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Arbor Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(734) 213-1393 | map
arborbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
91
Reviews:
1,144
Ratings:
3,016
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.91/5
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
165
pDev:
10.49%
 
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Reviews by alexgash:
Photo of alexgash
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Only a 5 minute walk from my house! Have visited many times since I moved to Ann Arbor and I will keep coming back. Definitely the best brew-pub in A2 with Grizzly Peak not far behind. Warm, cozy, woodsy-pub atmosphere. Slight hippy feel to it, but not too bad. Large windows look out on Washington and to outdoor tables in the summertime. Service is good, but not exceptional. More than willing to let you try samples of their brews. Speaking of brews, there is a nice beer menu listing house taps and house bottles along with Belgian bottles. They usually keep the menus up to date. Lots of different styles brewed here with varying success. The cask IPA is very good and so is the alt. Usually have some stronger (10oz.) styles as well. Good glassware. They seem prone to running out of beers a lot, so don't expect to have a full range of choices (may be due to their recent bottling venture?). Aside from tap/cask beers, they also have a few house Belgian-style ales in 750 ml bottles. Their guest Belgian bottle list is great too, with 20+ types at very reasonable prices (e.g. Cantillon Kriek 750 ml for $8). Food is decent with the garlic fries and the fish and chips being my favorites. Glad to have this place so close, but I wish they could keep more beers going!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of metacog42
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of tazzman
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of midlifec
3.44/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of JDizzle
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.95/5  rDev +1%
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 -35.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of CohrsCA
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rbarrett86
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of J455K
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
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 +2%
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 +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.61/5  rDev +17.9%
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 +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of TnbeerLvr
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of nlmartin
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
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 -15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of stadmo1
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3,016 ratings
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