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Industrial setting & local feel

Beer is good, food menu is small but choices are all excellent. Pleasantly surprised. Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Richard W
Panini's and Beer

Tasty Paninis and a large selection of very good craft beers. Even got a quick tour of their... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Beer is good, food menu is small but choices are all excellent. Pleasantly surprised. Enjoyed the atmosphere, like a neighborhood pub.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard W
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Boatyard is our favorite place to go and drink local beer. It is owned and operated by two local brewers! The beer is great! They offer quite a few options and just started offering flavor mix ins. We ordered a flight and beer cheese. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moski9119
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We decided to use the brew bus and discovered this gem. The staff was very friendly and Dan was happy to give us a tour of the brewery. The beer was tasty and the atmosphere was relaxing. I will come back for sure.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adamsinthezoo
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I have been a regular at for some time now. I enjoy Boatyards craft beer and despite their small menu, the food is pretty good too. Dan (one of the owners) is usually willing to give a FREE tour of his brewery. Very few places...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank anthonyslapekas
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

As part of the Kalamazoo Beer Walk we toured the Boatyard. It was very informational and we enjoyed ample samples of ther beer. Its very interesting to see what two guys can do with their passion for making beer. While it is a very small...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robbieguy
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The customer service here was amazing. They explained the brewery "passport" and tag-a-brew. The beer was good and it was a great time!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dawn S
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We actually walked out before sampling the food or beer. Very unfriendly staff who couldn't be bothered to welcome us. It's real hard to tell where the food is being made, so the menu wasn't very appetizing. The beer we wanted to try wasn't on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank joanbmaryland
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Small place. Staff not very friendly. It was inconvenient to take them away from the conversations they were having with the men at the bar. If you want a table you first order your beer at the bar, go to the other side of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Tasty Paninis and a large selection of very good craft beers. Even got a quick tour of their operation in back.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cujoe
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Whenever we are in Kalamazoo- it's always on our list of things to do while visiting. They make a tone of different beer (altogether) and normally have a great verity on tap. My husband and I have different taste in beer- so it's a win...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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