Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & RestaurantOlde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
BEER AVG
3.68/5
Based on:
17 Beers
58 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 33
Visits: 65
rAvg: 3.9
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: 33 | Visits: 65
Reviews by jale:
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by for lunch and a few beers. Good menu selection and the prices are very inexpensive. The beer is fresh and they normally have a variety of styles. $7.50 for a growler fill is a great price as well. The brewery is housed in a historic old building which adds to its charm. Seems like a nice local pub to have a decent beer and food that will not crush your wallet. If you are coming into Kalamazoo this place is worth stopping at. Even more due to being very close to Bell's. More of a quiet relaxing spot for a beer. (526 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DavMEtt
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of kzoobeerguy
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of bassfishingguy
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
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 -17.9%
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)

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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. (622 characters)

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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.