How It Works
Follow these simple rules and you’re well on your way to enjoying the Central Commons Refreshment Area safely and in accordance with state and local laws.
Bring BUY your own beverage
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 Central Commons.
Know where to drink – check the map below to make sure you’re familiar with the boundaries and participating businesses. 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.
Stay loyal to your logo
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.
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.
Drink it neat
Recycle or dispose of your cup properly.
Keep it classy
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!