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“Gotta Love Short's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Short's Brewing Company

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
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Gotta Love Short's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You really can't say enough great things about Short's. Michigan beer lovers and American craft brew drinkers can make a weekend off a trip to their brewery (further south), and a 30 minute drive north to the pub here in Bellaire. Rent a place on Torch Lake for the weekend and enjoy some of the best brews Michigan has to offer, along with live bands and solid comfort food. On this visit, I tried one of their Brown Ales and was truly a happy beer drinker.

Don't leave without a t-shirt.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“FUN HAPPENING PLACE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love the beer, and the food isn't bad either. Great spot, worth the trip! This is a fun, friendly up north place with good beer, good food, and a great ambiance. We love it!

Visited August 2014
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South Lyon, Michigan, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great beer, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Usually brew pubs either have great beer and lousy food or lousy beer and great food. Shorts has both!
The place was packed each night we went. Our 'pub server' Jesse, was very knowledgeable regarding the different styles of beer and offered suggestions as to what beer we would probably enjoy. The food was great, with several specials offered each day. The 'team' concept of servers meant you didn't necessarily have to wait for 'your' server to get a refill or additional help. If you're in Bellaire, MI, it's a must stop.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun beer selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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 favorite. Sandwiches are familiar, but the real attraction to the locals and visitors is the beer.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monroe
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“Great place to take a group!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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 their meal. It was an overall great visit.

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