Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
2900 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 665-4444
Fax: (734) 665-5558
Bars & Cafes
A popular night-spot in the neighborhood, Habitat Lounge in the Weber's Boutique Hotel, is always buzzing with energy. With the best local talent performing six nights a week and a DJ spinning good sound once a week (Mondays) there never is a dull moment here. If you want to check the local party scene in Ann Arbor, Habitat is a good place to start.
For those who love Cajun cuisine and salivate after seafood, come down to The Quarter Bistro & Tavern located in the heart of Ann Arbor. A bright and lively European-style bistro, Quarter is easily recognizable by the massive garlic suspended on the front door. Once you step in you are taken over by the elegant and unassuming ambiance, and welcomed by the cordial staff. Start off with the Alligator Voodoo if you are in the mood to try something above ordinary. Other subtle options include Catfish Beignets, Crab Cakes and Nicoise Salad. Move on heartier dishes like the Turkey Grill Burger, Shrimp & Scallops Portofino or the Bacon Wrapped Filets. Pair these with a glass of their choicest wines, and a light dessert. Superior food-quality and the overall experience make it a definite must visit.
Carlyle Grill is the perfect venue for the whole family to dine together or celebrate a special occasion. Located in Ann Arbor's far West Side, this classic American restaurant features gastronomic favorites, a casually elegant ambiance, top-notch service and reasonable prices. Must-try's include House-Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Pecan Crusted Chicken and the Maple Pecan Glazed Pork Chop. Bar remains open till late and patrons can enjoy Happy Hour specials from Sunday to Thursday between 3p to 7p.
Circus Bar is located on the third floor of Cavern Club. One of five venues in this establishment, it occupies what was formerly a historic brewery. Select from premium spirits and specialty cocktails at the bar and shoot some pool, and enjoy live sporting action on their big screens and entertaining karaoke.
Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea has many locations around the city and this one is a special branch because it is here that patrons can find two of those famous Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor. The cafe is brightly lit and is quite spacious with ample of seating spaces indoors as well as at the patio. Many explore the place for a quick breakfast before heading out to work with their take-out coffee cups. Afternoons at Sweetwaters see a surge of hungry shoppers who come here for a lunch fix after their retail escapade. Tea conoisseuers visit them mid-afternoon for a pot of freshly-brewed tea with some scrumptious baked goods. The cafe is open till midnight.
Experience a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere featuring exquisite French cuisine at The Earle. Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, this upscale restaurant cum wine bar is the perfect venue for special occasions as well as casual dining. The lofty interiors exude a rustic charm with dim lighting, flagstone walls and unpretentious decor; and the restaurant even hosts regular jazz nights. Food is the highlight with stellar dishes like Sautéed Duck Breasts, Beef Dijonnaise and linguini preparations. Pair the menu selections with a glass of your favorite wine from their award-winning line-up of 1200. Watch out for happy hour deals; reservations are recommended. The restaurant is closed on Sundays from mid-June till Labor Day.
Whether you are looking for a casual dining experience, planning a night-out with friends or celebrating a special occasion choose Grange Kitchen & Bar as your destination in Ann Arbor. Known for top-notch American cuisine and inventive cocktails, as also the impressive service and ambiance, this restaurant is a popular go-to spot for the locals. The menu highlight farm-to-fork creations, with emphasis on superior ingredients and locally-sourced produce. It features simple dishes like Pan Roasted Chicken, Grilled Porkloin and Parisian style Gnocchi. Vintage and eccentric cocktails make up the drinks line-up. Reservations are recommended on busy days.
Fresh, handcrafted beer is brewed on the premises at this great brew pub that also serves an American bistro menu in a casual atmosphere. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.
Relaxed cafe that serves made-while-you-watch waffles, sandwiches, soups, homemade pastries, omelets, and crepes daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This European style coffee and tapas bar features such favorites as Chevre Chicken, Stuffed Gorgonzola Mushroom Caps, Norweigan Salmon and Filet Mignon, etc. There is also a wine cellar stocked with wines from all over the world and top shelf liquor drinks as well as their famous 9 1/2 oz. martinis. Enjoy live jazz every Friday night from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Featuring three floors, each boasting of its own bar, Heidelberg suits large groups. Bringing traditional German cuisine to Michigan, it has hosted just about everyone- from students, locals to diplomats. Reasonably charged meals and amazing range of alcohol will keep every foodie happy here. Also on the offer is a full fledged poker room. Besides that, if you are craving for some iconic German beers and schnapps, Heidelberg is the place to be.
Designed and built in Ireland, this authentic traditional Irish pub offers an array of delicious Irish pub cuisine plus features live entertainment every Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday night. They are open daily for lunch, dinner, and late night dining.