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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:
99 Beers
24,935 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 289
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.27
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @darkhorsebrewco

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

General Store: 269-781-9741
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Ratings: 289 | Reviews: 112
Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dark Horse was the grand finale on my MI tour. Managed to get in here just in time for lunch on a weekday. From the outside, you would think you were going into a neighborhood garage rather than a first class brewpub.

The first thing you notice as you enter is the mugs. The mugs...wow...they cover the ceiling, the walls, almost everything. The wall space remaining is rustic wood (along with the floor...might even be dirt?).

I ventured outside while my food was cooking...it looks like they are constructing a really sweet outdoor seating area complete with bar. You can watch the employees pick hops right off the vine...how cool is that!!

They have a really cool ceiling mounted tap system which, from what a mug club member told me, is relatively new. The tap handles are awesome...be sure to take notice if you are there...

The bartender/waitress was helpful and friendly. They had around a dozen or so taps with most of their seasonal offerings available.

If you are driving through MI, be sure to do yourself a favor and stop here...very unique and worth going out of the way for!

More User Reviews:
Photo of streeter
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of hardysf
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Packed bar on a Friday night. Lots of beers on tap. Limited food menu. Great Pizza though.

Photo of Agostini10
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best brewery in Michigan, best beer in Michigan.

Photo of andywelp
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Eric1Mess
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of teamwiggum
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of amalburg
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Photo of MSEGUIN
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Always a good time to be had here. Great beer, and an awesome atmosphere to enjoy it in.

Photo of MFauver35
4.27/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Photo of mccormid35
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
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 -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Musselman
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +0.7%
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 +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Tarabeth
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Irishace9
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of dblack003
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Slick50
3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
95 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.