Kalamazoo Beer Exchange | Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Excellent based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar

211 E Water St
Kalamazoo, Michigan United States 49007 [ print map ]
269 532 1188

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Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-1am


Mayor: bwa5879 (8) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 40


Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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Beer Available At Kalamazoo Beer Exchange (arranged by most recent)
Kuhnhenn Penetration Porter 91, Perrin Cooperís Series #3: Redwood , Paw Paw Citra Melon 85, Perrin Grapefruit IPA 64, Lagunitas India Pale Ale 94, Smuttynose Big A IPA 99, New Holland Monkey King Saison 80, Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 100, Abita Select Imperator 60, Stone Go To IPA 97, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Biere de Garde 89, The Hideout Strawberry Brown Ale , Odd Side Ales Derelicte Pineapple IPA 87, Crankerís Fifth Voyage 80, Clown Shoes Galactica IPA 97, Point St. Benedicts Winter Ale 40, Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter 97, Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence 96, Frankenmuth Christmas Town Ale 38, Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Loch Down
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17 reviews for Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  77%
 Selection  87%
 Food  87%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  91%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951  (72) Chicago, Illinois | May 24, 2014
Great ace in Kalamazoo Mi, a little gimmicky but itís cool nonetheless. Great atmosphere good service good beer.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Arcanor  (33) Quebec | April 16, 2014
We were kind of confuse ! Because of the name, we thought it was a beer store. So we thought might as well have a beer. If we knew it was a bar we would have come here instead of Shakespeareís pub last night ! Well, next time.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
jdb288  (72) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 6, 2013
Great place with a gimmicky but fun draw. The happy hour is worth a stop if you are in the area - watching the prices of your craft beer rise or fall on the stock board is quite fun. Great food as well. Much better than the average beer bar. This is a great place.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Cbuk1013  (6) Kalamazoo , Michigan | April 22, 2013
Everyone knows the concept so Iíll skip that. Fun place. On occasion you can find a great microbrew for under $4 when the market crashes. If you have time to wait. Alot of Michigan beers. Nice rotating selection and some quality cask choices. Food is excellent, if a bit pricy.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t_orourke  (1) , | March 1, 2013
Love the stock market theme that raises or lowers the prices of beer based on demand. It feels like playing a game and you get to try out things you may not have considered before. They also have plenty of great vegan selections for food which is rare in the area!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
TheBear11D  (19) Michigan | February 3, 2013| Updated February 14, 2014
The beer stock market is the highlight feature of the beer exchange. The price of each beer changes every 15 minutes based on the number of people who purchased the beer. Occasionally on busy nights the market crashes and each beer hits its rock bottom price, which is incredible. If you play the game right you can get some amazing beers at phenomenal prices. But donít miss out on the food. They have plenty I delicious items to choose from. The food may be a touch more than Iíd prefer to pay, but Iím never upset once I taste it. Not to mention I would have spent at least double on any of the beers I had if I were anywhere else. I recommend anyone to try this place out. Youíll be back.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dukefan  (62) Dallas, Texas | December 17, 2012
Exceptional place! World class food, that while not cheap would compete in any major city. But we are there for the beer. And more often than not, they will have a tap or two of very rare Michigan beer on tap.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24  (140) Chandler, Arizona | November 21, 2012
Stopped in following a tap takeover from Shorts Brewing. Also had a small lunch. Staff was very friendly, I wished I could have stayed longer.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
ck1  (47) Illinois | September 18, 2012
Cool place. About a block from Bellís. Very crowded on a Friday night--college kids or local 20-somethings? Two levels, looks like the kitchen does a really god business. Pool tables. TVs to watch the Tigers games. But the exchange ticker is the key here. Beers priced based on popularity, and board shows you if their value has trended up or down recently. With 28 taps, you can find good beer at good values. I could drink Self-Righteous all day at $3.50 and holding steady.... Absolutely worth a visit.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
KPD  (169) Michigan | September 2, 2012
Fun place, and great beer location. Had dinner at Bells, then Shakespeare, then the beer exchange. Easy walk between the pubs, like 1 block. The beer exchange is a nice place, has seating for dinner and a couple bar areas. Really good crowd on a Saturday. Good selection with 28 taps, pricing is fun. I was there a couple hours and a market crash dropped almost all pints to $2.5. Will happily return.

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