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.
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 don’t miss out on the food. They have plenty I delicious items to choose from. The food may be a touch more than I’d prefer to pay, but I’m 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. You’ll be back.
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.
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!
Everyone knows the concept so I’ll 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.
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.
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.