Nice brewpub in Michigan City by the dunes. It is not much to look at and has a definite cheap, DIY sort of a vibe but it works for the space. The food was very good, my hamburger was cooked per instructions and my fiance got a seafood salad which she said was excellent. The serving size was not retardedly ginormous, which is a nice change. Our server was decent and nice, not particularly knowledgeable but willing to go ask. There were a good dozen or so selections on cask, six of which you could try as a flight (they chose the six, unfortunately). Prices are reasonable, esp. compared to Chicago. Ask about their specialty bottles. They have some BA releases available if you ask. I don’t see myself visiting Michigan City again and not visiting this place.
My wife & I are in town for a couple of days and stopped for dinner. I had their Exponential Ale with made the stop, a good IPA with the right amount of bite. If you have their onion rings, don’t expect to eat much else. We had great service
Paid a few visits to this establishment in recent years, so time to review the location, as well as some of their brews. Always an extensive selection of beers, and what I like best about Shoreline is that their beers are in that rarely found category in-between ’run-of-the-mill’ and ’extreme’...and although no single beer has ever been out-of-this-world remarkable, everything at this location is solid. Good range of beer types available at any time, and they show what’s coming up in the FV/BTs. Food is solid...maybe a bit overpriced for the entrees, but the fried selections are quality. Onion Rings are about the best I’ve ever had! Now, if only they would brew some of their own root beer for the wife! I guess if I’m looking for things to nit pick at, let’s keep the smoke to a smaller section and build in a bit of flexibility into the sampler (no substitutions). Regardless, this has become a staple whenever we find ourselves up in Michigan City (usually for the mall).
Finally stopped in on the way home from GR. We didn’t have directions but it was easy to find. Quite a few beers on tap on this visit, it was a large sampler platter and the beer ranged from ho-hum to decent. The food was pretty good and the service wasn’t bad. I’m getting use to places being non smoking these days and really appreciate it. Here, they put the non-smokers in this little fish bowl and the smokers get the run of the large room so that downgrades it a bit IMO.
The best in the area, the place, the atmosphere, the people, the food, the BEER!!!
I’d say to die for! My favorite is their Exponential Ale, only available, January-February. Although they say, they will have more next year. Its made with a Citra-hop, and let me tell you, it is GREAT.
Travlr (3458) Charlotte , North Carolina | January 16, 2012| Updated January 19, 2012
A solid brewpub in the shadow of the (tied for) largest smokestack I have ever seen in my life. Staff were very friendly and had helpful advice. Beer range was wide and the offerings were dect. Food was good. What more do you need? They even had a separate room for "families" (read: noisy kids), which was behind what looked like soundproof glass. This is a brilliant idea, and should be replicated in every public business in the USA.
Stopped here on my way back to MI from Chi & IN. Brewery was easy to find, lots of parking. I really didn’t like the huge smoke stack thing, looming over the town, but I don’t live there. Impressive tap list, big bar, and friendly staff. 100% worth a stop if you are anywhere in the area. Will gladly go back next time I go to Chicago or FFF.
Always a big selection of beers.. I always hate walking into a brewpub and seeing only 5 beers. You won’t have that problem here. About 10-12 beers on tap always. Food is great, but a little overpriced. Close to outstanding outdoor mall, (1 minute away), and beach. Outside of pub fairly beat-up but inside nice. Waitstaff knowledgeable. Only knock is that beer is sometime not repeatable; tastes somewhat different every time.
Rather desolate looking brick building which has been very nicely reconditioned inside. Moderate to large bar, many tables as well as a small stage make up this brewpub.
They have daily beer specials which are great deals. The beer itself is good. They have a few that fall a little short and others that are really great. I was happy to see many complicated styles offered.
Currently, I would have to say that their food is better than the beer. That being said, the burger I had was one of the best I have Ever had.
Kind of out of the way from 90, but in the heart of all of the Indiana Dunes action.
Went on a busy Friday evening. Server was reasonable, but only had rudimentary info on the brews. I had a reuben, which was a little above average, but the server suggested hoppy brews that didn’t compliment it. My son did better with fish and chips. Part of my faint praise can also be attributed to the ceiling fans operating on high speed on a cool evening. Makes it hard to linger.
Stopped here on my way back to Chicago after an annual college-buddy get together in Michigan. Food was good, service good and the beer selection was pretty decent. Tried one Sum Nug IPA and it was OK, but didn’t knock my socks off. Had enough of punch that I decided one would be enough since I was hitting the road again. If I’m passing near Michigan City, I’d make an effort to stop here again, but wouldn’t make a special trip (those are reserved for Three Floyds!).