The Fifth Quarter was a bar and nightclub located at 210 S Fifth Avenue. It is now closed, and the space has been rehabbed as offices.


Two blocks away, the Fifth Quarter (210 S. Fifth Ave.) aims to offer what owner Andrus McDonald describes as an “upscale, big city nightlife environment” with a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The front half of the Fifth Quarter is a beer-and-TV saloon, and the back a more intimate nightclub. Plans are in the works to open the top floor as a restaurant and pool hall in the summer of 2009. The Fifth Quarter is open Tuesday through Saturday with nightly drink specials and a mechanical bull on Fridays.

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In June of this year Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones and Deputy Police Chief John Seto met with defendants Jeffrey Starman and Andrus McDonald, the operators of the bar and building, about a letter the city sent to the bar informing them they were in danger of becoming a public nuisance, according to the complaint. However, the complaint states that problems at Fifth Quarter worsened over the summer including many incidents that were so serious they required officers from all parts of the city to leave their beats and attend to calls at the bar

A 20-year-old man was assaulted early Monday during a fight at the The 5th Quarter that involved the club's security personnel, Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said.