Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Brewing CompanyArcadia Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.66/5
9,895 Ratings
Arcadia Brewing CompanyArcadia Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(269) 276-0440

// CLOSED //

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:
45
Reviews:
4,255
Ratings:
9,895
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.9/5
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
139
pDev:
6.41%
 
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Reviews by brewcrew76:
Photo of brewcrew76
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in for lunch as the first stop on our Western MI tour. The place was slow but seemed spacious enough for a busy crowd. The pub had somewhat of an English feel to it with the restaurant up front and the bar in the back and the brewery to the right through glass windows.

We sat at the bar and I am not sure if the heat was turned on or not since it felt like it was 40-50 degrees. I had to keep my winter coat on during lunch to keep from freezing. I had a club sandwich and I think all 4 people in our party were happy with the food.

The service was fine and the waitress that served us gave us directions to what in my mind had to be the worldÂ’s largest Goodwill store so that we could scrounge up better costumes for Eccentric day. The guy bartending was not very friendly and very short when we tried to strike up a conversation.

There were 6-8 beers on tap with a mix of some regulars and some specialties. I tried the Cocoa Loco Stout, Nut Brown, Imperial Stout and IPA. There was a certain house flavor that reminded me of an extract twang in each of the beers I tried. At the time of this review, the only beer I have had from them out of the bottle is the London Porter and I did not get the same flavor I got at the pub.

There were a few bottles for take out along with other merchandise for sale near the entrance. I considered picking up a few things not on tap (Cereal Killer & Hop Mounth) but the prices seemed really high compared to the liquor stores we stopped at on this trip.

Overall, I found Arcadia to be somewhat average. If I lived nearby, I would definitely give them a second try but I do not think I will go out of my way to stop there again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jaszucs
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of kbarnes9
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of snigdho
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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 -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chadbertel
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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 Raime
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mgavin
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brittany_Perez24
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of teddibrewski
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Dwbrju2
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
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 -2.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ohiovania
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tarabeth
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, MI
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 9,895 ratings
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