Planning your visit

Planning your visit


There are many unexpected advantages to attending an event or concert at Kerrytown Concert House. The house is located in historic Kerrytown, home to many stunning shops and restaurants. Your day or evening could combine several activities. Perhaps you would enjoy a cup of tea at Sweetwaters, followed by one of our classical concerts. Or perhaps dinner at Argiero's on a snowy evening and then a jazz show at KCH. A full day could start with a visit to the Farmer’s market (right across the street), a trip to the Hands On Museum just a few blocks away and then a family concert in the afternoon.

Below is a short list of magical spots, activities, and lovely food as suggestions for you to enjoy.

Arts & Entertainment

  • Hands On Museum

    An educational and exciting museum for children, right around the corner. This adored Ann Arbor attraction receives rave reviews from all who cross its doorstep.

  • Michigan Theater

    Although a bit of a stroll from Kerrytown, the Michigan Theater is home to the Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, one of the only theater organs in existence that is still played in its original home on a regular basis. Living history and the finest film has to offer in one!

  • University of Michigan Museum of Art

    A phenomenal architectural space that houses premiere works of art spanning the decades and the globe.


  • Bell Tower Hotel

    Central Campus area
    800-562-3559   |   734-769-3010   |   300 South Thayer
    Amenities include: complimentary continental breakfast and newspaper, complimentary valet parking, exercise facility, and evening turn-down service.

  • Graduate Ann Arbor

    Central Campus area
    800-666-8693   |   734-769-2200   |   615 E. Huron
    Amenities include: complimentary overnight guest parking, HD television, complimentary wifi, 24 hour fitness center, pet friendly, in-room mini fridge and coffee maker.

  • Hampton Inn Ann Arbor-North

    North Campus area
    734-996-4444   |   2300 Green Road
    Amenities include: in-room coffeemaker, complimentary continental breakfast buffet, indoor pool, whirlpool, and exercise room, free premium television channels, and free local calls.

  • Hawthorn Suites

    North Campus area 
    800-527-1133   |   734-327-0011   |   3535 Green Court
    Amenities include: complimentary full breakfast buffet, indoor pool and fitness center. Spacious one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens.

  • Holiday Inn North Campus

    North Campus area
    800-800-5560  |   734-769-9800   |   3600 Plymouth Road
    Amenities include: in-room coffeemaker, free premium TV channels, indoor/outdoor pool, restaurant, and fitness center.

  • Lamp Post Inn

    Central Campus area
    (734) 971-8000   |   2424 E. Stadium Blvd.
    Amenities include: in-room refrigerator and microwave, continental breakfast, cable television, and wi-fi internet access.

  • Microtel Inn & Suites

    North Campus area
    888-771-7171   |   734-997-9100   |   3610 Plymouth Road
    Amenities include: a free light continental breakfast and 24-hour complimentary coffee, juice and milk.

  • Red Roof Inn

    North Campus area 
    734-996-5800   |   U.S. 23 at Plymouth Road
    Amenities include: free morning coffee and USA Today, free SHOWTIME, CNN, and ESPN, free local calls, and availability of fax and copy service.

  • Residence Inn

    Downtown Ann Arbor
    734-662-9999   |   120 West Huron at N. Ashley
    Amenities include: free wi-fi internet access, free hot breakfast buffet, gym & indoor pool, pet friendly, rooms with kitchenettes available .


  • Argiero’s

    If you're looking for an authentic Italian meal, this is the place to go. Argiero's makes its sauce daily and has great pizzas and pastas alike. Squizito!

  • aut Bar

    Enjoy drinks, sandwiches and Mexican fare at this gay-friendly establishment. Patio seating is available when the weather is nice.

  • Kosmo

    THE best hot dogs, bop and tucker burgers in town. A great spot to catch a quick meal or snack before a concert (located in Kerrytown Market and Shops).

  • People’s Food Coop & Cafe Verde

    Ann Arbor's first natural foods grocery store, offering plenty of local, natural, and organic food options. Cafe Verde, inside the coop, offers a hot food bar and salad bar, grab-and-go meals, and housemade baked goods.

  • Sweetwaters

    A wonderful café with over stuffed chairs for drinking coffee or hot chocolate and reading a good book, this corner café offers coffee drinks, hot ginger lemon tea and pastries. Located in the Kerrytown Market & Shops.

  • The Broken Egg

    Looking for a place for a hearty brunch before one of our matinee shows? This is the place. Enjoy classic breakfast fair in a quaint atmosphere.

  • The Gandy Dancer

    A classy seafood-focused venue, the Gandy Dancer is known for its sophistication and elegance, as well as its brunch menu.

  • The Lunch Room

    The Lunch Room offers delicious, high-quality vegan meals and baked goods. They also serve foods that are gluten-free friendly. Check out their daily dinner specials such as Taco Night and Indian Night!

  • Zingerman’s

    An Ann Arbor tradition, Zingerman’s is a longtime hot spot for amazing sandwiches, great salads, gelato, coffee, baked goods and cheeses. This classic deli is just two blocks from Kerrytown Concert House.


  • Encore Records

    A bit off the beaten path (located on Liberty). Encore has the premiere selection of used recordings. A true treasure trove for music lovers.

  • Everyday Wine

    A beautiful selection of wines for you to take home post-concert. In addition, the catering company A Knife’s Work stocks the case with take home food entrees, salads and desserts made from fresh local ingredients.

  • Kerrytown Market and Shops

    A plethora of fine shops for foodies, collectors and artists alike. There is always something of interest happening.

  • Literati Bookstore

    A new independent bookstore in the heart of downtown.

  • Sparrow Meat Market

    For the best cuts of meat and fantastic produce, Sparrow’s Market is always buzzing with great cooks and friendly people.

  • Tea Haus

    Here you'll find the best tea selections from around the world. Not to mention, you can also enjoy some of the most delectable treats in town in their cafe, including scones with clotted cream and macarons.

  • Treasure Mart

    Perfect for that Saturday afternoon stroll. Interesting furniture, art, and collectibles.

  • V2V Apparel and home

    One of our favorite places to find chic clothing and striking home goods. (located in Kerrytown Market and Shops).