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Brown Jug Restaurant

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1204 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2524
734-761-3355
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average Blue bar

Visited the brown jug the sunday after the Michigan vs Osu game and was surprised at how empty the bar was for a Sunday afternoon around 1 30. Being from New England all are bars are packed watching the NFL games, now i know the Lions are having a tough year!!! anyways its a very small bar and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
patscouple
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framingham
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framingham
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Visited the brown jug the sunday after the Michigan vs Osu game and was surprised at how empty the bar was for a Sunday afternoon around 1 30. Being from New England all are bars are packed watching the NFL games, now i know the Lions are having a tough year!!! anyways its a very small bar and tough to... More 

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Thank patscouple
Cleveland, Ohio
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to school in Ann Arbor 30+ years ago and often ate at the Brown Jug. I return frequently to the area, most recently to attend the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Stopped in at the Brown Jug for breakfast one morning. On the plus side, at least for the Fair, they had outdoor seating. However, the inside is very dated;... More 

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Thank jwclevelander
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Waitress we had was awesome. Food was great! Prices were reasonable. Parking can be difficult, but we used a near by parking ramp. Other staff asked if everything was good whenever they walked past. Saturday night around 7:00 pm and no wait! Highly recommend! Loved the memorabilia & the food item names.....GO BLUE!

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Thank jeffrey l
Midland, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were part of a large group this evening and were the first to place our food orders. It took 20+ minutes for all the orders to come out except ours. One waiter kept saying he knew we were waiting but never got our burger out. Finally flagged the waitress who did apologize but only after another 10-15 minutes, and... More 

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Thank Kathy T
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank davosseaworth
Ann Arbor
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank janice s
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 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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Thank Tyson S
Garden City, Michigan
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank Mike B
New York, New York, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank Bill W
Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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, 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?