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Review of Spartan Brewpub

Spartan Brewpub
Ranked #72 of 120 Restaurants in Okemos
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 12
Description: Pub feel with 20 taps and excellent food. Inside table and bar seating available in addition to a patio. Rotating beers include local Michigan brews as well as those from other states and occasionally imports. Pub food ranges from sandwiches- like brisket, pulled pork, or a class burger; nachos; chicken strips; and many other options! Inside we offer 10 televisions and provide a great place to watch sporting events- between the bar and dining area seating.
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Description: Pub feel with 20 taps and excellent food. Inside table and bar seating available in addition to a patio. Rotating beers include local Michigan brews as well as those from other states and occasionally imports. Pub food ranges from sandwiches- like brisket, pulled pork, or a class burger; nachos; chicken strips; and many other options! Inside we offer 10 televisions and provide a great place to watch sporting events- between the bar and dining area seating.
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Coming from an Executive Chef at Staffords in northern Mi. I had one of the best Smoked Brisket sandwiches I have ever had. The bread was home made with jalapeno and a touch of IPA beer in it. The smoked brisket was so tender and flavorful, you can tell they marinate and smoke the brisket in house, and take there time doing it. Housemade chips to boot...Yummy. I have craved the sandwich since I left town and will make this a regular stop when I come to the area...do not take that sandwich off the menu please...Staff was very polite and attentive, the owner visited our table and that was a nice touch. Beautiful Pub it has an outdoor patio and lots of tvs for viewing the games. The Mug Club is a nice touch for returning customers like me in the future...Great Beer, great food, great staff, what more can you ask for.

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Thank chefrl111
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Decent beer selection, bad food. Smoked brisket nachos? How about boiled roast beef nachos! Slimy and turned my stomach.

Thank Gene S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Brew Pub for being a new establishment is well oiled machine. All of the food is homemade (none of this trucked in stuff) We have been several times so far and each time has been a great experience. They do not have a huge menu, but the items on the menu are prepared very special. The meat is tender and tasty. I would highly recommend you give this new restaurant a try. They also have a great patio!

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Thank Shay G
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The Spartan Brewpub is a new place right off of I-96. They have terrific selection of craft brews, and a nice atmosphere, plus a decent patio. Service was good. We had some homemade sausage appetizers, and they were extraordinary. Can't wait to revisit and see what more magic we can find on that menu. A nice extra touch was the owner visiting patrons tables to get feedback on his business.

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This new brewpub has a lot of potential, but it also has a lot of growing up to do. For now, it's just an ok place, convenient for the Jackson National Life folks to stop by after work.

They are currently brewing their limited selection of beers off site because they haven't passed the health inspections yet. Once they do that, they will brew on-site. The red rye beer of theirs I tasted was just plain awful. Two sips and I couldn't choke any more of it down. My bad for not tasting first. They ran out of their IPA, so thankfully, they have a line up of craft beers from Ellison and other brewers to drink until they get better at brewing and supplying more of their own.

Like the beer, the food menu is not very big yet, but from what I saw going by it all looks pretty good. From home made sausages and pulled pork sandwiches, to nachos and cheese and meat trays, there is something good for most every taste. They have veggie options as well for non meat eaters.

The brewpub used to be a fancy eating place known as the Golden Rose. Hence, it is nice looking inside. They have a fireplace for the cold winter months, an outdoor patio, and live music on Friday or Saturday nights. The double bar is also a nice addition for their mug club members, though the per year charge is more than any other mug club I've seen.

The place was not busy when I dropped by. Still, I noticed one of the JNL after work guests had to go up to the bar to get his beer refilled, and a couple of fellas out on the deck were never visited by staff after their first beer. That's a big no-no for any food and drink establishment.

A little more seasoning of both the staff and the beer, and this place is sure to be a big hit. When this happens, it's going to be hard to find a parking spot on a Friday night.

Check them out....just be sure to taste the beer before you buy.

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Thank 808lesley85
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