Arbor Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.71/5
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:
84
Ratings:
2,943
Reviews:
1,131
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
6.87%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 79
Reviews by ffejherb:
Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited on 11/28/08 with BAs brewslut, Deuane and SierraGS.

Arbor boasts a spacious, angular floor plan with a nice-sized bar as well as plenty of tables and booths. The brewpub is decorated with hardwood floors, a tin ceiling and brick walls with lots of brewerania. You can also view the brew tanks from just about anywhere inside.

Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and laid back. We were seated promptly and there were no problems with our order. Our food arrived relatively quickly.

Their selection included six regular taps and two cask, as well as a handful of specialty Belgian brews. During our visit, they were offering a mild, blonde, pils, IPA, porter and a stout, as well as the aforementioned Belgians. Overall, they had a solid lineup with something for everyone.

The quality of the beers ranged from average to very good, with big thumbs up to their cask porter, which was a hit at our table. Nothing really blew my mind, but everything I sampled was solid.

As for the food, I ordered a cajun chicken burrito with black beans, cilantro, sour cream, rice and salsa with a side of rice and beans. I found my selection to be extremely fresh and flavorful. Overall, food and drink prices were very reasonable.

Ann Arbor is a really nice town, and I will certainly visit again next time I visit the area. I also picked up an Arbor Brewing long sleeve T-shirt with one of my favorite Frank Zappa quotes on the back. Nice find!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Michiganman2325
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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

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Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, MI
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