Ann Arbor Bars & Restaurants
1449 Jorn Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
If you’re looking for some of the best country-style food in Ann Arbor, head over to Ricewood Barbecue as soon as you can. From the briskets to the pulled pork, everything here is as tender as you could ask for. If it’s your first time, you have to go with the briskets, especially the brisket bowl. With a dab of rice and some marinated vegetables, you couldn’t ask for more on an empty stomach.
117 W Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
A Cuban restaurant, Frita Batidos makes some of the best sandwiches in Ann Arbor. Their burgers here are amazing too. The chorizo burger is a unique burger, and with the Best Snack Ever” side, you’ve just made yourself one of the most unique dishes in the city. The Best Snack Ever is cheesy beans and rice topped with roasted tomatoes and vegetables.
Monahan's Seafood Market
407 N 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Monahan’s is Ann Arbors premier spot for fresh seafood. The restaurant has plenty of bar space and a beautiful patio for outdoor seating, making it much more than a seafood market. However, you can still by fish to fry up at home. The Oyster Po’boy is a crowd favorite here. With perfectly fried and breaded oysters and tomato and lettuce as fresh as the seafood, one bite and you’ll be back.
The Last Word
301 W Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
If you’ve ever wanted to visit a speakeasy, Ann Arbor’s Last Word is the closest you’ll come to it. With one of the classiest atmospheres in Ann Arbor and some of the most creative cocktails around, it’s easy to see why this bar is so popular. The My Boy Blue cocktail is one of their best drinks. It’s a bourbon drink mixed with elderberries, blueberries and a few other components. The ingredients bring out all the right flavors of a bourbon, so don’t be thrown off by blue being in the name. It isn’t blue!
Wolverine State Brewing Co.
2019 W Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Wolverine State is one of the best brewpubs in the city, and that’s no easy feat since Ann Arbor is full of them. The food here is a far cry from bar food. The sliders here are amazing, especially the BBQ pork slider on a brioche bun. They also serve some of the best craft beer for miles. If IPA is your thing, for the Gulu Gulu.