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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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
Good food, great beer!

Shorts is the coolest hang out in the area and it makes for a nice refreshing drink after picking cherries out in the orchard.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jack K
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Central Lake, Michigan
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Central Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Shorts is the coolest hang out in the area and it makes for a nice refreshing drink after picking cherries out in the orchard.

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michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I am here with a group of girlfriends. We took a tour of the facility with Jack. He was so informative as well as sharing fun anecdotes regarding how the beer was named. I can't say enough positive things about this brewery! The beer is amazing as well as the staff! Do yourself a favor and visit Shorts!!

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Allendale, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our first visit and we loved this place! The beer is delicious and we liked everything we tried on the menu (we went two nights in a row)! Cozy small town atmosphere with top notch food & beer. We will be back!

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Northville, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

From the moment you walk into Short's - you quickly realize where everyone likes to hang out. This is definitely "THE" place to eat when in Bellaire. Don't go anywhere else.....the experience of eating there was justy enough. The food was great, the pizza made fresh, my kids and their friends loved it. We order several things on the menu... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Short's Brewing Company is amazing in the efforts of Pure Michigan with outstanding cuisine and beverages but is surely lacking in the service department. I have visited Short’s several times now and each time the food and beer is better than the time before. However, every time the service has gotten worse. Short’s is categorized as a brew pub… Beer... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Stopped by to see how reality matched up to expectations. If you're a Short's fan or just a beer fan this is a worthwhile stop. The beer was great, of course, with specialty taps only available in Bellaire. The real surprise was how great the food was and how the bar had great feel to it. Just wished we had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Wonderful bar with a pleasant atmosphere and servers who are proud of their food and drink. We tried several different home-made beers and a great cider, as well as a couple of sandwiches which were very good, including my pastrami Reuben. We also loved the souvenir shop, which unexpectedly sold personalized growlers and Short's bike jerseys. Needless to say, we... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stay in the town of Bellaire every New Years Eve so that our kids can snowboard at Shanty and we can go to Shorts! Love, love, love Soft Parade, good entertainment good service and fun is always had by all.

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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Craft beer that you can not get anywhere, salads, grinders and pizza in ingredient combination that is incredible.

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Lansing, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A group of friends and I were on a ski weekend at Shanty Creek, a few of us decided to do the Brewery tour instead of ski one day and it was a great decision. It's only $10, they give you a 12 oz pour of your choice and an amazing pint glass. All proceeds of the tour go towards... More 

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?