The Livery

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The LiveryThe Livery
Based on:
41 Beers
297 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

190 5th Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022
United States
phone: (269) 925-8760

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(Place added by: CRJMellor on 11-14-2005)
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Reviews by beerinator:
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4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

BeerPrincess and I dropped by The Livery on our way down 94 from Ypsilanti to Chicago. We took Business 94 instead of bypassing Benton Harbor, and State Street is perpendicular to Business 94 (it becomes main street). The brewpub is only a couple of blocks off of main street. It was super easy to find, even without a map.

We did not eat, but there were soups, salads, simple sandwiches and some snacks (chips/salsa...) available for purchase.

The downstairs bar was open (the upstairs bar was not) so we consumed a couple of pints down there. They had 11 beers available on tap. I had a French Pale Ale (Maillot Jaune = Yellow Jersey; tour de france reference) and I also had the cask aged Scotch Ale. BeerPrincess tried the Batch 50 IPA and the Irish Stout. All four beers were tasty. I especially liked that the Scotch Ale was not overly sweet. It had a bit of roast and smoke which I found very pleasant. This isn't a beer review though, so I will move on.

The bar had about 10 stools and there were quite a few tables as well as a pool table. When we arrived there was only one other person drinking. But after two pints the bar was practically full. The bartender was very nice and helpful. She seemed very interested in beer and she talked passionately about an upcoming release that she was excited about.

I liked my visit to the Livery and because of it's fairly convienent location, I'm sure I'll be back!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Lilbums1
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of king75
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BryanA
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Cool little place that are starting to pump out some really good beers, keep up the good work!

Photo of ksbuell
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Awesome little place. They keep the history of the building which adds to the atmosphere perfectly. Great beer!

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of swtchuck
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of tmclain
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Keelin
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Conrad_p312
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Filabee
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Jordy777
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of kevinbest19
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of thaghost
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This place is a hidden gem. Tried a few of their brews and all of them were great. The food is excellent as well. The food was decently priced, but some of the pours were a bit steep (upwards of $12 for a 10oz pour. The atmosphere is great. Would definitely recommend.

Photo of KevinL
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ronn
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of CraigTravor
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of BertSugar
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Almost the first ones through the door on a mid-winter Saturday for our first visit. Just us outsiders and a couple of locals. The bartender could not have been a nicer guy. Super friendly and more than willing to offer up information and tasters. A good jokester too. We sort of did the whole line up from a big cherry aged Belgian to a nice pilsner. The Freak Show red Belgian was a standout. The line up moves regularly apparently, and we were happy with the selection. I guess, not having been here before, that the bar used to be in the basement. Not anymore. It's upstairs in a big, high ceilings space with a big old hay elevator in the middle, a stage, and more seating on an upper level.

Even though Benton Harbor is like a scruffy little cousin to Gary IN, the Livery is a must stop if you are in the area. I would probably keep my Spidey senses on alert at night though.

Photo of leprakhan
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.