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Arcadia Brewing Company

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
701 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4946
+1 269-276-0458
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (12 reviews)
“burnt ends” (3 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
701 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4946
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a cool place, beers are "meh" but if you're doing a tour its worth a stop. The building is pretty nice and they have some merch thats ok looking.

Thank bgross247
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kalamazoo, Michigan – It’s a real place, it’s got a funky downtown and yes you can buy the T-shirt. If your looking for a nice spot to grab a beer this might be for you; however, if you’re hungry and looking for some smoked meat...More

Thank johnnyleetour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beer, food and service were all average at best. I did a flight so I tried 5 beers and wouldn't give any of them a very high rating. The atmosphere was good.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Both the food and the brews are very good. I had smelt with fries along with a dark stout. My honey had a beef brisket and a dark beer. All was delicious. Various sauces were on the tables whether inside or out. Umbrellas on some...More

Thank Ginger F
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Restaurant atmosphere was hip, the waiter was very friendly and the food was delicious with good pricing. My husband had an original ale with dinner. I only gave it four stars because initially walking into a place you have never been, a bit of direction...More

Thank sarahjogaddie
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Found this place after a long drive to Kalamazoo. Was looking forward to getting the "Burnt Ends" and Pork Shoulder after taking a quick look at the online menu. Those two items combined with the Shipwreck Porter made for a perfect meal. Everything was cooked...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

One of the best beer gardens in Kalamazoo. I love Whitson and their food is amazing. Try the pub fries you will thank me for it.

Thank Adamsinthezoo
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

In town for a two day conference. Found ABC and went for dinner. Sat outside in warm weather. Service was prompt and pleasant. Food was very good - burnt ends were great fun. Beer was spectacular. Highly recommend. Though we were at the higher end...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Great location along the river. Many tasty beers and the barbecue is good. Brisket was excellent, ribs were good.

Thank Cujoe
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Really enjoy coming here with my dog-loving friends. The beer is consistent and the outdoor patio is a great place to hangout. One place where Arcadia seems to be struggling is in the food. It seems to me they are having issue with their identity...More

Thank oishifoodie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-276-0458
  • E-mail
Experience brews & BBQ at the best (and only) waterfront view in downtown Kalamazoo. Bike or kayak to a pet-friendly beer garden to enjoy live music and fun outdoor games for all ages! Savor smoked meats from an all-wood Texas smoker or try hardy vegetarian options. Kitchen closes 1 hr. before the bar; bar snacks available all night. ' For over 20 years, Arcadia Ales has been committed to a British Inspired – American Brewed stable of beers. We aspire to brew beers that achieve brilliance through balance – ales that satisfy the senses with complex flavor while providing pure refreshment that leaves you wanting more. In 1996, our first 25 barrel batch was brewed on a Brick Kettle Brewing System from England at our Battle Creek, MI location. Fast-forward – today every batch is produced in our 50 barrel American-made brewhouse at our Kalamazoo Riverfront Brewery, Pub and Garden. Our 20th Anniversary in 2016 ushered in a new era of brewing possibilities with the installation of two new 100bbl closed fermentation tanks giving us the ability to use new yeast strains while we continue to brew classic Arcadia Ales using our distinctive, proprietary yeast strain in our traditional, open fermenters. The ability to brew with new yeast strains opens up the Arcadia Brewing Company portfolio of offerings, allowing our brewers to be creative in ways that were not previously accessible and broadening the scope of beers produced. With these changes, we still keep our promise to use only the finest domestic and English malted barley, along with the highest quality hops available from the Pacific Northwest and Michigan. While we take great pride in Arcadia’s ales, our pubs and kitchens have built up a mighty fine reputation of their own. Arcadia in Battle Creek has become a favorite for BBQ made fresh daily on our Southern Pride smoker as well as wood fired pizzas made in a brick oven from Italy. If you can’t make up your mind about trying the BBQ or the pizza, don’t worry. Just order the BBQ Chicken or Pork pizza and get your hands on both. With our second home at Arcadia Brewing Kalamazoo, we had the opportunity to rehabilitate and give new life to 400 feet of downtown Kalamazoo’s riverfront. Our pet-friendly beer garden has direct access to the Kalamazoo River for kayaks and canoes and over 20 miles of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail’s paved bike and pedestrian pathways. Have a brew or some food over a game of shuffleboard and cornhole, then take it easy around our gas-lit council fire. Our pub and kitchen in Kalamazoo take our passion for BBQ to a whole new level with an all wood-fired Oyler BBQ smoker from Texas, burning pure hickory. Most of our meats are locally sourced, with many being a byproduct of whole animal/seam butchery. Additionally, our chefs also regularly feature unique vegetarian and gluten free options. Enjoy our communal seating and deli-style food service, while our team of servers get you a beer, wine, Michigan-made soft drink like Faygo, and more!
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