United States > Michigan > Howell
flatmatt (57) Ann Arbor, Michigan | September 12, 2012| Updated September 27, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Update from visit on 25-Sep-2013: Still a solid beer list, but a few key selections were out even though they weren’t listed in the "Last Call" section, and they weren’t crossed off the list either (the list was five days old). Most disappointing was the food. One of Wednesday’s specials is fajitas, and it seems like they just did the bare minimum to call them that, with some generic steak, some sauteed peppers and onions, a plate of cheese, lettuce, and tomato, and some cold tortillas. Still don’t like the sports bar/arcade thing much either. I don’t think we’ll stop by again. Oh, also the upstairs is apparently a night club?
Original rating 12-Sep-2012: Whole night kind of had a weird vibe. Parking lot was packed, but there seemed to be hardly anyone inside--I guess there’s an upstairs level as well? The large first floor was a combination of arcade and sports bar with lots of pinball and various other arcade staples. Service tended to be a bit on the slow side, but our server did offer a taster of a beer that had been disliked by a large number of customers (a bit too aggressive on the lavender there). Beer selection was quite solid, with pretty nice style and ABV labeling on the beer menu. Food was an odd story: apparently both the food manager and the beer manager quit, so they’re in the process of reinventing their menu. A ton of things on the menu were unavailable. What I ended up with was pretty good, though not exceptional. I’d go back again in hopes of seeing what it settles into. (2/6/11/5/7/15/68)
paintedmaple (40) Fenton, Michigan | July 29, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I am not at all a fan of ’sports bars’ and this place would qualify with more TVs hanging everywhere than a Best Buy. The uninspired pub grub and slow service were typical of the sports bar theme. However, the beer selection more than made up for all of those shortcomings. Fantastic selection of taps with many hard to find offerings. I want to get back there for their ’2nd Annual Weird Michigan Beer Festival’...sounds awesome. I’ll eat before I go...
mikem409 (181) bloomfield, Michigan | July 9, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
great selection and very friendly and beer geek staff. food is below the level of the beer
tsetlock (8) Hartland Twp, Michigan | February 14, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
A hidden gem. Just off I-96 is a great craft beer establishment. 68 beers on tap, including many rare beers, and they rotate often so nothing is stale. More and more craft beer events are scheduled here, bringing in brewers and other industry experts. Also pours good mixed drinks, so your non-beer friends will like it too.
Bartleyk11 (1) Hartland, Michigan | January 21, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I love the Shark Club. 68 tap handles, primarily dedicated to craft beer! The food is pretty good. My kids really like their pizza, and the pinball/video games. So, I can easily talk them into going there for dinner. They also have a poker room, several pool tables, TV’s everywhere and a dance club upstairs. Literally something for everyone.
hopdog (232) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | November 23, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, what can I say. 68 taps, ~1/2 local beers and 4oz flights of 5 each. Went at lunch - no one else there...very friendly and willing to help and talk to you. This place will be on my #1 spots to come back to and if this was my local bar, I’d be there weekly if not more!
KPD (157) Michigan | November 13, 2011| Updated February 13, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
First vist to a bar with 68 taps. Last night of the 68, 37 were from Michigan the rest a mix of other US micros and international brews. They give you flights of 5 for $7. Nice way to taste several beers for a reasonable price. Had a couple of these with some special Stone beers. Food was good , interior was nice with a bunch of high top tables. 27 tv screens, pool tables, and a poker room with three tables going last might. Fun place and 68 taps, I say yes!
Budlightguy (1) | May 10, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 12/20
I went to Shark Club in howell last friday nite...it was ok...i had good service and the food was good. I was just starting to enjoy myself untill some how my drink was spilt by a customer walking by... which was no big deal. When i asked for a new drink i was told i would have to pay for it. when i asked to speak to a manager he told me that if i didnt like it, i could leave! I could not belive what i was just told.. Well Sharks so long, Ill never be back
dd5k (1) | May 4, 2009
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
20 new handles all dedicated to craft beer. Awesome place and the only place to get Chimay white on tap!
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