Couple holding drinks at Blue Llama Jazz Club

Night Moves


Ann Arbor is home to a thriving nightlife scene that offers a little something for everyone. The bars, clubs, and breweries in Ann Arbor are bursting with local flavor and uncommon offerings. Whether you’re watching the big game, dancing the night away, sampling wine and beer flights, or searching for specials, there’s a place here for you here.  

Choose from taverns, wine bars, sports bars, dance clubs, breweries…you get the picture. No matter your tastes, there’s an option or two to suit you. Try your hand at something uniquely Ann Arbor, like our live stand-up comedy showcase! The options for a fun time or a drink in Ann Arbor are seemingly endless. If your night out is driven by a love for dancing, live area DJs, and drink specials, check out some of the area nightclubs like LIVE, Necto Nightclub, Rick’s, or Scorekeepers.

You’ll never run out of night time trivia options in Ann Arbor, with a handful of clubs hosting weekly trivia nights, like Bløm Meadworks, Good Time Charley’s, and The Blue Leprechaun. Don’t miss out on special offerings, like The Office, Friends, or even Game of Thrones trivia, which you can find at places like Conor O’Neill's downtown and Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, a short drive away in Ypsilanti!

Your must-try night out list will change a bit as it warms up and summer comes around, as the Ann Arbor area is full of patios and rooftops you can’t miss. Check out our blog here for a selection of well-loved and highly recommended outdoor options, from the unbeatable patio at Good Time Charley’s to Dominick’s, where sampling the sangria is a must on every student’s bucket list. Bill’s Beer Garden is another that can’t be missed, a truly special outdoor beer garden that serves a variety of Michigan craft beers and wine.

Download the Quick Guide to Breweries and Nightlife (pdf) or check out our Bars, Pubs, and Breweries page to learn more about the local flavor.

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