Looking for a different place to go— for shopping, catching a bite to eat, or relaxing over a latte? Check out downtown Kalamazoo — featuring eclectic shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, brewpubs, and locally owned coffee shops.

We can't claim to have it all downtown, but we certainly have unique scenes, moods, and flavors that you just can't find in suburbia. Downtown Kalamazoo is college-student friendly. Come on down off the hill and check it out!

WMU Students: Avoid the fuss, ride the bus. Your ride to downtown Kalamazoo is free with a valid Bronco ID. Just catch Route 16 — Lovell. The bus will drop you off on Michigan Avenue by the courthouse, right across the street from Michigan News Agency and the Studio Grill and just one block away from Central City's core shopping and dining area. Check out for more information and the route map.