United States > Michigan > Battle Creek
3fourths (1423) Boulder, Colorado | January 4, 2008| Updated January 22, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Weird ambiance. Itís a large building with a very open floor plan, but it looked like something went wild and tried to design the interior themselves... I mean it seemed like there were walls where there shouldnít be and no walls where there should be walls. The bar was in a very open side of the big room, and the dining area looked like it was through together. Imagine setting up a restaurant inside a warehouse with no walls or anything and thatís kind of how it was strange. Other than that, it was a decent place. Tap list of all of their common stuff, but I think we got the cherry Coco Loco without them telling us it was different than the regular version. I asked if they had the Hop Rocket on tap and they said no, then 20 minutes later I see it in cases and 4-packs over by the merchandise - thanks for letting me know about that, pal. I might have missed it if not for dumb luck. Visited on a Saturday around noon so the place was dead, but the bartender was talkative and friendly, just not exactly the most informed person youíd meet at a brewpub.
Sammy (583) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Downtown Battle Creek, maybe some nights but more or less not someone most people I think would want to spend a tourist vacation night, but three places to go for craft beer nevertheless. Maybe that is why it closes at 1030 pm. Arcadia makes very decent beers, this place is a rustic restaurant with a small bar. There are several of their reent product line available for sale.
Tmoney99 (491) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 23, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Easy to find location directly downtown Battle Creek. Street parking. Building is clean and orderly with brewing and bottling on the right behind glass. Bar on left in the back and seating for food on the left front with a wood pizza oven. Bar has taps in the middle. Staff is freindly with good beer knowledge. Menu is pizza and sandwich selections. I had the Reuben, large portion,very good. Good location, beer selection and food. Well worth the stop.
jrallen34 (457) Chicago, Illinois | September 24, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
interesting place thatís a bit of a mixed bag for me... the place itself is huge but a but ugly, drab, and the restrooms are disgusting... service was excellent, our server was the head brewers wife so we got a couple extra ticket since she noticed our beer attire, explanation of how they brew, about their house yeast strain used in all beers, and tips on other places to go, she really knew what she was talking about... good selection of 11 beers, only 2 of which iíve had, but the selection was unbalanced with only one stout, and 9 hoppy beers... the food was average bar fare but they have great bbq sauce, donít bother with the pizza.... enjoyed myself and would recommend
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 4, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Big place, very big place. A lot more of a pub feeling than a restaurant feeling and I like that. Old beaten up furtnitue, unpainted cracked cement floor, decoration items picked up from garage sales. My type of pub. Food menu is basic (below $10) sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, salads and a few other snack-like item. I was however disappointed by the tap selection. Only 8 beers on tap and just their regular lineup of entry-level bottled beers (Anglers, India Pale Ale, Cocoa Loco, etc.). However I was there end of April and I saw signs that they were holding a beer-week event middle of May with a killer lineup. So maybe I was just unlucky therefore Iíll give it another try if Iím ever in that neighbourhood again. They have a help-yourself fridge where you can buy bottles to go, but again nothing you wonít in just about every Michican beer stores. I had a pint of their surprisingly good Lake Superior ESB and went on my way.
deyholla (363) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A large space with dark wood that gives a dark feel to the place. Service was a touch slow. Selection has a number of Arcadia beers with a few draft only. Didnít try the food on my visit, but it looked good. Prices were good.
Terminus (334) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 5, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Ok, this place is cool. unfortunately, the beer from this place is just not good. i just cant stand ringwood yeast and they use it in just about all their beers. The porter is definately the highlight. i had a sample of the shipwrecked porter out of the bottle which was not bad. cool atmosphere in this place with some very intersting people around. I would go back if they improve their beer.
b3shine (282) Indiana | July 8, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Arcadia keeps a good selection of beer on tap, and has great food, especially the barbecue. One of my favorite spots to eat and drink in SW MI.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | August 16, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
It took me awhile to find this place amidst the rubble thatís downtown Battle Creek Ė but Iím glad I did. I didnít stay for long but the beer and food I had were tasty and the AC was a nice reprieve from the 95 degree day outside. Probably 10 house brews on tap and bottles of their year round offerings and a few other goodies were available. The inside was nice enough and you could watch the brewers at work through a large glass window.
mikem409 (240) bloomfield, Michigan | July 14, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
if your at bells or darkhorse swing by here. food is great and super friendly staff if you want to try non bottled arcadia stuff stop by!
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