Ashley's

BA SCORE
95
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135 Ratings
Ashley'sAshley's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

338 S State St
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104-2412
United States

(734) 996-9191 | map
ashleys.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
83
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.76%
 
 
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 83
Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Craft brew / whiskey / bourbon fan heaven, flat out.

This is the place to visit for beer fans who find themselves in Ann Arbor. A decent, standard pub with the accompanying, mildly overpriced food (albeit tasty) pairs with an unearthly number of taps, almost all of which are craft brews. Some of the taps are etched in stone, but most of them rotate with the seasons, and there are a number of things available here that you will not find on tap anywhere else in Michigan (i.e.: Big Foot, Maudite, St. Bernadus ABT 12, Delirium Tremens, hand-pulled Rogue Imperial Stout and Dogfish 90 minute, all kinds of out of state seasonals). Beyond the taps, they have a huge range of bottles, and stuff from JW Lee's Harvest Ale to Kuhnhenn's Raspberry Eisbock were available. On top of that, if you like other kinds of alcohol, they have an extensive single malt scotch whiskey and bourbon selection.

The overall atmosphere is a fairly standard bar (tap handles on display), but I like the smallness of the place, it's quite intimate. A small bar, booths, the entire place is pretty small, and I like that a lot. The only thing that would gain it the additional half point is less light and a bit less polish, it's just a touch upscale, and that's fine, I'm never uncomfortable here, but I like things a touch more old-fashioned.

The servers here are random, I have had exceptional service, I have had average service. This place gets jammed, so it can take a while on a busy night, the bartenders always seem knowledgeable and friendly when I sit up there though, so it averages out to 4.

Overall: if you've got some time, stop by this place, you will not be disappointed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of DavidRandall
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ssimpson89
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jmiah22
4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of rkf1976
3.99/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of DavMEtt
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of htm
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of st8fan19
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Ashley's is a classic in the area. Always has many great offerings on tap. Food is good, friendly helpful staff and a really great atmosphere to have a beer or two and relax. There may be newer dogs moving into town but Ashley's in an Ann Arbor mainstay. Don't count them out!

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Photo of nlmartin
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Busy as all hell good luck getting a seat!

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Photo of slasich
4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JasonR1975
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Great spot for the craft beer junkie, only knock from my perspective is location - basically center of UM campus makes getting around, parking, and overall crowd in the bar a little too cramped for me. Have had great service on every occasion, the taplist is usually ridiculous, and the food variety is extensive and tasty. Must stop place if in the area.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Love Ashley's, my first pub. This is the place where I was first introduced to Bell's Oberon, which opened the doors to there being something other than BMC for me. Huge draft and bottle selection, with lots of Belgians. If you just have a hour on campus and want beer, stop here.

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Photo of tommy5
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

one of my favorites. great vibe and even better beer selection

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Photo of diamond_mind
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Beer was good, service average

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Ashley's in Ann Arbor, MI
4.29 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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