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Channel Wine Bar

Wine Bar, American
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515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
+1 269-637-9463
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Brad & Sandee have put together an intriguing International & CA wine list for newbie's who want to learn and those looking for a something different to compliment their full bar. If you want to talk wine, this is the place. If not enjoy the atmosphere and small plates in this prime downtown SoHa location. On weekends the crepe maker... More 

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Michigan
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

YEAH!! Channel Bar has reopened under new management. Great place to meet with friends and enjoy 4 flights of wine for a tasting or a few glasses of wine along with one of their small plates. There's a back room with player piano and TV too. We enjoyed strolling over to the connecting Tipsy Brush Studio to watch some friends... More 

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channelbar, Owner at Channel Wine Bar, responded to this review

So glad you could join us for Ice Breaker's 2016 weekend - and thanks for the review! It was our soft opening - and we had such a great time meeting with everyone who visited us. Looking forward to the bar's Grand Opening during Memorial Day weekend. In the meantime, check our schedule for selected weekend hours - or sign-up... More 

Indiana
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We like to stop after the beach or before going to dinner. We can always walk from our room so that's a plus. Some Michigan wines but, We'd like to see that expanded as Michigan has some amazing Winery's Up North. Very friendly owners. Good location.

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Rochester, Michigan
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

During the winter - hours are very sporadic for several businesses. We stumbled in and they reopened the bar for us. Great customer service!

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Thank K C
Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We were meeting some people for dinner and wanted to get out of our hotel room so we decided to try the Channel Wine Bar for a drink while we were waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. While we'd seen the place before, this was our first visit. Some of the previous reviews mention food which was... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

The wines were just ok, but I'm a little spoiled when it comes to wine. It was a quaint little spot with a good feel. The cheese plate and hummus was fantastic. I'd go again, but don't go with a Napa kind of craving. Servers were fun although not all that knowledgeable about the wines. Nice for those nights you... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

New addition to South Haven. To make it, the establishment will need to really up the quality of wines offered. A larger city visitor will be disappointed at the wine selection. The atmosphere is kind of neat, pine ceilings, nice seating, but the main draw - the wine - was mainly from Chile and not recognizable. There is beer and... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Finding good drink and food can be a challenge in this area. We experienced 'authentic mexican' served on flour shells with cheddar cheese... However, we were so happy to find this spot to enjoy a decent glass of wine for such reasonable prices! The interior is snug, but a good escape from summer heat.

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Thank Nikki S
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013 via mobile

Tiny boring wine bar. Not bad to stop and grab a quick drink but nothing special. It offers no view of anything south haven has to offer. Maybe If the location was better they might be busier. You will be bored to death halfway through your glass of wine! There are many better places to spend your $$.

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Thank Mamck27
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013 via mobile

My girlfriends and I were here for a weekend and stopped in for some wine. This place was awesome. The owner was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The artwork was beautiful as well. Will definitely stop here again on my next trip to South Haven!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American
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Seating
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-9463
Description
wine, beer, homemade sangria, light fare

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?