Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

BEER AVG
3.6/5
Blue Tractor BBQ & BreweryBlue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

207 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
United States

(734) 222-4095 | map
bluetractor.net

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Added by SierraGS on 11-28-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
30
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
27
PLACE STATS
Score:
79
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stop #217 on my brewery tour of the world.

Completed a brewpub tour of Ann Arbor the first week of June 2011 with a couple of my beer-snob-drinking friends. Easily shakes out to…

1. Jolly Pumpkin & Arbor Brewing tied and depending on unique vs. traditional beers
2. Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
3. Grizzly Peak Brewing Company (very distant third)

After a dismal experience at Grizzly Peak, my expectations were low for this lowest-rated brewpub in town. I'm pleased to report we had a fine experience other than waiting a long time for our food at the end of the night (round of beers on the house for that).

On tap..
Pilsner
IPA
Bock
Vanilla Java
Mokee java (Belgian hybrid)
Hefe

Our group had the hefe, IPA, and vanilla java and all agreed they were well done. We also had too much BBQ and I consider it legit given the four American regional sauces they offered.

Lots of slate on the inside and a bit deceptive for a BBQ place. Jolly Pumpkin's "sister" brewpub which I'm not quite sure what that means.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HopHEAD1522
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of stadmo1
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brenden
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Like everything in Ann Arbor, this is a cool building with a nice aesthetic. Emphasis seems equally split on the food (and its preparation) and the beer. All of the beers are pretty standard, and nothing blows me away, but it's all solid. The food, from appetizer to dessert, is excellent. They rotate seven beers on draft. The service is very good, friendly and explanatory but not overly so, frequently but not too frequently coming back to check on water and any other needs.
It's Ann Arbor and this is a brewery. Make it one of your stops if you have time to spend in town.

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Photo of Michiganman2325
4.51/5  rDev +32.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.44/5  rDev +30.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Beer was ok. Nothing stood out in my opinion as good beer, but the food was great and the service was even better. Cool spot in downtown Ann Arbor. Def give it a try!

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Photo of rbarrett86
3/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of JasonR1975
3.65/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Good BBQ - the rest is about average, beer is VERY hit or miss. Nice location downtown AA - note: very cool cocktail bar downstairs accessible from taproom.

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Photo of midlifec
3.81/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of htm
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.91/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Romoworld
4.91/5  rDev +44%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This place is amazing, the food was amazing, the beer was amazing, and the servers and employees were helpful it was pricey but after eating the tractor burger it was worth it. It was the best medium rare burger I have ever eaten. I am definitely joining the Mug Club.

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Photo of BryanA
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Steady_eddie1
4.33/5  rDev +27%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

who knew? i like some of their stuff but could get crazier with the mix nawyimsayn?

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Photo of tommy5
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of loganburgh
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of matt_duthie
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Good food which is available either at the bar or typical restaurant-type layout, as well as in the basement whiskey/beer bar and (free) live music venue. Offer at least a handful of draft options which rotate fairly frequently. Friendly servers, bartenders, and hosts/hostesses. Prices reasonable for the food (downtown Ann Arbor reasonable anyways) and two separate happy hours every day to make the beer very moderately priced on average.

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Photo of DrBobPierce
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Very cool place to visit, and I wish I got out to A2 more to visit. Loved the food here and the beer is average-above average. Fast and friendly service on our visit. Go for the food, stay for some beer.

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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI
3.6 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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