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“Very cool place to go!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Ranked #7 of 336 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is a two-story multi-tap bar and grill located in the beautifully restored Globe Building in downtown Kalamazoo. Offering 28 rotating draught beers from around the world, The Exchange opens at 6 p.m., where draught beers are priced on real-time sales, like the stock market. Occasional "market crashes" drop beer prices to their all-time low. The food menu features pub fare with a twist, where classic dishes will be made new again.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very cool place to go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Basically as it states..a stock exchange like atmosphere for beer. The food was good but you go there mainly for the experiance of the beer exchange itself. Tons of local brews to choose from. A great night out for the two of you or with friends!!

Visited December 2012
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Allegan, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beer and so much more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

I have to admit the beer is a huge part of this establishment; however the food should be front and center as well. Great gimmick, wonderful beer selection and delicious food make this a great night out...even if you don't like beer.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RSmith74
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Concept”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

First timer visiting KBE and it was a great first time. We arrived a little early at 5:30 because I knew it would get busy and I wanted to find a spot where we could view the screen. Logan could not have been a better bartender..she was genuinely enthused about our first visit. At one point during the evening she even bought my fiancée a beer just for moving to a bar stool on the other side of me to accommodate a group of people next to us. The market screens came on at 6:00 and every 15 minutes prices fluctuated based on demand for the beer. We only experienced one market crash in the 2.5 hours we were there but it was fun! I would have loved to spend the whole night there but we had reservations at oasis hot tub and they denied us entry when we said we were at KBE. Oh ya and we ate the steak nachos which were just ok, would love to try something else next time!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“What a great idea...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

This was a great experience, they have a stock market ticker tape that moves the price of beer based on its popularity at that moment. A large selection of local, national and international beers. Staff eager to help and a pleasure. It seems to get really busy so get there early.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank melmoff
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Livonia, Michigan
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Thrill Seeking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

I was visiting a friend and he suggested we meet at the beer exchange. It was quite an enjoyable experience! We drank great beer, had fun catching up, and shared some delicious food. Seeing the beer prices change and waiting for a market crash keeps you on your toes (and keeps you drinking beer). I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Kalamazoo, especially the beer lovers!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alyssa918
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