The small town of Ada, Michigan has quietly racked up a formidable lineup of dining and drinking options. Establishments like Saburba, Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery, and Schnitz Ada Grill are all worthy of praise.
The Ada Pour House is the latest addition to Ada’s culinary scene, focusing on Michigan beer, craft cocktails, local products, and delicious food.
We had the pleasure of stopping by the Ada Pour House to take some photos and enjoy lunch and drinks.
The selection of Michigan beer on tap and in bottles was impressive. Brews from Cellar Brewing Company, Atwater, Short’s, Bell’s, and Founders were among the sixteen taps. Fifty-seven bottles and cans rounded-out the lineup of available beer.
While the local beer selection was noteworthy, we were even more impressed with the creative cocktail list using local spirits. The Michigan Margarita consisted of Hatter Royale, a hopped whiskey, and Clockwork Orange, a spiced orange liqueur, both from Michigan’s own New Holland Brewing Company. The Cinnamon Donut cocktail was also a real treat, complete with a freshly-made donut from scratch.
It was a pleasure speaking with the Ada Pour House staff behind the bar. They even asked for feedback about their cocktails, as they’re always looking to put out the best product possible. This attention to detail and connection with customers bodes well for the longevity of the establishment.
For lunch, we split the Brisket Burger, a juicy ratio of 60% brisket and 40% ground chuck. It was cooked perfectly and paired well with the House Made Tots we ordered. The tots were made from scratch and were accompanied by a curried ketchup that really elevated this otherwise tame side dish. We look forward to trying more items on the menu upon our return.