Posted October 15, 2009 by Jamie Moore
Revel in University of Michigan life at prices any undergrad would love. This football-crazy college town has all the elements of wild weekend fun, even if you're not coming to cheer on the Wolverines: a quintessential burger joint, the requisite student watering hole, and a nightclub with a knack for booking big bands before they're big.
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger: Blimpy addicts pack gigantic appetites when they head to this diner, the oldest hamburger stand in Ann Arbor. The "starter-size" burgers ($2.35) have two patties. Go big or go home? Try the "quint" (four patties for $5.10), an excellent remedy for hangovers. According to one Blimpy fan, there are more than 2,147,483,648 side item combinations to top things off, including six cheeses, fried eggs, and banana peppers. You supply the Rolaids.
Arbor Brewing Company Pub: Arbor Brewing Company (known as the ABC) mixes things up perfectly with house-brewed beer, games, television, and events like monthly beer tastings and new beer release parties. Try the award-winning Faricy Fest Irish Stout with hints of chocolate and espresso or a refreshing Brasserie Blonde Belgian beer flavored with orange and lemongrass. Seasonal brews include the Oktoberfest, a red Munich-style lager with spicy hops. Happy hour pints are $3 (regularly $5) and many of the munchies are local, organic, or made from scratch.
Blind Pig: This venue's alumni list reads like a who's who of edgy, eclectic rock: Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Joan Baez, and REM. Even Nirvana famously endorsed the hip nightclub as its "number one venue of choice." Today, the club rocks out to indie music, taking scheduling cues from college student crowds. Get yourself one of the nicely-priced tickets ($3 to $15) and rock out with a few bands and singers you may have heart of, plus plenty of yet-to-be-discovered bands whose music is best described as "experimental."
To search for flights and compare prices to Detroit, which is home to Ann Arbor’s nearest airport, please use our price-comparison tool.(Photo: Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Users are solely responsible for the content of the comments posted. Comments are subject to the terms and conditions and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or approval of bookingbuddy.com. Bookingbuddy.com does not control or endorse the content, messages or information posted.
The comments to this entry are closed.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Live it Up Student-Style in Ann Arbor, Michigan: