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Posted on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 : 11 a.m.

Bill's Beer Garden to open for St. Patrick's Day weekend

By Ann Dwyer

There's a joke that 37 degrees is T-shirt weather is in Michigan. Well, it's also drinking outside weather. Bill’s Beer Garden at Downtown Home & Garden would like to assist you with that. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day weekend, the Garden will be opened for limited times throughout the season.

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The official dates and times are:

March 15-17 (Fri.-Sun.) from 5-11 p.m.; April 5-7 (Fri.-Sun.) from 5-11 p.m.; May and June, every weekend (Thurs.-Sun.), from 7-11 p.m.; July 4-Sept. 30, 6 days a week (Tues.-Sun.) from 5-11 p.m.; Oct. 1 through early December, every weekend (Thurs.-Sun.) from 5-11 p.m.

They will offer beers from Arbor Brewing Company, Bell’s, Dark Horse, Wolverine Brewing, Founders, Original Gravity, Dragmonmead and New Holland. Wine will also be available.

Two seating pavilions plus pop-up tents when necessary will provide shelter from the elements. Strings of lights and trees line the perimeter of the beer garden, to create a festive and inviting space.

Fri.-Sun., March 15, 16, 17, 2013. 5-11 p.m. No cover. At Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor. 734-662-8122. For more information see and or call the Bill’s Beer Garden info line at 734-369-8001.



Wed, Mar 13, 2013 : 2:08 a.m.

Not my cup of tea to hang out with snarky, self backslappers of Ann Arbor! even a communal table...eeks!


Mon, Mar 11, 2013 : 7:43 p.m.

Too bad you won't be able to see that nice summer sunset anymore. Oh well! Cheers to all enjoy the brews


Mon, Mar 11, 2013 : 6:23 p.m.

Hopefully with the enclosure....any subsequent celebratory puke piles will be contained therein....