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The Livery

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The LiveryThe Livery
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43 Beers
310 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.19
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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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 58
Reviews by botham:
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

this was the final stop of a beer trip to Michigan, with an arrival of a little after six o'clock. the establishment takes up two floors of the building, with the second level open to live events and a general restaurant area, along with a basement tap room and cafe. there was a blues band playing upstairs, with general music playing in the basement.

atmosphere is true to a basement bar, with rudimentary finishing and wooden tables and chairs. heavy timber structure throughout gives it a historical feel, along with the live music that really gives it an authentic feeling.

quality is good. proper glassware and clean conditions; no complaints.

service was great. the brewmaster was grabbing a brew at the bar, and was happy to talk beer and brewing with a few BAs, quite friendly and with a good sense of humor. the bartender was responsive and open to samples and general inquiries.

selection was great. quite a wide variety, with ales, lagers, and light to strong varietals. the only complaint here is that throughout the spectrum all the brews were imparted with a lightly tart finish, bordering on a lightly sour quality.

food was decent. sandwiches come with a small side of lays potato chips, but the prices were quite inexpensive.

overall, this is a wonderful stop for beer. another plus is that each brew can be ordered in a 10 oz, 16 oz, or 22 oz. glass. very convienient if one is driving, or if one wants to try a few styles without drinking too much. cheers!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jas45678
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of indianabeerman
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Lilbums1
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of king75
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BryanA
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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 +13.4%

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

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of swtchuck
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of tmclain
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Keelin
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jordy777
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of thaghost
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
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 -4.5%

Photo of ronn
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI
93 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.