Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

140 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-4600
United States

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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.83
Beers:
30
Ratings:
293
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.03
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
44
pDev:
11.66%
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Rated by Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi

4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jun 29, 2018
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Parking is across the street, big windows letting lots of natural light in. Beer garden, large bar, many selections of beers. Staff nice. Beers dark and decent.
Sep 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by kbarnes9 from Michigan

Dec 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Danielr26 from Michigan

Oct 20, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by SRTrevor from Michigan

Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by PackenGreen from Michigan

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by Muss42 from Michigan

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2016
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Reviewed by KZooJK from Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Vibe: Usually playing Alt Nation or Classic Rock. Very modern interior. Wood/Metal. Clean contrast. There are a few TVs for sports.

Quality: All top notch. Everything is made there. Good ingredients are noticeable.

Service: I'm a Mug Club Member here, and was a regular before I joined. I have always been very well served. Staff is great!

Selection: There's always something palatable to drink. There's not always spectacular, but there's always a good option. The Black Box (rotating taps) is hit or miss for me. They do BBA once in a while.

Food: The spent grain pizza is very good! Crunchy, grainy crust. Just fantastic! Burgers are top notch, too. I recommend Fat Matt. It's foodie bar food. And it's good.
May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by vader06 from Michigan

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Apr 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by max85 from Arizona

Dec 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Nice place for a burger and beer, we enjoyed the casual outdoor area, friendly and efficient service. Tasty burgers, quality brew...nothing amazing but this is a quality spot, well run and worth a visit if in kzoo...
Aug 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jul 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2015
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Reviewed by DavMEtt from Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Their regular Vanilla Porter is delicious but the barrel aged variety takes it to a whole new level. Appreciate they have tasting sizes available for all their beers, since their variety lends itself to trying a wide selection. Innovative and delicious food items.
Jun 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by NJB145 from Michigan

Jun 25, 2015
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Rated by Hanklogan

4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
Great vanilla b
Porter and Hefeweizen good food lineup
Jun 20, 2015
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Reviewed by kzoobeerguy from Michigan

4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Fantastic spot. 14 beers on tap with in house fresh smoked chicken in a daily basis. They've come up with a great menu of unique foods and even better beers. The vanilla porter is out of this world good!
Apr 27, 2015
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Rated by Wisdom101

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
Great place to go to almost any weekend.
Apr 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by E2hudson from Michigan

Mar 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.01 by MSEGUIN from Michigan

Mar 04, 2015
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3
I want to start on a positive note so I’ll say that the service here has always been friendly and more than accommodating, and this is one of the more family-friendly brewpubs I’ve been to. Plus, they’re always busy when I’ve gone. Seems like I am here 1-2 times over the course of each visit to Kalamazoo (or about half a dozen times since they opened), and from the first visit on I’ve wanted to like them because of this.
But…
I can’t get excited about any of their beers. Still. I find they just don’t do much for me—too much malt? Not enough definition?—and with Bell’s (and now Arcadia) being my hometown favorite I know it’s a tough bar to compare anyone else to, so take that for what it’s worth.
Along the same lines, I can’t say much about the food. It’s bar food, the kind of stuff I’d want to eat while drinking beer—but not anything that necessarily tastes good. I’m talking nacho cheese from a can topping a doughy pizza for the “dogg bites” or whatever it’s called, and plenty of frozen then fried things. If you go into this expecting something in that neighborhood you should come away having had a good time, at least. But with so many other standouts I find myself more and more reluctant to return.
Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by mluchies from Michigan

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by tommy5 from Michigan

Dec 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by JefferyLaGrow from Michigan

Nov 21, 2014
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Rated by Ekoseck from Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.6%
Just OK........Food was good but the beer ???.....Just Ok ( and I'm being kind)
BTW. my wife HATED the beer !
Nov 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by DavidRandall from Michigan

Nov 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by _Christina_ from Michigan

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Sep 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.92 by bengriff11 from Michigan

Aug 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by swtchuck from Michigan

Aug 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Aubs723 from Maryland

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Desimoaj from Michigan

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Robdiesel21 from Michigan

Aug 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Filabee from Michigan

Aug 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by deakin from Michigan

Jul 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by William_B from Michigan

Jul 30, 2014
Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing in Kalamazoo, MI
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 293 ratings