Kalamazoo doesn't slow down when winter rolls around! Not one to embrace the cold? No worries!

We're sharing our favorite ways that you can warm up while you're enjoying all that downtown has to offer this winter season.




Enjoy Craft Cocktails



Green Door Distilling Company



Green Door Distilling Co, is an award-winning grain to glass distillery located in Kalamazoo’s River’s Edge District. We’re proud to be Kalamazoo’s first distillery and represent the rich distilling history that Kalamazoo possessed in the 1800’s.



For more information, check out our blog post featuring Green Door Distilling Co.

>> This Remarkable Distillery is Worth the Visit to Kalamazoo, Michigan <<



Principle Food & Drink



Located on the historic central Kalamazoo Mall, Principle Food & Drink features craft cocktails and scratch made cuisine in a casual yet elegant vintage atmosphere. The Principle kitchen presents an array of 'medium' plates, comprised primarily of ingredients sourced within 50 miles of Kalamazoo. Guests are delighted as fresh ingredients and high quality spirits are skillfully melded to create memorable craft cocktails at the Principle bar. Expect a lively, convivial experience at Principle Food & Drink. Cheers!





The Stamped Robin 




Explore Downtown Kalamazoo's Most Festive Sites

Nothing warms your heart in the winter like twinkling holiday lights! Head to these spots downtown for the best outdoor light displays.




Kalamazoo Mall






Bronson Park



Also on our list:


Bates Alley -  An alley located along the backside of businesses along East Michigan Avenue between Portage and Edwards Streets





End The Night With Local Coffee or Hot Chocolate

Kalamazoo's craft coffee scene has literally exploded in the last few years, specifically the number of amazing coffee shops just within the downtown area! Featured in the video above is Water Street Coffee Joint, one of the oldest Kalamazoo coffee shops downtown!



Cherri's Chocol'art




Water Street Coffee Joint




Also on our list:


To make all of your coffee shop dreams come true, discover all of downtown's coffee shops when you take a self-guided coffee crawl with this list!

>> Downtown Kalamazoo Coffee Crawl <<