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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269.532.1188
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Ranked #9 of 285 restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area and can't decide where to go for a beer..this is the place. Based off of the stock market, beer prices change frequently....and prepare for a "market crash" for great deals. They have a huge variety of micro's from Michigan and they also have a unique dinner menu selection. Worth a visit!!

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Good beer selection. Fun to watch the "market" after 6pm. The prices change every 9 minutes. Very exciting when it "crashes". We also enjoyed the hummus as an appetizer. Knowledgeable bartenders answered any questions. You want to experience this place for sure if you visit Kalamazoo.

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Coldwater, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The stock market concept for beer prices is pretty cool. I just recently moved to Kalamazoo and this place was the first restaurant/bar that my friends suggested we visit. I will probably go back!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I are local to Kalamazoo, and this is probably our favorite place to eat on a night out. The beer selection is top-notch, and the market concept is fun. However, for me, the food is the real star of the show. From the burgers (they have 2 varieties of beef, and both are very good), to the... More

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Portage, Michigan
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16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have tried this place twice and the food was really bad both times. It has a decent atmosphere but there is just nothing on the menu we've tried that would bring us back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

If you're a fan of craft beer and microbrews-then this place is a definitely worth a visit. It upholds the traditional bar experience with a unique concept similar to a stock exchange. Check it out!

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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I were in Kalamazoo for the day and decided to try the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange for lunch. Food was excellent and the prices were good. We both liked the warehouse-style atmosphere, and our server was very friendly and prompt. We will visit the Beer Exchange on our next visit to Kalamazoo.

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Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This place is a whole ton of fun. There were just two of us but we had a great time socializing with locals and other travelers, and really enjoyed the fun of "playing the market". Some really excellent beer on tap and the market "crashed" within about 10 minutes of us arriving, so we had lots of catching up to... More

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Portage, MI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

A group of us, both beer aficionados and novices to craft brewing (me), had a great time. Between the 4 of us we probably tried a dozen or more brews, and if you aren't sure what you'd like, the staff is really helpful (Thank you, Misty!) with suggestions or shot-sized samples of beer on tap. We also ordered appetizers (Stuffed... More

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Chicago
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is one of the places I recommend to people visiting my old hometown. It's a fun bar with a cool gimmick - every so often, the beers change price. That encourages you to sample a ton of different drinks, and that's half the fun of drinking. You'll find yourself trying beer you'd normally never order. I've only been here... More

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