Ashley's

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Ashley'sAshley's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(734) 996-9191 | map
www.ashleys.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
131
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
Taps:
72
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 131
Reviews by adamette:
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Edit: Just found my notes taken that day here in their unedited form:

10 15 09 visit. Referred here by Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor waiter who said that it was 4 blocks away. It was more like about 7 blocks but it was a welcomed walk none the less. On State Street, opposite commons of University of Michigan, nice bustling location, lots of foot traffic. Great amount of taps. Delirium Tremens, Aventinus, Arrogant Bastard, lots of local Michigan beers, Rogue and that is all on tap....did not even see their bottles.

Atmosphere: Smokey but wonderfully cluttered with beer bottles, signage, hard wood furniture, crusty bar, friendly, attentive people on a Thursday afternoon pretty much on the campus of U of M.

College atmosphere with band signage, bulletin board for lessons of various sorts.

Based on a visit there 10 15 09. Review from limited notes, mainly memory.

Atmosphere This is certainly a college bar with a better selection of beer than any college bar that I have ever been in. Notifications of apartments, happenings on campus at University of Michigan (the place is across from a huge commons area of campus) and other services are on a cork board as you enter and there are paraphernalia from all manner of breweries, bottles also from hundreds, if not a thousand, breweries as well. I really like the atmosphere but I like the selection of taps probably more. 4.5

Quality Good with proper glassware and a beer advocacy that you do not often find in a place so close to a major campus. 4.0

Service Good. Several people, including someone who turned out later to be a patron, offered the beer list which is a small book. 4.0

Selection The best part of the place. As stated, I have never been to what is essentially a college bar with such an incredible selection. Two rows of craft, imported taps including Aventinus, Delerium Tremens, a lot of local Michigan beers and even Great Lakes Brewing Company (sort of my hometown brewery) were represented. Really, really good. 4.5

Food Did not order any food.

Value Reasonable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of DavidRandall
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ssimpson89
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jmiah22
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of rkf1976
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of DavMEtt
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of htm
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of st8fan19
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 -1.2%
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 +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JasonR1975
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Love Ashley's, my first pub

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Photo of tommy5
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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 -18.2%

Beer was good, service average

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Photo of loganburgh
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of beornagain
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of JackNip
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Ashley's in Ann Arbor, MI
4.28 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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