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The Livery

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BEER AVG
3.74/5
The LiveryThe Livery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
52
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
399
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
97
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 97
Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Visited The Livery on business in mid June 2010.

The atmosphere is very, well, different. This is definitely a locals bar in a small town. However, the staff and clientele were very inviting and willing to strike up conversation. They had open mic night, and I was VERY impressed by the talent. This place was apparently an old livery (go figure), and the feel of the building was very interesting.

These beers were great. I had a sampler, and by the end of 2 visits (I had to come back the following night), I ended up tasting a total of 7 beers. All were very unique and none typical to style (which I enjoy and appreciate - not for everyone).

The service was good, not outstanding. I had no issues here. The bartender was willing and able to discuss the beers in detail.

The selection is where this place shines. They had 3 casks, 4 ciders, 2 barrel aged beers, and had interesting takes on a scotch ale and coffee doppelbock. This may just be the most interesting beer selection I have ever seen at a brewpub. Everything is very unique, and it looks as though they rotate pretty much everything, too.

The food was mediocre - definitely an afterthought. However, come here for beer, not food.

Everything was reasonably priced.

I would come back here anytime I was in the area, and would add this to the list of brewpubs I'd like to visit during a Michigan roadtrip. This would be a great day trip from Chicago, too.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jaszucs
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.93/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mcrawford
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mikehojo
4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sexton
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Doublicious
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
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 -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of saulgoodyo
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
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 +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI
3.74 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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