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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 63
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 5 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
200 E. Michigan Ave
phone: (269) 343-2739
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
was the first stop on what turned out to be a cross country beer adventure with my gf this past summer. these are my notes.
atmosphere is nice, has a bit of an old timey feel with lots of breweriana for decoration. was pretty busy on a friday night at the end of happy hour.
8 beers or so on tap with lots of domestic bottles and a pretty extensive food menu. i ordered a sunset red ale which was ok and an old smokey burger which was great.
service was fast and friendly.
overall a pretty good brewpub. worth a visit if you find yourself in kalamazoo.
10-20-2011 04:07:04 |
More by divineaudio
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Stopped by for lunch and a few beers. Good menu selection and the prices are very inexpensive. The beer is fresh and they normally have a variety of styles. $7.50 for a growler fill is a great price as well. The brewery is housed in a historic old building which adds to its charm. Seems like a nice local pub to have a decent beer and food that will not crush your wallet. If you are coming into Kalamazoo this place is worth stopping at. Even more due to being very close to Bell's. More of a quiet relaxing spot for a beer.
07-17-2011 00:23:16 |
More by jale
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Had the opportunity to sit down and have lunch here a few days ago. First off, decent vibe to the place. Lots of interesting artwork on the walls, and it certainly felt like a nice older establishment in a constantly updating downtown environment. Lots of natural light and good views out to the street.
The beer (reasonably priced by the way) were out to the table in short notice, but we had to work to get the waitress' attention after that to order our food. The menu was decent, with typical pub fare and a couple of more unique entries. I opted for a 'mess' burger with onions, mushrooms and thousand island, and it turned out pretty well.
Olde Peninsula is a decent choice if you should find yourself in Kalamazoo. Good beer and a decent restaurant for sure.
12-24-2010 15:29:56 |
More by Rchap1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Reviewed on 6/22/2010.
I went here after Bells on a Monday afternoon but I wish I had gone here first. A relaxed pub with a "sports bar" feel located in downtown Kalamazoo. It was pretty quiet at 2:00 on a Monday but there were several patrons just relaxing with a beer and enjoying a World Cup game on TV. The beers I got were pretty tasty (Count Chocula, IPA, Midnight Stout, IIPA). A nice atmosphere, friendly service, and good value. I really enjoyed this place much more than I had expected and it is really underrated here. I would view it as equally worth a stop as Bells.
12-23-2010 21:40:49 |
More by LilBeerDoctor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is in a great location, but parking is the only problem. I do not enjoy paying to park. Anyway, this is more of a restaurant atmosphere, but the place brews their own beers and they do it quite well.
The food and the beer are the best parts of Olde Peninsula. I am a fan of burgers and Olde Peninsula offers the option to get ground buffalo, which is a little healthier and I find it to be more delicious. They also have a killer BeerBQ Pizza, French Dip, pasta and pretty much everything on the menu. I could probably eat there every night for a month and be thrilled to do it.
The service is better than most. This is a place worth visiting to check out the rotating brews. Bring a few extra dollars so you can take home a couple of growlers.
12-18-2010 22:14:29 |
More by TheBear11D
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I just moved to this area from the other side of the state and was quite impressed with this place. First and foremost...the prices are right, and given the quality of the products, you can't beat it. The service is fantastic. They take care of you, while not hovering over you and bringing you your main course before you can even get two bites of your salad taken. The selection of beer is good. They have six regulars along with some rotating seasonal beers. That may not sound like much, but they have the right beer for whatever the food, situation, or feel. I have yet to have a bad meal there. I've ordered something different almost every time I've gone there, and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is good, as it's populated by locals. It's friendly and accommodating. All-in-all, this is a great place that has quickly become one of my regular places.
10-15-2010 22:08:02 |
More by civilizedpsycho
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
After Bell's, where we just had beers, we decided to go to this place, at the suggestion of a friend, where we all decided we would grab food, in addition to a few more beers.
I only got to try their DIPA and a friend's Hefeweizen, both which I thought were fresh and tasty. Prices were reasonable too.
It was a Saturday night, so it was pretty packed, but they were able to seat us right away, and the place seemed spacious enough. Nice bar, nice tables, a pretty diverse menu.
I ended up getting a sandwich, one of their specials, which seemed like it wasn't too tough to make. However, though I can't blame the waitress, everyone else's food came out (there may have been 8 of us), and mine didn't. I suppose the cooks may have forgotten about it or the ticket was lost: these things happen, and I understand.
That said, about 7 minutes later I got my sandwich, and it was clearly cooked very quickly. That was fine initially, but the bread was drenched in butter and the whole thing became, because of that, unappetizingly soggy. I know the waitress wanted to get it to me quickly, but I would've waited the extra amount of time for it to be properly cooked -- and the sandwich wasn't even that complex.
I didn't let that ruin my night, though, and I'd definitely go back here again if I'm ever in Kalamazoo, and hopefully I will be. I hope try more beers from this place also.
08-04-2010 18:53:47 |
More by asabreed
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the place to go if you want dinner and micro-brew. The food is always excellent and the beer is decent. They often have gimicky beers that a lot of people enjoy: Raspberry Wheat, Pumpkin Ale, etc. The decor is nice. The brewery is visible behind big windows. Lots of college and older folks. I have had many selections of their food over the years and it has all always been very tasty. It is more upscale than what one would usually think of as pub grub. They do have televisions up over the bar if some important Michigan game is going on. The bathrooms are small but clean. All-in-all, I would recommend the place to anyone.
05-18-2010 20:31:08 |
More by Spica66
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
I found O.P while going to school at Western Michigan. This is one of my favorite places in Kalamazoo and I stop by any time I am in town. The beer selection is decent and varied but the food is what really makes this place shine. The red bean dip is fantastic but the cheddar ale soup is absolutely the best. I have never had a bad meal here as the rest of the menu has a good variety of different types of food all prepared well. Definitely a good place to stop in and try. The atmosphere is nice too.
10-01-2009 18:11:32 |
More by 88blkiroc
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
We had read some reviews questioning why visit this place when there are other worthy breweries around. However, I will say, that none have as good of food as Olde Peninsula. I really enjoyed our meal. We had steaks that were done to perfection! The desert was also stupendous. Now, the beer was also very commendable. There were a limited number of beers on tap: 7. Compared to a certain local brewery near my home *cough* Flat *cough* land*cough* ers... this is more than I'm used to! There was a good number of styles on there. I had the IPA and my husband had the red ale. We really had to talk ourselves out of not getting a corney keg filled with the red to take home (yes... they really do offer this! Actually they had an extensive list of options to take their beer home considering they don't bottle...)
Before the meal we sat at the bar and were served immediately. I was surprised that we got seated as fast as we did considering we were in town on a Saturday night-during a football game! But, we got in and got seated so the service gets a really high rating for getting people in and seated and taken care of in short order on a very busy night.
This is a must stop for a meal while you're in Kalamazoo and you want some great beer to enjoy with it. Obviously they're not out to compete with Bells, just based on the size, but they have a great niche: superb food.
09-22-2009 01:54:57 |
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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI