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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a great stop. We had dinner and wonderful beverages while in town for a conference. The price of beer is presented on the “beer exchange,” much like the Stock Exchange. Scooped up some beer probably would not have tried because the price was...More

1  Thank Phil S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The pricing of beer like the stock market is interesting and very fun for many. But the food is excellent! Good service and atmosphere

1  Thank Steven c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter are amazing. The food is great. Nice place to meet up with friends, enjoy the music and socialize with your friends

1  Thank hernandezab95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... butt be prepared to Uber home (just kidding, we walked back to our hotel). This is a great concept to change beer prices in the fashion of the stock markets. The boards open at 6pm and prices change every 15 min. Based on beer...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, great anbiance. We had great extra crispy onion rings, they make the best juicy burgers. Note: buy your beer after " the market crash" my husband's beer was $2.75 as the "market had just crashed" and in 2 minutes it was $6.50. Just...More

1  Thank Mahritzah
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Flew into Kalamazoo for Trade Show and got two referrals to Beer Exchange as something “ya gotta see”. Well, they were right. Beyond the wicked (from Boston) good food and friendly service, the exchange is the real deal. Outrageously unique and an amazing way to...More

1  Thank pauldadamo
Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 8 April 2018

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 4 April 2018

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 28 March 2018

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
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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
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
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
  • 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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