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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
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211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Will never know if good....

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Melissa B
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great food for the money! You MUST try the chicken pot pie, it is excellent!! Of course the beer is a good option too.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I've been to this place a handful of times and I've never experienced the "crash" .Some of the beers are pricey so it would have been nice for it to have crashed at least once . Like a lot of places the more expensive beers come in fancy glasses which also means smaller . I've never understood why places do... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?