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The Livery

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The LiveryThe Livery
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
415 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

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

190 5th Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022
United States

(269) 925-8760 | map
liverybrew.com

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Added by CRJMellor on 11-14-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
56
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
415
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.19/5
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
99
pDev:
10.26%
 
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Reviews by beerinator:
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4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

BeerPrincess and I dropped by The Livery on our way down 94 from Ypsilanti to Chicago. We took Business 94 instead of bypassing Benton Harbor, and State Street is perpendicular to Business 94 (it becomes main street). The brewpub is only a couple of blocks off of main street. It was super easy to find, even without a map.

We did not eat, but there were soups, salads, simple sandwiches and some snacks (chips/salsa...) available for purchase.

The downstairs bar was open (the upstairs bar was not) so we consumed a couple of pints down there. They had 11 beers available on tap. I had a French Pale Ale (Maillot Jaune = Yellow Jersey; tour de france reference) and I also had the cask aged Scotch Ale. BeerPrincess tried the Batch 50 IPA and the Irish Stout. All four beers were tasty. I especially liked that the Scotch Ale was not overly sweet. It had a bit of roast and smoke which I found very pleasant. This isn't a beer review though, so I will move on.

The bar had about 10 stools and there were quite a few tables as well as a pool table. When we arrived there was only one other person drinking. But after two pints the bar was practically full. The bartender was very nice and helpful. She seemed very interested in beer and she talked passionately about an upcoming release that she was excited about.

I liked my visit to the Livery and because of it's fairly convienent location, I'm sure I'll be back!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.19/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jaszucs
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.19/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

I wasn't that impressed the first time I visited but definitely had a better experience during subsequent visits. During my second set of visits they have an impressive beer list which included everything from a BB triple bock, sours, adjunct heavy stouts, as well as less "extreme/exciting" beers. Vibe is decent, lots of locals but bartenders were friendly and attentive. Food isn't the fanciest but tasty and reasonably priced. They also had plenty of bottles for sale to go and were willing to put anything they had on tap in a growler.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.94/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mcrawford
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mikehojo
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sexton
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Doublicious
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

My wife and I stopped here for dinner and beers while on a mini-pub crawl on a Sunday afternoon. The place was not busy at all. This was our third visit here, but no review was done from the previous visits, both of which were over two years ago when the pub was located in the basement of this building. The main floor setting is much better for some pub vibe, and it also has more space (including a stage) and more natural light. The third floor is a mezzanine area that overlooks the main floor, and it provides some extra seating space. A patio is also available for those who want outdoor seating. There was a very good selection of recorded music playing, which is something that I've never commented about in any review.

We ordered a sampler flight of 6 beers of our choosing that I thought would give us a good representation of the entire beer menu. I was not disappointed at all in these beers. All of them were brewed to excess for their style, and we ended up giving them an overall score of a 4.0 rating (out of 5). We felt that the Polar Vortex Imperial Maibock was very notable, and the others were not far behind. If someone is not a beer lover, this pub also offers 4 wines too.

The food menu is mainly pizzas and deli sandwiches, but the pizza was better than I've had in any pub before. The combo of ingredients on the menu-listed pizzas (you can also build your own) was very original, and the one that we selected was the tops.

This was just a great place for for some beer and food, and we'll have to make it a point to come here more often.

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Photo of NJB145
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of saulgoodyo
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is a hidden little jem! Friendly staff, killer beers (amazing sours) great food. What more can you ask for!

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Photo of Jas45678
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of indianabeerman
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Lilbums1
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of king75
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI
Brewery rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 415 ratings
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