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218 S. Ashley, at corner of Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-369-8001
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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This place is awesome! Located one block off Main St in Ann Arbor is a nice area with picnic tables to sit, enjoy your beverage and hang out with friends. Standing room is plentiful but on a warm Summer night, Bill's beer garden is a great place to go. The beer selection is very good, the service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Dexter, Michigan
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  • Bar scene
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The place is pretty often packed with the after-work crowd and U of M students, but it is a lively and fun crowd. The beer selection is relatively large, and prices are standard. It's a really nice place to go and chill during the summer. But please don't bring any babies--not cool. People can buy food there or bring from... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is awesome! Located one block off Main St in Ann Arbor is a nice area with picnic tables to sit, enjoy your beverage and hang out with friends. Standing room is plentiful but on a warm Summer night, Bill's beer garden is a great place to go. The beer selection is very good, the service is great! We... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What I like most about this place is the atmosphere. It is a beer garden on a parking lot of a nice garden shop, in Ann Arbor downtown. Sometimes people line up when not open yet, on nice days you should arrive around 6-6:15pm to ensure easy seating. The beers are good, and there are food trucks in the back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bill's is a great place to spend one of the many beautiful Ann Arbor Summer evenings. It is biergarten style so you get to sit by strangers, who will most likely become friends! Head over to Mark's Carts for food and you will have a classic A2 night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Authentic German- style Biergärten are hard to find outside of Bavaria, and Bill’s does not pretend to be one. But it does have several of the elements: good beer, of course; trees (albeit only around the edges) genuine German beer tables and seats, and a shack where the beer is bought. The whole affair is set up in the parking... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great place to have as close as possible of an experience to the German beer gardens. The food truck provide some interesting and very good food. Get there early-it fills up fast.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Simply put, I love the beer garden. Small but great menu of local beers and some fun national craft beers. Mark's Carts being connected is also amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had a great time at Bill's. I am surprised there are not more places like this in USA. The atmosphere is great, very simple set-up, nice people, etc.. Will definitely go back.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place downtown to sit outside, meet some new people, and have a beer. Usually a handful of local choices on tap. Grab a brew, sit at one of the community tables in the parking lot of the hardware store and relax. Nice surroundings right in town.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a nice beer garden. The selection of beers is good and there are food carts nearby. However, they could use more seating.

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Additional Information about Bill's Beer Garden

Address: 218 S. Ashley, at corner of Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone Number: 734-369-8001
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 S. Ashley, at corner of Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-369-8001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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