Nightlife in Kalamazoo


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Providing top quality symphonic and pops to Southwest Michigan, the KSO performs primarily in Miller and Chenery Auditoriums.
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
Cheer on popular American sports such as shot put and alligator-wrestling while tippling frosty glasses of draft beer or selections from a menu of outrageous belly-fillers, including the pulled-pork quesadilla ($6.99), a heap of slow-roasted meat smothered in Sweet Baby Ray’s and a blend of melted cheeses. Half-pound burgers arrive with hand-cut home fries and torrential toppings, such as the Brunch burger's ($8.99) arsenal of fried egg, crispy bacon, and cheddar cheese, ensconced not in blithe buns but in two separate grilled-cheese sandwiches. The Tailgater ($8.49) solves the dilemma of choosing between a burger and a brat by enclosing both in a single bun. Brick-fired pizzas, strombolis, and subs round out the offerings. Vegetarian-friendly options are also available.
416 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
Craving finger food? Head to Sports Forum and chow down on classic pub fare. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Sports Forum for a group meal. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Sports Forum patrons come in casual attire. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Sports Forum offers catering. Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Sports Forum and save time on hunting for a parking spot. Menu items at Sports Forum tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
803 W Mosel Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
Voted Best Italian Restaurant in 2010 by the readers of the Kalamazoo Gazette, Erbelli's and their elite squad of dough gurus dish out an eclectic array of pizza pies and traditional Italian eats. Famished patrons can customize their own gourmet pizzas with one of eight different crusts, including original hand-tossed, deep-dish, gluten-free, or whole-wheat crust, and a plethora of meat toppings, types of cheese, veggies, and seasonings. Erbelli's in-house specialties include the Disco Q pizza, a homemade Cajun crust covered in blue cheese, spicy wood-grilled smoked chicken, mozzarella, and sharp cheddar, and the Grizzly Bear pizza, jam-packed with six fresh meats including meatballs, genoa salami, and spicy capicola ($15.39+ each). Diners seeking noncircular chow can peruse the menu for Italian favorites such as chicken mushrella calzone—crammed with pizza sauce, fresh mushrooms, and grilled chicken ($7.99+)—and the smoked turkey breast and ham submarine sandwich ($5.99+). Vegetarians or time-traveling brontosauri will relish the assortment of fresh salads and carb-fiending customers will get their noodle fix from the selection of pastas.
6214 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. Alamo?s ninja servers pick up written food and drink orders throughout the movie and serve moviegoers directly at their seat. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook. Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."
180 Portage St.
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit offers a wide variety of classic American dishes. Low-fat is not a term Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit throws around but delicious is! Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit. The patio tables outside of Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit are the perfect spot for a summer meal. The restaurant frequently features a DJ, so visitors can treat their ears to some of the best beats around town. Those who enjoy dancing can make their mark on the open floor. Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Parking is easy at Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by. Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Wild Bull Saloon and Steakpit — swing by for your favorite meal.
139 S Edwards St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
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