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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
7525 Wayne Rd
phone: (734) 525-1667
Reviews by buschbeer:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I rolled up on this joint yesterday. It looked like it used to be a chain restaurant (found out it was originally a Pizzeria Uno). Upon entering it looked like a chain restaurant. I was happy to see that they had two bars and a lot more space than the one in Ann Arbor. I was disappointed to see only about 20 beers on tap. I guess I'm spoiled from going to the other location.
The bartender could not have been more friendly. We talked beer and about differences in the two locations. He suggested beers that this location had and were not available in AA. I met a guy that knew beer and was a fan of Michigan, Tigers, and Red Wings.
The place was not crowded, but it was 1:30pm on a Satruday. Not everyone starts at noon and finishes at midnight like me. I loved the space this place had to offer but it seemed like they lacked the selection or the ambiance of the AA location. But I am biased and trying to be objective. I would definitely recommend it though.
08-27-2012 01:56:11 |
More by buschbeer
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My most recent visit was on Sunday for chocolate and beer pairing during the Belgian Beer Festival. I've been here many times before, but when they put on an event, they go all out. The special dinner menu, the dessert menu, all the Belgian beers on tap and in bottles, and the special Schokolad chocolates that they had made, infused with different beers, really display dedication.
The service has always been solid, not spectacular. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing. There is always a great selection of beers on tap, and they are very good at letting people know when they get a keg of something special. The food on the regular menu is good; I generally have appetizers and samplers. However, the food on the Belgian menu was fantastic. I had mussels steamed in Duchesse de Bourgogne, and my fiance had a burger with Orval cheese. Both were spectacular.
I will admit that there is a charm at the Ann Arbor location that is missing here. However, I also have to admit that I like having the extra space for events and not having to deal with waiting forever. I will continue to support this place, especially the special events that it puts on.
02-15-2012 04:37:18 |
More by travMI13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I have been to Ashley's in Westland quite often. The atmosphere here is up to you're personal preference, I personally enjoy it very rarely is it extremely packed (unless they are have some type of event). The people who frequent Ashley's are usually some pretty knowledgeable beer drinkers, which helps me usually get good beers that I would like.
The staff for the most part provide awesome service, and there pretty knowledgeable of the beers they have and also beers they don't have on hand.
The food they offer is quite diverse, and everything i have tried has been very good. The Ashley's club sandwich is my favorite hands down, not just of they food they offer but better than any other club sandwich I've had at any other food establishment.
They also have what is known as the "Beer Tour", in which you get a card with 131 different types of beer on it. If you do this card it will have you trying different beers that you wouldn't normally try, just so you can complete the card. This is what really opened my eyes and taste buds to the whole spectrum of beer styles and tastes. The more beers you try will earn you free stuff from Ashley's (appetizers, pizza, hats, t-shirts) and when you finish the card you get your name on a plaque at the front door.
I will admit that I may be a little biased about this place, but this establishment is the reason i have become a beer connoisseur, instead of just a beer drinker. They showed me that there is way better beers to drink than what i was used to.
11-23-2011 14:45:24 |
More by Alldayson734
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the best local multi-tap.
Beer: They have a ridiculous selection of both bottled and draft beer. The feature rotating taps from many of the good Michigan breweries. Tuesday is the best day to go because it is $3 pint night. No matter what there is always something to drink that is good.
Food: They feature a large selection of foood. y menu favorites are the various types of fries, the Texas Burger and the Buffalo Chicken Fingers.
Service: Depending on who you get as a server the service can be great or mediocre. Nicole in the bar is great and very knowledgable about beer. Laura the manager is also very helpful and knows her ber. Stu the bartender is also a beer aficionado and knows his stuff.
05-26-2011 14:23:54 |
More by camil1mj
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been trying to find a better beer bar in the area but keep coming back to Ashley's because nobody can compete with the selection. 40 taps and they always seem to have something that is a one off batch. Like B-Craft black IPA that was incredible. Every Tuesday is $3.00 pint night (Higher ABV sometimes are not included). Been there pretty much every night of the week and it's never over crowded. Wait-staff knows their beer, they serve everything in the proper glass. Service is excellent. They also have festivals throughout the year. Stop by maybe I will see you there.
09-28-2010 21:19:18 |
More by Mezmo
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A_I gave the atmosphere a 4. Maybe I should've given it less because it was pretty dead for a Friday night.I like beer bars that aren't crowded. If you do too this a nice place to chill while exploring new craft beers.
Q_ I had three beers on tap. Arcadia B-Craft,Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock, and Shorts Bellaire Brown. All were fresh as were the four my buddy had.I also had a bottle of Dogfishhead Indian Brown Ale. The date on the bottle was late June 2010. This was late August so the bottle was still pretty damn fresh.
S_ Our waitress was fast,friendly,and new a little about the beers they served. Even if she didnt know shit about beer I know enough to navigate through their beer menu and understand that it would be a pain in the ass for the owner to fill his staff with only beer geeks for a bunch of beer snobs.
S_Selection was great. About as good as anywhere else in South East Michigan. They now have 40 taps instead of 20. 20 of those taps are year round and the other 20 are rotating.Their bottle selection is more extensive than most beer stores.
V_Average is 4-5 bucks a beer.A little more for the rare stuff. Didn't see a beer over 7 dollars. Not gonna find much better.
08-29-2010 22:14:12 |
More by nickadams2
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've now been in here a few times (see original review below). Although I am sure the waitstaff varies in their beer knowledge, the bartenders are reasonably knowledgeable and the beer selection itself is very nice. Every meal I've eaten here has been quite good, every beer fresh and served in appropriate (approximately) glassware, and I have yet to be disappointed. Beyond that, I think the price is actually not bad. For example, a few nights ago my wife and I split a cup of clam chowder, we each had different (and tasty) burgers with upgrades, she had a soda, and I had a DFH 90 min and a Hofbrau Oktoberfest. I believe the total was $35. I consider this quite reasonable for a full dinner for 2 that included two great beers (each beer was only $5).
I have not been to the AA location but I am reviewing this as its own place, as it should be reviewed. My wife and 6mo daughter went in today for lunch. We were immediately greeted by a nice lady who told me she was the bartender and would also be our server. I was leary of anyone being able to describe the beers to me so I went straight to the bar to see the taps for myself. What I remember included Founders Double Trouble, GD 15th, Southern Tier Creme Brule, Monk's Flemish, and a few other goodies. I found the food to be quite tasty (albeit a bit on the high end) and the beers were very good and fresh (no old kegs). I am not sure what another reviewer had up his ass when he was here (probably another AA snob) but I had a good time and could see myself becoming a regular.
08-13-2009 01:06:35 |
More by Big78CJ
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
The atmosphere was decent, with a friendly waitress. I sat outside on a beautiful day with a few friends and we had a great time. The service was good and the beer selection was pretty good although I have to admit that I have not been to the Ann Arbor location yet which I hear has a better selection. I really enjoyed the food. I think it's better than your typical bar food. It is a bit pricey, however. But if it has good food, good beer and good service, I'm willing to pay a little extra for it.
06-06-2009 03:20:06 |
More by civilizedpsycho
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$
Went out for a burger and beer this past week to Ashley's, thinking that I would get the same experience as the location in AA.
The bartender and another person behind the bar looked at me like I was an idiot as soon as I sat down, and I had to prompt them to ask me if I wanted a beer.
They seemed to be too busy doing whatever it was they were doing than to take a little time out of their busy workday to see if I wanted anything.
The selection was not very deep either. The burger was 10 bucks and came with a little pickle and a small child's handful of fries. I wasn't asked what kind of cheese I wanted on it, although there were a lot of choices.
I doubt this location will be open long, Westland is an economic disaster area, and with the kind of nasty, mean service they have here, typical for a lot of metro-Detroit locations, why go back, I won't.
04-28-2009 15:27:41 |
More by langmick
Ashley's Westland in Westland, MI