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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
+1 269-532-1188
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If an establishment has “Beer” as part of its name, it is reasonable to expect a wide variety of beers to be available, and the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange does not disappoint in any way. The list of draft and bottled beers is seemingly endless –...More

1  Thank GrandpaJoeG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for beer and dessert, so I can't speak to the food. Good variety of beers - we had fun trying a bunch. It was Beer Trivia night which was fun to listen to (every Monday night, I believe). The desserts were great...More

1  Thank Gail R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very cool take on beer prices. Plus, it's right in the middle of some of the best craft breweries in the country!

1  Thank Travis F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stopped for a quick bite to eat had the nachos they were good. good beer selection. it was before the exchange was open so didn't get to experience that.

1  Thank Murad E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a business meeting here. The idea is that the price of various beers changes according to demand. They do have LOTS of beers. Food was good. Service was good. Busy place.

1  Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A place where the beer prices go up and down like the prices of stocks, and even occasionally crash to ridiculously low prices. Fun concept, but on a crowded Friday night with no wait staff in sight, music that was not live but too loud...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time here and ordered vegetable lasagna again. So good I had to get on here and review it. The Best!

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This place is fun,a little crowed, fun concept, we didn't get to the "market crash"-kind of a bummer after waiting 2 hours for it to happen.

Thank sondral211
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Certainly a great concept. I’m not really a beer drinker but I can see how someone who loves beer could get excited about this place. Beer prices move like the stock market. If the bar has a market crash, you can get get deals on...More

Thank Cemecomin
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Tried this place out the last time we were in the area for business. Lots of selection for beer, lots of food choices and helpful staff. The beer "exchange" idea was interesting, didn't really impact what we ordered though.

Thank mrpink000
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Darlene S
22 July 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
Same answer as Toby, I have no idea!
Jaquline C
19 July 2016|
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Response from Chetthejet30 | Reviewed this property |
The kitchen is open until 9 or 10 p.m. so I'm sure under 18 is allowed until then or a little after. Hope this helps.
28 February 2016|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
I think older kids (tween/teen) would be fine here for lunch or early dinner. More a bar than a restaurant, but the food's quite good & it's a clean/nice environment. Imo, there are much better family dinner options... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-532-1188
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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.
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