Dark Horse Brewing Company | Marshall, Michigan
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Dark Horse Brewing Company
Excellent based on 112 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

511 South Kalamazoo Street
Marshall, Michigan United States 49068 [ print map ]
269 781 9940


Hours: Monday - Thursday: 3 pm-11 pm; Fri/Sat: 3 pm-1 am

Mayor: Excalibur123 (38) | Taps: 5-8 | Bottles: 4-8

Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Dark Horse Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Dark Horse Maple Bourbon Reserve Special Black Bier 94, Dark Horse Lightest Thing You Got , Dark Horse Mariachi Bubble Transporter , Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 100, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Dark Horse 6 Pairs of Legs Maple Porter , Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 95, Jupiler 9, Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 100, La Pirata Black Storms 96, Ugly Duck Simcoe & Chinook IPA 88, Dark Horse Scary Jesus Rockstar 90, Dark Horse Joe & Wiggs Nuptiale , Hoppiní Frog Hoppin to Heaven IPA 96, Dark Horse Rod 88, Dark Horse Bourbon Cocoa Nibbler Cream Stout , Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 95, Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale 99, Hop Valley Alphadelic IPA 94
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112 reviews for Dark Horse Brewing Company
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  76%
 Selection  74%
 Food  76%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
smroush  (7) Michigan | April 15, 2015
Fairly spartan, definitely not upscale appearance. The service was good. The lunch menu was fairly large. The food was good, though relatively standard pub fare and nothing inspired. The mug club collection is huge for the size of the place!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | January 27, 2015
Canít believe I havenít rated this place yet? Semi hipster bar-dive type atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good food. Beer list is usually pretty small & typically has things that they bottle. Itís not often that they have pub exclusives on tap. Sometimes, but not often. Where Dark Horse really shines is their yearly 4-Elf part. HUGE tap lists, all sorts of beers youíd never see otherwise. Crazy amounts of weird food (bison pizza, rocky mountain oysters, alligator, etc.) & tons of people make for a good-ass time. Plus BB Plead the 5th is the best beer ever & it flows like a waterfall at 4-Elf.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz  (65) Erin, Wisconsin | January 1, 2015
Tiny taproom. Good beer selection. Did not eat so canít speak to that. Quick and fun tour with nice little VIP tasting at the end. Outdoor area looks awesome. We were there in winter so didnít get to experience that. Cool gift shop with great swag and homebrew supplies.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270  (77) Henrietta, New York | December 6, 2014
Last stop on the tour. Tucked away but worth finding. Tons of mugs hanging from the ceiling. Lots of different things on tap. Nice crowd and good atmosphere. High quality food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788  (40) Ohio | December 4, 2014
Man what a cool little place! Dark and rustic with what had to be 3000 mug club mugs hanging from the walls and ceiling. Reasonable beer and food prices plus the food was awesome. A bit out of the way, but worth the stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner  (16) Michigan | September 27, 2014
I went to Dark Horse for the 4Elf party. A rugged hole in the wall type vibe. My review is surely skewed as I did not see the normal pub experience. The absolutely freezing cold bottle share in the back while waiting in line all night was a fun time. Their organization for these types of events is basically non existent. Very scattered and random. Yet it all worked out as I got my BB Plead. The actually pub was cool yet very full and busy. Didnít stay in there too long as the main party was in the brewery with a ton of taps. Great beer comes out of this place. Will definitely be going back to get more BB Plead but hopefully they can pull together a better event act. I actually didnít get food really so I donít want to give it a rating. All in all a cool place and wouldnít mind going on a normal day to see what itís like.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
indianabeerman  (20) Indiana | September 10, 2014
awesome place . nice servers with great knowledge about beer. great food. just a cool place
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
paintedmaple  (60) Bloomington, Indiana | July 12, 2014
Real funky íhomegrowní pub that is a cross between a frat house/art gallery/hippie pad. Had plenty of time to look around because service was almost non-existent. Place was busy, but far from having every table full. Lousy service doesnít work for me - DH if you want to be a great beer joint then get your shit together before you open the doors!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bpar73  (108) Bellaire, Michigan | June 2, 2014
A place that has an atmosphere all itís own. Sort of a cool brewpub meets cool biker bar combo. Staff is friendly, food is good and the beer is awesome.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
brew4health  (10) Sylvania, Ohio | June 2, 2014
This place is a diamond in the rough and I do mean ROUGH. If you were to drive by this place you would think you were passing a lumber yard or something. They have a bar, carryout and homebrew store in separate buildings using one parking lot. The photo at the top is pretty representative of the complex. I didnít see the brewery. The atmosphere inside the bar is good, consisting of some pretty funky tables and a good sized bar. There is a deck out back. The defining feature of this place has to be the 2000+ tan ceramic mugs hanging from virtually everywhere. They are owned by the "mug club" patrons who walk in and grab their mug off the ceiling or wall and get a fresh filled up. The taps are right up front and if you sit near them at the bar you can smell the hops and malt as it is poured into the glasses. The beer ranged from good to very good and the selection was fair. They had 8 or 9 of their beers on tap. I tried them all since their samplers are quite reasonable. The Double Crooked Tree IPA and Reserve Black Bier Ale were both notable as was their Rye. Beer prices seemed pretty reasonable considering the quality of the product. They had a good selection of pizza and sandwiches. The ones I tried were very good. Sandwiches are served on fresh French bread. The service is good to very good depending on the crowd. Both days I visited, it was crowded and it was understaffed but the waitress and cook did a good job keeping up. My glass was never empty! I will go back again particularly considering they are only 5 minutes off Route 94. Beers sampled: Sampled Amber Ale, Rye, Raspberry Ale, Tres Blueberry Stout, IPA, Rye, Fore Smoked Stout, Porter, pint of Reserve Black Bier, snifter of Double Crooked Tree IPA

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