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The Blind Pig - Check Availability - 19 Photos & 100 Reviews - Bars - 208 S 1st St - Ann Arbor, MI - Phone Number - Yelp
I met my husband at the BlindPig so 5 stars for that alone! But in general, I love the BlindPig. It's a legendary concert venue that has seen bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and more play on it's small stage. I've had local friends play, out of town friends play, and every one has been a great experience. We've also been here for dance parties, wedding receptions, and other special events to great success as well.
It's a little worn, it can get super hot and sweaty, the stage is low and the sound is loud. But that's rock and roll. And as the last true rock and roll venue in AnnArbor, I'm beyond happy it's here and love supporting it when I can.
Free pop corn, cheap drinks, great tunes, good times!
Worst place on earth. It's filthy, has the rudest employees, and they just generally suck. Ew! Stay far away. We saw a comedy show there, but couldn't hear a thing because the employees thought it would be cool to talk through the WHOLE show.
Worst place on earth. It's filthy, has the rudest employees, and they just generally suck. Ew! Stay far away.
This was a cool spot! Cheap drinks, decent sound for the acts performing. Lots of big names have performed here so you can really feel the history. There are plenty of places to sit but a big open room to dance in as well. They do take credit cards by the way. Really enjoyed this venue.
Horrible experience. HORRIBLE. We had a few drinks before a show in their bar downstairs. We try to go up and the guy rudely tells us we have to go outside and around. Um okay. We go outside and in the front door. First guy grabs our IDs. Second guy takes our tickets and tells my sister she "better print hers out next time" and tells me to grab a wrist band and points to a pitcher of them. I go to take one and he yells, literally yells, DO NOT TOUCH THOSE...NEXT PERSON WHO DOES IS GETTING KICKED OUT. The worker standing 5 feet from the bands (who I couldn't see due to the people in front of me) just stands there. I apologize and he just stares at me.
Why so rude??? It's cash only. The only bathroom is downstairs (where we came from). I go down to use the bathroom and the bouncer guy is no longer there and people are walking back and forth. Why did we have to go outside into the cold again?
Overall very bad experience and brought down the vibe of our whole night.
Terrible service...never go here. So many better, places in AnnArbor to go. When I asked for my Drink to be remade due to the dirty glass, the bartender scuffed and said "go somewhere else sweetie" beyond rude. I worked in the industry and this places needs a revamp on staff, interior, & presence. Absolutely disgusting.
Not sure how this place ever attained such revered status. It was never a great venue to begin with yet all these great bands insisted on playing here. I used to go see bands here quite a bit in the late 80's thru mid 90's. Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam, Throwing Muses, The Chills, Luna etc. Not being tall has it's definite disadvantages at the BlindPig since the stage is about 12 inches tall. Fast forward to last Saturday night when I drove from Ferndale to see the phenomenal Japanese psych band Kikagaku Moyo. This means the last time I was at the BlindPig was over 20 years ago. Nothing has changed except the owners. The stage is still about 12 inches tall and I am still short. Slapping up some black paint and some sheet metal around the bar is like putting lipstick on the BlindPig. The people at the door were dicks too. The place was dirty. This place still sucks. Even many of the people attending this show were so self absorbed they didn't care about ruining other peoples night by constantly shouting over the music.
Pretty sure I wont be back. I don't care who is playing.
Cash only is the rule, and the drinks flow! Free popcorn, but no food at all, so grab dinner before you come for the band. The sound system is loud but clear. There is a bar downstairs, and that is where the bathrooms are. Being a small venue, it is a more personal experience to see a band. This was our first time here, but we will go again for sure
Kind of a meh bar. Shabby and stuff. But not terrible people in the reviews really made it sound like a piss pool. But the bathroom isnt horrific. Def manageable for a quick pee. I do think their bar could use some help, my beer was barely cold. Not a fan of not cold beer.
First time in AnnArbor but the parking was super convenient i stay 4 hours or so, maybe three got charged $6. Not bad. Safe too. Didn't explore much. But I like the blind logo inside the bar. The stage is blah too. But I really enjoyed the show, being so close to talent is so special wow. Loved seeing Poliça and MOTHXR.
Bit of a drive for me but I will drop by if I'm ever interested in another show
If a national act, outside the jazz/classical realm, comes to AnnArbor they will most likely be here, the Ark, or through the University. While it has a somewhat charming old ambience, they seriously need to improve their sound. First of all, why is it always way too loud (bass, drums heavy)? I just saw a musical act end their set EARLY due to cacophonous, jarring sound. It was a rock band, where we should have been able to hear the guitarist/singer and keys clearly. NOPE. As I know musicians around town, many have complained that it's too loud on and off stage and distorted. Get with it! You're the only real rock club in AnnArbor.
The WORST service I have ever experienced. Dirty atmosphere, blindpig more like FILTHY pig. The girls bathroom had vomit everywhere. Drinks were in ratchet mugs. Manager is a huge buzz kill and made the whole experience a -10 out of 5
It's sad that a place once so revered is now just a rundown venue with a raging superiority complex and staff that can't even pretend to respect their (paying) customers and the performers that want to bring them business.
The biggest issue here is how incredibly rude and obnoxious the staff are. To summarize: they literally throw your IDs back at you, they refuse people entry because they just don't feel like letting you in (even if you're on the performer's guest list, over 21, completely sober, and ready to pay the cover), they cut shows short because they just don't feel like staying the whole time, the bar service is absolutely terrible, and they're generally incredibly rude and disrespectful when speaking to their customers and performers. In addition, they completely rip off the performers, especially local acts. For a set of local bands that brought in 60+ people, the group made a total of $4 between all of them despite the $5 cover.
Some other things to note: The venue is dirty. The bar is cash only. The only food they offer is over salted popcorn. They don't have any guest bathrooms so you have to go downstairs and walk through another bar to get to one.
If you're looking to hear great music, support local artists, or just have a nice night out, I'd highly recommend looking elsewhere. There are some great local venues that have awesome music, but sadly, The BlindPig is no longer one of them.
I've come here many times over the years for concerts, as well as The Bang, and I was here this past Saturday night for the Halloween Bang.
Although I do like the Hard Lessons (opening band), my friends and I agreed that it would have been better if they had just stuck to the normal music/DJ for most of the night ... we like dancing on the stage too, and the Hard Lessons played from about 11pm to midnight and then the entire BlindPig was open for dancing from 12-2.
Fun place to catch a concert, though, and the cover charges usually aren't too bad - The Bang is usually $5 if you are 21+, although since this was the Halloween Bang it was $8 or $11 if you are under 21.