Kalamazoo Beer Exchange | Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Excellent based on 22 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 (7) | Affiliated user(s) here TheBeerExchange | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 40

Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

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Beer Available At Kalamazoo Beer Exchange (arranged by most recent)
Cellar Falcon A. Wright , Perrin Juicy , De Proefbrouwerij / Left Hand Wekken Sour 96, White Birch Raspberry Berliner Weisse 45, Keweenaw Widow Maker Black Ale 36, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Ericís Ale 98, Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel 97, Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale 96, Vander Mill Foggy Quahog , Stone / Ecliptic / Wicked Weed Points Unknown IPA 96, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 95, Shortís Aphasia 89, Clown Shoes Space Cake 99, Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Kuhnhenn The Fluffer 95, Greenbush Delusion - Journeyman Rye (2012-2013) 95, Paw Paw Bluegrass Sour Blonde , Green Flash Double Stout 99, Atwater Voodoo Vator Doppelbock 53, North Peak Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA 96
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22 reviews for Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  77%
 Selection  86%
 Food  86%
 Value  83%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
tcanimal987  (10) , | June 13, 2012
I try not to use this phrase but OH MY GOD how fun is this place?!?! What other place in the world will you find a microbrew cheaper than a Bud? One of my co-workers recommended this place to me, and for my first night out in Kalamazoo, I went here with a couple of guys from work, including the guy who refuses to drink any microbrews but by the end of the night he was drinking a Brooklyn beer because Bud had gotten too expensive in his mind.....I secretly think he felt left out so he tried something new.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
TheBear11D  (24) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dukefan  (65) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
ginajo  (6) South Carolina | January 22, 2015
Stopped in for KZ Beer Week while I was traveling. I heard a lot about this spot and I was super impressed, what a great concept, we got some great prices when the market crashed! Will be back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
finderman222  (10) , | March 5, 2012
This place is a drinking game in a bar! Me and my nephew go quite often and love to wait for the stock market to crash. For those of you who havenít been here yet, you must go!
  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!
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ESBob  (17) Indiana | July 13, 2014
KBE is a very cool idea. Went on a Thursday afternoon, so no "stock exchange" pricing. The selection was really excellent. Tough time deciding what to drink. Bar keep was not busy, so she was attentive and very nice, put up with our questions. Had the pizza, very good to excellent. Friends enjoyed their food as well. Pricing was good. Will be back in the future.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24  (172) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
KPD  (210) 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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