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Old German

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German, Bar, Pub, European, Central European
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117 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734-741-7325
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here last night for the very first time. We were so happy that we did! The bartender, Chelsea, was amazing! The beer is delicious and very reasonably priced. The happy hour specials are insane! Make sure to stop by for some bar food and beer, because they don't serve dinner. But their bar food is... More 

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Thank Coachdeb
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The appetizer type food was good but the place is very loud with the crowd as well as music that is very loud making it hard to have a conversation.

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Thank Laura J
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing little brew pub! Great beer ... and you can try them all in a flight! You can't go wrong! The staff was fun, and on a Friday night it was lively! Fun place to pop into!

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Thank Charlotte D
Williamston, Michigan
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We ordered the fleet of beers our favorite was the Grizzly peak we also ordered so many appetizers it made a meal but they were all good my favorite was the Reuben Spring rolls I hope they never take those off the menu my second favorite would be the soft pretzels , my husband loved the pigs & Blanket ,... More 

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Thank Cheryl S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I seem to end up at this place every few months when my wife is out of town. I really like the setting - down the stairs into a cellar, but clean, quiet and warm. Feels like a righteous setting to settle into some comfort food and nice beer. But although the setting always feels right, the food and service... More 

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Thank M B
Liz M, Public Relations Manager at Old German, responded to this review

Hi M B- Thank you so much for visiting Old German and taking the time to share your feedback. We’re truly sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We want to ensure our customers have an excellent experience, and we apologize that our standards, as well as yours, were not upheld. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This place has a fun, intimate feel. The bar space is very cool and the staff make you feel like you are a welcome guest in a cozy Bavarian pub. What I truly appreciated was the quality of the food. I had the soft pretzels, potato pancakes, kale salad (it is Ann Arbor after all) and the HASENPFEFFER SANDWICH!

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Thank Paul A
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The food menu here seemed somewhat limited. The pretzels were good, but pricey. I would recommend coming here for a drink after you've already had dinner. They have a little popcorn cart with cold popcorn, so that was nice.

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Thank Courtney G
Michigan
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296 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Needing a quick meal on a Sunday night, we decided at long last to give the Old German a try. Only the name remains: Today's Old German is a pale imitation of its former self, as now it's basically a basement room below the Grizzly Peak, from which it borrows some of its menu items. The place was virtually empty,... More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

This is one of those places that you could easily pass by. Its on the side street, with a little sign and a single door on a plain brick wall. They open at 4pm. You head down a set of stairs and you are now in a German Cellar. Its narrow with comfortable seating. Many Beer styles available. We ordered... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

I've always encouraged restaurants to have a menu that rocks. Better to offer only 5 items and have them all be great than 50 items and more than half are boring and fluffing up the menu. This pub has a small but impressive menu. I've had kale salads of all types and some are just horrible - not so here.... More 

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Liz M, Guest Relations Manager at Old German, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Old German and taking the time to post a review of your positive dining experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit but we’d like to know how we could do better. Please let us know how we can exceed your expectations. Feel free to contact our Manager Chris (734) 741-7325 if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Bar, Pub, European, Central European
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-741-7325

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?