Are you looking for the perfect way to hang out with the guys at the end of a long work week? Here’s our answer for you – head to Kalamazoo! Rather than spend hours debating what to do, step out of the mundane routine and take a weekend “Bro-cation” in Kalamazoo. Here is just a taste of what 269 has to offer.



From Arcadia to Bell’s there are plenty of breweries in the area with lots of great craft beer to enjoy. Organize a beer tour with West Michigan Beer Tour, or if you don’t feel like bar hopping visit the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. The KBE has a vast selection of beers, including  APA’s, IPA’s, Pilsners, Porters, and Stouts! Prefer other types of alcohol over beer? No Problem! Kalamazoo’s very own Spirt of 269 Guide will give you a rundown of other distilleries and wineries in the area!



There is nothing quite like the great outdoors in Kalamazoo. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and Hike or bike one of the many Trails in the area. Visit Cabbage Brothers Bikes on Facebook for details on bike rentals and tours. Kalamazoo is also home to plenty of great golf courses, so be sure to check out the Kalamazoo Golf Guide for details on where to hit the links in the area. If you prefer to watch sports the Western Michigan University football season is right around the corner!  Check out the schedule and get your tickets today!



Are you more of a rambling, gambling man? Test your luck at one of Kalamazoo’s Casinos including Fire Keepers Casino & Hotel and Gun Lake Casino both housing a wide variety of entertainment options. If you aren’t the gambling  type take a step back to the 80’s at the Klassic Arcade 2.0 with their wide selection of pinball and arcade machines. If you’re more of a console gamer but still want a night on the town LFG Gaming Bar has you covered. Finally, there is only one place in Kalamazoo that is “Bigfoot Tested and Wizard Approved” and that is One Well Brewing Company they host several events throughout the year including pinball tournaments and Sunday night trivia.



On your bro-cation, you’re not going to want to miss a visit the largest car collection in North America the Gilmore Car Museum. With a 90 – acre campus and 7 different car museums, there’s something here for every car enthusiast. Watch their video  to learn more about the museum and the legacy of the automobile. Consider booking time on the track at GingerMan Raceway if you’d rather put the pedal to the metal yourself. The raceway also hosts a number of events throughout the driving season and allows for spectators to come and watch all the fun.  The raceway grounds are even available to camp on! Contact them for more information.


As you can see there are plenty of things to do in Kalamazoo for your bro-cation. Start planning your trip today by using one of our great guides  or sign up for our eNewsletter to help get started!