Reviewed from notes. Several times spent here after work trips from Sault Ste. Marie from where I lived at that time in my life. This nice looking bar and restaurant was well kept and had a good selection of beers. NY Strip Steak was phenomenal. Prices were a bit more than I expected, but I was told Michigan Tech professors would hang out here. Between the cleanliness, selection, food and service, it makes you want to go back.
Tasty food and pretty okay beer. We had some difficulties in communicating with the waiter but at the end we got what we wanted. 11 beers on tap. Flights available, as many beers as you want, $1 each (4oz).
Great food and decent beer brewed on site. A combination not readily found elsewhere in the region. Nice view of the portage channel. Comfortable setting. Easy to miss on the backside of a building on the main downtown, business strip.
Stopped in on my way to Isle Royale. I enjoyed this place. The bar half of the building is very nice, old brick and metal work. The restaurant half is incredibly boring, but it does have a nice view. They were really busy when I got there (lucky to get a spot at the bar), but they handled it pretty well. The beer list was 7 of their own and a few from the Keweenaw brewery.
ericha (2) Henniker, New Hampshire | October 10, 2008
Nice restaurant with a coffee house type atmosphere. Had the Redbrick Rye Ale, a little overly malty for my taste, but still quite good. BBQ tuesday nights, great souhern style food, grits, collards and Tennessee style smoked meats, slightly suprising for a place in the UP
Nice large brewpub with a library them, though itís pretty minimal; nice view of the river and hills across it, comfortable seating and bar area. Yes, more of restaurant as noted, somewhat on the pricey side for a small midwest college town but the food and service were both pretty good. Beer? Iffy, though most were quite drinkable; certainly much better than Keeweenaw around the corner. The dry stout was easily the star.
Great beers and great food make this place well worth the stop. Its really more of a restaurant than a bar, but it gives it a nice classy feel. The everyday lineup of beers are quite good, and sometimes a seasonal pops up thats a pleasant surprise. The Shafthouse Dry Stout is in their everyday rotation and is a must try.