Kalamazoo is a city of energetic and buzzed-about neighborhoods, each with its’ own personality.
Walk their storied streets, appreciate the independent shops, indulge in locally-owned restaurants and cozy up in their coffee shops and craft beer bars. Below we’ve highlighted four neighborhoods with different points of interest for you to get out and explore!
Edison and South side Neighborhoods
Cheeseburgers, hand-cut fries and milk shakes! What more could you ask for?
Pro Tip: Order a Crispy Chicken Sando and ask for it done the “Nonla Way”: a fried chicken sandwich with American cheese, grileld onions, pickled veggies, jalapenos, cucumbers, cilantro and spicy ranch dressing!
Unique microbrewery and coffeehouse nestled in Kalamazoo’s Southtown neighborhood.
Tucked away in the corner of a historic warehouse, located at 1415 Fulford St., in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Fido Motors Cafe is the celebration of the passion for coffee and scooter culture.
Handmade Truffles Crafted in Kalamazoo exclusively from Organic and Fair Trade Chocolate.
Also on our list:
Pho On The Block – Modern Vietnamese cuisine, 1301 Portage St.
River’s Edge Neighborhood
Factory Coffee is located within the Reality Factory, a cool place that shares space with 1977 Mopeds, and Grayling Ceramics. Serving coffee from multiple roasters, both brew and espresso.
Located in a former gray-iron foundry and steel fabrication facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 600 Kitchen & Bar features a diverse menu and full bar, all with a Michigan-sourced and inspired theme!
Voted the #1 coffee shop in Michigan, Black Owl is a small cafe serving locally roasted coffee, hand blended teas & fresh home-made food.
The oldest bar in Kalamazoo and a true neighborhood bar grill with live music that offers both lunch and dinner.
Kalamazoo’s first dedicated distillery in over 150 years! They focus on making small batch spirits by hand and using only the best ingredients.
In the heart of the historic Vine Street Neighborhood lies Crow’s Nest, a cornerstone of Kalamazoo culture.
A fabulous little shop that carries a wide array of vintage clothing and accessories for everyone.
A quaint family-owned pub with real food, real beer, and really wonderful people.
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@oduffys_pub_kzoo is located in the heart of the Vine neighborhood. They’ve been called “Kalamazoo’s Best Neighborhood Bar”, and a properly poured pint of Guinness is one of their specialties! Do you have a favorite spot to grab a drink on a Saturday night in Kalamazoo? Drop your suggestions below! 👇 #discoverkzoo #kalamazoo #puremichigan
A cafe with great coffee and an even greater cause. The men and women who prepare the lattes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches and salads are students or graduates of the KPEP culinary arts program.
Vintage and used bicycle sales and service. A shop to buy, sell, trade, repair and even customize your ride.
A paradise for casual collectors and crate diggers alike. Specializing in New and Used LPs, 45s, 12”s and Cassettes.
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