Arcadia Brewing Company
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 7,191
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
4.53/5 rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Arcadia Brewing Company is the home of my first brewery experience. My old buddy was once an assistant brewaster there. I used to regularly hang out with my buddies at Arcadia before I moved four hours away. One of my regrets about moving so far is that Arcadia beers are not available here.
If you like hearty beer, Arcadia is the place. There are no ordinary beers at Arcadia. Every recipe is unique unto them. Whenever I visit Battle Creek and bring samples of Arcadia back with me, my new friends are stunned with the quality of Arcadia's brew.
The food is consistenly good. They offer wood-fired pizzas cooked in a stone oven that will rock your world! It seems crazy to say it, but try the ceasar salad... and don't forget the anchovies. This is a pub worth taking a date to.
Arcadia will not dissapoint. Give them a try soon.
02-26-2012 20:27:42 | More by Lynn
4/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have been to Arcadia quite a few times through the years,and,while not quite on a par with Bells/Founders etc., their beers have improved greatly IMO.
Usually a decent # of choices,10-12 I would guess,with a wide variety of styles. Most beers are served in imperial pint glasses, and prices are quite reasonable. A couple of wine selections,but no liquor.
Food is really quite good,the brisket sandwich and my wifes BLT on my last visit were both quite good.
We always sit at the bar,and service is friendly and quick.Nice mix of clientel.
A worthwhile stop.
01-08-2012 16:11:25 | More by wingedeel
3.9/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I’ve been here a few times for the beers and always enjoyed my experience. But this review will be for everything but the beer as I joined some locals for their first visit—while nursing a bit of a stomach flu which prevented me from drinking anything. I managed.
The service was on-point throughout my visit. My companions ordered beer and wine (they have both) while I stuck with water and salivated from a distance. We ordered a couple of appetizers and some main courses. I had a few vegetarian options to choose from.
The appetizers came out almost immediately, and both would have been enough to make a meal. Large portions! The sandwich, wrap and personal pizza were all equally large and could have made a second dinner for lesser eaters. The food itself wasn’t incredible, but that’s a problem plaguing many, many establishments—not just breweries. All that said, I’ll definitely be back next chance I get… For the beer. I have some make-up work to get to!
12-28-2011 17:56:06 | More by elNopalero
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I went to the brewery over the summer and overall had a pretty good experience.
The downtown area was under construction and there was a weird "post-nuclear fallout" feel to the streets around the brewery. However, the place was absolutely packed with people and the atmosphere was pretty electric.
Sat at the bar, had two or three beers while watching the wings game on tv. The bartender was nice and pretty well informed about beer. Had a good time, not going to go out of my way to come back, its not really a must stop if your going on a Michigan brewery trip but I wasn’t a bad experience.
11-10-2011 17:44:23 | More by minterro
4.01/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Came in later in the evening. Friendly staff without the attitude... something that is always appreciated. We were allowed to get samples of beer and everything we tasted was pretty good. We were still a little full from the last place we went to so we didn't try anything. I know it was late, but the atmosphere was still pretty dark, and being in the culinary industry I have a hard time trying food in a dark/dank environment. Iv'e never been to the brewery until now but have been drinking their beers for a while now. They really seem to be improving!
09-22-2011 04:21:46 | More by Flux
4/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
arcadia had a nice atmosphere. like a local bar except with really good beer, I enjoyed that the lady working the door podium had no idea what a growler is. haha. nice. at least there wasn't any bs'ing or pretentiousness.
the quality was fine. the beers are fine. we didn't eat anything.
service was good. we were treated like human beings and without any snarls from the locals. always a plus.
selection was fine. there were no amazing treats, but my pint was imperial huge and the b craft was good.
reasonably priced. nice joint. no attitude. friendly locals. I will say do yourself a favor and stop in there if you are rolling through. the friendliness of the staff was refreshing after dealing with the folks at the prior stop. thanks.
09-07-2011 05:49:07 | More by SupaCelt
4/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Didn't recognize the pic on the BA site because I had to walk in the back because the street in front of Arcadia is completely torn up in the downtown region. Follow the detour, and no problem. Walk in and there's an immense wooden bar with an angled rectangle jutting out into the floor space of this historic building. Brewery looks pretty big and behind glass opposite of the bar. Maybe should've waited on dinner and had a pizza from the wood stove in the corner. Hot in the bar, but with the heat wave outside, it's hard to imagine that any place was very cool that day. Had a couple drafts--Hopmouth and B-Craft Black IPA. Both well served and delicious. Tried the homemade ale cheese with crackers, and except for a personal taste of being too strong on the mustard, it was good. Open friendly atmosphere with families, young and old all hanging out in the restaurant portion next to the bar. Attentive service. A very good stop that I would repeat if I found myself in downtown Battle Creek again.
07-28-2011 16:32:15 | More by FightingEntropy
3.63/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped by here for a beer and dinner. They normally have a decent selection of beer styles and 1 cask. The menu has many upscale items for a brewpub. I had the duck breast which was fantastic. The only problem was the size of the meal. The entire meal was so small I was still hungry and at 15 dollars a slight ripoff. The service is always very prompt here and the wait staff are very nice. This is more of a family type place then a bar so bringing small children is the norm. They have a mug club with only about 50 mugs. Funny, only that many for as long as they have been open.
07-17-2011 17:07:46 | More by jale
4.58/5 rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here to celebrate a family birthday. This place is awesome. Very friendly service and great atmosphere. Nice old time bar feel. Great music and had sports on the TVs. Had great beer selection. I had the Sky High Rye and Hops Mouth beer. Very tasty. My party also enjoyed the Whitsun. The place smells of beer, bbq and pizza. Everything we had to eat was awesome and the portion are generous. Food as good as the beer. All ate, drank and was merry. Thanks for the great time. We come back soon for our next celebration.
07-09-2011 16:03:25 | More by sweett3k
4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Made a run to Arcadia to have lunch and pick up a couple sixers of the canned version of Whitsun. Road and sidewalks were under construction and we successfully navigated the fencing, stakes, and plywood sidewalks to arrive shortly after they opened at noon. We were on a mission!
We were immediately greeted at the door and invited to pick a place to sit. The greeter - Kelly - turned out to be our waitress also and she took very good care of us.
I tried a Shipwreck Porter since I haven't yet cracked the wax on the one bottle I bought a couple months ago. A very nice brew, and I'll let mine sit in the bottle for a while longer to settle down some more.
Food was top notch. My 14yr old and I both ordered the Cuban with pulled pork - excellent. However, my 18 yr old got the Brewer's brisket that was even better. At $9 a plate I rated this as a bit pricey, but I had no problem paying that kind of money for lunch of that caliber. Like everything, you get what you pay for.
It has been at least eight years since I've been here, and I shall not wait that long between visits again. I've already decided on the Brewer's brisket with a couple pints of Hopmouth or Hop Rocket if they're available. Heavenly...
06-11-2011 20:11:21 | More by Another6Pack
Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, MI
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