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Short's Brewing Company

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121 North Bridge St., Bellaire, MI 49615
231-498-2300
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 17
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nice and quirky company that has a shop and a pub with grub. One of the main attractions in town. Worth stopping for lunch. Beer is amazing to say the least.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Robohan
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Nice and quirky company that has a shop and a pub with grub. One of the main attractions in town. Worth stopping for lunch. Beer is amazing to say the least.

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Bend, Oregon
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372 reviews 372 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Shorts has the best website of their beers. Being from Bend, Oregon (another craft beer town) we love it when breweries display the beer's IBUs - it really helps for those of us who don't like overly bitter or IPA style beers. Shorts does a great job of marking which are high or low IBUs. Now if they would just... More 

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Markle, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food is good and the selections of beer for a micro brewery are terrific. The atmosphere is a little crazy but you can bring your kids and sit at a table if it's not overly crowded. Not a fine dining establishment but a pub atmosphere.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Shorts Brewery is the main attraction in downtown Bellaire. We were disappointed to make the drive from Traverse City and find a small town devoid of much more than the busy brewery. Our Saturday afternoon wait was about one hour. The hostess conveniently took our cell phone number and sent us on our way to explore the town...not much there... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was a default choice because Lulu's closed. We were only in Bellaire one night and decided to try Shorts. Many choices, and upscale - certainly not a typical "burger and beer bar." They had interesting creative specials. We had to wait for a table on a Tuesday night, but were able to sample beers while we waited. Highly recommend... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was happy to find that Short's now served Coke products as I do not do alcohol and the last time I was there several years ago I settled for water. Attentive waiter, great casual atmosphere and very extensive menu with lots of possibilities. Three of us ordered the Scallop Salad Special and it was delicious. It had a slightly... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Yes, we waited 90 minutes for a table on a Friday night. Yes, it was worth it. First, their paging system uses SMS/text messages, so you aren't tethered to a 50' radius around the restaurant. When we added our name to the waitlist, we were told an hour, so we walked around town without fear of missing our table. It... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great beer which options for every palate! We both had flights and sandwiches, which were very good. Loved the environment, and they even have live music most nights. Service wasn't great, but they seemed to be a bit understaffed.

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Kalkaska, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We've been here time and time again. Always recommend! The food is great and the beer is cold and delicious! The strawberry shortcake beer is a must try! Bring back the bloody beer please:) Will be back many times in the near future.

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Plymouth, Mi.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good food, good beer, interesting ambiance, an all around good time. We went here the first time just looking for a bite to eat. We hadn't ever heard of it before. Found it in the guide in the hotel room. When I heard there was entertainment and a micro brewery in one I was all for it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 North Bridge St., Bellaire, MI 49615
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: 231-498-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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