Planning your visit
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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.
- 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.
- Campus Inn
Central Campus area 800-666-8693 734-769-2200
615 E. Huron-Amenities include free morning coffee and newspaper, complimentary overnight guest parking, 57 channel cable television, UM gift shop, fitness center, and availability of fax copy and mail services.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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).
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.
This Japanese restaurant has a great sushi bar, as well as teppanyaki-style meat dishes (think Hibachi). Located in the Kerrytown Market & Shops.
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.
- Elephant Ears
One of the most interesting baby/toddler boutiques in the country, Elephant Ears specializes in organic clothing and accessories.
- 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.
- Sparrow Meat Market
For the best cuts of meat and fantastic produce, Sparrow’s Market is always buzzing with great cooks and friendly people.
- 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).