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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269.532.1188
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Ranked #15 of 284 restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want to play the beer market and get some good brew deals, this is the place for you.. Creative concept of beer prices depending on demand. Prices go up or down every 15 minutes, with an occasional "market crash." Great selection of local and other brews. We had a large group that didn't all come at the same... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

KBE has one of the most unique ways of pricing their beer. We came from out of town and went to KBE for drinks only. We got there right when the "beer market" crashed and had to make quick decisions as to what to try. So much fun, my only regret was that we were there for about 1.5 hours... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Okay this will be a weird review in that I was on a trip with my friends, but I didn't get to visit this place as I wasn't feeling well that night. However they raved about it so I feel I should share their impressions. They loved the fact the price of a beer could change based on demand. Several... More

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Glenview, Illinois, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place but not conducive to the handicapped or even those with mobility issues. Lots of stairs and bathrooms 2 levels down. Food was just so-so. Nice waitstaff though.

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Lemont, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I would have given this 5 stars, but didn't care for the wait and the attitude we got from the hostesses. Young girls that definitely need some training on how to deal with people. Food was good, great atmosphere, but a bunch of people sit there for HOURS nursing one beer, yet we (older golfers from Yarrow) were brought the... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The atmosphere here is great. It's one of my favorite spots in kzoo and probably go at least once or twice a month. They always have around 20 craft beers on tap (and a least one domestic) which is a win in my book. They always have something for everyone in the group. I find the concept of buying a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I like the idea of the beer price fluctuating, but the food is just so-so. Crispy chicken on the salad has so much breading! Chicken salad sandwich is pretty good, but I think it would be better on bread instead of a crossaint. Friend had Piedmontese Beef Burger and said it was average. Not sure if it is just an... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you enjoy craft beer, delicious food and music this is the place to go. Watch as the market crashes and beer prices drop to their all-time low!

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Elkhart, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I liked this unique restaurant, I came based on a recommendation from a hotel, looking at it from the outside, it didn't seem like a restaurant, but it was refreshingly unique inside. I ate here in early evening, enjoyed the great beer menu, the staff was excellent, and I liked the atmosphere. Will return upon next visit to Kalamazoo.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stopped for a beer. Looked to be three levels with different sections on each level. Open kitchen and very helpful waitress.

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