Arcadia Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.66/5
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 | map
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:
45
Ratings:
9,888
Reviews:
4,255
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
6.41%
 
 
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Reviews by buschbeer:
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is my second attempt at visiting Arcadia. Last year on my way through they were closed for remodeling. This attempt was a success. I rolled into Battle Creek around 3:30pm EDT on a Tuesday afternoon. I entered and peered to the right where there was some cans of beer stacked for sale. There was also a giant glass cooler with the brewery's output of beer. To the far left was a wood fired pizza oven. I passed through the dining area and bellied up to the bar. The bar was a little less than half full.

I tried four of the beers listed on the chalkboard, Allymon, The Big Finish, a nut brown ale, and Hopmouth on cask with citra nugget hops. I liked the fact that they had 10 ounce pours so I could get a decent sample of these beers. They also had pints, and I believe a larger size. The beers were separated into tiers with Tier 1 being the cheapest beers and Tier 3 being the most expensive. I found the prices to be reasonable. I also happened to be there during happy hour which meant $1 off the listed price.

I ordered an appetizer. It was called Devils on Horseback. It was dates with some type of pepper cream cheese wrapped with bacon and dipped in a honey Worcestershire sauce. It was fantastic! I would go back just to have this again. I ordered another appetizer that was a lamb roll. It was skimpy on the lamb but good.

The bartender was not overly friendly, but she was adequate and answered the few questions that I had. I chatted with a regular who recommended the Allymon. The beers were decent, but nothing was great. I have had most of the bottled beers from Arcadia, so I was happy with the selection of different beers at the pub.

Overall, I enjoyed my visit. I absolutely loved the Devils on Horseback, and the beer was pretty good. It seems to be in a decent area. Plus it makes a great stop between Marshall and Kalamazoo.

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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
3.66 out of 5 based on 9,888 ratings.
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