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Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Brewing CompanyDark Horse Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
101 Beers
24,341 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 279
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 8
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store ]

511 South Kalamazoo Street
Marshall, Michigan, 49068
United States
phone: (269) 781-9940

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Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

General Store: 269-781-9741
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Ratings: 279 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I popped in for a brewery tour on the way to visit my grandfather. I got there on Sunday at noon, right when they opened. I wasn't the only one arriving for the opening. The first thing I noticed was that they had five bartenders. That is a sign that they do well on Sundays. The bar was small with various shards of tile grouted into it. I ordered a R.O.D. and was off on my tour.

I liked the fact that I was the only one in the tour since they just opened. Tours do not go on a schedule that I could tell. It was ask and go when the tour guide was available. The tour was typical. The process is always the same only on larger and smaller scales. I did get to see some beers aging in barrels along the way. The best part of the tour was of course the tasting. The tour was $7 and worth every penny to get to sample barrel aged Plead the 5th. What a great beer! The others were good, but the ba Pt5th was awesome.

Once I returned from the VIP lounge I noticed that there were a couple thousand beer mugs hanging from everywhere. The mug club must be popular. The bar itself was nothing fancy. It kind of looked like a dive bar or biker bar as several iron horses had come since I left on my tour. A lot more down to earth place than some pubs.

I really enjoyed the stop and wanted to enjoy another pint but Bell's was waiting for me down the road. I would return to this place in a heartbeat. Maybe I'll get some grub next visit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mccormid35
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome place. Very good food. All the workers and servers are polite. Cabe Churchill sat and talked with me and shared a beer with me. Must visit

Photo of BryanA
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Musselman
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great beer, always something new to try. Awesome environment just don't play any ACDC.

Photo of SteveSly
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Dark Horse is about a 35 minute drive from where I live in Kalamazoo, so only get there occasionally, but it is worth the drive when I do. As most people already know Dark Horse Beers are outstanding which is the reason they have become the 3rd highest rated brewery (behind Bell’s and Founders) in the crowded Michigan beer scene. The place itself is small and funky, but cool at the same time. I have never been there in the summer when the beer garden is open, but it looks like it would be fun. For food, the thing to get is pizza. They have a great selection and the pizza is outstanding. The rest of the menu is just average. Along with the brewery they have a general store, where you can purchase beer to go, shirts and other merchandise. If you are travelling along I-94 near Marshal and are a beer lover, you owe it to yourself to stop in.

Photo of jrs3994243
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Tarabeth
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Irishace9
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of dblack003
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Slick50
3.56/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of _morandi_
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of thebigredone
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Visited Dark Horse a few years back on a random day in April. Loved the ceiling with the mug club mugs hanging over your head.

The selection that day with was incredible, as BBPT5 was on tap. The other beers were mostly their basic lineup, with one or two pub only offerings.

Food was basic but good, ordered the cheese fingers and they were tasty.

Business was slow, so the service was good.

Prices were reasonable.

Prices were reasonable

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.06/5  rDev -28.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25

Very basic and unimpressive atmosphere and food

Photo of loganburgh
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of raeman70
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

These guys do an awesome job with their beers and events. Down to earth guys making kickass beers !

Photo of assman79
3.96/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of robgage
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of yankeeshayes
4.96/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of oderus666
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
95 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.