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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

) #6 of 285 Restaurants in Kalamazoo $$ - $$$ American, ,
211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
+1 269-532-1188
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sloppy joe” (6 reviews)
“burger” (23 reviews)
“pot pie” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found it very difficult to talk but I enjoyed my food. Obviously for a younger crowd than we were, but I can't fault my meal.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pork chop special, which was very good (meat was not overcooked). After 6:00 pm they have a 'stock exchange' theme for the beer prices, with the occasional price crash. Very fun.

Thank mjshelli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is definitely a drinking crowd presence here but not a rowdy crowd. When we have attended it is a very lively, fun, loud atmosphere. The food is great to have with a few drinks. There is small dining area which is nice because it...More

Thank charleca1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is usually pretty busy, so we haven't been here before. However, we happened by just after they opened, and wanted to try it. We're glad we did. We each ordered a burger. They were a little on the pricey side, but were worth...More

Thank travelbobKalamazoo
Reviewed 7 June 2017 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 27 May 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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
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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
USD 25
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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