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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
+1 269-532-1188
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is a two-story multi-tap bar and grill located...
The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is a two-story multi-tap bar and grill located in the beautifully restored Globe Building in downtown Kalamazoo. Offering 28 rotating draught beers from around the world, The Exchange opens at 6 p.m., where draught beers are priced on real-time sales, like the stock market. Occasional "market crashes" drop beer prices to their all-time low. The food menu features pub fare with a twist, where classic dishes will be made new again.
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great concept

Went here ..the food was great and I absolutely loved the exchange concept ..it was so exciting and different from the normal brewery. ...will be going back ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here ..the food was great and I absolutely loved the exchange concept ..it was so exciting and different from the normal brewery. ...will be going back ...

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great atmosphere, lofted brick ceilings several stories up, indoor and outdoor options...and oh yeah—wicked good beer and wicked good prices—all served up stock-market-style! It's fun all around. Good craft beers can be just above $2.00 and they leave Miller Lite up there for those with, shall we say, less refined taste. Currently, they also have a cask ale straight from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place was truly unique. The beer market prices were shockingly low. Also the service at the bar was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When I have been there before, they had some great steaks and cooked right. The last two times, not so much, the steaks were overcooked (compared to how I ordered it) and just not as appealing as when I had been there before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Such a fun and unique place! The food was absolutely amazing and Jacob was a fantastic server!! Loved the whole experience!

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great place. The bartenders are first rate. I wasn't familiar with the area and stumbled upon this place.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Efficient, clean, great price point for dinner! Service staff are friendly, happy folk who know the product and are on top of timing! Good, clean food. Will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This unique establishment is housed in an old (warehouse/office?) building which is a cool start. But then the atmosphere is designed to mimic a beer stock exchange. The price board shows you all the beers available and how they are trending in price based on current purchases. Then, if you stay long enough, the market crashes and all the beer... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped in the Beer Exchange upon a recommendation from a friend and we were warmly welcomed at the entrance and given the option to sit upstairs or go downstairs. We choose downstairs and had an awesome waitress who explained the "beer exchange" concept to us as it wasn't yet time for it to start. She was very enthusiastic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The downtown beer scene in Kalamazoo is freakin amazing and the Beer Exchange is at the top of the list. Sooo much to try and sooo good. My beer battered fish and chips with a pint of Indian Brown put me into a culinary coma of nirvana 😀

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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: +1 269-532-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is a two-story multi-tap bar and grill located in the beautifully restored Globe Building in downtown Kalamazoo. Offering 28 rotating draught beers from around the world, The Exchange opens at 6 p.m., where draught beers are priced on real-time sales, like the stock market. Occasional "market crashes" drop beer prices to their all-time low. The food menu features pub fare with a twist, where classic dishes will be made new again.
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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