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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 good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sloppy joe” (6 reviews)
“pot pie” (3 reviews)
“steak salad” (3 reviews)
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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 via mobile

There are other more popular choices in Kalamazoo but if you only have time to visit one brewery I suggest you visit the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange! Nice architecture/atmosphere. Great beer choices. The food is a cut above your normal bar fare! My wife had the...More

Thank lexus333
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lot of fun to watch the drink prices fluctuate. We went out for drinks with family and friends the night before the wedding. Had a blast. :)

Thank mcdesigns43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group come in from Chicago. Went to dinner and stayed for a few drinks. The 'Market Board' is kind of fun to watch and try new beers depending on the stock price! For Jose that have not been there, the prices of beers...More

Thank Tabascotack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is cool place to drink beer. You can find very interesting beers in here. Try to catch expensive beers for cheap price.

Thank cemansiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress Hannah was very good. We were there for a late lunch, so we didn't experience the "exchange" beer pricing, but enjoyed our visit regardless. Portions were good, and there were a lot of beer options on draft. Enjoyed the pulled pork sloppy Joes...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit this place make sure you don't have to drive home! great fun concept for dealing with the beer prices on their "Wall St style beer exchange"! Food was average fast style food but the service was a notch up! There was a...More

Thank 927paulsimpson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cool idea. Exposed brick. Millennials all around you. I enjoyed the concept of the beer changing price based on a stock market setup based on what people were ordering most. I had the beer battered fish and the it was just ok, nothing noteworthy....More

Thank Triny S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Some of the best onion rings and burgers in town. And one can purchase a fried bologna sandwich here. Great beer, too. Plus, there's always the chance that a great beer will cost less as more people share your taste. Don't forget the beer flights!

Thank donnabF2357SJ
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I was here in June and enjoyed this place. It has a good atmosphere and great beer selection. Prices are not too expensive. I did not eat. I just came here to have a couple beers.

Thank garymQ6129NS
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The price of the beer is based on a stock market idea. They have crashes where you buy low and then it goes back to regular price. The Nachos and Onion Rings are amazing!

Thank Scott L
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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
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Average prices
USD 25
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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