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Babs' Underground

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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213 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1346
+1 734-997-0800
19:00 - 02:00
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Sun 21:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 02:00
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Oviedo, Florida
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342 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

While in town for the UCF vs Michigan football game, some of the locals we ran in to suggested we should visit Babs' Underground for drinks. After visiting a few other places, we gave Babs' a try. You have to keep your eyes open in order to find it as the entrance is downstairs and not very obviously marked. Once... More 

Thank ssy24
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We came across this place and decided to stop in. They opened at 7pm. The place is pretty dark with dim lighting. Great for a date night out. The waitresses were friendly and knowledgeable on the drink menu. We ordered 4 different drinks, all of which were good. They started to get busy around 9pm. They don't really have anything... More 

Thank Jennahlee87
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Was walking by when I saw the shingle and I recalled a friend has indicated this was a place he regulared. Now, I was early, right at opening and the only person in the place. But visually, it is impressive. My Manhattan was great and the side of Hummus which came with chips and three types of vegetables was worth... More 

Thank jcvelis
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Neat place with interesting drinks, just wish there were appetizers or something to go along with them!

Thank Shooby13
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the beer and whiskey special. This is a great drinking establishment. I did not try any food.

Thank Alex D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Overpriced drinks, watered down. Really bad service and management never seems to get any better. I agree with the other reviewer who talked about mold problems. Again, owner doesn't seem to care. Go elsewhere.

Thank Valencia D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

This place has major mold issues. I hope they inspect the place and get the issue resolved b/c it's a public health hazard. Other than this problem, they have a good atmosphere and I enjoy the drinks.

3 Thank EricSK9
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bar tenders are great! The guy there will make anything you want, and if they don't have something the first time you ask, they'll have it the next time you're there!

1 Thank AJW175
Commerce Township, Michigan
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

I went here for a first date to grab some drinks, I thought the atmosphere was great. The drinks were good and affordable. I would recommend this place for a fun night out. It didn't ever get too busy, but it was lively. It's a little hard to find if you aren't familiar with the area.

1 Thank Sharon_April_7
Brooklyn, New York
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161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

Yes this place is under a bank so is dark, but it is pretty different and cool for the Ann Arbor area. There are 2 pool tables that are nice with a loungy feel and then a large bar area with tables and chairs. It seems there's almost always some sort of happy hour drink special. I also went to... More 

1 Thank Jill4115

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
21:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1346
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-997-0800
Long considered one of Ann Arbor's best kept secrets, Babs' Underground Lounge has appealed to young and old alike since 1997. In true lounge spirit, patrons are welcome to enjoy a variety of martinis, a fine single malt scotch or their favorite draught beer in the comfort of our sprawling bar, high-back chairs and leather couches. Premium cigars are available in the fully-stocked humidor and the friendly staff is always happy to accomodate any drink requests. It's easy to see why Babs' Underground Lounge is the place to be.

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