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Sergeant Pepper's General Store

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Sergeant Pepper's General StoreSergeant Pepper's General Store
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Sergeant Pepper's General StoreSergeant Pepper's General Store

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1028 E University Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States

(734) 662-0202 | map

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Added by jeremyd365 on 06-29-2008

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mazzino
2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MathTeam
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Haha. Living down the street from this place for the past couple years, I never expected to see it on here, but I guess it is deserving of review.

As far as the selection goes, it's a lot like the standard general store on campus. You won't have any problem finding a 30 pack or a forty, as well as standard macros and the larger craft-focused companies (Sam Adams, and Magic Hat as of late). There are also some great micros peppered throughout the fridges (Bells, Dogfish Head, etc.), even to the point of being surprising (New Holland Pilgrim's Dole). The single section is a very interesting selection and very convenient at points (single cans of Boddington's, Guiness), but it seems to be very random and I haven't been too impressed by anything I decided to take a chance on.

As the first review said, the service is great. I've never asked anything about beer, but the people that work here are generally very friendly and entertaining.

The largest (and only in my opinion) problem with Pepper's is the price. Being a broke-ass college student, I have a very hard time paying $10+ for a six pack. If you're looking for an on-campus beer store, Campus Corner and Village Corner have better prices and arguably better selections (VC for michigan beers, CC for imports). If possible, take the drive to Bello Vino, Super Liquor IV, Beer Depot or Main Street Liquor (in order of radness). Pepper's is my go-to place for cheap beer, kegs, and the post-exam brass monkey, but unfortunately I can't say it's the best place to go when looking for craft beer.

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Photo of jeremyd365
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Sergeant Pepper's is pretty much your usual pricy college campus party store, but it definitely has some character which usually makes me worry slightly less about being overcharged.

The staff is completely great--always helpful and friendly and ready to chat you up about whatever. The owner especially is a good guy--for example last winter I went in and got a sixer of Harpoon Winter Warmer, he went into the back and brought me out an additional bottle for free. I was so confused at the time but it was great.

They've got a small but decent micro selection, although usually way overpriced. This I can understand because it's obvious their average customer could care less about the micros and it probably takes a long time for them to get rid of them--still very nice to offer.

Another nice feature of Pepper's is that they will color any keg for you for free (Green on St. Patty's, Blue on game days?). In fact, one of the workers claims to have created an original way to do it. I'm not sure about it, but it's great nonetheless.

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Sergeant Pepper's General Store in Ann Arbor, MI
Place rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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