Drake Party Center

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Drake Party CenterDrake Party Center

14 Reviews
Reviews: 14
Visits: 33
Avg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
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4717 W KL Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49006-5777
United States
phone: (269) 372-5879

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Place added by: Dcv on 05-11-2010

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 33
Reviews by kzoobrew:
Photo of kzoobrew
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

Drakes is quickly becoming on of my go to shops in Kalamazoo. New releases tend to hit the shelf a day or two quicker than other stores in the area. The selection of local breweries is equal or better than the other stores in town.

The lay out is quite nice. Decent cold section and a well organized singles area. Good variety of most brands which are available in Kalamazoo. The prices are lower more often than not.

The only short coming Drakes has is imports. While they do carry a respectable amount, Tiffany's is still the go to store in the area for imported craft.

A little out of my way but worth the trip.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Robdiesel21
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mich34
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nice shop in Kalamazoo, some great beers hang out on the shelf and some don't make it past lunch, they seem to do a great job limiting "rare" beers so more of us get a chance to try them. When in Kalamazoo it's worth a stop.

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Photo of cards22
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mcrawford
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Other reviews cover this place well...

Excellent selection, including all the quality Michigan micros I was interested in....plus loads of other craft options- local,regional,national, and international

As a bonus they also carry a mess of disc golf discs.... Go - you will not be disappointed

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Photo of Fargrow
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PaulyB83
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Tied with Mega-Bev as the best bottle shop in Kalamazoo. They do Twitter and Facebook alerts of new beers and do holds which is an insanely nice thing to do and creates a lot of customer loyalty. Only complaint really is that they price their singles a bit high and I wish they kept more IPAs in the fridge. I guess also, they don't carry as many imports as Tiffany's or Mega-Bev.

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Photo of msumike89
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of indianabeerman
4/5  rDev -7.2%

usually a very good selection. out of state beers as well as michigan. they use the facebook to alert you of new beers. service always good

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Photo of LostHighway
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of BrettRybski
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of poormishi
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of swtchuck
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of edraz1224
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of William_B
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BBlov
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ZoetheBear
1.75/5  rDev -59.4%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of 2heartedzombie
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BlackNote
3.88/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This is my go-to place in town. They have a great selection and get all the latest releases and post online when they are available. The only gripe I have is that when I go in, the only thing I smell is incense and then I smell like it for the next few hours. Not a huge deal cause usually in and out cause they hold stuff for me.

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Photo of TripelBlove
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Gotta love a place that actually focuses on Microbrews but still has the cheap domestics. When I was in college, there wasn't a place like this in K-zoo, not like I knew anything about beer other than it made me drunk then but hey, it would've been nice to have gotten into the craft beer scene a lot earlier in life. Anyways, the guy behind the counter was great, he had some good suggestions, didn't think that someone who looked like a body builder would know anything about beer, he looked like he was more focused on what he looks like in the mirror, but I digress. He definitely knows his stuff.

Price wise, it's great that they give a discount when you make your own 6 pack, but I feel like 10% really just covers the deposits and a little extra...but still reasonably priced. Walked out with a 6 pack and it cost me 14 and change....not too bad when I get a $5 bottle in there.

Definitely worth a stop in if you are in the K-zoo area.

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Drake Party Center in Kalamazoo, MI
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