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Short's Brewing Company

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121 North Bridge St., Bellaire, MI 49615
231-498-2300
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun out of the way experience

Sure wish our car would drive itself. So many choices and so little capacity. The waitress insisted I try several drafts before I selected my one beer for the visit. We had a bar snack and wished we could stay longer. Plan on a Designated Driver.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David J
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Ubly
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Ubly
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure wish our car would drive itself. So many choices and so little capacity. The waitress insisted I try several drafts before I selected my one beer for the visit. We had a bar snack and wished we could stay longer. Plan on a Designated Driver.

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Thank David J
Downingtown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you can put up with construction, go for it, i guess theres no health concern having the restaurant open while doing construction next door. they tried by putting plywood up, but they should also add some plastic. we had a table by the stage and when you would look back at the front of the restaurant you could see... More 

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Thank PapaKMichigan
Athens, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE hopping place in Bellaire, Michigan. Many kinds of beer, all brewed by Short's! Live entertainment in the weekends. We came on a Saturday by 6pm and waited an hour! Great appetizers and decent pizza; did I mention the many types of beer here? Go to Short's for a good time and good beer.

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Thank Kay K
Charlevoix
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to sit down right away even though it was rather busy. The food was very good. I didn't have a beer (their signature drink), but seeing a lot of people with the 5-serving sampler, it must be popular. Even though it was crowded, the dining area was not loud.

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Thank Charles M
Madison, Georgia
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236 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shorts is a very good place to drink beer, enjoy conversation and perhaps listen to music, it is not however a place to watch football with the guys, as I was shocked to learn they do not have any TVs. But for beer, the place CANNOT be beat, easily 20 on-site crafted beer and local foods, all described in paper/frequently... More 

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Thank Bosox61
Lathrup Village, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always make a stop here 6 or more times a year. Thank goodness for the consistent quality of the continuously adventure in beers, food from the kitchen, local talent on stage, and the staff working their you know what off.

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Thank RideAMotorcycle
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visit here about once a year. Their food is absolutely amazing. This place is very busy In the summer so be prepared to wait. They have a nice little beer sampler where you get 5 or so small glasses of beer and you can sample several of them during you dinner. Nice break from the norm. I can't wait... More 

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Thank Cathy G
Manton, Michigan
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a few craft beers and sandwiches, good Cone Thug (Milk Stout), Plum Rye Bock (smooth)were favorites. Local's light was a mild good beer. Had sandwiches....White Pepper, Someday and Old Man Thunder. All good...OMT is listed as Philly Steak....was good but thought was missing green peppers and could use more cheese...others were great. Good pickles and excellent chips, Made in... More 

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Thank RetireeOTR
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful dinner, great waitress and awesome beer! I have been waiting for months to visit Short's Brewery. The flathead sandwich was delicious. The beer flight was great! Very reasonably priced.

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Thank Darlene C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nothing beats the personal service, good eats and fine beer at Short's. Thanks to Joe and his staff for providing us with a top notch pub!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 North Bridge St., Bellaire, MI 49615
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: 231-498-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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