165 Capital Ave., S.W.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 965-3976
Fax: (269) 965-7580
Bars & Cafes
With a great lighting and sound system, Planet Rock offers a great space to view local and national musical acts.
Louie's Trophy House Grill has an atmosphere of a hip dive bar crossed with a hunting club. Admire the taxidermy as you have a drink from their fully stocked bar and nibble on the American dishes. Louie's Trophy House Grill is also known for their events, including hosting live music acts. Watch out for their daily specials. With deals like "1/2 off day" and "$2 Tuesdays" both your taste buds and your wallet will thank you.
Housed in the Star Building, the Old Dog Tavern is one of the popular local hangouts. At this tavern, you can cozy up inside with a drink or two, or simply sit in its garden and enjoy the lovely summer. Old Dog welcomes one and all, and be it an afternoon snack or an evening drink, it is always the best bet. The food served here is far cry away from the usual pub grub and everything is prepared fresh. Its menu features dishes like Hummus, Tofu-nut-spinach-oat Burger and BBQ Pulled Pork. Apart from good food, Old Dog Tavern is crowded owing to the interesting events hosted here. From open mic nights, poetry sessions, ladies nights to live music concerts, this establishment is always bubbling with action and energy. For complete details about the Old Dog Tavern, check its website.
Associated with Bell's Brewery, Eccentric Cafe is a lively place to chill out and imbibe the fine brews from Bell's. At the bar, you'll find a whopping 20 beers on tap, of which, many creations are available exclusively at the cafe. Like what you taste? You can even carry their brews home from their store next door. Aside from this, you'll find a fine selection of grub on the extensive menu featuring such delights as Cajun Chicken Wrap, Corned Beef Reuben and Asian Marinated Tempeh. Regular events like trivia and live music sessions adds a fun element to the proceedings.
A perfect place where you can groove to the tunes of talented bands while downing interesting flavors of local beers, the Bell's Back Room is a haunt for tourists and locals alike. Situated inside the Bell's Brewery, this place boasts of a wonderful venue which is equipped with impressive acoustics and picnic benches that bring about a marriage between beers and music. Come with your gang and stay put till wee hours of the night as Bell's Back Room manages to offer you a rare combination of entertainment, drinks and food. Check website for additional details.
Located inside the Entertainment District, this 13,000 square feet (1207.74 square meters) outdoor beer garden and music venue is one of the premium entertainment spots in the city. Located behind Wild Bull Saloon, District Square is considered to be the city's largest outdoor bar and grill. Groove to the various genres of live music ranging from rock, country, pop, country and blues performed at their well equipped stage. Some of the past line ups include Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Howie Day, Blackberry Smoke and Airborne Toxic Event.
The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is a huge two story pub and grill offering a variety of tap beers. A stock market themed pub, prices of their 28 beers are very dynamic and rise or fall on an everyday basis. This attracts a lot of young crowd, who are looking for good deals. They have a Bar Plates selection, as well as full meal options available. Popular items on the menu include French onion soup, beer battered onion rings and the Piedmontese beef burger. Visit this place if you are looking for a casual evening out with friends.
Named after the theater group which once occupied the building, Shakespeare's Pub has for long been a preferred watering hole for the locals as well as tourists. A delight for beer lovers, the pub offers more than 40 beers on tap at a time, featuring names like Guinness Stout and the original Pabst Blue Ribbon. Pair your selection of beer with the freshly prepared burgers, pizzas or various appetizers and you are set for the rest of the evening. Open every day of the week until 2a, the pub also hosts various events almost every evening, featuring comedians, musicians and DJs that never fail to entertain the crowd. And if you find the crowd too much to handle, then you can unwind at the awesome outdoor patio with your friends.
Enjoy the best of American comfort food at Old Burdick's located at the Radisson Plaza in downtown Kalamazoo. The interiors elicit an ambiance that is urban-chic as well as casual enough for night-outs and friendly gatherings. The menu features sensational burgers like the Triple Threat, Cheddar, Onion & Bacon Burger and their signature burger which are a definite must-try. A good choice of sandwiches, salads, wraps and entrees is also available. A notable wine and cocktails list completes the dining experience. Sports fans can catch the season's latest game on the large HD TVs. Reservations are recommended.
In the heart of Kalamazoo there lies a quaint little cafe-bar that has come to be much loved by the locals as well as visitors. The Strutt Cafe and Bar would probably be mistaken for someone's private home than a cafe, if not for the big 'The Strutt' sign on the front entrance. Inside, the atmosphere is buzzing with energy, as locals well as visitors mingle and converse over endless pints of beer. On most nights, there is a band stirring up the crowd with some excellent fresh tunes. A great spot for a casual night spent with friends, the Strutt Cafe and Bar promises a fun time. See the website to know more.
O'Duffy's Pub is touted to the sole Irish pub in town. This non-smoking watering hole oozes of Irish revelry and warmth. Enjoy a few pints and nosh on delicious pub grub. They also host live entertainment regularly.
The mix kzoo has entertained college students since its inception and has slowly become everybody's favorite club and bar. With insane dance parties and beer pong night, this is easily Kalamazoo's number one lounge.