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Bill's Beer Garden

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218 S. Ashley, at corner of Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-369-8001
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4:00 am - 9:00 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fun summer time hang out

Great place to get a feel for Ann Arbor. Craft beer on tap and a great place to hang out with friends. The food at the carts is good and can be brought in. Check it out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
AnnArborTravelMan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great place to get a feel for Ann Arbor. Craft beer on tap and a great place to hang out with friends. The food at the carts is good and can be brought in. Check it out.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Love saying Hi to Bill Going to Marks cart for delicious food And socializing with friends Very comfortable and fun atmosphere!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Munich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?