Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant

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3.71/5
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626 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

208 Wabash St.
Michigan City, Indiana, 46360
United States

(219) TRY-HOPS | map
shorelinebrewery.com

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Added by zerk on 08-09-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
31
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
626
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.94/5
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
89
pDev:
11.68%
 
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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place was a pleasant surprise. Contained within a dingy looking building inside is a renovated, friendly brewpub and all the charm of what it once was and still the amenities of a first class destination. I tried the sampler and their beers were very good but probably the Sum Nug was the best. I also tried some eggs covered in sausage that was fried... not probably very healthy but something different and it was very good. Beyond the great quality there was also a decent selection. I will go back here if given the chance, and perhaps find it even more appealing than the brewpub not that many miles to the southwest.

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Photo of Bung
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The requisite interesting old building.
Large enough draft selection, more regulars but a few seasonals/one offs.
Vintage bottles are a tad high, but the market bears it I guess. I still bought the last 2011 Lost Sailor.
Food was excellent. The place was packed on a non-football Sunday afternoon, looked like mostly with people for meals.

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is a big, open-spaced place that cranks country music and has a laid-back attitude.

It is a wildly popular place, it was completely filled to capacity at 2:00 pm on a saturday.

We sat at the bar and got prompt service. Tried all their beers, they were decent but not spectacular. Some were failures and some where really tasty.

Didn't stick around for any food but it looked like standard pub fare.

Overall a decent stop if you need something to do between Chicago and Grand Rapids, not amazing but solid.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of fredmugs
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The brewery is located in cosy Michigan City next to a large outdoor outlet mall. There was pleanty of parking available and had pleanty of seating. I guess due to Indian law, kids are not allowed in the bar area, so they had a spearate area for families....which was nice on one hand, but sucky on another. The atmosphere seemed alot better in the bar area than where we were. The menu was somewhat limited, but god for a brewery. I had teh pulled pork which was very good. They have pleanty of good beers on tap and I am sure that anyone could find something that they like. There were 12 of there own beers on tap. The service was good and they took old growlers in exchange for new ones....not every brewery would do that!! If in the area it is certainly worth a visit.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Dactrius
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1.75

Not the prettiest place or in the prettiest neighborhood. The wood paneled walls might be going for an old lake cottage or dive bar feel but it wasn't really my thing. Food took forever to come out and when it did it was pretty mediocre, with my limp fries being the most obvious mistake. Beer was decent however with a nice but not overly exciting selection. Service was fine; I would've liked an apology for just how long the food took though. Price for one of the bottles I bought to go was higher than that listed on the menu which always annoys me, especially when it's a menu they clearly have to print up relatively often.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of bigkingken
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Driving up to ShoreLine through the streets of Michigan City is a bit of an experience. I came in from the east and was a little perturbed by the terrible condition of the roads, the lack of any real sort of town and the giant nuclear power plant looming just hundreds of yards away. Luckily, any fears were quickly abated by one awesome experience.

I really like the feel of ShoreLine. The interior is clean, crisp, made mostly of wood and not overly decorated. The bar is long and comfortable. There are a few televisions hanging in the corners - not enough to make it a viable option during football weekends or March Madness, but enough to see the big game. It's an old, stand-alone red brick building that has been reclaimed to make any kind of diner feel at home, which I appreciate.

Whatever "it" factor that the location lacks (and it does slightly), it is more than made up for by the beer and the food. The menu features a decent mix of pub entrees like fish and chips or pasta and sandwiches and burgers. But these aren't your normal deli sandwiches. Pulled pork, Cajun shrimp, crap cakes, falafel and avocado aioli are just a few of the things you can find featured on their creations. I had a Cajun shrimp wrap that wasn't overly spicy and definitely hit the spot. My favorite part of the experience, though, was the house-made vegetable chips. Besides the typical russet potatoes, they're slicing up yams and beets and frying them to perfection themselves. Yum!

The beer is also top quality with plenty of selections to choose from. From lighter lagers and English pale ales to imperial scotch ales and whopping 15% honey oatmeal stouts, none of their selections are light on flavor. The one detraction, in my opinion, was their IPA, which was a little bitter up front without much floral complexity as a payoff. But past that, all the beers were very good, with special recognition of their Big Bella heavy Scotch Ale, which was superb.

I was in a little past lunch time, so there wasn't a big crowd, but the girl behind the bar was pretty attentive. She had no problem helping me choose between dishes and took an active interest in which beers I was enjoying. All in all, a great find.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2

A: not much to speak of, knotty pine, concrete floors, smokey
Q: good, clean, nothing offensive, beers are OK but nothing special
S: no one behind the bar when we sat down, sat for 5-10 minutes before the bartendress showed up and asked for our order, no one else (servers) asked us if we needed anything, once we placed our order everything was fine and attentive
S: nothing unusual but good selection of Shoreline beers (Stella Blue, Batch 300, Curse the Goat, Discombobulation, Big Bertha, Singing Sands, etc.)
F: I had a "lunch" fried fish which was three small pieces and french fries for $11.00 (way too expensive for what you received), a friend ordered french onion soup that was more like broth with onions added
V: I ordered 5oz samplers and noticed that the prices were a bit high for the beers
Curse the Goat ($3.00 for 5oz.)
Discombobulation ($3.50 for 5oz.)
Beltaine ($1.50 for 5oz.)
Imperial Pilsner ($1.75 for 5oz.)

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of warpig372
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jale
2.38/5  rDev -39.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Located in a highly industrial area of town with a great view of a dirty old huge power plant. You are within a few blocks of the nuclear plant as well. Exterior of the building matches the surrounding area. Run down industry. The interior is nicely finished with new knotty pine on all the walls. Fairly bright and inviting. The food menu looks typical bar food. Huge downside was the price of two 5-ounce pours I tried, 3.50 each. Crazy price for beer that was so bad I could only stomach about 2 ounces each. Prices on beer are very high, probably making up for less traffic at the place. If the beer was free, I would never drink it again. Save yourself the wasted time and money and skip this place.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place was kind of hard to find b/c it's tucked away and the signage isn't all that prominent. It's a red brick building that looks like an old warehouse. Also, the entrance isn't all that prominent.

Once inside, it's very nice. Large windows allow you to see all the brewing operations. Chalkboards on the far wall tell you what's on tap and what's in the fermentation tanks. High ceilings and light colored wood all around make for an open and bright atmosphere.

Looks like they have local bands in on a regular basis too.

The food is typical pub fare. Nothing that really jumped out at you but they have some nice meals. Overall the beer is good and pairs well with the food.

This is definitely worth your time to stop and check out. Didn't seem all that busy when we were in so getting seated and having good service wasn't a problem. Recommended.

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Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant in Michigan City, IN
Brewery rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 626 ratings