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“Love the Concept!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
211 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269.532.1188
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Ranked #13 of 291 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Coldwater, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love the Concept!”
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!

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
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 dinner entrees (recently, we had lemon pepper salmon and fish and chips, which were great), to the snacks (the homemade bar chips are superb), there's not a bad menu item I've had. It's one of the few places where I thought the prices were too low for the quality.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portage, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Bad food, decent atmosphere”
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“A must-see for newcomers visiting Kalamazoo”
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!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
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.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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