Ambiance: great spacious setting downtown battle creek. Nice wood bar. Seating is well spaced with views of the wood fired pizza oven and the production lines. Real horse hair dart boards are a plus.
Service: friendly, attentive and knowledgable wait staff, no complaints and all I can ask for from servers and bar tenders
Selection: not a bad selection of beers on tap. 75%-80% are year round or typical seasonal selections with the rest being special offerings or experimentals. There’s usually a cask selection as well.
Food: holy crap their food is good. Amazing wood fired pizzas and other unique entrees make this an incredible dinner destination.
Value: beer prices are no surprise. Food is a few dollars more than typical bar fair but well worth it as its quality, individuality and flavor highly exceed many others.
Overall: awesome place to eat and drink
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.
KPD (244) Michigan | June 23, 2012| Updated July 13, 2014
Visited on a Friday night, got a sampler of 14 for $15. Then ordered dinner which was BBQ. On our table were 14 different beers, BBQ combo beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken, and three homemade BBQ sauces all flavorful. To paraphrase " is this heaven? No, it’s Battle Creek"
The BBQ was delicious, the beers ranged from ok to really good, a nice ipa, double ipa, I liked the scotch ale a lot. Nice variety of beers from sessionable to big monsters. Service was good, a band came on about 9. Really a great time if beer and BBQ float your boat I think this is a solid stop .
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. Didn’t try the food on my visit, but it looked good. Prices were good.
When I was working over in Kalamazoo I went over to Battle Creek to visit Arcadia Br. for a saturday. The place was at that time halfway under restoration (probably better now). The place at lunch was almost deserted so I got to speak to the bar tender aboute the beers they had at the moment. Lots of american APA and IPA with some English style beers. The American beers were OK in their class but quite hoppy but the English were far to carbonated and much to hoppy to be anywere near an English ale.
I had been excited to visit Arcadia for a while, and when the day finally came, it was sort of a let down. The entire street in front was under construction, so parking in a town I’ve never been to sucked. The inside was not at all what I expected. Pretty boring decor, I like that you can see the brewing area, but better lighting and floor treatments would be nice. I’ll probably visit again, but not unless I’m hitting Bell’s and Dark Horse on either side.
interesting place that’s 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 i’ve 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, don’t bother with the pizza.... enjoyed myself and would recommend
It took me awhile to find this place amidst the rubble that’s downtown Battle Creek – but I’m glad I did. I didn’t 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.
Stopped by on a Saturday night. The food was great. My wife had the Pork Shank and it was the envy of the table. All of the beers were great and the waitress was able to speak in detail about each. We ended up with a table of about 20, and she also did a fantastic job of handling that. My only suggestion for improvement would be a that a real ale were on tap more consistently.