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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

) #4 of 286 Restaurants in Kalamazoo $$ - $$$ American, ,
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
$$ - $$$
211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure what to expect from the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange but it certainly was fun. They have quite a few beers on tap - and the point of the exchange is similar to the stock exchange. Pricing of the beer fluctuates every 20...More

Thank Travel1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold rainy night and we went in here for some drinks and a meal. You have to wait to be seated - yes, it is a busy, buzzing place, but do not worry, you can have your drinks while you are waiting....More

Thank Zelma2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant twice and have loved my meal both times. My favorite was my husbands pork chop....best pork chop ever!! Very unique atmosphere with a stock exchange style beer menu....fun and delicious!!

Thank DeputyDe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bar is awesome and the ticker gets you to try different beers just because they are cheap. Get the onion rings, they are amazing!!!

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A great concept and always buzzing - which is what a good restaurant should be like. Good selection of beers, good food and a chance to splurge when the market crashes.

Thank Perviz D
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Beer prices are adjusted according to demand, just like the stock market. Great selection of beers on tap as well as lots of Michigan beers in cans and bottles. A must stop.

Thank tdw295
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great bar, busy and full every night! Really enjoyed trying a lot of local beers in the exchange, even the popular beers dropped in the crash. Great concept

Thank James D
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited a family member here over a year ago and he took us to the beer exchange. We love the concept of the market prices changing and hoping to see the crash! It gave us an excuse to try out new...More

Thank Krista S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very interesting concept on the beer pricing. Price of beer changes every 12-15 minutes and the beers are listing on a screen just like you are watching the stock market. Did not stay for food. I was "bar hoping"

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Went here for dinner on a Saturday. Did not realize it was graduation day. Waited almost two hours for a table. Beer selection is really pretty great with a unique pricing scheme. Food was okay, but could have eaten about an hour earlier if we...More

Thank Toby H
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Jaquline C
Is it 18 and over?
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.
Is this appropriate for families as,well?
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
American, Bar, Pub
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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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