The Wurst Bar opened at 705 W. Cross Street in Ypsilanti in January 2012, replacing long-time college bar Theo's. The foodie-sausage based bar/restaurant grinds all of its own meats, ranging from basic bratwurst to rattlesnake/chorizo and turducken wursts.
Sources & News
- Hawk Krall of Philadelphia, PA painted some of the Wurst Bar's posters.
- MarkMaynard.com, 29 Jan 2012: An interview with The Wurst Bar’s Jesse Kranyak
- AnnArbor.com, 7 Jan 12: Wurst Bar owners transforming former Theo's space in Ypsilanti
- Ypsi’s ‘Wurst’ bar: Owner hopes to liven up Cross Street, Washtenaw Voice, January 2012
Reaction to the bar’s opening at the site of the former Theo’s Bar and Grill, a Cross Street staple for 37 years, has ranged widely. Some embrace it. Others joke about the name. Still others threaten vandalism.