The Old Town Tavern is a townie bar on the northwest corner of Liberty and Ashley streets. Sunday nights features live music.
Surprisingly good food at reasonable prices; specials change weekly and daily.
Home of the world's saddest vegetarian burrito.
Meet under the Rubenesque painting in the back.
- 1998: Jerry Pawlicki sold the business to his sons Chris and Steve Pawlicki who continue to provide top notch, friendly service. The Old Town Tavern is a favorite destination for both Ann Arbor residents and visitors alike.
- 1972: George Merkel sold the bar to Jerry Pawlicki who renamed it The Old Town. Jerry restored the building and renovated the interior, preserving its original tin ceiling.
- 1935: The business was sold to a Mr. Richard Kearns, and became known as The Union Bar.
- 1917: The business was sold to William Seagert as the United States entered World War I. Mr. Seagert had the dubious fortune of owning a saloon during both Prohibition and the Great Depression. He dodged Prohibition by selling home brewing products, near beer and bitters.
- 1898: John Berger opened a saloon named The Bismark at the corner of Liberty and Ashley in beautiful Ann Arbor Michigan way back in 1898. During these years, Ann Arbor underwent great changes. Horses became a rare sight as automobiles appeared and gas lights were replaced with electric as the 19th century turned to the 20th.