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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
$$ - $$$
211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The food is fantastic. The stock market exchange makes for fun entertainment. Always busy. I do find the bartenders tend to not always be super friendly.

Thank JenniferHanna
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

So this was my first time here on business. I was confused by the way they sell beer. The prices change ever 15 minutes based on demand. Fortunately the porter I ordered was on the slide. The beer selection is immense. I had a side...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

If you are a fan of beer, you need to visit the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Based on the concept of supply and demand with the stock market, beer prices change based on how often it has been purchased in the past 15 minutes. TV screens...More

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Fun experience! Family ski trip for 11 people, ages ranging from 10-67 and this place suited and delighted all of us! Great staff, food and atmosphere. Couldn't recommend any place more!

Thank IndianaNita
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We love going to the beer exchange- the food is always good, the drinks are seasonal (and full bar) and the experience of it all is a lot of fun. Check it out, you and your group will have fun. Try the nachos, they are...More

Thank MollyaBradshaw
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Ok the bell and changing prices is gimmicky beyond measure, but the beer was good, the atmosphere diverse and pleasant, the servers nice and professional both, and the food better than decent.

Thank buzzbuddy
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a couple drinks and had great wait staff. Really like it when the staff chat with the customers. What a fun spot. Great service...Great fun I will.go back for sure.

Thank Frank G
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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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