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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

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Blue Tractor BBQ & BreweryBlue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
BA SCORE
3.57/5
Good
133 Ratings
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
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
133
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.59/5
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
60
pDev:
16.16%
 
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Reviews by alexgash:
Photo of alexgash
2.45/5  rDev -31.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 3

The newest brewpub in Ann Arbor is appropriately located on Washington St., or "Brewpub Row," as it's becoming! Gave this place a couple of months to work out the kinks and get its feet on the ground before visiting. Well, they still need to work out some issues...

First of all, the atmosphere was pretty nice. Darkish, with lots of dark wood, and not too much junk on the walls. Might actually be a little too dark. Nice long bar and some flat screens on the walls. The bar has a narrow "ice rail" to keep your beer cold. Gimmicky and unnecessary, but kind of cool, I guess. Service was fine. I couldn't really ask the guy too much about their beers, because they only had THREE! So, yeah, selection was terrible. They showed 5 house beers on the menu: 4 year-rounds and one seasonal. But they were currently out of the Light and the Pilsner. This left a nitrogen-dispensed cream ale, an IPA, and the seasonal red lager. Having been warned about the tastelessness of the cream ale and wary of the red lager, I ordered the IPA. It was a decent brewpub IPA, but nowhere near as good as ABC's Sacred Cow across the street. Food was average. I had a decent black and blue burger and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich. The fries were a little thin, wimpy, and from frozen stock. All in all, a disappointing visit, and the lack of beer is pretty inexcusable. Oh, and the BBQ and "Southern" food could use some more soul.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HopHEAD1522
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of stadmo1
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brenden
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +25.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
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 -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of JasonR1975
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of htm
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
3.95/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Romoworld
4.91/5  rDev +36.8%
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 -1.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Steady_eddie1
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
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 +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of loganburgh
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of matt_duthie
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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 +11.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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
Brewery rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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