315 Braun Court, Ann Arbor; 734-994-3677; autbar.com
Perhaps mirroring the way the LGBT community has come out of the closet, this year our readers chose Aut Bar, a healthful, welcoming, and flexible bar and eatery that has called Braun Court home since 1995. Although the second-floor bar is 21 and older after 10 p.m., the rest of the joint is open to all seven days a week, starting at 4 p.m. most weekdays, with the kitchen open until 11 p.m Sunday-Thursday and until 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, with popular brunches 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. The bar stays open until 2 a.m. nightly. The fare is Mexican-influenced pub fare that's as house-made and locally sourced as possible, and the big draw is, weather permitting, the sun-splashed outdoor seating.
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