Rupert's Brew House

Rupert's Brew HouseRupert's Brew House
Rupert's Brew HouseRupert's Brew House
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

773 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-4518
United States

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Ratings by Themorganburke:
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Rated by Themorganburke from California

4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

May 17, 2015
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.29 by Danielr26 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by Muss42 from Michigan

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by DavidRandall from Michigan

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4.84 by vader06 from Michigan

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 2.84 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 5 by TagaBrew from Michigan

Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by max85 from Arizona

Dec 07, 2015
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Reviewed by BNLTandem from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75
My kind of place. Great beer, not much polish . Comfortable and calm. Laid back and welcoming. No pretense, just great beer. Bachlorette parties aren't going to get this. Thank God!
Jul 19, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by kzoobeerguy from Michigan

Apr 27, 2015
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Reviewed by shivtim from Georgia

3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
This spot has been a million things over the past few decades, including Boogie Records, cyber-café (remember those?), a hookah lounge, a coffee shop, and a bar/concert venue. Now it's a brewery taproom with a VERY large dog. Overall it's fine. The beer is decent; the vibe is decent. Crowd trends a little younger. Having a big dog walking around is kind of weird. Worth a stop.
Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 3.61 by Wingsman from Michigan

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by tommy5 from Michigan

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by BBlov

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 3.7 by deakin from Michigan

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by swtchuck from Michigan

Aug 24, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by gatzkee from Michigan

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BUNZILLA from Indiana

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 4 by Bung from Michigan

Jun 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by Fargrow from Michigan

Apr 28, 2014
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This was stop #1 of a mini pub crawl for my wife and myself. Rupert's opened in October, 2013, so they are still new and trying to draw their regular crowd. The place is located just at the west edge of downtown Kalamazoo, and is conveniently next door to a Comfort Inn. The building is easy to notice because of its triangular shape; however, the door at the 'point' is not the entrance. (It's on the narrow side street.) The brewpub has an unusual 'greeter' to welcome the customers - the largest, all-black Great Dane that I've ever seen. A fireplace and some comfortable-looking furniture make the interior look very welcoming and comfortable.

Being a new brewery, one could expect the beers to still be somewhat off style while the brewer gets used to the equipment, etc. but that is not the case here. There are 8 beers on tap, four of which are described as regulars, and the rest are seasonal. We sat at the bar and had great service because it was not busy at the time. We had a sampler flight of all of the beers, and each was very true to style. Each beer also goes beyond the style expectations with brewer's enhancements, etc, so that my wife and I rated all of the beers somewhere between a B- to a B+. Usually the light-style beers at microbreweries are very light-flavored, but Rupert's version of a Cream Ale is very tasty, as was another light beer with apricot and coriander (and I usually dislike both of those flavors).

I did not elect to list this brewpub on BA as an Eatery; however they do have two pizzas and some snacks that are listed on a board on the wall. We did not have anything to eat, so I can't comment on the quality of the pizza. (The 'large' pizza is only $5.30, so it's likely a small one.) But don't let a perceived lack of food at this place be a reason to go elsewhere, because you can snack here, and you can have some really great beers.
Jan 15, 2014
Rupert's Brew House in Kalamazoo, MI
Brewery rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 56 ratings