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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.14%
Taps: 28
Bottles: 42
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

211 E Water St
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-5823
United States
phone: (269) 532-1188

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebeerexchange

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(Place added by: kzoobrew on 02-22-2011)
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Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

A really unique and interesting place. I know this place is not the only one around with this concept, but it was the first I had visited, which made the experience even more unique.

The tap list seemed to be about 25-30 strong with a decent list that was a little light on "big" beers and seasonal offerings in my opinion but still solid.

The service was outstanding - we actually had a fellow BA as our server who gave us great insight on some of the local taps and also chatted to us about beer in general for a while. The food was very good as well.

If you aren't too picky, you can really drink for cheap.

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 16, 2012
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After a quick beer at Olde Peninsula, the wife and I had dinner at the Beer Exchange. This place is huge! Kind of reminds of Schlafly in St Louis and Maumee Brewing in Toledo. An old brick warehouse building with arches, nice details and great architecture.

Two floors and two bars, with lots of sitting. Service was good, we got a booth right by the kitchen (you know I like that).

Food was surprisingly good, including a kale salad-and-tofu salad to die for and a mushroom crepe. Some healthy options among the bar food. And prices weren’t bad either- eleven dollars for a big kale salad.

The exchange thing is kind of silly. I’ve seen it before at New York Beer Company in NYC and don’t care for it, the prices going up and down depending on the stock market or whatever. But $2.75 for a pint of Mt Pleasant Crazy Train? I’ll take it, gimmick or not.

The beer selection didn’t wowed me either: Bell’s Oberon, Founders Breakfast, Arcadia, Griffin Claw, Stone By and Old Guardian, Vivant Red Cocq… not bad, but not outstanding either. Still, I would revisit when in Kalamazoo. It’s a fun place and I loved that kale salad!

DoubleSimcoe, May 29, 2014
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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, MI
95 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.