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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & RestaurantOlde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 78
Beer Avg: 3.73

Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
88
very good

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.01%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

200 E. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007
United States
phone: (269) 343-2739

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(Place added by: Wildman)
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

OP is in an attractive older building in downtown Kazoo though the business itself is relatively new. Nice inside, a lot of wood, very classy all the way, clearly a favourite of the business people downtown.

Main highlight is the food, very tasty traditional pub dishes such as broiled meat combine with more mainstream fare like burritos and so forth. The seasonal touches thrown in ala deep fried corn on the cob are quite nice though.

Also a microbrewery, and fairly middle of the road in that regard, not surprising given the clientele though, if I go into one more brewpub and see most of the tables with Budweiser sitting on them I think I'm going to scream (the lament of the beer snob...)

Good place to go if you want a tasty meal with a decent beer before heading over to Bell's to just enjoy the beer.

05-19-2004 15:41:38 | More by CortexBomb
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Wingsman

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-23-2014 22:49:42 | More by Wingsman
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-16-2014 01:08:17 | More by astronautjones
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $

The wife and I made it to Kalamazoo from Cincinnati at the end of a spectacular sunset. We decided to check out the beer joints before heading to our bed-and-breakfast, and Olde Peninsula was our first (and brief) stop.

This is a big place, with lots of room, booths and a long bar. It’s got an Irish-pub feel, like it’s been around for ages. Well-worn for sure. Unlike other bars in the main drag of Kalamazoo, Olde Peninsula was not busy.

We perched ourselves up at the bar and ordered from the friendly bartender. Beers come in five, ten, sixteen, twenty-two and one-liter servings (wow!), and also in flights and free two-ounce tastings.

Ten house taps: Chief Wakatu IPA (weak), Vanilla Porter, Gingerbread Porter, Stout Chocula (pretty good), OP IPA (was alright), Midnight Stout (great!) and more.

The bartender was nice and accommodating, but we weren’t terribly impressed with the beer so we moved on to the next stop quickly. Competition is fierce in Kalamazoo!

05-29-2014 03:18:27 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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SteveSly

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75 | $$

OP (as the locals call it) was only the 2nd microbrewery to open in Kalamazoo more than a decade ago. They have been a staple of downtown ever since and there is good reason for it. Their beer and food are both good quality and they give you a good value for your money. The restaurant is split into two sections with one side being more of a bar and the other side more of a restaurant. The beers are all usually good, with some being excellent. Unfortunately when you are in a town with Bell’s less than a block away, there is a lot to live up to when it comes to your beer. The beer here is not Bell’s quality, but it is usually solid. The food is very good and features seasonal menus that change every other month or so. Everything is very reasonably priced and a good value. For strictly beer quality there are better options in town, but for dinner (with good quality beer) OP is a great place to stop in.

05-11-2014 23:09:50 | More by SteveSly
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$

Atmosphere: pretty standard restarurant feel, not quite the whole brewpub feel.

Quality: I tried a few of their beers and wasn't blown away by anything but nothing that was terrible

Service: good service that was on top of things despite the crowded night

Selection: about 5 mainstays and the same amount of rotatings. some were a little experimental and most were traditional

Food: good food and good variety, not quite your standard brewpub fare

Overall: If your doing a brewery tour this is probably your best shot for dinner. best vareity and up there with the best tasting in the area. beer isn't to bad either.

05-08-2014 13:14:20 | More by SportsandJorts
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-02-2014 21:49:56 | More by SkinniePost
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-28-2014 21:45:36 | More by Stu_Grimson
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-28-2014 15:24:40 | More by Fargrow
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Lynn

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-13-2014 12:27:11 | More by Lynn
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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.