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Black River Tavern

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403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
+1 269-637-4837
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: 2 GREAT BARS...ONE GREAT LOCATION! OVERLOOKING HARBOR AND LAKE MICHIGAN!...
2 GREAT BARS...ONE GREAT LOCATION! OVERLOOKING HARBOR AND LAKE MICHIGAN! DAILY FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE FEATURING LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS PROFESSIONAL STAND-UP COMEDY FEATURING NATIONALLY-TOURING HEADLINING COMEDIANS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT! VOTED "BEST OF 2014"... *BAR FOOD *LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *BEER SELECTION *SPECIALTY DRINKS
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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Bar Bad Comedy Club

Visited The BRT during Ice Breaker fest, Great Food and Service from the Bar Tenders. Comedy Club that same night on the other hand was a nightmare. The MC Jerry Donavan seemed unable to gain control of a few Drunk and Rude people. Wife and I decided to leave because they were so disruptive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
achingforvacating
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Michigan
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Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited The BRT during Ice Breaker fest, Great Food and Service from the Bar Tenders. Comedy Club that same night on the other hand was a nightmare. The MC Jerry Donavan seemed unable to gain control of a few Drunk and Rude people. Wife and I decided to leave because they were so disruptive.

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Thank achingforvacating
maxxyscott, Owner at Black River Tavern, responded to this review

Entering the fourth year the Saturday Night Comedy Club has achieved consistent success for providing laughs through the best nationally touring comedians around. Unfortunately festival weekends provide challenges that must be handled and sometimes can be a disruption to other audience members. Some don't understand how to behave at a comedy show much like the movies. We've offered our apologies... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first time to a comedy show.. Really enjoyed it and will go again.. The drinks were good and the Buffalo wings were good.... The waitress was very good and kept my glass full....

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Thank Bechdz
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting bar with a surprising variety of menu options. The comedians on Saturday are showcased in a newly renovated lower level. While the music upstairs was a little loud (I must be getting old to say that) the bar was packed with patrons for such a blustery cold night

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Thank David G
Lisle, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The comedy show was terrific and you cant beat the price. seven of us attended and were completely entertained.

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Thank eileend2016
Chicago
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

There is nothing special about this bar, which I actually enjoyed. It was a good place to catch a World Series game, and grab a beer.

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Thank tinaj1111
New Lenox, Illinois
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My husband and I and friends had good times at this bar/restaurant. The food was good. Everyone raved about he perch.

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Thank Nancy P
maxxyscott, Owner at Black River Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and providing feedback. We know you have choices and thrilled you picked us AND took the time to rate us. Tell your friends and hope you'll be back soon! More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Nice location for a quick meal between beach and shopping. Really good knowledgeable waiter, solid bloody mary and a fabulous blue cheese burger. Open dining room and window front bar seating made for great people watching.

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1 Thank Michael P
Bartlett, IL
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Stopped in for a quick bite. Food was alright...Crab cakes were good...my husbands fish was good...not crazy about my hot dog tho. It was a loud, fun bar type of place.

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1 Thank Noeau
Lakewood, New Jersey
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Stopped by for a quick lunch and cocktail. Typical sports bar, pool tables etc. Service was excellent and the food was pretty good.

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Thank alice M
Wheaton, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very lively; great service. Chicago sports theme and TV's everywhere if you need a Chicago fix while in Michigan.

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Thank Rona C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4837

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

2 GREAT BARS...ONE GREAT LOCATION! OVERLOOKING HARBOR AND LAKE MICHIGAN! DAILY FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE FEATURING LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS PROFESSIONAL STAND-UP COMEDY FEATURING NATIONALLY-TOURING HEADLINING COMEDIANS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT! VOTED "BEST OF 2014"... *BAR FOOD *LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *BEER SELECTION *SPECIALTY DRINKS
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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