United States > Michigan > Kalamazoo
TheBear11D (13) Michigan | February 2, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
When I think of a brewpub, this is what I imagine. A place that brews that has some great brews and amazing food at a reasonable price. They have enough specialty beers that there is something fresh on tap regularly, but the year round beers are also delicious.
trizzle3285 (1) Kalamazoo, Michigan | October 9, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I live in Kalamazoo and I love this place. It is a great place to eat and drink. Their brews are delicious and always satisfying. I particularly love their version of a Black and Tan. It is very delicious. It is also a great place to stop in for a brew after a night on the town.
b3shine (215) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been drinking OPís beers since Gonzo used to brew there, and have been enjoying this place ever since. Their brewer (Dan) is a really nice guy and cranks out very good brews.The staff are friendly and the food is good too. I love me some OP!
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | July 13, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Brewpub not far from Bells. Good food, above average beer, friendly service. Six beers on tap so I had to fill up my sampler with a cider and a cross of their stout and raspberry beer. In fact they have all these strange offerings of their beers mixed togetherÖ just give me a five pull, lol. I almost skipped this place (as Iím assuming most do with the massive amounts of ratings for Eccentric Cafť and a handful of ratings for here) but Iím glad I didnít. Right on the menu it advertises to get a free 2oz sampler of their beers for free. I know many places do this but most donít advertise. My free sampler of root beer was quite good.
sneagrams3 (20) St. Louis, Missouri | May 10, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited 4/26/08. Walking distance from Eccentric Cafe. Decent sized place with a good amount od seating. It was crowded for a Saturday evening. They had seven beers on tap at the time, so a sampler was in order. All the beers were well crafted, some better than others. Everyone at the table enjoied their food. Server was knowledgable and quite thorough. More of a restaurant feel, with a brewpub as a perk. Good time.
fgctigers (9) Michigan | February 18, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place to go to before you go out for the night. GREAT CALZONES!
LilBeerDoctor (315) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 22, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
I went here after Bells on a Monday afternoon but I wish I had gone here first. A relaxed pub with a "sports bar" feel located in downtown Kalamazoo. It was pretty quiet at 2:00 on a Monday but there were several patrons just relaxing with a beer and enjoying a World Cup game on TV. The beers I got were pretty tasty (Count Chocula, IPA, Midnight Stout, IIPA). A nice atmosphere, friendly service, and good value. I really enjoyed this place much more than I had expected and it is really underrated here on RB. I would view it as equally worth a stop as Bells.
ourfatdog (1) tucson, Arizona | May 19, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Itís plain to see that many out of towners have this place painted as something it isnít. Olde Peninsula is, first and foremost, a restaurant. Bells is a brewery and thus their pub is essentially a tasting room (that also does great food). Olde Peninsula pays itís bills by packing in the dinner crowd and serving a deluxe pub-style menu and a reasonable price (this is the kind of place soccermom-riddled Chiliís, Fridays and Applebees could only dream of being - keep that under your hat). The bonus? They brew craft beer on sight. I have to be honest, Olde Peninsulaís beer offering was brutal early. Fast forward to 2008 and they are brewing rock solid beer. Beer tastes different without labels, logos and packaging. Take some Olde Peninsula home, sip it out of your favorite pint glass and youíll see that it stands up to some of West Michiganís best. The chocolaty Midnight Stout is pure delight. Olde Peninsula sells Corny kegs to go and Iím savoring a Sunset Red as I type. While Bells, Founders and New Holland specialize in brewing craft brewing that literally is among the best in the midwest. Olde Peninsula specializes in the Saturday night experience and just so happens to brew a hell of a beer to go with it. Sure, make the hike through the heart of town from Bells but understand youíre venturing into a different beast. Make this venture on an evening other than Friday or Saturday night ícuz the beast will require a wait to be seated.
wmubronco1992 (13) Coldwater, Michigan | September 29, 2007| Updated September 18, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Our favorite stop when coming back to Kalamazoo for football/basketball games. Food is very good and service is always excellent. Not as many beers as some micropubs, but the food and service make up for it. Not the selection of Bells pub, but much more wife friendly. Generally at least six house brews on tap. When this place first opened I would have rated the beer as just ok, but it has definitely improved over the years. Their Midnight Stout and OP IPA are very good and their seasonal Pumpkin ale is extremely popular locally
TMGrieser (6) three rivers, Michigan | August 2, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
one of the first brewpubs i ever went to. nice place.
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