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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269.532.1188
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Concept, Good Food, Cool Event.

Very cool concept! This would be a hit in any college town and I'm wondering why it hasn't been tried anywhere else? At least that I'm aware. Anyway, good beer choices, as well as, good pricing. NOTE: Make sure you watch the prices cause they do fluctuate. When the Market crashes make sure you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Preston B
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Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very cool concept! This would be a hit in any college town and I'm wondering why it hasn't been tried anywhere else? At least that I'm aware. Anyway, good beer choices, as well as, good pricing. NOTE: Make sure you watch the prices cause they do fluctuate. When the Market crashes make sure you order a beer or two. The... More 

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Calumet, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I really like this place and it's fun to watch the beer prices go up and down depending on how many people are drinking that certain beer. They have a very good list of beers and they normally have good food but the last time I ate there it was just OK I would still go back and give it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The idea is fantastic, that the price changes like the stock market. So if a lot of people buy Miller Lite the price goes up. Fun place good atmosphere and a place you should explore in Kalamazoo. The food was typical bar food.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were pretty tired from our drive from Madison and we had a late lunch at Gonzo's BigDogg, but we just wanted to have a drink before walking back to our B&B. I tried the HardRootBeer which is a cream ale and tasted like an alcoholic slightly drier version of root beer. My father-in-law had an Oberon and my mother-in-law... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The description of the restaurant sounds awesome. It looked pretty cool from the door but we didn't dine in. My husband and I showed up at the door on a Monday at 7pm. There was over an hour wait. Great for them, but we were hungry so we left. There was no room at the bar to sit either. Would... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

I have always loved the atmosphere. I decided to sit at the bar downstairs where it is less formal. Bartender immediately approached us and took our drink order while asking if we wanted to order food. Service was good a beer selection was diverse. I have always had a good experience here.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Decided to spend some time here seeing what it was about. Had some delicious Beer cheese soup and split a fried bologna sandwich while my husband tried some beers. When the beer market crashes all the beers drop drastically in price- pretty neat place.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went here past Saturday for a birthday party of 15. We arrived at 6:45 and was told would be a hour wait. After 55 mins checked with hostess (we were stand in lobby area in plain sight) she stated that we could do four four top tables, that could not be combined, we decided to keep waiting. After 15 more... More 

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Fremont, Indiana
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I'm told this is the only place that does this. What a fun idea, in a great downtown location. Nice staff and good vibe. A must try if you are in town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, amazing service and great prices! Hang around long enough and the market will crash, half priced beer/cidre!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269.532.1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?