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Arcadia Brewing Company
Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 6,658
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
103 W. Michigan Ave.
phone: (269) 963-9520
There is a parking garage directly across the street and street parking is also available.
Closed on Sundays from late Fall to Spring.
Sunday summer hours are 11:30am - 4pm, and they offer a brunch menu.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in on Thursday at about 6:00pm for dinner with family. Relaxed friendly atmosphere. We had my sister's two young kids, and it was a good scene for family. It was fairly quiet, a place you could talk and hear everyone at the table without strain.
The menu is pub type food, with an emphasis on bbq. I had brisket, and it was quite good. Prices were very fair. My meal was less than 10 dollars.
Now the important part, beer. I believe the had 6 beers on tap and 1 from cask. I drank the Anglers Ale, on special for $2 a pint. Its a nice amber ale that went quite well with the bbq.
Take the family for dinner, or hang out at the bar. I'd recommend Arcadia for either.
08-17-2004 02:18:12 |
More by frazbri
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
Went here for the first time a few weeks ago. Food and beer were both great. We sat along the wall that divides the restaurant from the brewing side of the building so we were able to see what was going on over there was well. Service was not terribly friendly, but was quick. Definitely worth checking out!
05-16-2013 16:01:09 |
More by somethingcreative
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
I visited Arcadia Brewery in Battle Creek right after vsiiting Cereal City to get some souvenirs for my grandaughter. I was already familiar with their IPA and London Porter from purchasing a mixed six-pack of various brews when staying in Grand Rapids. The bar area was cozy with lots of interesting beer-related pictures posted on all the walls. The brewer was busy getting ready for a batch and there was plenty of newly bottled beer stacked up and ready to go. I ordered the IPA hoping it would be a better experience than the bottled beer I tried earlier. Unfortunately, it did not do anything for me. Just not enough hop and malt taste to pique my interest. That was about it for Arcadia. I think the place has a nice atmosphere to it. I wanted to stay and give more of their beers a try, but I had to press on for Lansing and a game at Oldsmobile Field to see the Lansing Lugnuts (Chicago Cubs single-A affiliate).
01-02-2004 23:36:55 |
More by ChappyCubsFan
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I did a quick MI brewery tour on my way to Founders KBS Day, and we stopped at Arcadia second.
The Atmosphere is nice. It's in the middle of downtown Battle Creek, and it has a nice, spacious layout that reminds me more of a Rock Bottom than it does your standard brewpub. It's fairly large.
The Quality was solid. There was nothing that stood out in the beer menu, and the food looked pretty good.
The Service was as you'd expect. Friendly, helpful, and timely. No complaints.
The Selection was solid as well. LIke I said, nothing that stood out, but a good handful of their beers, and the menu had a nice selection of food as well.
We did not order any food, so I cannot comment on the potential deliciousness.
I enjoyed my visit here, but ultimately there was nothing that stood out and would bring me back.
09-24-2013 15:01:07 |
More by smartassboiler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Myself and two of my buddies drove an hour or so north to check this place out simply because we had nothing better to do. Getting there is a piece of cake and Battle Creek is a pretty cool town otherwise as well. We made a point to stop by the church of scientology and take pictures on the way back for a good laugh since it was just a couple of blocks down the road.
The building itself is amongst the other shops on the main strip downtown. Once getting inside you can see almost half of the building itself is the brewery seperated by glass. There is plenty of tables and a fairly long bar that could seat at least twenty people. The kitchen is cool as it is just one man behind a counter with a fire oven going behind him. We got there a little before 1 and there was very few people there. After hanging out for a couple hours I noticed it had picked up a bit, and people seemed to take their time here.
The food was excellent, it wasn't cheap but it was worth the money. Everything seemed very fresh and the menu had things that everyone could eat. But they also seemed to offer things that are a little less common which interested me. I ordered the Goose with cranberry porter sauce and it was excellent. There was enough here that if I lived close by I would probobly dig a little deeper into the menu.
As far as the beers go I can't say I was too entirely impressed. They were all good and very fresh but none of them blew my mind. I got a London Porter, Starboard Stout, and their IPA. The porter wasn't bad but had a funny aftertaste and the Stout was served on a Nitrotap, which immediatly turned me off. However, the IPA was very enjoyable as was the amber my buddy had. I tried a taste of the Scotch ale before we left and wished I had gotten that.
They don't have much of a gift shop to speak of but there was a counter with some T-shirts and that in it. I had to ask our waitress for a pint glass and she ran upstairs and found one for me. They did have most of thier beers to go in a warm stack or out of the cooler. Their was six-packs or individual bottles, and you could also mix and match. They had a cheese spread that interested me, but I decided to just get a couple bombers of their Double IPA and a variety pack for my buddy.
In retrospect it was a fun experience and I would recommend it if you are in Battle Creek. Seeing as how Bell's is about 20 min one direction and Dark Horse is about 15 in the other, I am not sure if I will ever make it back there.
01-23-2006 18:11:06 |
More by tonedef131
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Downtown Battle Creek, maybe some nights but more or less not someone most people I think would want to spend a tourist vacation night, but three places to go for craft beer nevertheless. Maybe the slight feeling of unprotected America is why it closes at 1030 pm. Arcadia makes very decent solid beers. This place is a rustic restaurant with a small wooden bar. Numerous tables. There are several of their recent product line available for sale.If you are in the town anyways, stop by. A cask may await you.
08-07-2009 02:00:49 |
More by Sammy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Michigan is a brewer's state, so if you're here you have to visit the locals. I am lucky enough to live within a 1.5 hour driving distance of at least four really exceptional breweries, Bell's, Dark Horse, New Holland, and Arcadia. As much as I enjoy Arcadia's beer (drinking their IPA right now) what must be mentioned about the bar is their food. Whether it's the barbecue smoking in the back or the brick pizza oven in the front, I have never tried anything here that I haven't loved. Really high quality ingredients, reasonable wait time, and reasonable prices. If you have to start with anything at Arcadia, you MUST try one of their pizzas. After tossing back a few nice Scotch Ales, their pizza is one of the best things you can do to your stomach. And if you come in the daytime you can watch the brewers at work from within the pub through a large glass window. The brewers and waitstaff have on numerous occasions talked beer with me and never in a condescending voice. Everyone that works here loves what they do and loves beer, and it shows.
03-24-2010 21:02:17 |
More by jakeyb
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
This is my second attempt at visiting Arcadia. Last year on my way through they were closed for remodeling. This attempt was a success. I rolled into Battle Creek around 3:30pm EDT on a Tuesday afternoon. I entered and peered to the right where there was some cans of beer stacked for sale. There was also a giant glass cooler with the brewery's output of beer. To the far left was a wood fired pizza oven. I passed through the dining area and bellied up to the bar. The bar was a little less than half full.
I tried four of the beers listed on the chalkboard, Allymon, The Big Finish, a nut brown ale, and Hopmouth on cask with citra nugget hops. I liked the fact that they had 10 ounce pours so I could get a decent sample of these beers. They also had pints, and I believe a larger size. The beers were separated into tiers with Tier 1 being the cheapest beers and Tier 3 being the most expensive. I found the prices to be reasonable. I also happened to be there during happy hour which meant $1 off the listed price.
I ordered an appetizer. It was called Devils on Horseback. It was dates with some type of pepper cream cheese wrapped with bacon and dipped in a honey Worcestershire sauce. It was fantastic! I would go back just to have this again. I ordered another appetizer that was a lamb roll. It was skimpy on the lamb but good.
The bartender was not overly friendly, but she was adequate and answered the few questions that I had. I chatted with a regular who recommended the Allymon. The beers were decent, but nothing was great. I have had most of the bottled beers from Arcadia, so I was happy with the selection of different beers at the pub.
Overall, I enjoyed my visit. I absolutely loved the Devils on Horseback, and the beer was pretty good. It seems to be in a decent area. Plus it makes a great stop between Marshall and Kalamazoo.
07-07-2013 17:44:47 |
More by buschbeer
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I visited the brewpub with bmoney575. The place was decorated with many trinkets and had a cool brick pizza oven in the corner. The waitress we had was quick and efficient and let us know as soon as they tapped their wet hop ale. Overall, there was nothing on tap that really blew my doors off. They did have Sky High Rye, Jaw Jacker, and some of their typical offerings. The food was very enjoyable- I demolished the turkey reuben, and the pizzas looked delicious. I will definitely be going back if I am in the area.
10-06-2009 03:16:34 |
More by david131
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
dropped in for a quick pint. The bartender was very knowledgeable and helped me choose a beer that fit my palate on this particular day. They had plenty of beers on tap that they stage in tiers based on how expensive they are (allegedly to make, not how expensive they are to buy). Tried the Hop Mouth IIPA and found it really good. Tasted it against the Black IIPA and found it considerably better. Bought a couple of pint glasses and a t-shirt too. Great experience overall and I would to come back when I could try a couple of other beers.
08-07-2013 02:20:12 |
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Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, MI
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