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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (11 reviews)
“southern bbq” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
€€ - €€€
701 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4946
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to most of the top breweries in Michigan but this was our first trip to Arcadia. The bbq is good but you have to go to a separate counter from where you order your beer. Had the brisket which was good. We did flights...More

Thank Lstouffer
Reviewed 23 October 2017

They had a great selection on tap, really great beers. We were able to try some that aren't available anywhere else, plus pick up some merch to take home.

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Indoor, outdoor, human sized Jenga, on the river, what more could you want....?......beer! Both times I went to the bar we had politely created a line and it took me about 30 minutes to get a beverage, both times. It didnt seem to be due...More

Thank javrox1
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our group of 10 people met here in August 11, 2017 for beer and dinner. We did not have a reservation and found a table for 10 when we walked in about 6:30pm. Some of us ordered flights of beers so we could try a...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Brewery is along the river. Lovey outdoor setting, that is pet friendly. Tours on the weekend. This is one of the stops on the "Kalamazoo Brew Bus". The food is a bit pricey. The fries were great. Disappointed in the number of beers on tap.

Thank RCTravelingFun
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Such a beautiful facility. The bar has really cool reclaimed wood tables. The grounds were incredible. Our tour guide "Harvey" was informative and friendly. We thouroughly enjoyed our visit. The pulled pork, fries and salad were all excellent. Food is served cafeteria style so the...More

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

No complaints. Stopped in and had a flight. Great beer. Friendly staff. Good food. I strongly suggest stopping here if in the area and looking for a good beer. I liked it better than Bells.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Good well crafted beer, but not much different than other breweries. A bit heavy on the IPAs and no stouts offered this time of year - which was ok. Food is available. Nice outdoor seating area along the river. Nice place overall. I would return.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a walk with our dog along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail last Saturday and stopped at pet friendly Arcadia which is on the river right next to the trail. We enjoyed cold brews and snacks in the pleasant outdoor area while our dog...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

In our stay in Kalamazoo before heading to Holland, we went to Arcadia for dinner. The atmosphere was great, as well as the beer. Food was very good as well. Our kids, who are picky, even like most of it. Only problem we had was...More

Thank Matt C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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