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Arcadia Brewing Company
Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 5,637
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
103 W. Michigan Ave.
phone: (269) 963-9520
There is a parking garage directly across the street and street parking is also available.
Closed on Sundays from late Fall to Spring.
Sunday summer hours are 10am - 2pm, and they offer a brunch menu.
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Made a run to Arcadia to have lunch and pick up a couple sixers of the canned version of Whitsun. Road and sidewalks were under construction and we successfully navigated the fencing, stakes, and plywood sidewalks to arrive shortly after they opened at noon. We were on a mission!
We were immediately greeted at the door and invited to pick a place to sit. The greeter - Kelly - turned out to be our waitress also and she took very good care of us.
I tried a Shipwreck Porter since I haven't yet cracked the wax on the one bottle I bought a couple months ago. A very nice brew, and I'll let mine sit in the bottle for a while longer to settle down some more.
Food was top notch. My 14yr old and I both ordered the Cuban with pulled pork - excellent. However, my 18 yr old got the Brewer's brisket that was even better. At $9 a plate I rated this as a bit pricey, but I had no problem paying that kind of money for lunch of that caliber. Like everything, you get what you pay for.
It has been at least eight years since I've been here, and I shall not wait that long between visits again. I've already decided on the Brewer's brisket with a couple pints of Hopmouth or Hop Rocket if they're available. Heavenly...
06-11-2011 20:11:21 |
More by Another6Pack
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A:Very nice with a big open area for family dining and seating at the bar with some over tables as well. Very laid back atmosphere
Q:Brews were tasty especially their Bitter and Hop Rocket(which is their IIPA and served in a pint glass for $5.50 which I thought was excellent) Did not have any food but their brickhouse oven was filling the place with a great aroma.
S:Was fairly quick with a knowledgable host that was very nice
S:Very decent, seem to have something for everyone at this stop on our brew tour
This was my second favorite stop on our tour threw Michigan (next to Dark Horse) and I will hopefully be heading back within the next few months
07-29-2010 23:21:18 |
More by SuperNova777
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
First of all, I believe I paid only $7 for a sampler and got a good line up of beers. Was also able to try a few of their rarer beers as well. The place had a good retro vibe to it without being dingy. Much of the brewing equipment was seen from the pub itself and the service was also very good to excellent. Considering this was an afterthought on my beercation (Arcadia at least at that point wasn't distributed in Wisconsin) I was thoroughly impressed. I now dub the I-94 stretch across Michigan as the beer highway. I will definitely visit again.
01-13-2011 04:36:12 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
We stopped here on a Thursday, just before lunch, I hadn't had any beers from Arcadia in a few years and it was on our way to Lansing after visiting Bell's. It was a huge open space, wood fire burning and the production area open to see in (nothing going on in there). We ordered a sampler which was a mix selected by our very friendly waitress.
My wife and I happened to both select the same item off of the menu, club sandwich, and it was perhaps one of the best club sandwiches I've ever had, not sure why, but it was great. As it got closer to noon, a few more people came in for lunch, but again, a Thursday morning so not too busy. We also ordered a sampler of beers, 1/3 of them were very good, the rest OK. We ended up buying a few mixed six packs to bring home of some beers that we hadn't even tried, but sounded good, they didn't have any Hop Rocket in bottles which was a bit dissappointing as I had heard that I needed to try it.
As far as value goes, I'm really not sure, I don't remember being suprised by the bill, but also didn't really look at it. We were able to park directly across the street which was nice also. I look forward to reviewing some of the beers that we bought in the next few days, hope we found a gem or two in there.
07-06-2009 17:42:27 |
More by Azumel
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I went into Arcadia Brewing with a coworker since we were in the area. The place is decorated with old beer gear and signs and is built with lots of wood and wood accents inside. The place is dimly lit but not dark with plenty of space inside. A nice place in what seems to be the downtown area.
We just stopped in for pints. They had about 8 or 10 of their own beers on tap and one beer (Angler's Ale) on the hand pump. No beers from other breweries were offered. The bartender was very courteous and quick with our beers. Lots of locals in the place and everyone was friendly. Near the front of the store they have a refrigerator case with many of their bottled beers up for sale.
Pints were $2.50 each. We have been in there at the beginning of happy hour, I don't know. But overall this is a great place that I would gladly stop in and visit again if I'm in the area.
08-31-2005 16:47:42 |
More by BrewMaster
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
This place was in downtonwn Battle Creek. They had a decent amount of space and seemed to use it well. When you sit at the nice long bar, behind you is a glass view of the distribution of their beer. The service was great. Our bartender was very well versed on beer and quite funny. The other help also seemed to display a similar attitude. The beer selection had a decent number of their brews on tap plus some others which may only be available on premise. The food was good, with the latest style of most brewpubs choosing electic styles to the standard pizza, sandwichs and salads that they offer. The place looked fairly new and clean. The only downside is downtowns these days often are pretty dead and it may not be the best location, unless you plan on visiting the Kellogg factory.
10-02-2002 08:17:41 |
More by Wildman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I visited this place a few nights ago as stop #1 on a short Michigan beer adventure.
Arcadia is located in a cool older brick building in the restored downtown area of Battle Creek. There were several other decent looking eating and drinking establishments within a block or two. Upon entering, there is a small area to the left that is halfway sectioned off as the pizzeria/dining area and the back of the building is the bar room. The bar itself is very long and makes a few twists and turns affording one the opportunity to face various directions yet still sit at the bar. The brewhouse can be seen from windows in the bar area.
On my visit they had 9 house brews on tap plus 2 other Arcadia ales on cask. I think 11 selections of super fresh local beer is a great lineup - all were tasty and pretty inexpensive!
We had the chicken quesadilla (which was very good) and the pizzas looked excellent. We sat at the bar so the bartender was our server and he was very nice and seemed pretty knowledgeable about the beers. Service was fast and friendly.
I also appreciated that many of their beers were for sale in 4 packs, 6 packs, and bombers, as well as t-shirts, hats, etc.
Overall, this was a fun place to have some well made tasty beers. I would go back in a heartbeat if ever in Battle Creek again.
09-01-2009 03:58:25 |
More by spointon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here mid-day on a Sunday, after Bell's and before going to Marshall for Dark Horse.
"Downtown" Battle Creek was dead, we parked righto out front of the brewery/pub and sat at the bar.
Ordered the taster flight which was an impressive 11 beers, with healthy 4oz+ pours of each. A good mix of Arcadia staples and some special brewery only beers including a delicious Oatmeal Stout, Double Black IPA, and a well done English IPA.
For food, we ordered beer cheese and crackers, which was ok as an appetizer but a little generic. The pizza however, with goat cheese, onions, tomato, bacon, and some other stuff was very good. We destroyed that.
Service was overall good, one of the brewmasters was tending bar helping out his wife and their (adorable) newborn son who was there. He admitted to not knowing exactly what he was doing but did not mess up anything.
Overall, it was a good place to sit and watch some football, bring some beers, and eat some food - what else more could one want?
11-22-2010 17:15:29 |
More by Stigs
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Located in downtown Battle Creek. We drove past a lot of empty storefronts on the way. The restaurant itself was alright, but not spectacular. This stop was the third leg of a brewery tour, following Bell's and New Holland, which both beat Arcadia. They had a nice selection of their stuff on tap - I had a cask-conditioned Hop Rocket in an appropriate glass, and it was quite good. The waitress was helpful, polite and knowledgeable. We ate some of their brick oven pizza, and that was good too, and we finished it with the last piece of pie they had, and it was good but not worth $6. It was nice to go there, but they have lots of competition in West Michigan. If I lived in Battle Creek I'm sure I would visit, but it's not necessarily worth a special trip from Grand Rapids.
09-30-2009 17:09:28 |
More by MDekker
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I convinced some friends to make the drive to Arcadia last night. We knew that it was the brewery's 10th anniversary celebration and one of my buddies wanted to take on their "yard of ale" contest, as he is well trained for that sort of thing. We walked in and paid the cover and then were a little disappointed that the british style food advertised on the website wasn't free for attendees of the event and rather what they meant was that we could sit down and have a meal in their restaurant. Well, we were hungry so we did sit down...and ate some delicious food. They have an eclectic pizza menu coupled with some traditional meals from the British Isles. I noticed Cock-a-leekie and Spotted Dick and helped myself to a Scotch Egg (i love those freaky little things...and this one was served with some Branston Pickle, which Americans need to learn more about). We ordered 3 pizzas and they were all very tasty. So, yeah, good food.
The place was decorated with lots of flags (UK flags and then flags of some nearby states....Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Michigan). They also had a big window through which you could see their distribution center and, past that, some of their fermenters. Further past the restaurant they had the bar, which was quite long, and in the back a couch with some artwork for sale (we met the artist who was very nice and eager to show us his work). They also appear to have a mug club around the backside of the bar. Tables were old doors with glass over top which was pretty cool. Oh, and they had an area to throw some darts up in front. Very comfortable, very nice.
Service was ok. I think they were a bit swamped with the celebration and all. Food came fast but our server, incredibly, didn't seem to know much about the beer or about the various events pertaining to the celebration. Bar service was better and some of the drinks were being poured by owner Tim Suprise and his wife.
Ok, the beers. Well, tonight they had some specials that were fairly new to the brewery...Big Dick's Old Ale, Cereal Killer Barleywine, Coco Loco Coffee Stout, and then a special Bourbon Barrel Aged version of their Imperial Stout. I tried all of them and all of them were darn good (too drunk to review anything but the Impy though). We also, in our group, had many of the usual Arcadia fare (except Whitsun, which is out of season now), along with their Arcadia Light, a milder version of Angler's Ale. A great lineup of beers.
So, yeah, we have a good time. And i'll add that my friend came first in the Yard of Ale drinking contest (easily). He was then congratulated by Tim Suprise, who came and talked with us all for a while and seemed like a very cool guy (talked about starting out at Shipyard Brewing and other things). Go to Arcadia if you get a chance.
12-03-2006 17:19:28 |
More by aforbes10
Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, MI