Taps: 44 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by b3shine:
4.45/5 rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
As someone from Kalamazoo, I LOVE SHAKESPEARE'S! The pub has good food and the best selection of draft beers in Kalamazoo, if not SW Michigan. Tons of great drafts that rotate regularly. Atmosphere is excellent. Phenomenal food and beer specials, especially on the weekends. It's cheaper to drink Bell's Beer at Shakespeare's than it is two blocks away at Bell's Brewery. This place is home base for my wife and I, along with all of our friends. We even had our rehearsal dinner there. The bottle list is the only complaint, but it's minor because of all the esoteric beers they have on draft. A must-visit if you're in the Kalamazoo area!
03-29-2011 20:58:36 | More by b3shine
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3.5/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Shakespeare's Pub was the last stop on our Kalamazoo beer crawl, and we were (or at least I was!) drunk at this point.
Shakespeare’s is a very busy joint located only a block from Bell's and filled with what appeared to be twenty-somethings drinking bad beer and cheap liquor, despite the 44 taps they have here. Or maybe because of it, considering they have Heineken, Bud Light, Strongbow, Newcastle and other macro garbage brews on tap… If you check out their draft offerings online (their menu is posted on their website) you'll see. Some good Michigan stuff like Bell's, Founders, Short's, Dark Horse, Hideout, Greenbush; also stuff from Southern Tier and other major breweries from around the US. But this is not the place to find crazy-good brews.
Not sure I would come back, even though I had a lot of fun here.
05-29-2014 03:32:07 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.45/5 rDev -9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
Shakespeares has one of the largest beer selections in town, so if you like a variety, this is a cool place to go. They have at least 30 or more beers on tap at any given time, and most of them microbrews. It is also only about a block away from Bell’s which a bonus is. It tends to attract a college age crowd (especially later in the evening), but I am over 50 and don’t really feel out of place. The atmosphere is just ok. The food is just ok as well, although I do like their pizza. They have a live performance space in the basement (used to be a comedy club), and two outdoor patios which are great in nice weather.
05-12-2014 00:00:40 | More by SteveSly
Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo, MI
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.