Craft Beer Lover?
First Street Garden Inn has gathered this list of Ann Arbor area breweries to visit when you’re in town, both within walking distance and a little further afield. There’s even bicycle trolleys for people who are so inclined. Share the list with your friends and loved ones, and if you do come to town, give us a call. (Information in this list gathered from the Internet, including PureMichigan, Ann Arbor Area Visitors Bureau, and Ypsi Real.)
Breweries within walking Distance of First Street Garden Inn
Arbor Brewing Company – 734-213-1393
114 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor. Ranked Brew Pub Magazine’s “Best brewing in the Midwest” Michigan Microbrewing. Known for award-winning beer, great unfussy food, friendly service, casual family dining, and a great nightlife. Offers smoke-free bars, cocktail lounge.
Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery – (734) 222-4095
207 E Washington St, Ann Arbor. The restaurant serves American comfort food: barbecue fare like baby back ribs and smoked beef brisket, as well as a variety of burgers, sandwiches and salads. Beer-can chicken is on the menu, as is homemade macaroni and cheese.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company – (734) 741-7325
120 W. Washington St, Ann Arbor. Featuring a brick interior with it’s historic location downtown in a Old German Restaurant’s legendary building. Handcrafted beer is a favorite in the culturally home of U. of Michigan. Wood-fired pizzas, fresh pastas.
Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery – (734) 913-2730
311 S Main St, Ann Arbor. ·The Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor Café & Brewery, fuses comfortable dining with the energetic, approachable atmosphere expected of a downtown locale. Our eclectic menu is driven by fresh seasonal ingredients collected daily.
Trolley Pub is a pedal-powered, eco-friendly trolley for weekend visitors and Ann Arbor residents alike. The Trolley Pub offers both leisure and exercise in a unique package, and extends patrons an opportunity to tour downtown Ann Arbor.
Ride an eighteen person pedal trolley to tour Ann Arbor’s local breweries, restaurants, universities, and attractions.
Within a Short Drive of First Street Garden Inn
Wolverine State Brewing Co. – (734) 369-2990
2019 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor. We are the proud brewers of Michigan’s Most Drinkable Beers. We are the only microbrewery in Michigan that specializes in making lagers for everyone.
Pointless Brewery & Theatre – 989-455-4484
3014 Packard, Ann Arbor. A Brewery and Theatre. You get to drink craft beer while watching a show. Live theatre. Mostly long-form improv, but we plan to include some additional offerings as time goes on. We think Ann Arbor is a community that is the perfect fit for smart, funny improv and sketch comedy. We serve concession-style snacks, and you are welcome to bring your own food into our establishment to enjoy while watching a show and drinking Pointless beverages. All ages are allowed in the establishment. Be aware, however, that we do not censor our performers, and there may be adult language and content (think R-rated movie).
Glasshouse Brewing – (734) 436-8847
2350 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor. At Glasshouse, it’s our goal to explore craft brewing with unique twists on classic styles: introducing new life and flavors to your palate. We wish to engage craft beer lovers of Southeast Michigan and beyond, offering a space for all.
Homes Brewery – (734) 954-6637
2321 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, Near the intersection of Jackson Ave & Collingwood Dr
Ann Arbor Distilling Company (734) 882-2169
(Because we don’t want to be biased)
220 Felch St., Ann Arbor, MI Hours: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm SUN 2pm – 8pm | Ann Arbor’s premiere distillery and tasting room serves craft cocktails featuring house-made spirits and fresh ingredients. Located a few blocks north of downtown in a historic grainery, the distillery produces vodka, gin, whiskey & other spirits. This hotspot is quickly becoming known for its hand-crafted cocktails made with local ingredients from Ann Arbor favorites, like Zingerman’s olive brine & Mighty Good coffe . Highlights on the seasonal cocktail menu include the Seasonal Shrub, the Honey Bee and the Clover Club – all featuring fresh produce and the highest-quality ingredients.
Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery – (734) 480-2739
Distance: 6 miles from Ann Arbor. 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti. Welcome to the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery. We are a production brewery with a microbrewer’s license brewing and packaging award-winning Arbor Brewing Company brand beers for distribution.
Ypsi Alehouse – (734) 477-1555
Distance: 6 miles from Ann Arbor. 124 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti. Ypsi Alehouse is a local brewpub where good friends share good beer. Serving Mishigama Brewing Craft Beer and a seasonal menu.
Unity Vibrations – Ypsilanti (734) 277-4063
93 Ecorse Rd, between Towner St & Emerick St. At Unity Vibration’s Triple Goddess Tasting Room, we specialize in making, hands down, the best Kombucha tea and beer out there. We’re locally and organically sourced as much as possible, are Raw, gluten-free, and non-pasteurized. That means this is a living beverage with numerous health benefits. The Triple Goddess Tasting Room is a tucked-away spot where you can relax and enjoy our libations in a friendly atmosphere, and we offer growlers and bottles to-go, as well!
Salt Springs Brewery – Saline
Distance: 8 miles from Ann Arbor. Come visit one of Michigan’s most exciting new Breweries. Housed in a 116 year old former church, the stunning building and easy access from Ann Arbor and US-12 make this a must stop for the craft beer enthusiast.
Stony Lake Brewing – Saline (734) 316-7919
447 E Michigan Ave, Saline. Great drinks! A wide selection of house made beer and cider. As a beer drinker,I have had almost everything on tap and haven’t been disappointed yet. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. No food served, however, they encourage bringing in food from other places.
Distance: 9 miles from Ann Arbor. A tasting room and bar at the Northern United Brewing Co. Brewing facility in Dexter. Serving NUCO’s product lines from their breweries and distillery: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, North Peak and Grizzly Peak beers.
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Dexter
Distance: 10 miles from Ann Arbor. Welcome to a land of open fermentation, oak barrel aging, and bottle conditioning. At Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales we are dedicated to more than the traditions of old world craftsmanship.
A little farther afield but Within Driving Distance of First Street Garden Inn
Original Gravity Brewing Company – Milan
Distance: 13 miles from Ann Arbor. A microbrewery with seven “regular” beers on tap all of the time, and 20 “small batch” creations. Also feature microbrewed soft drinks and sandwiches.
Witch’s Hat Brewing Company – South Lyon (248) 486-2595
Distance: 13 miles from Ann Arbor. 601 N Lafayette St, Near the intersection of N Lafayette St and Heritage Blvd Located in the beautiful town of South Lyon just a quick 10 minute drive from either US-23 or I-96. The Witch’s Hat Brewing Company is a small family microbrewery with a big heart. Our 38 seat pub is located on site.
Third Monk Brewing Company – South Lyon (248) 278-6366
228 N Lafayette St, Downtown South Lyon. Near the intersection of N Lafayette St and Detroit St. The Third Monk Brewery is a must visit for any beer aficionado. This local brewery takes pride in their inventive brews which cater to eclectic palates. A sampler lets you get a taste of all of them. Food trucks are parked nearby for you to grab scrumptious snacks to complement your drink. Third Monk Brewery is a venue for several events including live music.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery – Chelsea
Distance: 15 miles from Ann Arbor. We offer fresh beer crafted on-site. Pair your beer with a sandwich, salad, soup, or munch on a warm pub pretzel.
Ugly Dog Distillery – Chelsea
Distance: 17 miles from Ann Arbor. Micro-distillery founded in 2009 with the challenge of manufacturing a premium vodka from 100% Michigan wheat that could be sold at a mid-range price. Ugly Dog Vodka is triple hand-distilled in small batches.
Liberty Street Brewing Company – Plymouth
Distance: 16 miles from Ann Arbor. Liberty Street Brewing Company provides an elegant atmosphere where people can enjoy a fine, hand crafted beer in Plymouth, Michigan’s historic Old Village.
Draught Horse Brewery – Lyon Township
Distance: 18 miles from Ann Arbor. Draught Horse Brewery located directly off I-96 in Lyon Township has an intimate setting with some wonderful hand-crafted beer! Stop in for a pint and enjoy food parings from our full food menu!
Brewery Becker – Brighton
Distance: 18 miles from Ann Arbor. Brewery Becker is located in the historical Western House. After renovating the historical property, much of the original details remain. The atmosphere creates the perfect environment to enjoy one of many Brewery Becker beers.
Eternity Brewing Company – Howell
Distance: 23 miles from Ann Arbor. A microbrewery and taproom in Howell, MI. We create our handcrafted beers in small batches on a three bbl brewhouse. We are family friendly with a warm atmosphere and tasty beer, hard cider, wine, root beer, appetizers and snacks.
Block Brewing Company – Howell
Distance: 25 miles from Ann Arbor. Block Brewing Company is a brew pub serving its own craft beer and great barbecue food to local Howell residents and many travelers along I-96. We also feature other Michigan beers and offer wine and alcohol as well.
Tecumseh Brewery Company – Tecumseh 517-815-1726
Distance: 22 miles from Ann Arbor. Tecumseh Brewing Company is a Breweries & Beer Distribution in Tecumseh, , MI. We specialize in Brewery, brew pub, restaurant, bar, craft beer, tap room, cornhole, beer garden, biergarten, American Restaurant, Hamburger Restaurant, fresh dining, freshly prepared food, tavern, takeout restaurant, mulltitap, locally sourced food, quality food, pure michigan products, game room, and darts.
River’s Edge Brewing Company – Milford
Distance: 23 miles from Ann Arbor. River’s Edge Brewing Company is a Microbrewery located on the bank of the Huron River in downtown Milford. We feature a wide variety of rotating beer styles, house-made wines and hard ciders.