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Bill's Beer Garden

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218 S. Ashley, at corner of Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI
734-369-8001
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2014
Vandy54
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a perfect place to meet up with friends and make new ones too. We arrived shortly after 6pm on a Saturday night and it was already packed. We headed to Mark's Carts, selected our dinners, and headed back over to the Beer Garden to eat and drink. Fantastic atmosphere, everyone's friendly, and the drink prices are great. I... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visiting the USA is always a treat for craft beer drinkers from Canada, however Bill's Garden was a step above (most) of the rest. It was such a lovely atmosphere, a great way to use unneeded parking space in the evenings and promote foot traffic through the downtown. The drink selection was really exception for a totally outdoor experience and... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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323 reviews 323 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Fun gathering spot w great beers. Good next door in Marks carts. Just a blast. Love the support of local breweries. We will be back often.

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Ann Arbor
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Bill's is great!! Nice that he offers gluten free beers and wine in addition to lots of gluteny beers. Fun atmosphere. One of our favorite warm weather hang outs.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great place to get in out of the cold and grab a beer. Tons of brews to choose from and the staff knows their stuff. Cheers!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I wish it was beer garden season year round in Ann Arbor! BBG is excellent for meeting up for drinks after work or just for a nice weekend activity. The beers are good and prices are reasonable. And, if you get hungry, Mark's Carts is just a few steps away. Love it!

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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to Bill's Beer Garden for my 40th birthday with a group of friends. It was wonderful to sit outside on long Bavarian style tables drinking local brews! The skies opened up and it started raining, but we got close family style under a canopy. An outdoor beer garden in Ann Arbor is a great concept and I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 S. Ashley, at corner of Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 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, Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?