South Haven Brew Pubs
South Haven is quickly becoming a hub for craft beer. With more than seven local breweries in the area, visitors flock to this spot in southwest Michigan to enjoy unique flavors while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Try out picks for the best craft breweries in the South Haven area:
Located in nearby Watervliet, a tiny farming community just east of South Haven, Arclight is brewing up big flavor and developing quite a following as well. Their downtown Watervliet taproom is BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) but they do serve snacks. They also host food truck events and offer menus from nearby restaurants. The Fruity Sour Ale is a hands down favorite – be sure and try it if you are in the area.
This microbrewery in Dacatur, also southwest of South Haven, has been serving up food and delicious drink since 2011. With a reputation for both traditional and experimental brews, they have a growing following and opened a second location in 2017. Their Blueberry and Blackberry Cider is phenomenal and truly one of a kind.
With a one-of-a-kind location in a 130-year-old building in downtown South Haven, put this Lake Michigan brewery on your list of travel stops. Harbor Light is also BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) but offers menus from area eateries or food from one of their local partners.
Harbor Light Brewery offers 20 original house-made beers on tap and 6 ciders. Try their Moral Flexibility, a strong Scotch Ale with a strong, malty flavor and hint of oak.
Located in historic Old Harbor Village, this brewpub offers unique hand- crafted beer and cocktails as well as a full food menu and outside seating.
This South Haven microbrewery also offers some truly unique tastes in the form of ciders, Shandies, ales and more. One of their more popular hand-crafted brews is the “Smells Like Cream Spirit,” a traditional cream ale with hints of caramel and vanilla.
This fun, family-owned brewery in South Haven offers a casual dining atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating.
They serve up quality inspired craft brews alongside creative and eclectic pub fare including pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, and shareable plates. They serve a Russian Imperial Stout called DG7 with raspberry and vanilla that is inimitable.
Just north of South Haven along Lake Michigan is Fennville, home of Waypost Brewing Company. This picturesque spot features a farm, tasting room and beer garden, and offers snacks as well. The Blackberry Peach Tart – on tap- is simply inspired.
More Michigan Breweries
Michigan is home to almost 350 craft breweries around the state; all unique and all worth exploring. Use our Ultimate Guide to the Best Craft Breweries in Michigan to plan your visit.
Discover More of South Haven…
We love spreading the word about the beauty of Michigan and the many Michigan activities throughout the year. Please use the buttons below to share this post with others.