Ray's BBQ, Brews & Blues

   N 44º 39' 35" W 84º 42' 42"     

A Bit About Our Passion


We're a BBQ joint located on the banks of the AuSable River in Grayling Michigan. During the warm months we have full riverside dining  

Great barbecue, craft beer & blues music. 

Exit 254 from Northbound I-75 and we're at the river bridge on the RHS. Look for the 2 big log buildings, we're behind the Old AuSable Fly Shop.    

Craft Beer

We love the ever growing world of craft beer, and Michigan is a big player in it.

We have 30 craft beer taps featuring many of the best Michigan made beers as well as many others from around our great country. 

We also have domestic beer in bottles as well as a huge selection of fine spirits & wines, many made right here in Michigan.

The Blues

The blues, like BBQ has very deep roots in America. 

Here at Ray’s we’re immersed in both. We work very hard to make some of the the best traditional BBQ around. 

When you sit down to enjoy some, you may get a bit messy and suddenly find your foot tapping to the some of the finest blues music ever made.

You'll smile… and so will we because that’s the signal that we’ve done our job.   

Events At Ray's B3

2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon Starting Line Party


2018 will be our 2nd annual ARCM “STARTING LINE PARTY”. We’re changing it up a bit this year so here’s the scoop.

We’re going to have 175 tickets available for $25 each, having one gets you access to Ray’s – BBQ, Brews & Blues to take in all of the race festivities and watch the exciting start of the race up close and personal. For eating & drinking will be running our normal full food & drink menus. 

We’re going to open the doors at 5PM and run till 11PM.

We’ve been deluged with inquiries (Facebook, E-mails, phone calls and walk-ins) to a point that we can’t keep track of everyone, so we had to come up with a way to offer them up fairly, so here’s the deal:

To get on the list to buy tickets you MUST email us at tickets.rays@oldausable.com requesting the number you want with your name, phone number and email address. 

The tickets are not in hand yet, but you’ll be put on the list from your email and we’ll contact you when we have them and to arrange pickup and payment.

No reservations will be taken and there will be no refunds, cancellations or rain checks on any ticket sold.

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Eat some great BBQ on the banks of the famous Au Sable River while drinking one of the best beers you've ever had with maybe a little Buddy Guy playing in the background... not to shabby.

Ray's - BBQ, Brews & Blues

204 Ingham St, Grayling, Michigan 49738, United States

(989) 348-1515 - Exit 254 from Northbound I-75 and we're at the river bridge on the RHS.