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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269.532.1188
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Ranked #12 of 292 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have wanted to go to KBE for a while, and finally took the plunge. I went because of the beer exchange format and my love for craft beers. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. There was a good selection of items on the menu. My search was flavorful and cooked just right. I would go back, and recommend... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

neat place to meet friends or for a date. many micro brews on tap. beers go on sale according to how much is purchased or not.

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Evanston, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went with friends on a Saturday night. It was packed, with a fun vibe. During the market crashes, the beers are a fantastic bargain, and the prices were great overall (especially compared with Chicago bars). But I would recommend against eating dinner there. The menu was ambitious, but the food was way underseasoned and just not very good. I... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

All on recommendations did we go to this place. The concept is great. Plenty of TV for sports to watch of you want that atmosphere. We went upstairs and sat and ate. Although I had to tell the bar ten-dress what I liked and she translated that into a "oh, then you would like ..." rather than having a little... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Enjoy the great beer selection and many craft beers. Great atmosphere and good staff. Enjoyed the knowledgeable staff and the wonderful recommdations. The food was fine. I don't think patrons come here for the food. Enjoy the brew!

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Additional Information about Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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

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