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Short's Brewing Company

121 North Bridge St., Bellaire, MI 49615
231-498-2300
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Ranked #1 of 17 restaurants in Bellaire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Short's is a great place to try a new beer. Recently had a flight of beer and sampled the spruce beer. Surprisingly good without a heavy spruce flavor--just enough. With stainless steel growlers to take home a favorite, this is a great stop on a trip along Lake Michigan. We tried an assortment of the small plates--the cheese/sausage was our... More

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Monroe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I were looking for a fun, economically reasonable place to eat dinner and found it at Shorts! We had a large party of 8 adults and 4 children and were immediately accommodated. The waitstaff was wonderful with the kids, the food was delicious, and the beer was refreshing. Everyone got something different and everyone was pleased with... More

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Holland, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My review's only for the food, since I'm not a beer drinker. My husband is and was happy with what was on tap. I can say that the food is great! I ordered a sandwich from the daily specials menu; it was beef brisket with chipotle barbeque sauce on a hoagie bun. Wow! Seriously, it was one of the best... More

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Michigan
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162 reviews 162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

You'd expect that a highly rated brewpub would place the highest emphasis on its brews, but at Shorts the food is the star. The turkey sandwich with avocado and sprouts (I requested mine on sourdough) was a standout, as was a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. And the gyro, was also very good. But the beer we tried was disappointing.... More

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Driftwood, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is our second visit to Shorts, and we were not disappointed. We last visited in October, during the low season, and were warmly greeted by knowledgeable staff, great brews and yummy snacks. When we visited this summer, the place was packed, but the service and food was just as good. I ate a White Pepper sandwich which was out... More

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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Yes they have crafted beers but I don't know what all the hype is about. Food is average. I guess its the place to be seen and a lot of people like to be seen. Truly its not worth the wait if you have to wait. Go down the street.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped in for a generous sampler and had the perfect snack with it. Service is a little less then friendly, seemed to be annoyed most of the time but never rude. Beers are great, cool vibe and fun stop off on a road trip.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great service, wonderful selection of all kinds of food and beers. Lots of seating, and nice décor...sports bar, but good acoustics. Servers are all dressed in their own clothes and very personable and efficient. Prices right in line with the area, serving sizes nicely rounded. I like the selection of shirts from Short's. I got a really feminine pale pink... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love this place - great beer, great food, great atmosphere -- horrible seating system! You are literally fighting others for a table in this place! We once had someone in our party offer $20 to people at a table to let us have it! Shorts got smart and stopped its counter service only policy - now they need to break... More

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Medina, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A friend discovered Short's brewing company a year ago and highly recommended a visit. My husband is a beer drinker, tried out a sampler of 5 beers and enjoyed most. I do not drink beer and was a bit disappointed that they did not have wine as an option for non beer drinkers. I do realize this is a brewing... More

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