Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant

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Shoreline Brewery And RestaurantShoreline Brewery And Restaurant
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
29 Beers
492 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

208 Wabash St.
Michigan City, Indiana, 46360
United States
phone: (219) TRY-HOPS

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Place added by: zerk on 08-09-2005

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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 37
Photo of mattcrill
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place was kind of hard to find b/c it's tucked away and the signage isn't all that prominent. It's a red brick building that looks like an old warehouse. Also, the entrance isn't all that prominent.

Once inside, it's very nice. Large windows allow you to see all the brewing operations. Chalkboards on the far wall tell you what's on tap and what's in the fermentation tanks. High ceilings and light colored wood all around make for an open and bright atmosphere.

Looks like they have local bands in on a regular basis too.

The food is typical pub fare. Nothing that really jumped out at you but they have some nice meals. Overall the beer is good and pairs well with the food.

This is definitely worth your time to stop and check out. Didn't seem all that busy when we were in so getting seated and having good service wasn't a problem. Recommended.

Photo of EvilKeith
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

This a place best not judged from the exterior. The building is large and barn-like and in a bygone era was probably a support service for the nearby power plant.
The interior is done up in red brick and knotty white pine paneling. There are high ceilings giving the place an open and airy feel. There is an enclosed non-smoking section, but the bar area was not overly smoky.
The bar is made of heavy dark wood with brass fixtures. Behind the bar are a variety of pint glasses from other brewpubs and breweries. The interior is very well done.
The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I found the food to be well above what I have come to expect as standard pubfare. The interesting appetizers we had were the Jamaican jerked mango wings and the fried green tomatoes.
The dinners we had were the Cajun blackened scallops and the Filet, both were quite excellent.
At the time of my visit they had nine of their beers on tap.The beers I tried were the Oatmeal Stout, Kolsch, and the Queen Mum, their English IPA. The beers were well crafted and thoroughly enjoyed.
I will be back to try a few more from another good brewpub in northwest Indiana.
One more thing, they also have their liquor license and a stocked bar.

Photo of HoboAGoGo
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Was at the shopping mall one day and decided to find it, it wasn't that hard. The place looks great, an old warehouse converted into a brewpub with a nice wood panelling on the inside with a very sturdy bar. Sat at the bar. The bartender was knowledgable and she talked about the beer and their flavors. Had the dopple bock which was very good. It was in the middle of the day, so there were very few people at the brewpub itself. I would love to go back again and have a full meal, I saw that they had hummus on the menu.

Photo of meathookjones
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Made a short detour here going from the Livery to Chicago. Located just off the Shoreline of Lake Michigan in an old ware house or industrial building. We were greeted at the front door by a dog tied out up front that was less friendly than you would expected as it barked at us as we approached and sounded like it could use a beer. We entered and pulled up to the bar which had a decent sized group of people there. The place was very well lit and open with not too much decoration. The website also has some good pictures of the setup. Above the bar was a row of shelves with a collection of growlers from other brewpubs, which I donated 2 of mine before leaving. Behind the bar was all glass which all the brewing equipment could be seen through and the brewer was currently brewing while we were there. The menu covered a nice variety of food which we had a couple of the appetizers. The Sourdough Pretzels were just about the best I’ve had and our other appetizer was solid as well. Looks like it would have been a great place to get a meal. The bartender was the brewer’s brother and was extremely friendly and we talked to him about the place the whole time and the place seems to be doing extremely well since its opening in August 05.

Now onto the beer of which there were 10 of on tap. There was a good variety of styles available Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stouts, Pilsner, Porter, Lager, IPA, Spiced Ale and a second runnings of their barley wine mild. I started with the Sum Nug IPA which was a great hoppy IPA hopped with Summit and Nugget hops that I ended up getting a growler of. The doppelbock was solid as was the oatmeal stout. The Drunken Toad Small and Hoppy beer was great stuff as well. It was made from the second runnings of the barley wine and he “Hopped the shit out of it” as the bartender put it. I would agree, it was hoppy and bitter and would make an excellent hophead session beer. Solid beers all around with some very good ones, I was a bit disappointed that coming soon was there Scottish Ale which is supposed to be great. Very nice little spot that was not out of the way at all if you are going by with good beer and very friendly service. I can see why they are doing so well and will stop by any time I am in the area.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Shoreline brewery is located right next to a giant outlet mall. It draws its name or "theme" from the South Shoreline commuter train which runs from downtown Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan to South Bend, IN. As someone who has ridden this train quite a bit, I was hoping I'd see lots of cool old Southshore train memorabillia but the place is very sparsely decorated. It is very tidy and well-lit howerver, and there is an excellent non-smoking section with full-wall partician that clears the air pretty nicely for those who prefer it. The service was excellent.

The menue is all over the place and ranges from traditional pub food to sushi. Prices are very reasonable, as are protions. The beer is pretty good and maintains nice consistency in quality across the taps. I wasn't as into the darker selections. Their pilsner is probably the best brewpub lager I've ever had. My favorites were the brown and the American Pale. I'd say this place is definately worth a trip.

Photo of frohndaddy
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

I recently made it to the Shoreline brewpub for the first time and I was extremely pleased. I tried all of the beers they had available and with one exception I was definitely impressed (the one exception being the Drunken Toad - small and hoppy. I'm a hop head, but this was like a hop kick to the jaw) can't get enough of the region rat red. The food is exceptional and resonably priced. Be sure to try the Spicy Tuna Maki! Another great feature is the frequent live music (I was told there is never a cover). All in all, I can't wait to get back.

Photo of yock
5/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Our first time there. Met Sam, the head and only brewer. I like it when the head brewer takes the time to talk to the patrons. It shows he takes pride in his work. He's on the right track with his brewing, but he's carrying a lot on his plate with this new opening. An assistant brewer may be necessary to help keep up the great quality and quantitiy he's already brewing. His staff is very friendly and the food is chef quality, hence my comment that it's a bit (but not by much) pricier than other brewpubs I've been to. The food selection is much better than I've seen in other brewpubs. This place is worth the stop. Sam told us he has some "experiments" coming up in the next month and he let us sample some Drunken Toad Small & Hoppy. Hop lovers, you'll love this one!!! The inside is very very nice. And it's across the street from the Lighthouse Mall. Guys take note, you can drop the wife/girfriend off to shop while you go across the street and sample some beers. It's a win-win situation.

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