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Tapping the YPSI Alehouse Experience

Sit at our bar and enjoy our craft beer, and home made sodas. Check out our sitting rooms with original tile floors where conversations flow between friends, old and new, over a pint. We brew right at the Ypsi Alehouse and have delectable beers handcrafted by our creative Head Brewer, Ted Badgerow. Ted has been brewing craft beer in Michigan since microbrewing began in the midwest. His beer was first featured in Time Magazine!

We offer European pub style service. So when you come in, head around to the bar and order all food and beverages there. You'll get your beer cold from the tap and we will deliver our cuisine to your table.

The Ypsi Alehouse is a no tippping establishment.

All Beers served at the Ypsi Alehouse are brewed on site. Select beers are now available at nearby restaurants in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Belleville, Romulus, Saline, Whitmore Lake and Ypsilanti. Ask for them!

Ypsi Alehouse in the News

"How Michigan’s First Craft Brewer Returned, 32 Years After Failure."

The Detroit Free Press features this article about the Alehouse's own brewer and his involvement in Michigan's craft brewing history. Great reading & images for craft-brew buffs.

Alehouse Now Catering

Introducing the Ypsi Alehouse Catering Menu...

Let the Ypsi Alehouse cater your next friends & family celebration! Call NOW. If it’s a few people, order off the regular menu. More than a few, make it easy: Order from the regular or catering menu. You can even come to the Alehouse, pick-up the food -along with a couple of growlers of your favorite brew- and Go Party!! What could be easier? The Alehouse can also deliver food to your party location if the party is not at the Alehouse.

What's Happening

  • Sunday Afternoons (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays): Live Music: Rusty Nails – Bluegrass and Originals. This talented group of local Ypsi musicians play foot stomping Bluegrass, oldies and originals. The Rusty Nails perform the 1st, 3rd ( and 5th if applicable) Sundays of each month from 2-4PM. more...
  • Sunday afternoons (2nd & 4th Sundays): Irish open session led by Celtic Jam, an informal jam session that welcomes new musicians. more...
  • April 18: Dark Eyed Molly
  • April 22: Chey
  • April 20: Kevin Devine
  • April 25: Malty-Taskers
  • April 28: Amy Graace
  • April 29: Russ Kendrick
  • May 2: The Cool Birds
  • May 5: Smith & Lee
  • May 6: The Folk
  • May 11: Malty-Tskers
  • May 12: Backeddies
  • May 16: Dark Eyed Molly
  • May 18: Kevin Devine

They're heeeere. GS Cookies at the Alehouse: weekends 12-5p until 4/19

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Now On Tap

10 Great Brews ready to wet your waiting lips.


For lovers of English ESB (Extra Special Bitter).

Pearl Street Cream Ale

Cream Ale

JimmyJack's Normal Beer

Like light beer, try this normal beer & with more flavor.

Ypsi Tickle

English Strong Ale

Pottawatomi Trail Ale

A session Pale Ale


XXX Extra Stout, a complex black beer with a touch of sweetness.

Woodruff's Porter

Smoked Honey Porter, a favorite of Pooh Beer!

Mooneye IPA

American IPA that's a bombshell of Michigan hops.

Isle Royale

India Amber Ale full of tasty toasted malts.

Blue Racer

A tasty Michigan Blueberry Honeywheat with absolutely zero IBU

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Home? Hungry? Lazy?

You might have a touch of the ol' CP (Couch Potato). The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta warns that people in this condition often go hungry when they should eat something but often don't have the motivation to cook dinner. Starve not, we cater to people afflicted with CP! Our brilliant fare can now be ordered for pickup or be delivered right to your door. Call us (734-487-1555 ) for pickup at the Alehouse. If you pick-up, bring your growler for a fill. Everything goes better with beer! Click below for home delivery.