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Taps: 28 / Bottles: 42
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
211 E Water St
phone: (269) 532-1188
(Place added by: kzoobrew on 02-22-2011)
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| Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I have been to th KBE a few times now and enjoy the wide selction f beers, especially from Michigan Brewers. The whole exchange atmosphere is pretty cool. I find my self watching the board to see how prices are changing. Never expreienced a crash there, maybe because I am usually there for just a beer or 2. My last visit was during Kalamazoo Beer Week where I was able to enjoy a few different beers from Short's. Our Bartender in the lower area was very friendly. This is a great place to come out and enjoy a beer you might not find at your local beer store.
01-29-2012 21:22:08 |
More by Cheesedogg
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
Went after rock climbing in kzoo on a Monday night.
Based on it being Monday the place had a pretty good vibe going. Kitchen was open late. They had an up and downstairs areas. I didn’t ever go downstairs, but from what I could see they had a few pool tables and a bar down there. Upstairs they had a bar and a kitchen and tables.
The unique thing about this bar is the stock market themed beer prices. They have a huge electronic board in both the upstairs and downstairs that reads out prices of their beers on tap. Every 15 minutes the prices of the beer either goes up (beer is being bought), down (if the beer hasn’t been bought in a while), or stays the same. I personally found this to be the BEST IDEA EVER! What better way to keep people from buying the beer that isn’t selling well or to keep people from buying the place out of stock of popular items. It also keeps you interest and coming back. It’s a win-win for the business and the customers. And it probably keeps the kegs in the place pretty fresh.
I didn’t partake in any of the food they served, but my roommates had some of their nachos. They said there were pretty good but a bit over priced.
I order short's sustenance black bear first for the mere price of $2.75. After everyone was done eating and drinking we were gathering our things ready to go when a very loud whistle comes out of nowhere. My first thought was it was some kind of signal that the kitchen was closed, but to my astonishment when I looked up at the board 3/4 of the beers drop significantly in price. Our waitress immediately came over to our table and explained the circumstances. Of course none of us were able to resistance those tempting prices so even though it was getting late, we were all exhausted from the climb earlier, and still had a 30 min drive back we decided to stay longer. I order a $2.25 triple.
Overall a very, very good experience and I’m looking forward to coming back on Sunday.
*Since my original rating I've gone back to this place many times all on mondays and I can't be more happy. I've got to know the owner John, hes a great guy and a msu grad so I have this bar back 100%, it is literally the best bar I have ever been to.
06-17-2011 16:47:37 |
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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, MI
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