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Bill's Beer Garden

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218 S Ashley St, NW Corner of Liberty and Ashley, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1349
+1 734-369-8001
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18:15 - 23:00
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Sun 17:15 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 18:15 - 23:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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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

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Thank Matthew S
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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.

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Thank Deniz M
Irvine, California
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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.

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Thank maziarrostamian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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 

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Thank EmeraldDove
Sebastopol, California
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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 

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Thank Greg J
Ann Arbor, MI
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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 

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Thank bcsystems
Belleville, Michigan
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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 

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Thank Bill B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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 

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Thank Inkfisch
Flat Rock, Michigan
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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.

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Thank jaureliak
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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.

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Thank brantjames

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:15 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:15 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:15 - 23:00
Thursday
18:15 - 23:00
Friday
18:15 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?