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Brown Jug Restaurant

American, Pizza, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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1204 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2524
734-761-3355
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
went for a burger-wasnt impressed

Went to the brown jug with my daughter and we were not impressed at all. Our feet stuck to the floor, as it was not clean. Food was not good at all. This place is popular with the college students and has been in Ann Arbor a long time. But I would never go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
janice s
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Ann Arbor
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Friendly and fairly prompt staff; OK drink menu (more specials needed!). Best karaoke catalog ever! Comfortable seating and very packed venue even on a Sunday!

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Ann Arbor
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went to the brown jug with my daughter and we were not impressed at all. Our feet stuck to the floor, as it was not clean. Food was not good at all. This place is popular with the college students and has been in Ann Arbor a long time. But I would never go back.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food and beer was very reasonably priced, and it's a great place to eat and drink before a Michigan game. Fish + Chips and Kabobs are both decent choices. There was a special on Miller Lite pints for $3, however they also had a decent selection of craft and import beers at reasonable prices.

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Garden City, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate right on the street which is pretty cool in Ann Arbor. The service was good. They have quite a large menu so there something for everyone. The food was decent. Definitely going back.

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New York, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

i had heard of the brown jug, so we decided to have lunch here before the saturday football game. it isnt much to look at, but we were pleasantly surprised and happy. you have to fight for a table, but we kept pushing to the back and easily found a table for the 5 of us to share. a guy... More 

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Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The food is nothing to write home about but the beer prices are good and the atmosphere is great. My fish and chips dinner was still frozen inside. The pizza was fair at best...but hey you don't to the Jug for the food...you go for the Meechigan memorabilia and cold beer.

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Toronto, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We came here before the football game on Saturday to have lunch and a few drinks. Place was packed and we had to secure our own table. Atmosphere was great. Drink specials were very creative, We each had a different sandwich and everyone agreed that they were very good. We will be back for sure.

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Brooklyn, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This place may look like a hole in wall at first site but it actually is not bad! The prices are great. Even if it isn't "happy hour" there is always some sort of special and the regular prices are cheap too. For instance a Captain Morgan with coke is regularly 4.50 which you can't beat. The food is even... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

with less than mediocre food. If you're in town for the game, and looking to immerse yourself in Michigan football lore, or less than 24, and looking for cheap shots and beer, worth checking out. Otherwise not.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The Brown Jug has been around since the mid-1930's and still stands the test of time! Great pub-style food, student atmosphere right off campus. Always worth a stop when in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1204 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2524
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-761-3355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?