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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 16 restaurants in Bellaire
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Bellaire, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Short's is a great place to eat. They brew the best beer in the state, and the food is great too. As a bonus they have entertainment several nights a week.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Great locally brewed beers. Lots of options for the beer expert, but i liked the brown beer best. Food was a step above your usual beer pub grub. Not a huge menu but more than enough choice. The mushroom soup was right up there.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband I decided to stop at Short's to sample some of their beer. We were looking forward to finding our favorites and purchasing 6 packs to bring to family members. Unfortunately the several beers we really liked the best are not available in bottles. We were bummed, we made the wrong assumption that all the beers they produce (... More

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Oakland, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It has a nice atmosphere, and is nicely decorated and seems to be a good place for someone who is a beer drinker, but if you like me and don't like beer there are not many options for you. No wine or mixed drinks so if you want something other than beer you are drinking water or soda. So my... More

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Ann Arbor MI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stopped in late afternoon Saturday for food & drinks. Great neighborhood bar w LOTS of beer choices. A little crowded but we found a table without waiting. Menu w many options & everything we ordered was good & fresh & delivered timely. Friendly wait staff & service okay. I wish their libation list went beyond beer - I'm gluten-free so... More

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Detroit
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you're in the Traverse City area, I highly recommend the 1 hour drive to Bellaire to grab some drinks and lunch/dinner at Shorts. Great beer, great food. Great atmosphere.

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Great brewery with a fun atmosphere. We made new friends at one of the full tables and enjoyed some good brew and food. Make sure to stop by when in Northern Michigan!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We were in town for a ski meet and call Short's since we heard they were good. I called twice stating we had a group of 15-20 people - (families) and asked what the menu had to offer and if there would be any issue on handling 15-20 people that evening. The person on the phone seemed irritated that i... More

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Fenton, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

WE have travels all over and had some great meals but we actually went to this place two nights in a row. AMAZING BEER! And the food was great too!

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Detroit
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Had dinner here one night while staying locally at The Grand Victorian B&B (outstanding! read my review). Excellent selection of craft beers, nice selection of very tasty food, some with a unique twist. Soups and sandwiches are great! Pizzas are good too. We tried a "Pumpkin Mac and Cheese" and weren't fond of it at all. Prices were reasonable. The... More

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