The actor - who recently split from wife Demi Moore - took a trip home to the Midwest for Thanksgiving (24.11.11) and also checked out a few local bars on Friday (25.11.11) where he was besieged by fans.
Emily Krajicek, a waitress at The Sports Column bar told People: "He was swarmed by girls. He was swarmed by guys as well. You couldn`t get to his table. People were asking what songs he wanted to hear. He was singing, having fun."
Ashton also shared a joke with the female bouncer on the door of the bar Joe`s Place when she asked him for identification.
The manager Seth explained: "She tried to ID him as a joke. He didn`t show her anything, but was able to get in. She was just messing with him. He talked to her for a little while. He was a good tipper."
A source close to the actor added: "He was very happy to be home with family over Thanksgiving. It was nice to get away."