How It Works

Follow these simple rules and you’re well on your way to enjoying the Social District safely and in accordance with state and local laws.

Grab a Drink

All alcoholic beverages must be served in a designated Central Commons Refreshment Area container and purchased from one of our approved, participating businesses within the Social District.

To find the most up-to-date list of participating businesses, take a look at the map below. And when you’re downtown, be on the lookout! Participating businesses will display window decals, and QR codes posted throughout the district will point you to more information.

Watch the Clock

The Central Commons Refreshment Area operates seven days a week:

Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Stay in Bounds

Leaving the refreshment area with an alcoholic beverage is against both local and state law. Check the map below to make sure you’re familiar with the boundaries and look for signs throughout the district.

You may not take drinks served at one location into another bar or restaurant, or onto their patio space.

Some non-alcohol serving businesses located within the boundary may choose to allow you to enter their establishment with drinks – check for signage or ask if you’re uncertain.

Be Mindful

Please treat others and businesses within our community with respect, and drink responsibly. All State of Michigan and City of Kalamazoo laws apply, including those prohibiting public intoxication, impaired driving, and serving alcohol to minors.

Sip and enjoy

Last but not least… have fun!