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“Horrid beers good food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Patchwork Brewery

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Patchwork Brewery
103 N Phelps St., Decatur, MI
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: Pizza
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Horrid beers good food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Title says it all, all beers are sour and leave bad aftertaste. We have retried patchwork several times, trying to give it a chance but the beer is always the same. First time we thought maybe it was dirty lines but after 4-5 visits over the course of year we have officially given up on patchwork brewing. Food is actually really good, just make sure to get pop with it. Also building is very nicely done and beer garden is nice sized with probably more seating then inside. Service was quick and friendly however when a customer only drinks half the beers in the $13 flight of 7 samples, then says no to filling the empty growler I brought in feel free to ask why.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, bad beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to like this place. The pizza is great, but the beer is terrible. Tried a flight of 5 beers. They were undrinkable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice place, bad beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

If you homebrew, you will not learn much from this place. The atmosphere was good but the beer was amateur at best. Service was adequate at best.

Visited May 2013
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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Do yourself a favor and check this place out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I just had some amazing beer and pizza! The beer of my choice is really called amazing and if I named the pizza, it would also be amazing. The guys working made our food and drink choices a breeze. So glad we stopped in. We will be back!! Great pizza!!!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Decatur, Michigan
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“Worth the Drive to Decatur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This handcrafted brewery brews its beer in the basement of an old building. Information about the various brews is on every table, including alcohol content. The staff is friendly and attentive in an informal atmosphere. The menu is mostly appetizers, home-made soups, sandwiches and pizzas which are all made on-site and in view of the patrons.

There is occasional entertainment, mostly on the weekends, that features local musicians and an open-mike night. I've seen many families enjoying the food and atmosphere. In warm weather there is outdoor seeting with a grand view of Decatur's only stop light. For those who don't drink beer, there are delicious soft drinks.

Wheelchair accommodation is very good, although the entrance has a rather steep threshold

Reservations are recommended during the summer months. The brewery closes when the weather gets nasty but re-opens in the spring. It's worth the drive.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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