Guidebook for Ypsilanti

Chris
Guidebook for Ypsilanti

Food Scene

Perfect for casual fine dining. The menus will delight your palate with gourmet offerings and freshly made salad dressings and desserts. The bar has a wide selection of wine and delightful delicious coctails. The atmosphere is conducive to converstion. Only 2 blocks from the Inn.
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Bona Sera Restaurant
200 W Michigan Ave
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Perfect for casual fine dining. The menus will delight your palate with gourmet offerings and freshly made salad dressings and desserts. The bar has a wide selection of wine and delightful delicious coctails. The atmosphere is conducive to converstion. Only 2 blocks from the Inn.
Amamazing authentic Guatamalan food. It has become a local favorite. The chef and his family are from Guatamala and love to chat with people about the food. Locals lvoe it! Just 3 blocks from the Inn.
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Encuentro Latino Restaurant
228 W Michigan Ave
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Amamazing authentic Guatamalan food. It has become a local favorite. The chef and his family are from Guatamala and love to chat with people about the food. Locals lvoe it! Just 3 blocks from the Inn.
It's been around for more than 80 years serving great food in the same Historic Building. Happy Hour specials and full dinners from fish to steak, French Fried Onion rings and their famous Chicken in a Basket! Just 1 block from the Inn and a favorite with the locals.
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Haab's
18 W Michigan Ave
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It's been around for more than 80 years serving great food in the same Historic Building. Happy Hour specials and full dinners from fish to steak, French Fried Onion rings and their famous Chicken in a Basket! Just 1 block from the Inn and a favorite with the locals.
Known for the yummy BBQ, it is also abit like a sports bar. TV's are mounted about the circular bar for easy viewing. Happy hour specials and it's open for late night dining. The exposed brick walls affect the noise level but make it a fun place. Only 2 blocks from the Inn Downtown.
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Red Rock Downtown Barbecue
207 W Michigan Ave
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Known for the yummy BBQ, it is also abit like a sports bar. TV's are mounted about the circular bar for easy viewing. Happy hour specials and it's open for late night dining. The exposed brick walls affect the noise level but make it a fun place. Only 2 blocks from the Inn Downtown.
In Depot Town across from the auto museum. Know for it's great burgers, hand cut sweet potato fries, regular fries, plate dinners and great craft beer. In a Histori building and has expanded west to include 2 adjacent buildings recently. There are 3 patios for outdoor seating. Plan on a wait on the weekends. It's a destination for everyone in the area. Locals love it.
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Sidetrack Bar and Grill
56 E Cross St
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In Depot Town across from the auto museum. Know for it's great burgers, hand cut sweet potato fries, regular fries, plate dinners and great craft beer. In a Histori building and has expanded west to include 2 adjacent buildings recently. There are 3 patios for outdoor seating. Plan on a wait on the weekends. It's a destination for everyone in the area. Locals love it.
In Depot Town. Know for Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour specials. Freshly made Mexican food and Margheritas make this a family favorite. Could be a wait on a weekend. A favorite with locals.
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MAIZ Mexican Cantina
36 E Cross St
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In Depot Town. Know for Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour specials. Freshly made Mexican food and Margheritas make this a family favorite. Could be a wait on a weekend. A favorite with locals.
In Depot Town. Great pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and plate dinners. Lunch is a pizz and salad buffet, all you can eat. Known for TV's, pool tables, darts and games. There are 2 floors. The upstairs caters to the college crowd. Downstairs is mor adult and families. A full bar with carft beer on tap. It's been in this location since the 1950's and own by the same family. A destination and loacl favorite.
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Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill
2122 Whittaker Rd
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In Depot Town. Great pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and plate dinners. Lunch is a pizz and salad buffet, all you can eat. Known for TV's, pool tables, darts and games. There are 2 floors. The upstairs caters to the college crowd. Downstairs is mor adult and families. A full bar with carft beer on tap. It's been in this location since the 1950's and own by the same family. A destination and loacl favorite.

Drinks & Nightlife

It's been voted a favorite local bar in Michigan. You can get pub food like burgers and nachos but you'll enjoy the pool tables and live music as well. It 's a large place and a favorite hangout for the locals. only 2 blocks from the Inn Downtown.
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Tap Room
201 W Michigan Ave
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It's been voted a favorite local bar in Michigan. You can get pub food like burgers and nachos but you'll enjoy the pool tables and live music as well. It 's a large place and a favorite hangout for the locals. only 2 blocks from the Inn Downtown.
One of the first craft beer venues in the state. Located just north of Depot Town in an old maufacturing building since the late 1990's. There's a beer garden and lots of inside space. Plenty of beer and a varity of food options. Very popular with the locals.
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Arbor Brewing Company - Corner Brewery
720 Norris St
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One of the first craft beer venues in the state. Located just north of Depot Town in an old maufacturing building since the late 1990's. There's a beer garden and lots of inside space. Plenty of beer and a varity of food options. Very popular with the locals.
The new guys in the craft beer scene located in Downtown Ypsilanti. It's on the first floor of an old hotel that's been totally renovated. The beer is all one price and no tipping is required. There is yummy food prepared by a well known local chef. You may have burgers, or soup or a twist on an old favorite. Live musci on the weekends. Open from 3PM to 12 AM. It's only about 4 blocks from the Inn. Becoming a favorite with the downtown crowd.
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Ypsi Alehouse
124 Pearl St
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The new guys in the craft beer scene located in Downtown Ypsilanti. It's on the first floor of an old hotel that's been totally renovated. The beer is all one price and no tipping is required. There is yummy food prepared by a well known local chef. You may have burgers, or soup or a twist on an old favorite. Live musci on the weekends. Open from 3PM to 12 AM. It's only about 4 blocks from the Inn. Becoming a favorite with the downtown crowd.

Sightseeing

When you see it you'll know why it's unique to Ypsilanti. It's right across from Eastern Michigan university. Locals love it and hate it!
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Ypsilanti Water Tower
303 N Summit St
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When you see it you'll know why it's unique to Ypsilanti. It's right across from Eastern Michigan university. Locals love it and hate it!

Arts & Culture

If you like fire trucks, you won't want to miss this museum. Part of it the restored original Firehouse built in the late 1800's and set up that way. the new addition has firetrucks and the largest collection of related items anywhere. they also do educational tours for schools and groups. It is on the East end of depot Town on Cross Street, one half mile from the Inn or a 10 minute walk. It's a favorite place for visitors.
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Michigan Firehouse Museum
110 W Cross St
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If you like fire trucks, you won't want to miss this museum. Part of it the restored original Firehouse built in the late 1800's and set up that way. the new addition has firetrucks and the largest collection of related items anywhere. they also do educational tours for schools and groups. It is on the East end of depot Town on Cross Street, one half mile from the Inn or a 10 minute walk. It's a favorite place for visitors.
If you like history this is for you. It's in a house that is furnished in the style of the 19th century. The archives are a treaure trove of local history. Ypsilanti was founded in 1823 and so much happened here that can be accessed there. Since Ypsilanti has over 800 buildings in the Historic District, it helps to tell the story. Only one haf mile from the Inn or a 10 minute walk.
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Ypsilanti Historical Museum & Archives
220 N Huron St
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If you like history this is for you. It's in a house that is furnished in the style of the 19th century. The archives are a treaure trove of local history. Ypsilanti was founded in 1823 and so much happened here that can be accessed there. Since Ypsilanti has over 800 buildings in the Historic District, it helps to tell the story. Only one haf mile from the Inn or a 10 minute walk.

Parks & Nature

It's on the banks of the Huron River and hosts many events during the warmer months. It is also ia a connector between Downtown Ypsilanti and Depot Town and a part of the Border to Border walking trail along the river. Only 2 blocks from the Inn.
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Riverside Park
2 E Cross St
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It's on the banks of the Huron River and hosts many events during the warmer months. It is also ia a connector between Downtown Ypsilanti and Depot Town and a part of the Border to Border walking trail along the river. Only 2 blocks from the Inn.

Shopping

Michigan Avenue is the main street lined with Historic building that are now shops, restaurants and pubs. Shop for running shoes at the Ypsi Running Company, hobbies at Model Cave, womens clothing at Mix, a wide variety of clothing for young adults at Puffer Red's, antiques at Salt City Antiques and vintage items at A2Vintage. Gthere's even a thrift Shop for resale items and bargains. Grab a coffee at B24's coffee shop and enjoy it in the adjacent Library Park. It all begins 1 block from the Inn.
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Downtown
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Michigan Avenue is the main street lined with Historic building that are now shops, restaurants and pubs. Shop for running shoes at the Ypsi Running Company, hobbies at Model Cave, womens clothing at Mix, a wide variety of clothing for young adults at Puffer Red's, antiques at Salt City Antiques and vintage items at A2Vintage. Gthere's even a thrift Shop for resale items and bargains. Grab a coffee at B24's coffee shop and enjoy it in the adjacent Library Park. It all begins 1 block from the Inn.
This kroger supermarket has just about anything you might need. It's only 1 mile south of the Inn. It's my favorite supermarket.
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Kroger
2641 Plymouth Rd
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This kroger supermarket has just about anything you might need. It's only 1 mile south of the Inn. It's my favorite supermarket.

Essentials

Looking for organic food and other locally sourced items? This is the place. It's been around for more thna 30 years. In addition to groceries, bulk items, beer, wine and a bakery, you can pick up a freshly made sandwich and home made soup. Always vegeatrian and vegan options. Only 1/2 mile from the Inn and around the corner from Depot Town. We love it!
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Ypsilanti Food Co-op
312 N River St
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Looking for organic food and other locally sourced items? This is the place. It's been around for more thna 30 years. In addition to groceries, bulk items, beer, wine and a bakery, you can pick up a freshly made sandwich and home made soup. Always vegeatrian and vegan options. Only 1/2 mile from the Inn and around the corner from Depot Town. We love it!