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Short's Brewing Company

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American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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121 N Bridge St, Bellaire, MI 49615-9509
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On every trip this summer we've picked up a pizza on the way to the lake. It's always perfectly cooked with fresh ingredients. Their salads are huge and could actually feed two. We always save pizza for breakfast and after a stint in an iron skillet and topped with a fried egg it's great all over again!

1 Thank catedean
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The devotion this brewery has to the band Ween warms my heart. The food is excellent & there's a beer for every pallet. The atmosphere is fairly loud & the wait staff could be friendlier. However, this business is a welcome addition to the sleepy town of Bellaire. Outdoor seating also available!

1 Thank Wednesday H
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a cool place - amazing beer and cider, absolutely delicious food, wicked atmosphere. I wish we lived in Northern Michigan so we could go here all the time! We visited at lunchtime on a Friday and it was packed, but the wait for a table (for 12 people!) was short and the pool table kept us entertained (as did... More 

1 Thank KiriNZ47
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and service were great. I would like to see more individual tables instead of community tables but I understand that this is what Shorts is all about. Some ppl we talked to drove 50 miles to eat here so it has to be doing something right. Server was pleasant and prompt with requests. The Cheesy bread was delicious and... More 

1 Thank halatl
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There was an untimely power outage in the kitchen. Never had a chance to eat. I thought the menu was poor. I don't drink so not much for me.

Thank Spartydano
Lansing, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I only have one thing to say Cider Memmossa! I dont do beer much so the hard ciders are fabulous for me. At our visit there was an apple and a cherry. The food is great too.

Thank BrendaS1957
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a Saturday around 7:00 and had a wait that was about an hour long. Shorts has a store down the road that you can visit while you wait and there are other shops around the town. They will text when your table is ready. There is a very large beer selection and they offer flights! Food was... More 

Thank Emma B
Omaha, NE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first trip here. This area of NW Michigan has several of these small towns like Bellaire that have fun places to shop and dine. This is a nice little brew pub in a nice area. They serve a variety of foods and a large selection of craft beers. We got two flights so that we could sample... More 

Thank pheaton
Houston, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone from college students to families with kids were having dinner or a beer at this restaurant. We sat outside under the covered picnic tables. Order at the window outside. My husband sampled a flight of beer and would highly recommend it. Good bar food.

Thank joyfultraveler87
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tasted just about every beer on the menu and each had different meals. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there was something for everyone.

Thank Rachel R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 N Bridge St, Bellaire, MI 49615-9509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: 231-498-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?