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Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Brewing CompanyArcadia Brewing Company
BA SCORE
87
very good

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 8,113
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 8
Bottles: 6
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

103 W. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, Michigan, 49017
United States
phone: (269) 963-9520

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @arcadiaales

Notes:
There is a parking garage directly across the street and street parking is also available.

Closed on Sundays.

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Photo of adamette
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

Based on a visit there 10 15 09. Review from limited notes, mainly memory.

Atmosphere Kind of an open warehouse feel, as you enter the stone oven is on the left, deep and to the left is the brewery and more near you is the seating with enough for probably 150 people. The day that we went there it was only modestly full and it was easy to get a table. I liked the atmosphere which was very "brewpub" with the visible brewing facilities and I like the warehouse openness. 4.0

Quality Good with correctly presented beers, a modern kitchen and professional staff. 4.0

Service Good. Our waitress was patient and informative. We really did not interact with anyone else there. 4.0

Selection Fair to good. I do not think that Arcadia Ales are all that special but it is a micro brew pub so it is not like I think that it is bad. 3.5

Food The best part of our experience. We got a wood oven grilled pita with hummus that was simply incredible. We regret not ordering a pizza from that wood oven grill as I am sure that it would be been sublime. Really, my wife and I talked about how good that appetizer was for the day or so after that. 4.5

Value Just fine.

adamette, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of Mothergoose03
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%

I just came away from Arcadia's Big Beer Dinner at which they celebrated their GABF Gold Medal for a special brew that was created when their Cereal Killer Barleywine was aged in a Bourbon barrel. The prize brew at dinner was accompanied by their other high gravity beers, one each to accompany an appetizer, 3 entrees and a dessert, all approaching gourmet quality.

(I am a local and this is my home brewery so I hope I am not sounding too partial in this review.)

Beer? I enjoy each and every one of their beers, and they do a great job with them. (A GABF Gold is proof enough.) But the gourmet feast that I experienced at this special dinner is not unusual for the food that can be prepared in their restaurant. Their normal menu of sandwiches, pizza (from a wood-fired oven), and barbecue items are regular menu offerings, and all of them are great. However, on Friday and Saturday nights there are usually two entree specials that go above the 'pub fare' and are always a special meal. A couple of special desserts are usually available of weekend nights too, frequently utilizing one of Arcadia's beers in their preparation (yes, in a dessert).

So you can come to the brewery to experience their beers, but you should also come for a meal to experience their quality food offerings, and Friday and Saturday nights are extra special if you time your visit for the weekend.

Mothergoose03, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of david131
3.83/5  rDev -1%

I visited the brewpub with bmoney575. The place was decorated with many trinkets and had a cool brick pizza oven in the corner. The waitress we had was quick and efficient and let us know as soon as they tapped their wet hop ale. Overall, there was nothing on tap that really blew my doors off. They did have Sky High Rye, Jaw Jacker, and some of their typical offerings. The food was very enjoyable- I demolished the turkey reuben, and the pizzas looked delicious. I will definitely be going back if I am in the area.

david131, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of MDekker
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Located in downtown Battle Creek. We drove past a lot of empty storefronts on the way. The restaurant itself was alright, but not spectacular. This stop was the third leg of a brewery tour, following Bell's and New Holland, which both beat Arcadia. They had a nice selection of their stuff on tap - I had a cask-conditioned Hop Rocket in an appropriate glass, and it was quite good. The waitress was helpful, polite and knowledgeable. We ate some of their brick oven pizza, and that was good too, and we finished it with the last piece of pie they had, and it was good but not worth $6. It was nice to go there, but they have lots of competition in West Michigan. If I lived in Battle Creek I'm sure I would visit, but it's not necessarily worth a special trip from Grand Rapids.

MDekker, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of Reneejane
4.9/5  rDev +26.6%

Wow, am I glad we made the drive out to Battlecreek. We were ambivalent about going out here as we can get Arcadia beers in bottles all over the place. We were visiting Michigan for a weekend getaway, and headed on over. We visited on a Saturday afternoon. The game was on. The atmosphere was really nice, I liked the old meets new look going on with the vast brewing setup in shadows behind.

We sat at the bar and ate an appetizer: Bruchetta, which was out of this world fabulous.

The bartender was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and gave us some literature on their beer as well as answering any questions we had, very thoroughly include details such as yeast. Surprisingly the have an open fermentation system! I say surprising because the quality of the beer and the clean absolutely un-tainted character makes you wonder if rigorous sanitation is really necessary!

The beers we had were top notch. They also did a nice sampler system as well. The beers available on tap were extensive. I was very very happy that I got a cask pour of their amber. mmm.... I love it when breweries have their own beers on cask (something that isn't a given always!)

There are definitely a number of people i need to come back here with!

Reneejane, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of spointon
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%

I visited this place a few nights ago as stop #1 on a short Michigan beer adventure.

Arcadia is located in a cool older brick building in the restored downtown area of Battle Creek. There were several other decent looking eating and drinking establishments within a block or two. Upon entering, there is a small area to the left that is halfway sectioned off as the pizzeria/dining area and the back of the building is the bar room. The bar itself is very long and makes a few twists and turns affording one the opportunity to face various directions yet still sit at the bar. The brewhouse can be seen from windows in the bar area.

On my visit they had 9 house brews on tap plus 2 other Arcadia ales on cask. I think 11 selections of super fresh local beer is a great lineup - all were tasty and pretty inexpensive!

We had the chicken quesadilla (which was very good) and the pizzas looked excellent. We sat at the bar so the bartender was our server and he was very nice and seemed pretty knowledgeable about the beers. Service was fast and friendly.

I also appreciated that many of their beers were for sale in 4 packs, 6 packs, and bombers, as well as t-shirts, hats, etc.

Overall, this was a fun place to have some well made tasty beers. I would go back in a heartbeat if ever in Battle Creek again.

spointon, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Downtown Battle Creek, maybe some nights but more or less not someone most people I think would want to spend a tourist vacation night, but three places to go for craft beer nevertheless. Maybe the slight feeling of unprotected America is why it closes at 1030 pm. Arcadia makes very decent solid beers. This place is a rustic restaurant with a small wooden bar. Numerous tables. There are several of their recent product line available for sale.If you are in the town anyways, stop by. A cask may await you.

Sammy, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of Azumel
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

We stopped here on a Thursday, just before lunch, I hadn't had any beers from Arcadia in a few years and it was on our way to Lansing after visiting Bell's. It was a huge open space, wood fire burning and the production area open to see in (nothing going on in there). We ordered a sampler which was a mix selected by our very friendly waitress.

My wife and I happened to both select the same item off of the menu, club sandwich, and it was perhaps one of the best club sandwiches I've ever had, not sure why, but it was great. As it got closer to noon, a few more people came in for lunch, but again, a Thursday morning so not too busy. We also ordered a sampler of beers, 1/3 of them were very good, the rest OK. We ended up buying a few mixed six packs to bring home of some beers that we hadn't even tried, but sounded good, they didn't have any Hop Rocket in bottles which was a bit dissappointing as I had heard that I needed to try it.

As far as value goes, I'm really not sure, I don't remember being suprised by the bill, but also didn't really look at it. We were able to park directly across the street which was nice also. I look forward to reviewing some of the beers that we bought in the next few days, hope we found a gem or two in there.

Azumel, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of lamarr04
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Went with a buddy of mine to their whitsun whiteout a while back. The pub is a big open space, with windows looking into the production facility and a bar towards the back. In terms of selection, they had lots of different varieties of whitsun to sample, including one with added fruit and a dry hopped version. All of the samples I had were good. I was expecting good beer, but the food is what surprised me. My sante fe sandwich was unbelievable and my friend enjoyed his rueben. We left with a bottle of hop rocket, a bottle of cereal killer, and pleased with the overall experience.

lamarr04, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of moshea
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%

I dislike giving a less than stellar review to any Michigan brewer; however this was my least favorite stop on my Michigan brewery run.

The room was a dimly lit standard brew pub. We ordered spinach artichoke dip for an appetizer. We were served an onion soup crock bowl of pesto with at least an inch of oil sitting on top.

I ordered the sampler platter and asked for a Hop Rocket as part of it. I was told that it was almost out and it could not be part of a sample platter but I could buy a pint. I am unsure why; if they were almost out they would serve me 16oz and not a 4oz sample. I explained that we were on a Michigan brewery run and really would like to try it. She checked with her manger and was given the same answer.

Between the poor food and puzzling service we had about half of our sample platter and moved on to the next stop.

I do not want this review to be totally negative so I would like to mention that the Sky High Rye and London Porter were both excellent.

moshea, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of RedBaron
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Arcadia is a better-than-average brewpub located in downtown Battle Creek, MI. The large dining area has ample seating, is bedecked with nice brewerania on the adoring walls, has a large open brick oven for pizza making, and generally caters to a mix of folks: business types getting out of work, family people out for a good meal, arty types just hanging out, and beer geeks.

My friend and I ate dinner there, and due to the large and wonderful portions of our meal, we were only able to have a few beers with it. It took about 20 minutes to be seated for dinner, so we opted to have a pint at the bar. I had an Imperial pint of Angler's Ale, which is best described as an English-style bitter, and was quite tasty and refreshing. During dinner, I had a half-pint of the Nut Brown ale (also in the English style) to accompany my outstanding 3-meat BBQ platter (pulled pork, chopped beef brisket and shredded chicken). Yummy! My friend had one of the brick-oven pizzas (BBQ chicken), and two pints of their IPA to accompany.

Overall, we enjoyed Arcadia quite a bit. I wish I would've had a few extra stomach chambers to indulge myself further with their brews, but I was more hungry than thirsty going in. Gotta pick and choose your battles! Next time, however, I'll make sure to get a more rounded beer experience there.

RedBaron, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of BMoney575
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

Visited on 10-3-08

On a trip to Battle Creek last weekend, a few friends and I decided to give Arcadia a visit. The atmosphere is nice, almost more restaurant than bar. The main seating area is right as you walk in the door, with a sizable wood-fired brick oven in the corner. The bar is in the back, and you can see the brewing/bottling/packaging area through large windows. The quality and service were very good, the waitress was fun and helpful, and the beers were served in the correct glassware. The selection was great, with almost every beer Arcadia makes available on-tap. I had a London Porter (one of my favorites) and an extremely tasty cask Hopmouth. We didn't have any food, but the menu looked very enticing. The beers were very well priced, being about $4.75 a pint, no matter what you ordered. I would strongly recommend a stop at Arcadia Brewing Company if you're in town.

BMoney575, Oct 06, 2008
Photo of dlauver
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

Stop #1 of 6 in our I-94 brewery tour. Went with a group of 11, which kind of overwhelmed their staff early on a Saturday. The restaurant itself is reminiscent of English style pubs with wood paneling on the walls. All the tables were actually old doors laid flat with glass on top which was kinda cool and interesting. I have always liked Arcadia brews and I wasn't disappointed at the brewery. I was however a little upset that they were only able to serve two samplers at a time. Seemed a little odd for a brewpub, but I was lucky enough to get one. Seasonal brews on tap were a Double IPA and Triple Chocolate Stout. Both were very tasty. Their ESB was the favorite of my group, even for the non-beer drinkers.

Our waiter was patient even though our group was a little obnoxious. We had a light lunch of appetizers which were all quick and delicious.

After lunch I took a better look around. The brewery itself is next door to the restaurant and you can look in through windows which run the entire length of the building. One of the managers/brewers/men in charge came over to answer our questions. I asked for a tour (knowing I probably wouldn't get one) and was astonished to find out that all of their beers are open fermented. Good reason for not allowing a bunch of college kids poke around.

Overall it was the perfect stop to our trip. If in Battle Creek I will definitely stop back again.

dlauver, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of Biggness
2.7/5  rDev -30.2%

While in Michigan we ate dinner here one night. I saw their draft list and I started drooling, many things sounded wonderful. I started off the coco loco which I could have sworn would have been a safe bet but NO it was horrid, I see others like this beer maybe I had a bad beer? I don't know right from the brewery so you'd have to imagine it would be fresh. Overall I had 3 beers non of which impressed me in the least. The food was nice though, bbq and they had probably the best baked beans I have ever had in my life.

Biggness, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of letsgopens
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%

Located in downtown Battle Creek, Arcadia was our third stop of the day. The interior is British Pub themed and very wide open. The bar in the back is dimly lit and away from the large windows near the front. There was a brick oven and some tables, furniture, etc towards the center. It seemed like there was not very many tables for the amount of open space that was left. Oddly organized space.

We were basically the only people in the place that afternoon and we had a hard time pulling the bartender from his conversations with co-workers. Once we did I ordered a pint of the stout and had a seat at the bar. The selection was certainly lacking. I believe there were only 4 or 5 beers on tap that day. The notable porter that everyone mentioned to us was kicked and we had to settle. Probably my favorite part of the experience was the old bar that was covered in old beer labels; it was at least interesting to look at. I did not order food, partly because I was a bit skeptical about how long it would take and because we had other places to go.

Arcadia wasn't un-enjoyable, but it was probably my least favorite stop on our trip. I regrettably did not try the food, but I suppose I was ready to keep moving after about a half hour. Worth a visit, but don't make a lengthy trip unless it’s on your way. I don't mean to trash the place (I've only had one afternoon experience there) but it isn't somewhere I'm willing to make a special trip to Michigan for.

letsgopens, Dec 01, 2007
Photo of ahking
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Sitting here at Arcadia using the wifi connection to write this review. Points for sure for having wifi. Seven beers on tap today including the London Porter and Hopmouth DIPA. It's 4:30 in the afternoon on a Friday in July. It's a little slow right now, maybe 10 people here. It's a big space. Long bar, pizza cooking area, good amount of tables, and a good amount of open standing space. I can image this place very busy on a Saturday night; people standing at tall tables, couples sitting at low tables, regulars at the bar. Nice cracked concrete floors and tall ceiling. Nice wood bar, flags of great beer nations, and lots of brewerania complete the decor. This isn't some fancy-schmany brewpub though. Nice gritty feel here that the hipsters would love. The beer Arcadia makes can certainly satisfy the prototypical beer-geek and having it fresh from the brewery makes it that much better.

ahking, Aug 03, 2007
Photo of yock
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Ben, the restaurant manager, thought it would be a great idea (ok, so did we) to host his own little tasting at the bar of their big beer series. Of the beers of theirs that I have tasted, they are good and well made, but even their big beer series are not "in your face". He did tell us they are going to start doing some "west coast style brewing" meaning they will be using more bolder hops, so that should kick things up a notch. Good for them!! While I think a brewpub should have their "mainstream" beers on tap, I think it's equally important to have some special, bolder beers that will keep things interesting.

Their food is good. The nuts and berries salad with goat cheese should not be missed. It paired excellently with their Hopmouth Double IPA. We've been here once before and had an artichoke pizza that was also very tasty.

I've seen previous posts that this place is just ok. While that may be true now, I think it will be worth a visit again should you be in Battle Creek in the future. I think their upcoming west coast style brewing will be worth trying. Their food is already worth trying.

yock, Feb 20, 2007
Photo of brewcrew76
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Stopped in for lunch as the first stop on our Western MI tour. The place was slow but seemed spacious enough for a busy crowd. The pub had somewhat of an English feel to it with the restaurant up front and the bar in the back and the brewery to the right through glass windows.

We sat at the bar and I am not sure if the heat was turned on or not since it felt like it was 40-50 degrees. I had to keep my winter coat on during lunch to keep from freezing. I had a club sandwich and I think all 4 people in our party were happy with the food.

The service was fine and the waitress that served us gave us directions to what in my mind had to be the world’s largest Goodwill store so that we could scrounge up better costumes for Eccentric day. The guy bartending was not very friendly and very short when we tried to strike up a conversation.

There were 6-8 beers on tap with a mix of some regulars and some specialties. I tried the Cocoa Loco Stout, Nut Brown, Imperial Stout and IPA. There was a certain house flavor that reminded me of an extract twang in each of the beers I tried. At the time of this review, the only beer I have had from them out of the bottle is the London Porter and I did not get the same flavor I got at the pub.

There were a few bottles for take out along with other merchandise for sale near the entrance. I considered picking up a few things not on tap (Cereal Killer & Hop Mounth) but the prices seemed really high compared to the liquor stores we stopped at on this trip.

Overall, I found Arcadia to be somewhat average. If I lived nearby, I would definitely give them a second try but I do not think I will go out of my way to stop there again.

brewcrew76, Jan 16, 2007
Photo of aforbes10
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

I convinced some friends to make the drive to Arcadia last night. We knew that it was the brewery's 10th anniversary celebration and one of my buddies wanted to take on their "yard of ale" contest, as he is well trained for that sort of thing. We walked in and paid the cover and then were a little disappointed that the british style food advertised on the website wasn't free for attendees of the event and rather what they meant was that we could sit down and have a meal in their restaurant. Well, we were hungry so we did sit down...and ate some delicious food. They have an eclectic pizza menu coupled with some traditional meals from the British Isles. I noticed Cock-a-leekie and Spotted Dick and helped myself to a Scotch Egg (i love those freaky little things...and this one was served with some Branston Pickle, which Americans need to learn more about). We ordered 3 pizzas and they were all very tasty. So, yeah, good food.

The place was decorated with lots of flags (UK flags and then flags of some nearby states....Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Michigan). They also had a big window through which you could see their distribution center and, past that, some of their fermenters. Further past the restaurant they had the bar, which was quite long, and in the back a couch with some artwork for sale (we met the artist who was very nice and eager to show us his work). They also appear to have a mug club around the backside of the bar. Tables were old doors with glass over top which was pretty cool. Oh, and they had an area to throw some darts up in front. Very comfortable, very nice.

Service was ok. I think they were a bit swamped with the celebration and all. Food came fast but our server, incredibly, didn't seem to know much about the beer or about the various events pertaining to the celebration. Bar service was better and some of the drinks were being poured by owner Tim Suprise and his wife.

Ok, the beers. Well, tonight they had some specials that were fairly new to the brewery...Big Dick's Old Ale, Cereal Killer Barleywine, Coco Loco Coffee Stout, and then a special Bourbon Barrel Aged version of their Imperial Stout. I tried all of them and all of them were darn good (too drunk to review anything but the Impy though). We also, in our group, had many of the usual Arcadia fare (except Whitsun, which is out of season now), along with their Arcadia Light, a milder version of Angler's Ale. A great lineup of beers.

So, yeah, we have a good time. And i'll add that my friend came first in the Yard of Ale drinking contest (easily). He was then congratulated by Tim Suprise, who came and talked with us all for a while and seemed like a very cool guy (talked about starting out at Shipyard Brewing and other things). Go to Arcadia if you get a chance.

aforbes10, Dec 03, 2006
Photo of nyjets1248
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

I had some time on a Saturday afternoon, so I shot over to Arcadia. Located in the dowtown section of Battle Creek it was easy to find and had plenty of parking. The initial impression as you walk in is laid back and comfortable. There are plenty of tables for a group of people to sit and have a meal and a nice long bar to sit and enjoy Arcadia's work. Along the back wall there are old couches and very comfortable looking chairs and around the corner from there was the "mug club". I met the production manager and took a tour of the brewery. There were three of us on the tour which made for an enjoyable tour as there was plenty of time for questions and answers. After the tour I sat down at the bar and grabbed a menu. Full of BBQ, sandwiches and pizza, all reasonably priced. I opted for a sandwich and an Arcadia Amber Ale, both were great. 1 sandwich, 1 beer, 1 tour all for under $15. Thanks Arcadia.

nyjets1248, Jul 01, 2006
Photo of tonedef131
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Myself and two of my buddies drove an hour or so north to check this place out simply because we had nothing better to do. Getting there is a piece of cake and Battle Creek is a pretty cool town otherwise as well. We made a point to stop by the church of scientology and take pictures on the way back for a good laugh since it was just a couple of blocks down the road.

The building itself is amongst the other shops on the main strip downtown. Once getting inside you can see almost half of the building itself is the brewery seperated by glass. There is plenty of tables and a fairly long bar that could seat at least twenty people. The kitchen is cool as it is just one man behind a counter with a fire oven going behind him. We got there a little before 1 and there was very few people there. After hanging out for a couple hours I noticed it had picked up a bit, and people seemed to take their time here.

The food was excellent, it wasn't cheap but it was worth the money. Everything seemed very fresh and the menu had things that everyone could eat. But they also seemed to offer things that are a little less common which interested me. I ordered the Goose with cranberry porter sauce and it was excellent. There was enough here that if I lived close by I would probobly dig a little deeper into the menu.

As far as the beers go I can't say I was too entirely impressed. They were all good and very fresh but none of them blew my mind. I got a London Porter, Starboard Stout, and their IPA. The porter wasn't bad but had a funny aftertaste and the Stout was served on a Nitrotap, which immediatly turned me off. However, the IPA was very enjoyable as was the amber my buddy had. I tried a taste of the Scotch ale before we left and wished I had gotten that.

They don't have much of a gift shop to speak of but there was a counter with some T-shirts and that in it. I had to ask our waitress for a pint glass and she ran upstairs and found one for me. They did have most of thier beers to go in a warm stack or out of the cooler. Their was six-packs or individual bottles, and you could also mix and match. They had a cheese spread that interested me, but I decided to just get a couple bombers of their Double IPA and a variety pack for my buddy.

In retrospect it was a fun experience and I would recommend it if you are in Battle Creek. Seeing as how Bell's is about 20 min one direction and Dark Horse is about 15 in the other, I am not sure if I will ever make it back there.

tonedef131, Jan 23, 2006
Photo of olacub
4/5  rDev +3.4%

I stopped in here with my kids after a "fun-filled" afternoon at the Cereal City museum. The snow was piled up outside as we got there around 5:00 on Saturday, and the place was pretty empty. It started to fill in as we ate our dinner. I'd been here before about 6 or 7 years ago after a business trip to Grand Rapids, and it was as comfortable as I remembered it. The kids each had wood-fired personal pizzas, and I got the brisket sandwich, which was very good. I also stole a slice of my daughter's pizza - it was tasty as well.

As for the beer, I had a sample of the ESB, a nice Scotch Ale (served in the appropriate globe), and their cask London Porter. Here's my take on the beers at Arcadia - they all seem to be on the lighter side of the respective styles, but are well made nonetheless. It's actually refreshing to have some British-style ales that a U.S. brewery hasn't destroyed by over-hopping. Nice place and worth a trip if you're in the area.

olacub, Dec 12, 2005
Photo of BrewMaster
4.14/5  rDev +7%

I went into Arcadia Brewing with a coworker since we were in the area. The place is decorated with old beer gear and signs and is built with lots of wood and wood accents inside. The place is dimly lit but not dark with plenty of space inside. A nice place in what seems to be the downtown area.

We just stopped in for pints. They had about 8 or 10 of their own beers on tap and one beer (Angler's Ale) on the hand pump. No beers from other breweries were offered. The bartender was very courteous and quick with our beers. Lots of locals in the place and everyone was friendly. Near the front of the store they have a refrigerator case with many of their bottled beers up for sale.

Pints were $2.50 each. We have been in there at the beginning of happy hour, I don't know. But overall this is a great place that I would gladly stop in and visit again if I'm in the area.

BrewMaster, Aug 31, 2005
Photo of frazbri
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Stopped in on Thursday at about 6:00pm for dinner with family. Relaxed friendly atmosphere. We had my sister's two young kids, and it was a good scene for family. It was fairly quiet, a place you could talk and hear everyone at the table without strain.

The menu is pub type food, with an emphasis on bbq. I had brisket, and it was quite good. Prices were very fair. My meal was less than 10 dollars.

Now the important part, beer. I believe the had 6 beers on tap and 1 from cask. I drank the Anglers Ale, on special for $2 a pint. Its a nice amber ale that went quite well with the bbq.

Take the family for dinner, or hang out at the bar. I'd recommend Arcadia for either.

frazbri, Aug 17, 2004
Photo of nortmand
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%

Nice, big bar with some stuff on the walls and a large bar.
Lots of people, and unfortunately lots of smoke.
Beer was delicious and fresh and all of their regulars were on tap, plus their special reserve, which I had never had, but alas, no cask. Service was typical bar service: speak fast or go thirsty, but pretty friendly and knowledgable. The Arcadia brewer and Dark Horse brewer were there, so it couldn;t have been that bad.
Nice place to visit, but not worth the trip for me, as I have had all of their stuff on tap at Crunchy's in East Lansing.

nortmand, Jun 30, 2004
Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, MI
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.