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Posted on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 1:45 p.m.

Ashley's makes Draft Magazine's list of best beer bars in the country

By Jessica Webster


Just a few of the taps at Ashley's, 338 South State St.

David Bardallis | Contributor

Citing its deep beer list (they have more than 70 beers on tap), its wood-panelled interior and its well-informed clientele, Ashley's is included on Draft Magazine's "America's 100 best beer bars" list for the third year running.

Other Michigan bars on the list include Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills, Hopcat in Grand Rapids andThe Mitten Bar in Ludington.

The full list of America's best beer bars, divided by geographic region, is available on the Draft Magazine site.

Haven't tried Ashley's yet? You might want to check out their next "tap take-over" on Jan. 22. They'll be featuring the beers of Plymouth's LIberty Street Brewing.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 : 2:20 a.m.

Must have cleaned their lines for the writer....


Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 10:20 p.m.

Great beer, and to echo Ignatz above, a great variety from all over to please those of us a little burned out on sediment heavy, overly hop'd, micro/macros.


Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 10:10 p.m.



Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 9:21 p.m.

Good beer but poor service

Nicholas Urfe

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 9:14 p.m.

"well-informed clientele" Snort.

Jessica Webster

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 10:40 p.m.

Well, about beer anyway.


Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 8:24 p.m.

A well deserved honor. It's even more amazing when you consider the sheer amount of world class beer they have so close to campus. Normally, places of this sort will cater to the popular macro crowd.

Kyle Mattson

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 9:50 p.m.

True ignatz, Ashley's is going to have some pretty stiff competition soon too when "World of Beer" opens in a couple months: