Arcadia Brewing Company

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3.69/5
Arcadia Brewing CompanyArcadia Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

103 W Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, Michigan, 49017
United States

(269) 276-0440 | map
www.arcadiaales.com

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

Closed on Sundays.

2016 Update: Beers are now produced in the Kalamazoo Production facility/tavern.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
44
Reviews:
4,197
Ratings:
9,605
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
135
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
6.63%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 135
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
Photo of MarcatGSB
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Made a quick stop for a beer on our way from Bell's to Dark Horse in preparation for 4 Elf 2012.
The bar and restaurant were fairly busy. Most of the tables were occupied. It had a pizza type smell in the dining room. Appears to me to be an older place, with a long bar that kind of slithers the length of the dining room, with booths behind and small tables behind it. They have about 8-10 beers on tap. The bar is a formica counter top, maybe something you'd see in a trailer or mobile home from 1978 or so.
They did not have the BBBW or BB Imperial Stout in bottles, which was part of the reason why we stopped, hoping to score a couple bottles of each. We had a quick beer on tap, and decided to press on. The bartender wasn't unfriendly, but you could tell he was busy and didn't really pay us any attention, until we started talking about the bottles of BA stuff they didn't have. He explained to us they were having some label issues, but they had the XV and 15 for sale...I had heard of the beers, but hadn't been able to try them, so we bought two of each, and he threw in a glass for us being beer geeks and travelling from the U.P. to stop at their place. I appreciated that.
Overall, it was a great experience. I'd like to go back sometime and chill out and have some lunch, but the first stop was positive enough for me to stop and try some food and enjoy this place again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of snigdho
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Stopped here after a day with the kids at Binder Park Zoo for a late lunch, around 3. Place wasn't bust at all, middle of the week. A couple tables occupied, and that's about it. Wide, open floor plan with a wood fired oven to the left, cooler and merchandise area to the right. Straight ahead of where you walk in is the brewing area, walled off with large panes of glass to look into through. Towards the back is the bar. We were seated in an area that was kinda walled off with a half wall that had some Unibroue tin tacks hanging, of all things. The other walls are decorated with poster sized versions of Arcadia labels, with two large chalkboards displaying the ales on tap for the day.

Menu is pretty awesome, I had the brewer's brisket sandwich, my wife had the Cheddar Ale Soup and a salad, the kids split a pizza. All the food was great, and I especially liked the smokey, tender brisket.

Ale selection was good. I didn't know what to expect since the Arcadia Ales I've had so far have ranged from meh to all right. The ones I had on this visit were good to fantastic. Would go again, and will probably pick up more Arcadia in the future.

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Photo of Muss42
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chadbertel
4.43/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I always make sure to stop by Arcadia when I'm in town. There is always a nice selection of beer of various styles (it's not quite as heavily English influenced as I think they claim to be, but that's a good thing to me). Their pizza is great and I've only once ordered a sandwich which was a bit of a letdown by comparison. Service was friendly but a bit slow at times.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mgavin
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brittany_Perez24
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of teddibrewski
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

beer is good, the pizza is awesome

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Photo of streeter
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Dwbrju2
4.43/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Brisket was outstanding. Bartender was knowledgeable and place was clean and non-smoking. Two rooms separate dinning from drinking.

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Photo of BryanA
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ohiovania
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tarabeth
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of hopnado
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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