Midtown Beer Company
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Reviews by bigkingken:
3.5/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I currently reside in Lansing, Michigan, and Michigan Brewing Company (MBC) is the only local game in town. The actual brewery is located about 20 minutes out of town in Webberville, but that's another story. After many visits to MBC, I think my original review was from a very hopeful person who wanted nothing more than to live by an outstanding brewpub.
MBC lacks anything stellar to set it apart from the other couple hundred places I've been - including the other 33 in Michigan - and they suffer from a lack of service. The food is quite good, but you won't find anything you can't find in 20 other restaurants around town and the perch is from the ocean instead of one of the four lakes that border the state. The beers are all solid, but none of them will inspire you to come back again and again. If you do find yourself here, however, the High Seas IPA, Superior Stout and Peninsula Porter are the closes to exceptional you'll find.
The problems come in cost and service. The beers are often $5 and there isn't any happy hour really to speak of. If everything was $3, I'd say it was well worth the trip and money. But it's not. I can get better stuff for cheaper elsewhere. So I do. Also, the service is typically slow and not overly friendly. I once walked into the place and was the only person there, and could still barely get three words out of the staff.
03-20-2012 20:12:06 | More by bigkingken
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3.1/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Not bad overall, its a cool location, right downtown Lansing. MBC is pretty much the only craft beer pub in the area (with the exception of the newly opened (Aug 2012) Eagle Monk Brewery). That being said, I am not a fan of Michigan Brewing Companies beer in general. Even when their actual brewery was open they didn't have any beers I really cared about. Supposedly, the Pub is not really associated with the brewery, I guess they just serve their beer and use their name.? Now that the brewery is shutdown I don't know if (or how) the pub will last.
The food is about average, nothing really spectacular. The service always seems pretty good.
If you are in downtown Lansing MBC is pretty much your only option for a craft beer pub.
09-08-2012 19:52:09 | More by theecaleb
Midtown Beer Company in Lansing, MI
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.