Old Town Tavern in Ann Arbor is tucked away on the corner of Liberty and Ashley, and was quite overlooked by me until I was walking back to my car one night and realized there were a number of restaurants located in that small bit of Liberty between Main and Ashley. Old Town Tavern is certainly the most reasonably priced and offers fare that is quite befitting a place that calls itself a tavern.
The building is over 100 years old and has housed a number of businesses, including a saloon at the turn of the previous century. The list of drinks is delightfully varied and includes some favorites like Tom Collins, my order (though I am not generally fond of gin), and something called a side car, which Greg ordered. (A side car is comprised of brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.)
Due to a kitchen disaster that resulted in charred food flying out of the kitchen door near our table, and apparently some unflattering language on the part of the staff, Greg and I ended up receiving our drinks for free. I honestly don't remember anyone saying anything, let alone that I would have found offensive, and it wasn't our food that ended up charred on the floor. I also completely understood that it delayed us getting our food a bit while they put the kitchen back in order. (And really, I didn't notice the delay.) They didn't have to give us our drinks for free, but I thought it was very classy of them to do so, and certainly gives me a great impression of them. I'd like to return and bring friends with me as a result. I might have done so even without the free drinks, but what they say about good customer service is true: it's memorable and brings many happy returns.
Since they ran out of pulled barbecue pork, Greg had to go with his second usual, a burger, which he ended up thoroughly enjoying. I ordered a chicken burrito because I'd been craving burritos for some reason. It came with house salsa that was, truly, utterly fabulous. I would go back and just order a dish of chips and salsa, seriously. The chips, I believe, were also house-made. I do look forward to trying more foods from their expansive menu, however.
And definitely more drinks!