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  • Sunday Afternoons (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays): Live Music: The Parsnips– Bluegrass and Originals. This talented group of local Ypsi musicians play foot stomping Bluegrass, oldies and originals. more...
  • Sunday afternoons (2nd & 4th Sundays): Irish open session led by Celtic Jam, an informal jam session that welcomes new musicians. more...
  • TONIGHT! (7p) Pittsfield Open Band – Contra Dance Music
  • December 13 (7p) Katie Pederson – Singer/Songwriter, Covers & Originals
  • December 14 (8p) Cliff Mulvihill – Americana, Rock&Roll, Covers / Originals
  • December 14 (5p) Team Love – Jazz and More for Your Listening Pleasure
  • December 15 (8p) The Newport Blues – Blues & Rock
  • December 15 (5p) James Henes – Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic
  • December 15 (8p) PBR Band – Blues
  • December 18 (7p) The Malty Taskers – Hokum, Americana, Blues & Early Country
  • December 19 (7p) Barker & Broski – Acoustic Duo
  • December 20 (7p) Mark Vashon – Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Guitar
  • December 21 (8p) The Extrusions wsg Six Foot Poles – Vintage Rock with a Motown Twist
  • December 22 (5p) Unkle Lay Lee's Moonshine Allstars – Unique Arrangement of all Genres
  • December 26 (7p) Open Mic Night – Acoustic Music, Original Material & Covers
  • December 31 (9p) Swingtastic Jazz Quintet – Instrumental Jazz

For more events

Alehouse Hosts EMU Basketball Coaches Lunch

The Ypsi Alehouse is a proud sponsor of EMU Athletics and will be hosting three lunches with the coaches from the EMU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Programs. The dates for these lunches are December 4, January 10 and January 31. For $15 you get a buffet lunch and insights into college basketball challenges!

If you'd like to participate in one of these luncheons, you can sign up here.

Next Release: December 7th

MacKnauf’s 80 Shilling Ale: Scottish Expo Ale

5.8% ABV 15 IBU

This is a reprise of our first Brewer Showcase brew with Jim Satin’s gold medal winning 80-shilling export ale. MacKnauf’s 80 Shilling Scottish Ale is a classic with notes of layered biscuit and caramel. Old-world hops provide a slight hint of bitter earthiness making for a wee pint you’ll order again and again!

December Open Mic

Join us on Wednesday, December 26th for Open Mic Night. In person sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Each musician has the time to play 2 songs, or 10 minutes, whichever is less.

New Pint Glasses

In celebrations of our partnership with EMU Athletics, The Ypsi Alehouse has new pint glasses for purchse that have both the EMU and Ypsi Alehouse logos. Available for $5.

Beers Now on Tap

10 Great Brews ready to wet your waiting lips.

MacKnauf's 80 Shilling Ale

Scottish Ale

The Hotel Porter

American Porter

Tiger Muskie

Imperial IPA


New England IPA

Centerfield Sensation

Belgian Farmhouse Saison

Street Car #10

Pre-Prohibition American Lager

Smeet Frog

Session IPA

Mooneye IPA

American IPA that's a bombshell of West Coast hops.

Isle Royale

India Amber Ale full of tasty toasted malts.

Blue Racer

A tasty Michigan Blueberry Honeywheat with absolutely zero IBU

see full description of these beers.

Alehouse Testimonials

“Ypsi Alehouse is a wonderful bar and restaurant right in town with an extremely friendly staff, excellent food, and great beer. I have been there on multiple occasions and have had multiple different items from the menu and have been more than satisfied every time. The beer is brewed locally and the Blue Racer is a refreshing brew. I have met the ownership on multiple occasions and they are extremely friendly people - the brewer has even sang us a song. They have a couple large TVs and the staff will put anything on and the general atmosphere is quiet and friendly…. You order food and drinks at the bar which eliminates having to wait for a server to come around.”
Anonymous Patron

While you're waiting for your beer and cheese fries...

Star Wars Cantina

Darts / Trivia Calendar

Have you been to trivia yet? Join us for Sporcle Trivia every Sunday, at 6 and 7 p.m. Get here early to save your team's table. It's called Dinner Trivia where we pair trivia with a dinner special each week! Come early and enjoy Happy Hour prices until 6:00pm. The Huron Valley Dart Association schedules league matches on Wednesdays at the Ypsi Alehouse and other local spots.

First Friday

December 7th, 2018. Be sure to stop at the Ypsi Alehouse for music with the Pearl Street String Band (5pm) and Band of Rasmus (8pm).

Tagbrew Arrives at the Alehouse

The Ypsi Alehouse is now part of the Tagabrew community! These copper memory tags are very popular and have become collectibles! They are available at fine breweries in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina. Check this link out: tagabrew.com.

Community Dinner

For the third consecutive year, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department and the Ypsi Alehouse with the key support of community sponsors will be providing a community dinner to Ypsilanti. The date is Thursday December 13 and runs from 11AM to 3PM at the Ypsi Alehouse at the corner of Pearl and Washington in Downtown Ypsilanti. So if you know someone who needs a holiday treat of turkey and all the fixings, please have them come to the Alehouse and be treated to a wonderful meal.

Also, the Environmental Health Department will be offering free flu shots to those who need them. So please help get the word out!

rain or shine, it's always pouring at the YPSI alehouse