Arbor Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.69/5
Arbor Brewing CompanyArbor Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

114 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States

(734) 213-1393 | map
arborbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
81
Reviews:
1,118
Ratings:
2,918
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
159
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
6.87%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 159
Reviews by Frozensoul327:
Photo of Frozensoul327
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Arbor Brewing Company was a nice suprise. Located in downtown Ann Arbor, right off Main St., it offered alot of what a more sophisticated beer drinker would look for. The brewpub is decorated much like other college town watering holes, with a darker lighting situation, and lots of beer signs and beer posters / awards on the walls. Lots of tall booths for get togethers, and a bar that seats about 15. The service was quite good, as my glass never got empty, and the bar tender seemed to know about the beers they offered. The selection was very good, with over a dozen home-brewed offerings on the menu, and a nice selection of belgians and imports. I also liked the fact that they produced their own "cellared beers" and made them available in 750 mL wine bottles. That's pretty sweet. The food was quite good, although I only had a couple of appetizers (big plate of Nachos and some Spicy Fries). The value was very good when you take into consideration that you're in a big college town (a 12 beer sampler was about 10 dollars). I look forward to returning. If you're in the area, it's definitly worth a stop. Recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JDizzle
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Went on a recent visit to Ann Arbor, went for a late night snack with my grown children. We were excited that the menu included pierogi, which is hard to come across in Texas. The Korean barbecue flavored wings were also a hit. I had a Belgian style tripel that was pretty good. The service was great and we enjoyed the visit. Would go back next time in AA.

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Photo of DOCRW
2.51/5  rDev -36.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of CohrsCA
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rbarrett86
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.89/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of J455K
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Nice selection of house drafts and bottles, also have some guest taps. Service was.......bad. Empty glasses sat as I wished for another beer, food order was not put in by our waitress (she did apologized for this). Food finally arrived, warm at best. All in all not impressed by beer, food, or service. I am by far a patient person but if this place was in my hometown it would be a one and done experience.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

My wife and I stopped here to see the results of their remodeling and to experience this brewery for the purposes of this review. We've been here many times before but have never written a review. This was also the first stop of an afternoon pub crawl. We had lunch and a sampler flight of 6 beers knowing that we couldn't have any more than that with three more pubs to visit.

All of the beers that we chose are also available in bottles on store shelves, so we were disappointed that there were no pub-only options. However, we had not previously had one of the beers, the pilsner, so we made it a point to choose it. We have always liked Arbor's beers, and today was no exception. All were what we remembered them being, and the pilsner was one of the best that we've had at a craft brewery. Aside from the 6-packs of their regular beers that are in a cooler for carry-out sales, there were also several specialty beers available in 750 ml. bottles, and we chose to purchase the sour version of their 20th anniversary barleywine. We're looking forward to popping that cork.

The food has always been very good here, and our lunch selections were no different. The menu has changed a bit since our last visit several years ago (a more healthy, organic theme), and the new choices are what we focused on for our lunch.

We go back a ways with our appreciation for this pub, and today's visit further cemented our desire to continue to support this brewery.

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Photo of Raime
3.93/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Nice spot in Ann Arbor. Diverse brews with fantastic food.

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Photo of Fahrn13
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of TnbeerLvr
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.56/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of nlmartin
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

This was a quick stop drank 2 pints. One a very meh sour and a nice chili porter. Service was self service to the bar. The bar tender was a bit slow. The selection was what was expected with a couple positive bumps. The food I did not try. We used to have an option for N/A. So I will give them the benefit of the doubt and say food is at least average and edible.

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Photo of Ekoseck
3.3/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of stadmo1
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of McAfee85
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of teddibrewski
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of streeter
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MisterMagoo
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JDoHo
3.85/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
3.69 out of 5 based on 2,918 ratings.
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