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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

€€ - €€€American, ,
211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
+1 269-532-1188
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

your beer price flucuates throughout your stay based on what is currently selling. the market will also "crash" and prices will be half off for 5 min. they also bring everyone cookies at midnight. good food good prices gets crowded so come early

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We lucked out to arrive to the bar just as the market crashed, so we got two beers for $6 total! Literally a few minutes later, those beers had almost doubled in price and some beers were going for much more...one was over $12! It...More

Thank UnbreakableKimiSwift
Reviewed 17 September 2018

So here is the gimmick. Beers start off at a moderately high price. Like the stock exchange the more volume people buy the higher the price so you go with a group of people everyone likes the same beer it starts out at five dollars...More

Thank EverettL24
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We came to Kalamazoo especially for this Beer exchange!! had a great time and wonderful staff! Would come again soon!!

Thank paulp352018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The novelty of the stock market for beers never really wears off, but the best part of KBE are the fajita nachos. You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Found this on tripadvisor and was not disappointed. LOVE THIS PLACE>..food was good, service fast. Beer was fun to try and it was amusing to watch the prices on the board crash and then re appear. Entertaining eve. We did not do to the lower...More

1  Thank antzinpants
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Such a fun place to go to. The whole concept is completely unique so hats off to them. If you can wait for the market to crash you can save a little $$ on your favorite beer. The food is good too!

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The beer exchange has great food, I recommend their fish and chips or their hand cut chips with chip dip-SO GOOD! The beer selection is always pretty good. We especially love the petite pairings on Thursdays, 4 small bites with 4 flight sized beers for...More

1  Thank JanessaJo
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Came here with family for a night out. Basically you have a tv screen and the price of the beer changes as they increase in popularity. More popular beers are more expensive. In the middle of all this you get occasional market crashes where the...More

1  Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Food is definitley not for a nice sit down date, more like something for fun for a group of friends. Mainly greasy bar food.

Thank Shelby C
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Darlene S
21 July 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
Same answer as Toby, I have no idea!
Jaquline C
18 July 2016|
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Response from Chetthejet30 | Reviewed this property |
The kitchen is open until 9 or 10 p.m. so I'm sure under 18 is allowed until then or a little after. Hope this helps.
27 February 2016|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
I think older kids (tween/teen) would be fine here for lunch or early dinner. More a bar than a restaurant, but the food's quite good & it's a clean/nice environment. Imo, there are much better family dinner options... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5823
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-532-1188
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The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is a two-story multi-tap bar and grill located in the beautifully restored Globe Building in downtown Kalamazoo. Offering 28 rotating draught beers from around the world, The Exchange opens at 6 p.m., where draught beers are priced on real-time sales, like the stock market. Occasional "market crashes" drop beer prices to their all-time low. The food menu features pub fare with a twist, where classic dishes will be made new again.
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