I first have to say that (as mentioned before) Ashley's has a very extended beer selection. It's nice because you can actually have a decent beer instead of getting your standard; Bud and miller. It's a decent place to go to catch up with friends and watch a game. It has a sports bar feel to it, however, it's not like BW3s or Malarkey's. Definitely far from a place like Touchdown. Most of the people that come here are mature UM college students, Grad students, and A2 residents. Mature meaning that no one is opening beer bottles with their teeth and you don't really see "douchebauchery" of any kind. At least not that I've seen. =) If I were to generalize, I think everyone that comes here for the most part comes for the chill ambiance and beer selection.
Their food is, in my opinion, better than a standard bar. You get many options. Some people have said it's overpriced, but I don't think so. However, paying 8 bucks for a burger doesn't seem expensive to me. I guess it just depends on what you are getting. No five course meals will be served...well you could probably order enough to have some sort of said courses, but in general it's just your standard food. Burgers, sandwiches, fries, onion rings, nachos. All American food pretty much. I haven't had super speedy service. It's not terrible, but I definitely sit with an empty glass for moments longer than I would like. I'm usually so engrossed in trying to converse with someone that I don't notice that often.
If you want to take a date somewhere I wouldn't take them here. Like I said it's nice, but not that nice. Usually it's quite loud. Especially if there is a game of some sort on... and there usually is a game. So, conversation is hard to have.
I've been multiple times and I will definitely go again. So, if you plan on going it will be like anything - it just depends on what you are looking for at the moment and what you want.
[This was written years ago. Ashleys is the old One Eyed Bettys - maybe photos to come...]
Giving you a taste of what I taste. From gourmet to everyday. No pretentious bull - just good food.