Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & RestaurantOlde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
Based on:
19 Beers
98 Hads
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 34
Visits: 67
Avg: 3.85
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: 67
Reviews by jale:
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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More User Reviews:
4/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of PaulyB83
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of DavMEtt
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of bassfishingguy
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -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!

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