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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

Not Rated.
Olde Peninsula Brewpub & RestaurantOlde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
BEER AVG
3.68/5
Based on:
19 Beers
58 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 34
Visits: 66
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 34 | Visits: 66
Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
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. (821 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of PaulyB83
3.5/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

V- Wood/tile floors, nice wood bar, good amount of seating. The place could use a bit of a remodel though. I've been coming here since they opened in 1996 and I don't think they've ever repainted the walls or steam cleaned the tiles and it's results in a bit of a musty smell, especially in the entry area.

Q- Could use a cleaning and repaint.

S- Depends on server but generally good in my experience.

S- Good selection of both food and beer. Usually some one and done beers on tap but their mainstays aren't the best. All the experimental IPAs I've had here have been very good.

F- Varies in quality. I usually get a burger and it usually comes out the way I order it. Their sandwiches are also good and all under $10. Pub dip is good too. But I've had some entrees that weren't that good and a bit over priced. (820 characters)

Photo of DavMEtt
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I want to like the beer more but the food is worth coming back for. (67 characters)

Photo of daniels79
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of kzoobeerguy
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of bassfishingguy
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

My Wife and I stopped in here after visiting Bell's this afternoon. We weren't expecting it to be so busy, but we had no problem finding a seat at the bar. We were greeted rather promptly by a bartender, who explained their offerings. I tried their Pancakes n Hot Pants (Habanero, maple, walnut, vanilla, coffee, porter garnished with bacon), and my Wife tried their Gingerbread Porter. The Pancakes n Hot Pants was incredible, and the Gingerbread Porter was a good beer as well.

We'll be sure to come back to sample the interesting creations that Brewer Dan seems to come up with. (582 characters)

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
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! (984 characters)

Photo of SteveSly
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
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. (916 characters)

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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.