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218 S. Ashley, at corner of Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-369-8001
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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
Great Summer Fun!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Greg W
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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252 reviews 252 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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351 reviews 351 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?