Cultural diversity plays an important role in South Ann Arbor, where you can find almost any type of cuisine when looking for dining options.
The cozy atmosphere provided by Jerusalem Garden on South 5th Avenue has you feeling right at home, with the restaurant itself resembling a small house, complete with patio seating. Specializing in authentic Mediterranean food, this eatery relies on family recipes to create unique dishes, such as the grilled kafta kabob plate, the kibbeh ball plate and traditional falafel plate. Warm up with a cup of Turkish coffee made with cardamom as you enjoy the company of good friends and the welcoming, friendly staff.
Located in the heart of Ann Arbor's theater and museum district, Sava's provides an eclectic dining experience, whether eating with a party of two or 200. The spacious interior and soft lighting add to the warm atmosphere that makes Sava's a local favorite. Come for breakfast to enjoy a spinach and brie omelette, or stop in after taking in a show for some lamb ragu with pappardalle pasta and parmigiano reggiano. Pair your dish with one of the signature cocktails, such as the Sultan's daughter, made with bulleit bourbon, benedictine, ginger liqueur, fresh pineapple juice and frozen angostura blackberries.
Local tradition also plays a major role when it comes to nightlife in South Ann Arbor. To feel like a true blue Wolverine, visit The Brown Jug on South University. Built in 1936, the bar pays homage to the longstanding rivalry between the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota football teams, named after the oldest college football trophy: the brown jug. Come join the locals as they cheer for the right to keep the trophy in Ann Arbor. The relaxed vibe, terrific drink specials and undeniable energy of this landmark family friendly pub are sure to have you shouting "GO BLUE" in unison with Ann Arbor's most die-hard football fans.
For an exciting weekend full of great music, non-stop dancing and fun, interesting people, head over to LIVE on South 1st Street. This Ann Arbor hot spot has different theme nights during the weekend, with something to satisfy everyone. Come with a group of friends to enjoy spectacular drink specials and friendly service in this high-energy club. Enjoy two full-service bars, take in the imaginative lighting and listen to guest DJs spinning everything from classic rock to hip hop.
Serving as both a traditional Irish pub and live music venue, Conor O'Neill's on South Main
Street brings out your inner Irish spirit, no matter your heritage. With countless spirits to choose from, including authentic Irish beer and whiskey, the fun here never ends. Challenge your friends to a game on trivia night for a chance to win some great prizes, or grab a table to listen to one of several live bands perform throughout the week.