Alley Bar

Contact Information

112 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Health Report - 04/09/2015 (0 critical incident(s))

Men's restroom door not self closing. Please adjust self-closer on restroom door and maintain so the door self closes properly

No thermometer present in small "red bull" refrigeration unit front bar which is used for pub craft food items. Please provide an accurate ambient air thermometer and place for easy viewing

(1) ice bin drain line disconnected from bottom of first ice bin; please reattach drain line to ice bin and re-establish proper air gap, currently an air break. The air gap shall be twice the pipe diameter above the flood rim of the drain. (2) bar rail drain line does not terminate into floor drain. Please extend drain line into floor drain

No handwash reminder signs posted at restroom handwash sinks. Please post signs at both handwash sinks notifying food employees to wash their hands before returning to work

These areas in need of cleaning: glass mats on shelving unit near 3-comparment sink, floors under section of bar closest to entrance and floors under/near bulk pop storage in basement. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition. Discussed replacing glass mats with new glass mats that can be easily removed and cleaned in 3-comparment sink.

Health Report - 10/10/2014 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) "pub craft" pre-packaged food items missing some information on label. Please include all required labeling including the name of the food source for each major food allergen. Not corrected. Spoke with al hauck, "live" restaurant on first street was approved as the commissary to prepare "pub craft" foods. Pub craft using "best by" date; after discussion with owner will most likely switch to "consume by" date using the food code requirement; adding 6 days to preparation date. ,

Some food items stored in cabinet with other non-food items. Please separate items, storing all the food and single-service items on one shelf and the non-food items (batteries, chalk, electronics, etc. ) on a separate shelf

Please provide a plastic-coated light bulb for light fixture near the basement ice machine

Some fruit flies observed at upstairs bar. Please continue to work with your extermination company to eliminate the flies, facility uses eco-lab

Portable fan cover in need of cleaning. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition

Observed gap at bottom of rear entrance. Please provide door sweep and fill in crack at rear entrance door to eliminate the gaps

Health Report - 04/04/2014 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Food employee contacting ready-to-eat food item with bare hands. Food employees shall use gloves or other suitable utensil to prevent contact with ready-to-eat food items. Corrected at time of inspection: employee put on gloves to juice limes. Gloves are not required when washing fruits and vegetables.

Men's restroom door not self closing. Please repair or replace self-closer so restroom door closes properly

(1) pop gun holders at bar not draining. Please adjust so overflow pop drains properly into floor drain. (2) handwash sink in women's restroom draining slowly. Please repair and maintain so the sink drains properly

Some clutter and unnecessary items stored in basement. Please continue to sort through and get rid of any items not used in the operation and maintenance of facility. Thank you for the efforts you have made in the basement

Handwash sign missing from handwash sink in men's employee/public restroom. Please provide sign notifying food employees to wash their hands

These areas in need of cleaning: floors in corner of bar near dishwash area and basement floors in some areas. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition

Health Report - 09/25/2013 (3 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Observed several fruit flies at bar and in basement. Please continue to work with your extermination company, eco-lab to eliminate the flies and follow any recommendations. Not corrected. Provide a copy of the extermination companies latest report at the follow-up inspection. ,

(Critical) Opened liquid egg whites found without date marking. Once opened please mark with discard date. Add 6 days to open date. Corrected at time of inspection by properly labeling opened liquid egg whites; date opened known by pic

(Critical) Interior ice machine and interior ice transfer bucket in basement found in need of more frequent cleaning. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition. Not corrected. ,

Ice transfer bucket found stored improperly. Please invert ice transfer buckets when not in use.

These areas in need of cleaning: top of dunnage rack for ice transfer bucket storage, interior mop sink in basement and basement floors in some areas. Please clean now and place on routine cleaning schedule

Clutter and unnecessary items found stored in basement. Please sort through and get rid of any items not used in the operation and maintenance of facility. This will make it easier to keep clean

Light bulb in basement walk-in-cooler found without cover. Please provide light shield or plastic coated light bulb

Women's restroom door not self-closing properly. Please repair

No covered waste receptacle in women's restroom. Please provide for proper disposal of sanitary napkins

(1) observed stagnant water in floor drain in basement next to ice machine drain line. Please fill in drain or provide cover for drain. (2) re-establish air gap for middle ice bin; currently an air break. The air gap shall be twice the drain line pipe diameter above the flood rim of the drain.

Observed standing water on bottom of both bar reach-in-coolers. Please repair to eliminate standing water on bottom. Until then please provide racks for bottom to prevent containers from touching water

Health Report - 04/03/2013 (2 critical incident(s))

(Critical) No paper towels and no paper towel dispenser available at bar handwash sink. Paper towels shall be provided at all times at all handwash sinks. Not corrected,

(Critical) No quaternary ammonium test kit available for manual warewashing operation at bar. Please provide proper quat test kit to monitor quat concentration in sanitizer solution. Not corrected. ,

Please re-establish air gaps for ice bin drain line closest to 3-comp sink and for 3-comp sink drain line. The air gap shall be twice the pipe diameter above the flood rim of the drain.

Some clutter and unnecessary items found stored in basement throughout. Please sort through and get rid of any items not used for the operation and maintenance of this facility

These areas in need of cleaning: floors under counter at bar, interior dust pans in storage closet and floors throughout basement. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition

Health Report - 10/17/2012 (0 critical incident(s))

Some fruit flies evident at front bar. Please continue to work with ecolab to eliminate the flies. Ecolab identified the peeling bar top; to be replaced by next routine inspection. Continue to keep area clean indcluding floor drains

Health Report - 04/11/2012 (2 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Potentially hazardous food item found at improper temperature. Potentially hazardous foods shall be maintained at 41°F or below or 135°F or above. Critical corrected: at time of inspection discarded blue cheese stuffed olives found at 51°F. Pic will begin storing these in the refrigeration unit and maintain at 41°F or below at all times

(Critical) Some refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food items found without date marking. These food items once opened, prepared or removed from the freezer shall be clearly marked with the discard date. Critical corrected: at time of inspection discarded opened pasteurized egg whites, clearly marked opened blue cheese and cut watermelon. Add 6 days to date opened or date prepared

Excess clutter and unnecessary items found in basement and cleaning closet upstairs. Please sort through and get rid of any items not used in the operation and maintenance of facility. This was cited on your last routine inspection. There shall be some substantial progress made to reduce the clutter and unnecessary item storage by next routine inspection

Please repair self-closer on women's restroom door so door closes properly

These areas in need of cleaning: floors at bar under counter, floors in basement, interior sump in basement and floors under shelving units in basement and at bar. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition

Some water build-up on bottom of bar reach-in-coolers. Please repair to eliminate standing water on bottom of coolers and until then provide racks on bottom of coolers to store containers out of the water

Ice transfer buckets found stored improperly. Please provide dunnage rack to store ice transfer buckets inverted next to ice machine

Health Report - 10/05/2011 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Provide proper air gap for both ice bins at the bar. The air gap shall be twice the pipe diamter above the flood rim of the drain or a minimum one inch. Not corrected. ,

Floors in basement especially under shelving units and near mop sink and floors in left corner of bar in need of cleaning. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition

Some clutter and unnecessary items found stored in basement. Please continue to sort through and get rid of any items not used in the operation and maintenance of facility

Please eliminate electrical cords on the floor under bar far left corner. If they are needed please provide brackets or conduit to get them off the floor

Some refrigeration door gaskets at bar reach-in-cooler in poor repair. Please replace to provide good seal and so smooth and easily cleanable

Health Report - 04/26/2011 (0 critical incident(s))

(1) please re-establish air gap at second ice bin farthest from bar entrance. The air gap shall be twice the pipe diamter above the flood rim of the receiving receptacle. (2) some water build-up on bottom of bar reach-in-cooler. Please repair so water drains properly. Pic consulted with plumber will need to drill new drain holes due to age of coolers. Until then please provide washable mats to get the bottles/cans out of the standing water

These areas in need of cleaning: floor/wall juncture under bar, fan cover in bar reach-in-cooler and floors in several areas in basement. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition

Floors in both restrooms in poor repair. Please replace to provide smooth, easily cleanable surface. Sub-floor is exposed in some sections

Some clutter and unnecessary items found stored in basement. Please continue to sort through and get rid of any items not used in the operation and maintenance of facility. Thank you for the progess that has been made.

Please invert ice transfer buckets near ice machine in basement

A few flies observed at front counter bar area. Please continue to work with your extermination company to eliminate the flies

Please provide proper quat test kit to monitor sanitizer concentration at manual warewashing operation

Please provide brackets/conduit or eliminate drain lines and electrical cords under the front bar that are on the floor. This will make it easier to keep clean

Please provide covers for both ice bins at bar. Keep closed when not in use

Health Report - 11/03/2010 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Person-in-charge not familiar with employee health reporting requirements. The permit holder shall require food employees to report to the pic information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food. Critical corrected: at time of inspection provided pic with copy of employee health poster; discussed contents of poster and responsibility of pic and employees. Pic will discuss contents of poster with all employees and post in common area

Please replace cloth towels with smooth, easily cleanable surface to store clean glasses on. Consider some type of cleanable mat

Please center ice machine drain lines over drain in basement to prevent water build-up on to the floor in this area. Also consider filling in hole in floor next to drain.

Please provide proper quat test kit for use at manual warewashing operation at bar to monitor sanitizer concentration

Please provide handwash signs at all handwash sinks notifying food employees to wash their hands.

These areas in need of cleaning: fan cover in bar reach-in-cooler, floor/wall juncture under bar, walls/ceilings basement wic and floors in basement in several areas. Please clean now and as often as necessary to maintain in clean condition

Please replace door hinge on bar reach-in-cooler door farthest from the entrance so door closes properly. Some frost build-up bar reach-in-cooler near fan housing. Please repair any leaks and maintain in good repair

Observed clutter and unnecessary items stored in basement in several areas and in cleaning closet. Please sort through and get rid of any items not used in the operation and maintenance of facility and organize the rest