We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bill's Beer Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
218 S Ashley St, NW Corner of Liberty and Ashley, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1349
+1 734-369-8001
18:15 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:15 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 18:15 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 50: English reviews
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The beer garden has some solid beer but by and far the reason it's so cool is it's atmosphere. It is unreal

Thank Matthew S
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place to meet up with friends and/or co-workers. Nice selection of local beers and very relaxed atmosphere. For food, one can pick up things to eat at Mark's Carts and bring them back to enjoy in the Beer Garden.

Thank Deniz M
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

They have some good Michigan beers but what is best about this place is that you can drink in an outdoor environment. On rainy days they have these shelters that kind of covers from rain. There are fire pits as well.

Thank maziarrostamian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you are looking to have a few cold beverages on a nice summer evening this is THE BEST PLACE! It attracts quite a crowd but this added to the charm. It is a garden center by day and a meeting spot for grad students and young adults in the evenings. The line for drinks moved quickly (no table service)... More 

Thank EmeraldDove
Sebastopol, California
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Bill's is a hardware store parking lot by day, and a real beer garden in the evening. The cars are gone by dinner time, and the tables are put up. One can order Michigan beers, and wine. You can also get food by going through a passage behind the hardware store to food trucks a few feet away. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Greg J
Ann Arbor, MI
Level Contributor
428 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

A simple beer garden with cafeteria style seating. They do have a canopy over parts of the grounds to cover up on sunny/rainy days. A nice selection of craft beers. Sampler is a good start. Also serve a limited selection of wine and sangria. Only lacks food as they only sell bags of chips. However just a few steps away... More 

Thank bcsystems
Belleville, Michigan
Level Contributor
121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Little gem in Ann Arbor with limited hours, (not open till after 6/closed before midnight) but worth the visit. Nice selection of craft beers; a mixed drink or two, available; water jug handy at the bar to keep your self hydrated. They were more than willing to direct you to nearby food trucks, and welcomed you dining there (only chips... More 

Thank Bill B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

For the last few Friday nights, my husband and I have gotten food from Mark's Carts (see separate review) and taken it to Bill's Beer Garden. When the weather is nice, there's no better way to start the weekend. Bill's has 3 long communal tables as well as smaller ones. We like the communal tables as we end up chatting... More 

Thank Inkfisch
Flat Rock, Michigan
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Great outdoor hang out with a decent amount of beer options... The only thing I didn't like was a few ciders were a little misleading.... One was listed as fruity and sweet but was more bitter and a bit like kombucha.... Wasted $6. All in all - good experience but not overly fantastic.

Thank jaureliak
Level Contributor
225 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

As a traveler who lives in a hot clime, loved sitting out on long tables on quaint summer night. Pretty big selection but lacked my two local favorites.

Thank brantjames

Travellers who viewed Bill's Beer Garden also viewed


Been to Bill's Beer Garden? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:15 - 21:00
18:15 - 23:00
18:15 - 23:00
18:15 - 23:00
18:15 - 23:00
18:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 S Ashley St, NW Corner of Liberty and Ashley, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1349
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-369-8001

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bill's Beer Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?