Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

Kalamazoo Beer ExchangeKalamazoo Beer Exchange
BA SCORE
4.34/5
64 Ratings
Kalamazoo Beer ExchangeKalamazoo Beer Exchange
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

211 E Water St
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-5823
United States

(269) 532-1188 | map
kalamazoobeerexchange.com

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Added by kzoobrew on 02-22-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
64
pDev:
9.91%
 
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Reviews by MarcatGSB:
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3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

KBE was running a fine line between beer geek haven to frat boy saloon.
It's a great location, a block from Bell's, has plenty of parking, fantastic building, multiple levels, wow. On the basement level, they have a couple pool tables and a dart board.
The upper level is where the kitchen is, with seating for about 25 people, and another 12 at the bar.
The idea behind the bar is that the prices are based upon what people order...you order more, the price goes up, and every so often (15 minutes or so), the market will refresh with new prices. Kind of a cool idea. At one point during the night, the market crashed and everything goes down to the cheapest price or cost, I'm not really sure. They go way down.
What it breaks down to is they had a really good tap selection, and some of them were a great price. If you're a beer geek, check it out. I'd say find a seat on the upper level.
The bartender didn't seem to overly knowledgeable about beer...
Solid Kalamazoo stop.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dactrius
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

While cool in theory, the changing beer prices are actually pretty annoying. I don't like anything which makes me want to wait to order a beer. Food was good, tasty sandwich and exceptionally good friends. Service was weirdly friendly (my waitress's hard core eye contact and smile is still freaking me out a bit). That said, the beer selection was good enough that I'd definitely go back (and it's not like Kzoo is hurting for options).

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Photo of JLW
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of BretMC987
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of a_beckman25
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great place. Awesome selection, very well kept , great food.

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Photo of Sgtgroath
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JArt
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DavidRandall
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mickmanhattan
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Inglewood
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Brewstu9923
4.92/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BeerExchange
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, MI
Place rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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