The Pretzel Bell Menu

SNACKS & SHARES

P-Bell Fries
one of three ways: curried peanut sauce & scallions 8 • herb-lemon sea salt 7 • beer cheese & bacon 8

Wolverine Wings
pineapple chipotle marinade • honey coriander slaw 7

On Board
three cheeses • two meats • sweet pickless • spicy mustard • crostini 14

Salisbury Steak Sliders
shiitake gravy • pretzel rolls 8

Meat & Potatoes
crispy potato tots • shredded cabernet short rib beef gravy • Danish blue cheese • crispy parsnips 12

Chorizo Meatballs
manchego cheese sauce • toasted almonds 9

Soft Baked Pretzel
warm cheese dip • honey mustard 7

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
toasted pepitas 5

GREENS

Orchard
field greens • apples • toasted walnuts • local cheese • pretzel croutons • pomegranate vinaigrette 11

Big House Chop
house-smoked turkey • avocado • pickles • tomatoes • sweet onions • soft boiled egg • blue cheese dressing 13

Farro of Beets
pickled beets • farro • feta • greens • cucumber • roasted carrot vinaigrette 12

Hail Caesar
hearts of romaine • shaved parmesan • pretzel croutons • peppered Caesar dressing 9

Mix Your Greens
a variety of field lettuces with up to seven choices 8

CREAM
Danish blue cheese
sharp cheddar
feta
gruyère
NUTS & FRUIT
toasted almonds
pepitas
walnuts
golden raisins
dried cherries
DRESSINGS
pomegranate vinaigrette
blue cheese
roasted carrot vinaigrette
buttermilk ranch
creamy Caesar
FARM
pickled beets
sweet onion confit
tomatoes
avocado
cucumber
carrots
ADD POWER      
• grilled chicken 5 • grilled flatiron steak 7 • smoked turkey 4 • peppered bacon 2 • chopped egg 2 • grilled tempeh 4

SIDES

Roasted Brussels Sprouts 5
Potatoes au Gratin 6
Maize Out Mac & Cheese 7
Smoked Cauliflower Grits 5
Potato Tots with spiced ketchup 6

BETWEEN BREAD

all served with seasoned chips

P-Bell Blue Burger*
custom beef blend • Danish blue cheese • tomato bacon jam • lemon-garlic mayo • pretzel roll 12

Victors’ Cheese Steak
shaved prime rib • smoked onions • warm pimento cheese spread • crusty roll 10

Diag Turkey Burger
fresh ground patty • bratwurst spices • pickles • harissa aioli • tomato relish • pretzel roll 9

Crunchy Bird
pickle-brined fried chicken • gruyère • mustard aioli • apple slaw • crusty roll 10

The Arbor
brown rice & lentil patty • pickled carrots • spiced ketchup • pickled avocado • greens • pretzel roll 9

The Knife and Fork
house-smoked turkey • peppered bacon • aioli • gruyère • pickles • grilled sourdough • mornay sauce 10

MAINS

Braised Short Rib
shiitake gravy • roasted root vegetables • smoked cauliflower grits 17

Pickle-Brined Chicken
boneless breast • butternut squash • roasted Brussels sprouts • coriander honey • crispy or chargrilled 14

Maize Out Mac
curly noodles • mascarpone • Amish cheddar • béchamel • pretzel crust 13
Add-ons – chicken 4 • bacon 3

Daily Fish
minted peas • toasted farro • roasted beets • micro greens 14

Carnitas Tacos
house smoked pork shoulder • red slaw • pickled avocado • warm corn tortillas 13

North Quad Noodle Bowl
sweet peas • shiitakes • miso soy broth • pickled carrots • green onion 12
add grilled chicken 4

TREATS

Ice Cream Sandwich
almond chocolate spread • caramel sauce • vanilla ice cream 7

Farm Cake
carrot cake • caramel apple sauce • candied pineapple 7

Chocolate Brownie
peanut butter cream cheese frosting • pretzel brittle crumble

Humble Pie
seasonal fruit • gingersnap crust • vanilla ice cream 7

SNACKS & SHARES

P-Bell Fries
one of three ways: curried peanut sauce & scallions 8
herb-lemon sea salt 7 • beer cheese & bacon 8

Wolverine Wings
pineapple chipotle marinade • honey coriander slaw 7

On Board
three cheeses • two meats • sweet pickles • spicy mustard • crostini 14

Salisbury Steak Sliders
shiitake gravy • pretzel rolls 8

Soft Baked Pretzel
warm cheese dip • honey mustard 7

GREENS

Orchard
field greens • apples • toasted walnuts • local cheese • pretzel croutons • pomegranate vinaigrette 12

Big House Chop
house-smoked turkey • avocado • pickles • tomatoes • sweet onions • soft boiled egg • blue cheese dressing 14

Farro of Beets
pickled beets • farro • feta • greens • cucumber • roasted carrot vinaigrette 13

Hail Caesar
hearts of romaine • shaved parmesan • pretzel croutons • peppered Caesar dressing 10

Add Power
grilled chicken 4 • grilled flatiron steak 7 • smoked turkey 4 • peppered bacon 2 • chopped egg 2 • grilled tempeh

SIDES

Roasted Brussels Sprouts5
Potatoes au Gratin 6
Maize Out Mac & Cheese 7
Smoked Cauliflower Grits 5
Potato Tots with spiced ketchup 6

BETWEEN BREAD

all served with seasoned chips

P-Bell Blue Burger*
custom beef blend • Danish blue cheese • tomato bacon jam • lemon-garlic mayo • pretzel roll 13

Victors’ Cheese Steak
shaved prime rib • smoked onions • warm pimento cheese spread • crusty roll 11

Diag Turkey Burger
fresh ground patty • bratwurst spices • pickles • harissa aioli • tomato relish • pretzel roll 10

Crunchy Bird
pickle-brined fried chicken • gruyère • mustard aioli • apple slaw • crusty roll 11

The Arbor
brown rice & lentil patty • pickled carrots • spiced ketchup • pickled avocado • greens • pretzel roll 10

The Knife and Fork
house-smoked turkey • peppered bacon • aioli • gruyère • pickles • grilled sourdough • mornay sauce 11

MAINS

Braised Short Rib
shiitake gravy • roasted root vegetables • smoked cauliflower grits 19

Maize Out Mac
curly noodles • mascarpone • Amish cheddar • béchamel • pretzel crust 15
Add-ons: • chicken 4 • bacon 3

Pickle-Brined Chicken
boneless breast • butternut squash • roasted Brussels sprouts • coriander honey • crispy or chargrilled 14

Grilled Flat Iron Steak*
brown sugar rub • roasted vegetables • au gratin potatoes 25

Daily Fish
minted peas • toasted farro • roasted beets • micro greens 14

Rackham Prime Rib* (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
roasted Brussels sprouts • au gratin potatoes 23

Carnitas Tacos
house smoked pork shoulder • red slaw • pickled avocado • warm corn tortillas 13

North Quad Noodle Bowl
sweet peas • shiitakes • miso soy broth • pickled carrots • green onion 12
add grilled chicken 4

TREATS

Ice Cream Sandwich
almond chocolate spread • caramel sauce • vanilla ice cream 7

Farm Cake
carrot cake • caramel apple sauce • candied pineapple 7

Chocolate Brownie
peanut butter cream cheese frosting • pretzel brittle crumble

Humble Pie
seasonal fruit • gingersnap crust • vanilla ice cream 7

Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

SNACKS & SHARES

P-Bell Fries
one of three ways: curried peanut sauce & scallions 8
herb-lemon sea salt 7 • beer cheese & bacon 8

Wolverine Wings
pineapple chipotle marinade • honey coriander slaw 7

On Board
three cheeses • two meats • sweet pickles • spicy mustard • crostini 14

Salisbury Steak Sliders
shiitake gravy • pretzel rolls 8

Meat & Potatoes
crispy potato tots • shredded cabernet short rib beef gravy • Danish blue cheese • crispy parsnips 12

Chorizo Meatballs
manchego cheese sauce • toasted almonds 9

Soft Baked Pretzel
warm cheese dip • honey mustard 7

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
toasted pepitas 5

GREENS

Orchard
field greens • apples • toasted walnuts • local cheese • pretzel croutons • pomegranate vinaigrette 11

Big House Chop
house-smoked turkey • avocado • pickles • tomatoes • sweet onions • soft boiled egg • blue cheese dressing 13

Farro of Beets
pickled beets • farro • feta • greens • cucumber • roasted carrot vinaigrette 12

Hail Caesar
hearts of romaine • shaved parmesan • pretzel croutons • peppered Caesar dressing 9
Add Power
•grilled chicken 5 • grilled flatiron steak 7 • smoked turkey 4 • peppered bacon 2 • chopped egg 2 • grilled tempeh 4

SIDES

Roasted Brussels Sprouts 5
Potatoes au Gratin 6
Maize Out Mac & Cheese 7
Smoked Cauliflower Grits 5
Potato Tots with spiced ketchup 6

BREAKFASTY

Poached Eggs & Toast
crostini • bacon jam • hollandaise • warm cheese 10

Hash
golden potatoes • roasted root vegetables • salsa verde • choice of short rib, pulled pork or grilled tempeh 11

French Toast
griddled challah • whipped cream 10

Croque-Madame
country ham • fried egg • gruyère béchamel • greens • grilled challah 11

Pork & Grits
hominy grits • pastrami spiced pork shoulder • red sauce • cheddar biscuit 13

Silver Dollar Pancakes
berry compote • warm maple syrup • whipped cream 8

BETWEEN BREAD

all served with seasoned chips

P-Bell Blue Burger*
custom beef blend • Danish blue cheese • tomato bacon jam • lemon-garlic mayo • pretzel roll 12

Victors’ Cheese Steak
shaved prime rib • smoked onions • warm pimento cheese spread • crusty roll 10

Diag Turkey Burger
fresh ground patty • bratwurst spices • pickles • harissa aioli • tomato relish • pretzel roll 9

Crunchy Bird
pickle-brined fried chicken • gruyere • mustard aioli • apple slaw • crusty roll 10

The Arbor
brown rice & lentil patty • pickled carrots • spiced ketchup • pickled avocado • greens • pretzel roll 9

The Knife and Fork
house-smoked turkey • peppered bacon • aioli • gruyère • pickles • grilled sourdough • mornay sauce 10

TREATS

Ice Cream Sandwich
almond chocolate spread • caramel sauce • vanilla ice cream 7

Farm Cake
carrot cake • caramel apple sauce • candied pineapple 7

Chocolate Brownie
peanut butter cream cheese frosting • pretzel brittle crumble 7

Humble Pie
seasonal fruit • gingersnap crust • vanilla ice cream 7

Junior Varsity

all served with choice of fresh vegetables, potato tots or fresh fruit

Grilled Cheese Bites
cheddar cheese • Texas toast • warm tomato cheese dip 7

Crispy Chicken
breaded chicken fingers • ranch dressing or honey mustard dipping sauce 8

Mini Mac
mac & cheese • goldfish cracker topping 8

Lil’ Bell Burger
quarter pound patty • choice of cheese 7

Clubhouse Sandwich
turkey • bacon •lemon mayo • lettuce & tomato • pretzel bun 8

S u n d a e F u n d a y

warm brownie • vanilla ice cream • chocolate sauce • whipped cream 6

SNACKS & SHARES

Scrimmage Snack Mix
pretzels • peanuts • pepitas • goldfish • house sweet-hot spices 3

P-Bell Fries
one of three ways: herb-lemon sea salt 7 • beer cheese & bacon 8
curried peanut sauce & scallions 8

Wolverine Wings
pineapple chipotle marinade • honey coriander slaw 7

On Board
three cheeses • two meats • sweet pickles • spicy mustard • crostini 14

Meat & Potatoes
crispy potato tots • shredded cabernet short rib • beef gravy • Danish blue cheese • crispy parsnips 12

Chorizo Meatballs
manchego cheese sauce • toasted almonds 9

Salisbury Steak Sliders
shiitake gravy • pretzel rolls 8

TREATS

Ice Cream Sandwich
almond chocolate spread • caramel sauce • vanilla ice cream 7

Farm Cake
carrot cake • caramel apple sauce • candied pineapple 7

Humble Pie
seasonal fruit • gingersnap crust • vanilla ice cream 7

Chocolate Brownie
peanut butter whipped cream • pretzel brittle crumble 7

The Freshmen Class (non-alcoholic)

Crafted
Red Berenson sweetness, citrus, herbal $5
lemon • green tea • peach • agave

Solar Power tart, crisp, solstice $5
grapefruits • oranges • shrub • carbonated

Touch The Banner antioxidant, cool, bright $5
blueberry • lemon • agave • mint

Make your Crafted selection a Graduate $4
Tanqueray Gin • Bacardi Rum • Sobieski Vodka • Altos Tequila

Bottled
Towne Club Soda Pop made in Detroit $3.50
root beer • Michigan cherry • further selections

Mighty Good Coffee Cold Brew $4

Superior to Tap
Evian $4
Perrier $4

Draft

Starting Six
Pretzel Bell Kölsch $4
North Peak Diabolical IPA $5
Miller Lite $4
North Peak Siren Amber Ale $5
Jolly Pumpkin Seasonal $6
Nomad Hard Cider $6

Featured Four
Seasonal and Rotating Selections • ask your server
Featured Four Flight – 5 oz. of each $9

Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon
Tom Gore • Sonoma Coast, CA • $9 glass • $34 • Farmer’s Wine
Silver Oak • Alexander Valley, CA • $150 • Classic
Twenty-Four by Charles Woodson • Napa, CA • $225 • Legend

Malbec
Gouguenheim • Mendoza, Argentina • $8 glass • $32 • Balanced

Merlot
Columbia Crest Grand Estates • Columbia Valley, WA • $8 glass • $32 • Chocolatey

Arch Terrace • Red Mountain, WA • $49 • Cherry

Pinot Noir
Hidden Crush • Central Coast, CA • $7 glass • $27 • Vanilla
Row Eleven • Santa Maria Valley, CA • $55 • Cola
Failla • Sonoma Coast, CA • $76 • Classic

Red Blend
The One • California • $9 glass • $35 • Luscious

Shiraz
Tramp • Barcelona, Spain • $60 • Ripe

Tempranillo
Force of Nature • Paso Robles, CA • $12 glass • $44 • Surly
Dominio de Heredia • Rioja, Spain • $32 • Silky

Port
Ferreria, Quinto de Porto 10 year tawny • Portugal • $8 glass • Rich

White Wine

Chardonnay
Kendall Jackson • California • $9 glass • $37 • Throwback
Rombauer Vineyards • Napa, CA • $68 • Buttery
Kistler Sonoma, CA • $125 • Big

Pinot Gris/Grigio
Bower’s Harbor • Old Mission, MI • $8 glass • $32 • Lively
Mount Beautiful • North Canterbury, NZ • $50 • Creamy

Riesling
Fritz’s • Rheinhessen, Germany • $10 glass • $39 • Balanced
Joh. Jos. Prum • Mosel, Germany • $56 • Classic

Rosé
Rosalie • Cote de Provence, France • $9 glass • $37 • Delicate

Sauvignon Blanc
Tiki • Marlborough, NZ • $7 glass • $28 • Grassy
Chateau St. Michelle • Columbia Valley, WA • $36 • Crisp
Twenty-Four by Charles Woodson • Napa, CA • $50 • Legend

White Blend
Civello • California • $7 glass • $28 • Sexy

Sherry
Alvear Medium-Dry • Montilla-Moriles, Spain • $6 glass • Bright
Alvear Cream • Montilla-Moriles, Spain $6 glass • Pruny

Fizzy

Champagne
Andre Clouet Grand Cru Grande Reserve • Champagne, France • $82 • Nutty

Cava
Segura Viudas • Torrelavit, Spain • $7 split • Dry
Gran Gesta • Sant Sadurni d’ Anola, Spain • $40 • Refreshing

Cidre
Brut, Le Pere Jules • Normandie, France • $28 • Traditional

MoscatoLa Ardilla • Valencia, Spain • $7 glass • $26 • Fun

About The Pretzel Bell

The Pretzel Bell originally opened its doors in 1934 and became the campus watering hole of choice for nearly 50 years. Popular with students, athletes, professors, campus groups and Ann Arbor townies, the Pretzel Bell was a legend. Today, the legend has returned after closing more than 30 years ago. We look forward to evoking memories of past generations and introducing new fans to the famous Pretzel Bell experience.

Our menu is a modern take on traditional American comfort food. Our University of Michigan inspired restaurant has two floors as well as the largest street side presence in Ann Arbor. The interior is made up of historic, reclaimed Detroit wood including gym floors and old bleachers. Decades of Michigan memorabilia fill the walls and cases, while the decor is warm, upscale casual. Both floors offer the highest quality service, food, drinks, and atmosphere.

The upstairs and downstairs will both serve the “soon to be famous” Pretzel Bell menu, while the downstairs will transform into a lounge atmosphere after 10pm. The first floor will feature an open kitchen and a large Bell that will ring throughout as the names of those celebrating their birthdays are called and patrons cheer! Old school cocktails, beers that were cherished throughout the history of Pretzel Bell, new artisan cocktails and an extensive list of premium craft beers will be available.

We are the perfect destination to watch your favorite sporting event, entertain clients in one of our private dining rooms, enjoy a romantic date in a cozy booths, and always the place to celebrate your birthday! With our one of a kind atmosphere, food, service and deeply rooted University of Michigan connections, the Pretzel Bell is the premier dining and drinking destination in Michigan!

Press

See what is being said about Pretzel Bell

M LIVE

Pretzel Bell restaurant returning to Ann Arbor

Now, 31 years after the Pretzel Bell closed, a group of U-M athletes and alumni, including Fritz Seyferth, Bruce Zenkel, Bruce Elliott, Dugan Fife and Andy Mignery, is working with restaurateurs Jon Carlson, Chet Czaplicka and Greg Lobdell – the team behind Lena, Habana, Jolly Pumpkin, Grizzly Peak, Blue Tractor and Mash – to reopen the Pretzel Bell in downtown Ann Arbor.

Crain’s Detroit Business

Pretzel Bell to open in Ann Arbor

The group plans to transform the 8,000-square-foot space that houses the Latin-inspired Lena and Habana into a completely new dining and drinking destination that recollects memories of Ann Arbor’s past and welcomes a new generation of fans.

WXYZ

Pretzel Bell Seeks 70 Workers

Pretzel Bell preparing to open a new restaurant in Ann Arbor. The sports-focused restaurant and bar needs to fill 70 full and part-time positions.

Jobs include line and prep cooks, servers, bartenders, bussers, dishwashers and hosts.

If you’re interested, you need to apply on-site at Pretzel Bell. It’s located at 226 S. Main Street.

Private Party Spaces

Sports Lounge
Holds 150 in a cocktail party setting. We feature lounge style seating with multiple TVs and media inputs.

Wolverine Room
Holds up to 50 in a strolling dinner setting, featuring table seating as well as lounge seating simultaneously.

Captains Room
Holds up to 16 seated at a long single table.

Happy Hour

Sunday-Thursday, 3pm to 6pm, and 10pm to close.

$2 off all snacks, shares, beers, signature cocktails and wine.

Weekly Events

Monday
“A Case of the Mondays”, our service appreciation night. Do you live to serve? Are you a nurse, firefighter, front desk clerk, member of the military, or in the hospitality industry? All those who serve are welcome to enjoy our happy hour deals all day, additional specials (like a bump and beer can from our Mystery Machine for only $7 and listen to the greatest albums ever made in their entirety. Check out our social media for updates on who’s playing tonight, and requests are welcome!

Tuesday
“Game Night!!” Classic board games and table games are at your disposal. Watch Mario search for the princess in yet another castle as we show classic and modern game levels on our big screens.

Wednesday
Two games of Trivia by Sporkle every Wednesday! Games at 8pm and 9pm, with over $100 worth of giveaways every week! Get here early or else!

Thursday
“Suds and Sandwiches” – Special prices for sandwich/beer combos ($12) Choose from one of four special sandwiches. Price includes a pint of any Standard Six draft.

Friday
“Throwback to the 90’s”, with DJ’s playing great 90’s music all night and classic 90’s shows up on the TV Wall. Sorry, no Zima :) but also no cover!

Saturday
‘Social Hour’ with DJ Steve Healy playing the best of today’s pop, rock, hip-hop and electronic. As always, the best sports watching AND people watching, and of course there’s never a cover at the P-Bell.

Sunday
We call it ‘Sunday Best’; Rep your favorite team, band or group by wearing their gear and enjoy a complimentary giant pretzel with every pitcher of beer. Brunch until 2pm, and two happy hours!

Close
Go top