Breweries in Marquette, Michigan: Where to drink today

Michigan is regarded as one of the best places in the country to find quality craft beer. Grand Rapids has consecutively been rated as one of the nations top beer drinking cities, but the hops are certainly available way up here in Marquette too. If you’re headed up to the UP and Marquette specifically, here is where you can find the goods.

Marquette Breweries

  • Blackrocks
  • Ore Dock
  • Barrel and Beam
  • Drifa
  • The Vierling

Blackrocks Brewery

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Blackrocks is the unanimous choice for beer drinkers and is certainly a must stop spot in Marquette. Located on the corner of Third and E Michigan, Blackrocks pushes out a wide selection of Beer that will suit any visitors tastebuds. From their iconic 51K IPA to their Grand Rabbits Cream Ale, Blackrocks has a beer for everyone. Summertime drinking takes place on the spacious decks while winter provides the cozy interior and two insulated snowglobes outside.

Address: 424 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855

Ore Dock

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Ore Dock is another one of the main Marquette Breweries and whips up a wide selection of tasty beers. Not only does Ore Dock have a a wide selection of beer but also a wide amount of space. Their downstairs bar provides guests with a well decorated converted warehouse feel that is an excellent place to gather for any event. Their upstairs bar however, is an elegant and cozy cabin type feel featuring a performing stage, Fooseball, and ample room for board games and hosting events.

FREE POPCORN!

Address: 114 W Spring St, Marquette, MI 49855

Barrel and Beam

Barrel and Beam is a bit outside the city in comparison to the rest of the list here. Up Highway 41 tucked away behind some of the name brand stores, Barrel and Beam is a quaint gem. Barrel and Beam focuses on Farmhouse and Barrel Aged ales that will delight your tastebuds. What they make up for in location is made up for in aesthetics and quality. Don’t sleep on these guys as the barn and cabin aesthetic is right on point with their beers.

Address: 260 Northwoods Rd, Marquette, MI 49855

Drifa

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New to the Beer scene in Marquette is Drifa. Drifa is on the outskirts of town but boasts the closest proximity to Lake Superior. Drifa is Michigan’s first Co-Op owner craft brewery and one of 12 in the nation! They have a wonderful space including Televisions, couches and a long single bar. Drifa is a Norse word meaning “snowfall or snowdrift”. Don’t let this small, 4 barrel brewery drift away on your radar.

Address: 501 S Lake St, Marquette, MI 49855

The Vierling

The Vierling is one of Marquette’s oldest and most recognized restaurants. Not only do they operate as a restaurant, but also as a small batch brewery. Their small batch brewing system allows them fast product turnover to serve some of the freshest beers in town. Some notable favorites include their pale ale and a surprisingly refreshing Blueberry Wheat. Located just off of Washington street, the Vierling has a perfect location to grab a pint and then meander down to the Lake.

Address: 119 S Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

More than Beer in Marquette

Aside from these Breweries, Marquette has many other places to get your beer drinking on. If you need to know the details of these other establishments now, you can message me or wait until I put up a post about where to find some more suds.

Whether or not you came up to Marquette to drink, there are plenty of other activities to keep yourself busy. If you need some adventure outside of the bars, go check nature and hike some of Marquette’s best trails. If it’s caffeine you’re in need of, here are some of Marquette’s best cafes you cant miss.

Looking for a tour guide or a photo tour? You can book a guided tour with me or a 1 hour photo tour here. With limited time I understand you want to see the best of the city, that’s why I can show you what’s worth your time and what isn’t.

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