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9 Spots to Snag Sangria in Ann Arbor

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Sangria is a perennial resident on summer bar menus for a reason: the fruit-filled Spanish wine cocktail is briskly refreshing, making it an good match for outdoor drinking. Traditionally the drink is made by mixing red wine, sugar, and fresh fruit, but the baseline recipe leaves plenty of room to experiment with different types of wine, whether it be white, peach, sparkling, or rosé. Many bars also add rum or brandy to give this adult punch an extra kick. It doesn’t hurt that sangria is frequently served in a large pitcher or carafe, so friends can share a few glasses together — preferably on a patio. Here are nine spots serving easy drinking sangria in Ann Arbor this season.

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1. Dominick's

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812 Monroe St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-5414
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Ann Arbor townies and students alike count down the days until Dom’s opens for the summer season in March. The restaurant’s extensive backyard patio is best enjoyed with a mason jar of sangria in hand. The beverage comes in three sizes — pint, quart, and gallon.

2. Palio Ann Arbor

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347 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 930-6100
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Amid red-and-white checked tablecloths, this traditional Tuscan restaurant offers a red sangria. Diners have the option to sit on the roof in the summer, which features panoramic views of Ann Arbor’s Main Street.

3. Isalita

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341 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 213-7400
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This colorful Mexican cantina serves an extensive list of drinks including red sangria, served by the glass or in pitcher. The glasses are half-off during happy hour.

4. Aventura

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216 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 369-3153
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Red and white sangria are on the menu in Ann Arbor’s swanky Spanish bar. In true tapas style, a party can order a pitcher of either flavor for the table. Sangria by the glass is also available during happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

5. The Grotto

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303 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 369-4212
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Though the Grotto is better known for its rotating beer selections, the bar also offers glasses of red sangria by way of Sierra Rose in Grand Rapids. Seating is offered inside among the wood and brick, or on the outdoor patio underneath string lights. As a plus, the Grotto is pet-friendly.

6. Bill's Beer Garden

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218 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 369-8001
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For a simple sangria in the sun, check out Bill’s Beer Garden. This open air hangout with communal seating serves single glasses of red sangria at the bar swimming with slivers of citrus fruit.

7. Frita Batidos

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117 W Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-2882
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At this Cuban burger destination sangria comes in a glass for one or in a literal fishbowl for up to six people. Chilled in the summer and warmed in the winter, the sangria here is a light alternative to Frita Batidos’ creamy shakes.

8. The Lunch Room

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407 N 5th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 224-8859
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Eclectic vegetarian restaurant the Lunch Room is known for its filling sandwiches and burritos, but in warm weather this spot keeps also plenty of sangria in supply. This season’s batch is a mix three types of wine, triple sec, vodka, dark rum, elderflower liqueur, and orange bitters. The drink is served by the glass or in a pitcher with strawberry, basil, and grapefruit garnish.

9. Gandy Dancer

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401 Depot St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-0592
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This iconic converted train depot restaurant mixes things up with a sparkling sangria made with prosecco, Lillet Blanc, peach vodka, cucumbers, and lemon juice.

1. Dominick's

812 Monroe St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ann Arbor townies and students alike count down the days until Dom’s opens for the summer season in March. The restaurant’s extensive backyard patio is best enjoyed with a mason jar of sangria in hand. The beverage comes in three sizes — pint, quart, and gallon.

812 Monroe St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2. Palio Ann Arbor

347 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Amid red-and-white checked tablecloths, this traditional Tuscan restaurant offers a red sangria. Diners have the option to sit on the roof in the summer, which features panoramic views of Ann Arbor’s Main Street.

347 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

3. Isalita

341 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This colorful Mexican cantina serves an extensive list of drinks including red sangria, served by the glass or in pitcher. The glasses are half-off during happy hour.

341 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

4. Aventura

216 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Red and white sangria are on the menu in Ann Arbor’s swanky Spanish bar. In true tapas style, a party can order a pitcher of either flavor for the table. Sangria by the glass is also available during happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

216 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

5. The Grotto

303 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Though the Grotto is better known for its rotating beer selections, the bar also offers glasses of red sangria by way of Sierra Rose in Grand Rapids. Seating is offered inside among the wood and brick, or on the outdoor patio underneath string lights. As a plus, the Grotto is pet-friendly.

303 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

6. Bill's Beer Garden

218 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For a simple sangria in the sun, check out Bill’s Beer Garden. This open air hangout with communal seating serves single glasses of red sangria at the bar swimming with slivers of citrus fruit.

218 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

7. Frita Batidos

117 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

At this Cuban burger destination sangria comes in a glass for one or in a literal fishbowl for up to six people. Chilled in the summer and warmed in the winter, the sangria here is a light alternative to Frita Batidos’ creamy shakes.

117 W Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

8. The Lunch Room

407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Eclectic vegetarian restaurant the Lunch Room is known for its filling sandwiches and burritos, but in warm weather this spot keeps also plenty of sangria in supply. This season’s batch is a mix three types of wine, triple sec, vodka, dark rum, elderflower liqueur, and orange bitters. The drink is served by the glass or in a pitcher with strawberry, basil, and grapefruit garnish.

407 N 5th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

9. Gandy Dancer

401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This iconic converted train depot restaurant mixes things up with a sparkling sangria made with prosecco, Lillet Blanc, peach vodka, cucumbers, and lemon juice.

401 Depot St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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