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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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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good beer

very good beer, we heard the food was good but it was an hour wait for food you had to go pick up at a window so we skipped it. No table service, had to go to the bar to get drinks. long lines

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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auburn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

very good beer, we heard the food was good but it was an hour wait for food you had to go pick up at a window so we skipped it. No table service, had to go to the bar to get drinks. long lines

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Kincardine, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We sat downstairs at the communal bar table. Drinks were great and cheap to begin with. Once the exchange started we were not disappointed. Prices were awesome and 1 hour in the market crashed! We are dinner as well. Was good pub food. Enjoyable experience!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

not sure why other restaurants and bars haven't tried this. What a great idea, beer prices going up and down,fun! Food was great also, salmon dip, fish and chips, burgers- yum! This is a place I'll definitely go back to. Thanks to trip advisor for great reviews and WMU aviation people for extra recommendation.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I recently had drinks and dinner at the KBE. We were very impressed. Being from Grand Rapids, we have ample eating establishments to choose from but we had to check this place out. We had heard great things. The staff and management are very attentive and well mannered and the food was very good! The ambience is... More 

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Wanatah, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The beer exchange has a great local selection of craft beers! Their food was very good as well. Saturday night was very busy but the atmosphere was great. The beer exchange starts at 6 and all the beers fluctuated prices depending on sales every 15 minutes. Very cool!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We walked over here from Bell's Eccentric cafe when it was becoming obvious that getting a table to eat lunch was not going to happen anytime soon. We are so glad we did...still REALLY great beer selection and legit burgers. We highly recommend! Really nice 2 floors worth of bar/restaurant and game (pool/darts/pinball) tables. Looks like the second opens up... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The prices move like a stock market. You see beers you normally shy away from, but the price has just dropped low enough to make it impossible to pass up. Occasionally, there's even a crash and ALL the prices drop and you are compelled to try something new. If you like beer, and fun this is the place to be.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place for munchies and dinner not a huge selection but great flavors all kinds of beer prices fluctuate that's why they call an exchange

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Kalamazoo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food is basic bar food, but is fun to watch the prices of the beers rise and fall, great place to watch local sports teams and it is wild when there is a market crash.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tasteful, large selection of craft beers and a menu of expected beer pub fare. Veggie wraps, juicy burgers and a large list of beers on tap. We visit when we are in the K-Zoo area and are never disappointed.

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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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