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VIP Loft Basic Poop


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VIP Loft Basic Poop


Thanks for your interest in Dark Horse VIP Loft-the coolest, cheapest private space this side of the Kalamazoo River!  VIP Loft is located in the upstairs of our production facility, so you can watch the beer you are drinking being made right before your eyes.  VIP Loft has its own dedicated draft system with six beers on tap, including rare or special beers when available.  Other features include:

  • Comfortable capacity for up to 50 guests
  • Appropriate staffing for your event at no additional cost
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate smoking lounge
  • Eclectic décor done in true Dark Horse Style
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When You Can Have VIP & How Much Loot It’ll Run ‘Ya


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When You Can Have VIP & How Much Loot It’ll Run ‘Ya


VIP Loft is available 7 days a week and operates under our normal taproom hours of operation; currently 11am-11pm Monday through Thursday, 11am-12midnight Friday & Saturday and Noon-10pm Sunday

  • Monday through Thursday rental options are 11am-5pm & 5pm-11pm
  • Friday and Saturday rental options are 11am-5pm &  6pm-midnight
  • Sunday rental options are Noon-6pm or 4pm-10pm

**We will work with you on possible other rental time options whenever possible

  • Standard rental rate for six hours usage of VIP Loft is $150, including appropriate staff
  • Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday Noon-6pm rental rate is $300, including appropriate staff
  • All day Monday-Friday rental rate is $250, including appropriate staff
  • All day Saturday or Sunday rental rate is $450, including appropriate staff

Other than your initial deposit charge of $1.00 (see below), all monies are due at the end of the event.

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Strapping on the Feed Bag


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Strapping on the Feed Bag


In Dark Horse VIP Loft, we try to take as much of the guesswork out of your experience as possible, leaving you to relax and enjoy your event, whether a work function, a birthday party or whatever else you may be celebrating.  As a function of this attitude, we offer pre-built menu services for your group based on years of experience with appetites of all types.  You simply select whatever type(s) of food you want from the following options and we construct your menu based on guest count.

Food options are:

  • Special tossed salad including mixed baby greens, baby spinach, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana pepper, feta, mozzarella and crushed cashews with choice of several dressings @ $2.00/person
  • All menu appetizers at menu pricing
  • All menu pizzas at menu pricing
  • All menu desserts at menu pricing

Once the menu is built, we email it to you with to-the-penny food cost, along with a copy of our menu for editing purposes.  Of course, you may build your own menu entirely, though we have a pretty good handle on it after hundreds of events; and, again, why not leave the details up to us?

**We offer limited gluten or lactose free options if necessary, and generally include meat-free options on our pre-built menus unless instructed otherwise.

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Getting Your Drink On


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Getting Your Drink On


In Dark Horse VIP Loft, you have a few options to choose from when considering how you want the bar to operate. 

 We offer:  

  • Open bar:  All beverage purchases go on the main bill with the food and rental costs and your guests don’t pay for anything
  • Cash bar:  All food and rental costs go on the main bill, but guests are on their own to pay for their drinks
  • Combination:  All food and rental costs go on the main bill, along with a pre-determined number of beers or dollar amount of guests’ beverages; after which, guests are on their own to pay for their drinks
  • VIP Loft accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Dark Horse Gift Cards
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Gratuity


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Gratuity


  • All food and beverages on the main bill for any function in VIP are charged a 25% gratuity-no gratuity is charged on the room fee itself
  • If operating under a cash bar situation, guests are on their own to tip accordingly

 

**Other than your initial deposit charge of $1.00 (see below), all monies are due at the end of the event with no prepayment necessary.

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Deposits/Fees/Cancellation


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Deposits/Fees/Cancellation


Reservations for VIP must be made with a Credit Card either in person or over the phone-no emails for security reasons.  When you make your reservation, your card will be charged $1.00 to make sure it is a valid card, after which it will simply be kept on file with your reservation to cover cancellation or lost glass fees, as described below.

Cancellation fee schedule:

  • Fifteen days or more prior to event-10% of rental cost charged to held card
  • Eight to fourteen days prior to event-25% of rental cost charged to held card
  • Four to seven days prior to event-50% of rental cost charged to held card
  • Three or less days prior to event-100% of rental cost charged to held card

Unfortunately, the logo pint glasses we use in VIP tend to sprout legs during events, a cost we cannot abide.  Therefore, a glass inventory is done before and after each event, with any missing glasses being charged $5.00 each on the held credit card.  You WILL NOT be charged for glasses broken during normal business operation, just the ones your guests, umm, borrow without asking.

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Parking


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Parking


Being located in our production facility, we ask that you and your guests follow these guidelines for parking when attending a function in VIP Loft:

  • Weekday daytime rentals:  Please park in the taproom parking lot and walk south on Kalamazoo Avenue to our production facility (it’s the next building south of the taproom) and enter through the doors marked “Production Facility”-right next to the two grain silos; turn left and go up the stairs
  • Weekday evening (after 5pm) and weekend rentals:  Please park across the street from our compound at either the Fastenal or Ad-Visor buildings, then cross the street and enter our production facility through the doors marked “Production Facility”-right next to the two grain silos; turn left and go up the stairs
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Directions


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Directions


Our VIP Loft is located at 519 South Kalamazoo, Marshall, MI, in our production facility

  • From I-94:  Take exit 110 (Old US 27, US 227 on some GPS units), turn south and continue to the fountain circle, go ½ way around fountain circle and continue south until you cross the railroad tracks-we are the compound immediately south of the tracks on the East side of the Road
  • From I-69 North:  Take exit 32 (F Drive South), turn east to blinking light (Old US 27, US 227 on some GPS units), turn north and continue to address-it will be on the east side of the road after crossing Pearl street
  • From I-69 South:  Take exit 36 (Michigan Ave.), turn east and continue to the fountain circle, go ¼ way around fountain circle and go south until you cross the railroad tracks-we are the compound immediately south of the tracks on the east side of the road
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Contact Info


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Contact Info


Please direct all VIP reservation questions, etc. to our Director of Taproom Operations at the following email or phone #:

Email

rentals@darkhorsebrewery.com

Phone

269-986-0477