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“Beer. Lots of it”

Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Ranked #5 of 345 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Need I say more? The food is good too and the atmosphere, plus I like the huge bar upstairs and the outdoor patio.

Thank Denise N
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner. Ordered entrees. Wife ordered steak well done, potatoes, and substitute corn for veg medley. Arrived with steak undercooked. Steak went back. Wife began eating potatoes and found hair that was not ours. Full plate sent back. Steak brought out was diff cut and not good. A new full plate arrived. New steak undercooked and it came with veg medley, not corn. By then a lot of time had passed and lost appetite.

Service staff said all the right things. They discounted meal significantly. Hopefully just a mistake on a busy Saturday night.

As titled, atmosphere is cool and energized. Great old brick building with various seating options. Good beer variety.

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Thank LoveToVacateMichigan
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Four of us gather at the Beer Exchange after a long move from Kansas to Michigan. We were looking for a place to unwind by knocking down some craft beers, but were surprise that this establishment had good food too. The food was inexpensive and tasty. The server was courteous and provide us with plenty of information on how the beer exchange concept worked. Enjoy the market crashes.

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Thank MonTues
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Did we have a great time? YES. Was the staff knowledgable and responsive? YES, absolutely. How about the food, was it delicious? YES, most definitely (the steak, the salmon, the pizza appetizer). And, how about the beer? Did KBE have a great selection? YES AND WOW: the best and the brightest. The prices plunge, what folks are drinking is tabulated, the variety and styles are diverse and well represent Michigan et al breweries. Will you Chicagoland craft beer aficionados return: YES, YES, YES! Really, folks, the innovative Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is phenomenal. It has it all: beer, food, service, vibe, location, and on.

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Thank tinkerbell-hop
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Went to treat my adult son for lunch and a beer. Brand new restaurant . Love the variety of beers and unique and regular bar food items. The atmosphere was cool like the inside of an renovated warehouse with various levels. Have daily specials. A vast variety of beer. wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good.We had sandwich,hamburger and soup. My meal came with a huge peanut butter cookie which was enough for two people. It will be interesting to check out for dinner and late night. A nice change from the usual restaurants.

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Thank panadero
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