Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Brewing CompanyDark Horse Brewing Company
Dark Horse Brewing CompanyDark Horse Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

511 South Kalamazoo Street
Marshall, Michigan, 49068
United States

(269) 781-9940 | map
darkhorsebrewery.com

Notes: General Store: 269-781-9741
BEER STATS
Average:
4.04
Beers:
76
Reviews:
9,133
Ratings:
31,312
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.24
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
367
pDev:
11.56%
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Reviews by dtivp:
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dtivp from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

Jul 20, 2014
More User Reviews:
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emmasrue1 from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Jan 03, 2020
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NCSapiens from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Awesome place. Totally welcome on a winter evening. 12 great beers on tap. Fantastic atmosphere like a village tavern. Wood fired pizza was good. It’s worth a stop.

Jan 26, 2019
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Ssitron from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Nov 03, 2018
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edward_boumil from New York

3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Cool place. Pretty crowded when I went but got seats somewhat quickly. "Vibe" was cool, dark wooden, feels like an old drinking hall with tons of steins hanging from the roof. All the beer was good and the food was great, pretty good selection. Bar tenders were friendly but seemed to be spread a bit thin.
Overall worth a visit and I'll certainly be back.

Oct 16, 2018
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rossracing from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Sep 15, 2018
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Lazhal from Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Lets start with 4-Elf...

Great beer shares, great people, great (free) food, and such a great time. Best bottle share in Michigan. 2nd place would be such a distant 2nd its not even worth mentioning.

Onto a regular night...

Came here for lunch once and dinner once. Our group of four had a couple beers and some decent food at lunch. For the dinner, we actually conned another group into letting two of us crash their table for dinner. Given how many laughs were had, I'll say we all had a great time.

Only complaint would be the service. A bit slow, but nothing too bad. Food was pretty good, but I'm not raving about it. I however haven't had the pizza. Each time I come I end up talking to someone who raves about the pizza. That will be next on my list.

Definitely worth a stop. These days they end up with leftover special release bottles, so make sure you go to the general store next door and ask about bottles.

Aug 05, 2018
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Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 29, 2018
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croush from Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Did not care for the vibe here at all. I think it's an old trailer that it's built in, and it feels claustrophobic in there. I really didn't care for the beers I had either. The food was just ok. I've had this on my list to go to for awhile on my trips from Chicago to Detroit, and I won't be going back. Service was decent - people seemed nice.

Jun 26, 2018
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SWChi from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

May 02, 2018
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Jim67 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great place in Marshall. Great beers and food with some Polish specialties.

Dec 27, 2017
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lochraneg from New Hampshire

4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Went for the 4 Elf Event last December... such a fun time with the bottle share. The staff was great for how busy it was. Really good beer, both on tap, and available for sale.

Nov 11, 2017
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94rocker1 from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Good food,Good beer and alot going on at the place often. fun to go to!

Nov 04, 2017
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Penguins66 from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Dark Horse occupies several somewhat rundown looking buildings, but only one houses the tap room...and that is my first criticism. As one of Michigan's premier breweries, why haven't they invested in a larger tap room? This one is old, dingy, full of mismatched tables and chairs, with seemingly every available inch of ceiling/wall space covered with mugs. The bar has maybe 6 stools. (What is the deal with Michigan breweries and tiny bars???) My wife and I ended up sharing a table with another couple because there wasn't anywhere else to sit early on a Sunday afternoon.

We only had time for one beer apiece, but they were both good. We also took home a sampler pack from the shop across the parking lot. Food was a little disappointing. My 9-in. pizza bore more than a passing resemblance to a Tombstone pizza but my wife's turkey sandwich was tasty. Prices were reasonable. Service was OK if not a bit rushed.

It's a shame that our experience fell short because I had been wanting to visit Dark Horse for a long time. Fortunately, there are many other breweries to try.

Oct 31, 2017
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Sep 02, 2017
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firkingroovin from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Seems small and unassuming which is a good thing. Great comfortable place for lunch.

Jul 25, 2017
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Jul 08, 2017
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Feldpausch from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jun 11, 2017
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MKrauss from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Jun 06, 2017
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heddar33 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 23, 2017
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JDizzle from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Mar 26, 2017
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King_Charles from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Mar 02, 2017
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CPAles from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 29, 2016
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Cwill24 from Michigan

4.41/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Dec 16, 2016
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PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 15, 2016
Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI
Brewery rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 31312 ratings