The Livery

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The LiveryThe Livery
BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
41 Beers
299 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 chetripley:
Photo of chetripley
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The Livery was introduced to me by a good friend who spends his weekends and summers looking for good beer, and he found this one, in a rather unkempt area of town, with an unimpressive looking facade and not much potential at first glance.

Tradition is remembered here with its old cans and bottles of old breweries that are long gone but they are trying to start their own with such a knockout of selections, trying to appeal to all tastes. They do something I don't see at other brewpubs-they only sell their beer and a small handful of wines and ciders, and all local.

When I looked at their website I saw their beer list and how extensive it was, but it wasn't until I arrived there that I saw they weren't just listing the beers they sometimes have. The list on the chalkboard included 13 of their beers currently available such as their Red Lager, American Pilsner, Bohemian Pilsner, Imperial Honey Pilsner, ESB, Strong Ale and various Pale Ales. Also included were 4 of their own ciders.

I had the Runemeister, the Imperial Honey Pilsner, which I thought was world class, the Mandau Man, and English Red Ale, and the Red Canoe for a night-cap later.

My visit did not include dinner, but we did eat nearby and tasted another of their brews that the restaurant carried and the pub didn't, the Bungtown Export Lager, so we were able to include it in the tasting tour that night.

I recommend going here for the beer enjoyment and the experience of spending time with customers who are brewers or, at least, experienced in beer. I guess I wasn't too surprised to see an old timer wearing a shirt embroidered with hop leaves there that night.

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%

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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%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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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.