Ziggy's Alley Bar now open for the season!
Alley Bar hours 6-10:30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturdays
Carryout & online order pickup Tues-Wed 3-7pm, Thurs-Sat 4-10:30pm
* Must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol
Ziggy's remains closed for indoor sit-down service & music events.
Hours of Operation
Ziggy's Alley Bar is now open for the season! Indoors open only for carryout and online order pickup until further notice.
Address: 206 W Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
OPEN Tuesday, Wednesday 3-7pm
OPEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4-10:30pm
CLOSED Sunday & Monday
Alley Bar Hours
OPEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6-10:30pm
Music is one of those elements that contribute to a community's quality of life. Since opening in late Summer 2016, Ziggy's aimed to give music a home in Ypsi, a home that was comfortable and welcoming. A living room/listening room where the art could be challenging at times, but the surroundings were always warm and comfortable, and with a bit of that "What if Ziggy Stardust opened a bar?"-style.
We opened with an espresso machine and little else. We never lost that coffeehouse vibe as, in March of 2017, we added a liquor license and celebrated with a show pairing Philadelphia Free Jazz saxophonist Elliot Levin with legendary Detroit poet John Sinclair.
We have continued to be a local spot for music and gathering, we've hosted hip-hop, underground Detroit techno, jazz of all flavors, indie-rock, folk, art happenings, and R&B of the highest order. The love we've felt back from the community has been humbling and overwhelming, and just as our success was kicking, Covid-19 hit and halted what to be what was our biggest season yet. We had touring, avant garde jazz superstar Ken Vandermark coming that weekend, along with one of our biggest 734 Saturdays (our long-standing hip-hop night) planned. It was going to be a huge weekend, and our staff were excited and ready. Then the COVID-19 shutdown came.
Since the indoor service shutdown, we’ve been doing ok. We’ve got our health and we’re feeling the love in the virtual world. In August we got approval from the liquor commission to open a patio bar and have enjoyed seeing our friends again while hosting some small shows in the alley behind Ziggy's.
We are now closed outdoors for the season but have launched our online and carryout options to get through the winter. We so appreciate our artists and patrons and hope to run into you for a carryout order soon!