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Arcadia Brewing Company
Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 6,628
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: 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: 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: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I just came away from Arcadia's Big Beer Dinner at which they celebrated their GABF Gold Medal for a special brew that was created when their Cereal Killer Barleywine was aged in a Bourbon barrel. The prize brew at dinner was accompanied by their other high gravity beers, one each to accompany an appetizer, 3 entrees and a dessert, all approaching gourmet quality.
(I am a local and this is my home brewery so I hope I am not sounding too partial in this review.)
Beer? I enjoy each and every one of their beers, and they do a great job with them. (A GABF Gold is proof enough.) But the gourmet feast that I experienced at this special dinner is not unusual for the food that can be prepared in their restaurant. Their normal menu of sandwiches, pizza (from a wood-fired oven), and barbecue items are regular menu offerings, and all of them are great. However, on Friday and Saturday nights there are usually two entree specials that go above the 'pub fare' and are always a special meal. A couple of special desserts are usually available of weekend nights too, frequently utilizing one of Arcadia's beers in their preparation (yes, in a dessert).
So you can come to the brewery to experience their beers, but you should also come for a meal to experience their quality food offerings, and Friday and Saturday nights are extra special if you time your visit for the weekend.
11-05-2009 01:08:54 |
More by Mothergoose03
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped by here for a beer and dinner. They normally have a decent selection of beer styles and 1 cask. The menu has many upscale items for a brewpub. I had the duck breast which was fantastic. The only problem was the size of the meal. The entire meal was so small I was still hungry and at 15 dollars a slight ripoff. The service is always very prompt here and the wait staff are very nice. This is more of a family type place then a bar so bringing small children is the norm. They have a mug club with only about 50 mugs. Funny, only that many for as long as they have been open.
07-17-2011 17:07:46 |
More by jale
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
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: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Nice, big bar with some stuff on the walls and a large bar.
Lots of people, and unfortunately lots of smoke.
Beer was delicious and fresh and all of their regulars were on tap, plus their special reserve, which I had never had, but alas, no cask. Service was typical bar service: speak fast or go thirsty, but pretty friendly and knowledgable. The Arcadia brewer and Dark Horse brewer were there, so it couldn;t have been that bad.
Nice place to visit, but not worth the trip for me, as I have had all of their stuff on tap at Crunchy's in East Lansing.
06-30-2004 02:39:20 |
More by nortmand
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
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: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here mid-day on a Sunday, after Bell's and before going to Marshall for Dark Horse.
"Downtown" Battle Creek was dead, we parked righto out front of the brewery/pub and sat at the bar.
Ordered the taster flight which was an impressive 11 beers, with healthy 4oz+ pours of each. A good mix of Arcadia staples and some special brewery only beers including a delicious Oatmeal Stout, Double Black IPA, and a well done English IPA.
For food, we ordered beer cheese and crackers, which was ok as an appetizer but a little generic. The pizza however, with goat cheese, onions, tomato, bacon, and some other stuff was very good. We destroyed that.
Service was overall good, one of the brewmasters was tending bar helping out his wife and their (adorable) newborn son who was there. He admitted to not knowing exactly what he was doing but did not mess up anything.
Overall, it was a good place to sit and watch some football, bring some beers, and eat some food - what else more could one want?
11-22-2010 17:15:29 |
More by Stigs
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$$
I stopped in here with my kids after a "fun-filled" afternoon at the Cereal City museum. The snow was piled up outside as we got there around 5:00 on Saturday, and the place was pretty empty. It started to fill in as we ate our dinner. I'd been here before about 6 or 7 years ago after a business trip to Grand Rapids, and it was as comfortable as I remembered it. The kids each had wood-fired personal pizzas, and I got the brisket sandwich, which was very good. I also stole a slice of my daughter's pizza - it was tasty as well.
As for the beer, I had a sample of the ESB, a nice Scotch Ale (served in the appropriate globe), and their cask London Porter. Here's my take on the beers at Arcadia - they all seem to be on the lighter side of the respective styles, but are well made nonetheless. It's actually refreshing to have some British-style ales that a U.S. brewery hasn't destroyed by over-hopping. Nice place and worth a trip if you're in the area.
12-12-2005 01:05:18 |
More by olacub
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This was the second stop on the MI brew tour.
A- Nice opened up place which I thought was going to be smaller from the outside. Dim on the inside which was my only complaint. Brick oven located off to the side when you walk in. Just a nice looking brewpub.
Q- Everything that we had that day was amazing. The quality of the beer was good...not the best but you could tell it was brewed with greatness in mind. Didn't try the food so I couldn't comment on the quality of that although it did look very good.
S- The service was fantastic. Our waitress was one of the best I have seen in a long time. She took the time out to chit chat with us but was also very informative when we had questions. She along made the experiance worth while.
S- The selection here was great with about 12 plus beers to choose from and one or two hand pulls. I had no qualms about the selection for there was something for everyone there.
I thought the overall experiance here made this one of the better places we went to that day. I did enjoy the whole experiance and can not wait to get back up there again.
07-28-2010 05:56:10 |
More by alleykatking
Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, MI
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