil) Davo's idea anyway, I was just a-navigatin'. Not really such a bad idea, as Ann Arbor was on the way back to the airport, and we've got a good couple of hours to kill before our flight will get delayed and Phil starts getting silly on Gin...
A straight wood bar seats 10, with a large wood bar back unit, mirrored, with shelves of booze and glassware and grilly bear stuffed animals atop. It's a low lit brick bar room with the ceiling and duct work painted maroon, wood plank floors, stained glass drop lamps over the bar and similar style ceiling fan chandeliers, old Ann Arbor Brewery prints, TV's in 3 corners and 2 flat screens on the front wall above the windows, 3 round bar tables, a pair of bar counter tables, and a bar counter below the front window.
The main dining room holds 10 booths and a pair of tables, plus a bar counter in a "U" shaped nook. An open kitchen and hearth here, and to the rear, another room with upwards of a dozen booths and tables, including a large banquet table in the corner. A side room off the bar holds a dozen and a half tables and booths, Ansel Adams prints, nautical pieces, glass lamps, and brick lined kettles in a section to the front. They've also got outdoor seating on the sidewalk.
Back at the bar, the taps are listed on a small blackboard suspended by chains. 8 taps (although only 6 were on), and 2 cask beers, spread out over 2 towers behind the bar and 3 handpumps on the bar itself. Samplers are available in different increments from 5 to 10 beers. The Grizzly Peak Pale Ale was Cascade hoppy; the Bear Paw Porter was roasty, chocolatey, real good; the Roggen was a solid Rye, somewhat Belgianesque, and I quite liked it; the cask Raspberry Hefe was sweetish, okay; the cask ESB was nicely malty; the nitro Lugil's Summer Ale was off fruity in aroma & flavor. The Porter and Roggen were the best of the lot.
The food menu was strangely eclectic. Every item had one extra word that didn't belong. Either I didn't know what it was or I knew what it was and thought, "well, that just killed that". I ordered the Peasant's Tomato soup which had way too much Pesto in it. It looked like a dollop but was really the tip of the iceberg, 'cause when I stirred it up, everything turned very green. Too much!! The grilled sesame chicken wings didn't seem grilled at all, all sesame-soy marinade and spicy mustard dipping sauce, they were unpleasantly gummy. Randy was talking like he and Phil were not all that cracked up about their meals as well. Service was good though. Jayna was fun and my kind of cute. She called Evan a "Girly beer drinker" for ordering the Raspberry Hefe.
Decent enough place. Beers were good, but foo on the food. Yep, I said it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jophish17
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Another cool spot on the streets of Ann Arbor. I wish they had a better beer selection. Wasn't impressed with their in house IPA or their Sour Wheat Ale either. Cool outdoor patio area we were able to bring our dogs and sit under the sun. They even have a doggy treat menu.

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Photo of tommy5
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This was like a second home to me, and I can't say enough good things about the staff here. Great food and a menu that changes often to go with a hand full of great beers. Always have a couple casks conditioned beers available and they have rotating beers probably every week if not every couple of days.

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Photo of JDoHo
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of nlmartin
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Romoworld
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.75

The food we didn't really eat, we just had an appetizer which were soft pretzels, the pretzels were nice and soft but the sauce was not good at all but luckily their Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard saved it, the beer selection was small but not too bad though. I had a Bear Paw Porter which was really good it had hints of Roasted Coffee beans and Hazelnut I then had the County Cork Irish Stout. This is a very watered down version of a Stout. It was not good in fact I don't even want to finish hut I don't waste beer. The service was quiet but they brought our food and beer on a timely manner. Don't know if I would go here again because the beer didn't meet my standards.

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Photo of MisterMagoo
4.5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Grizzly Peak Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
3.66 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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