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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

€€ - €€€American, ,
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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1 - 10 of 697 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Michigan has more than its fair share of brewpubs. I would think that in this situation you would try to set yourself apart from the others. Bells is a very nice place, very limited menu. I dined alone and was amazed to see only six...More

Thank Joel P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The state of Michigan has many many brew pubs. In this environment a brewpub needs to do something to set itself apart. Bells has a nice facility, but only six seats at the bar and the menu is sandwiches only with eight or 10 choices....More

Thank EverettL24
Reviewed 2 days ago

First, we love the nature-inspired decorations around the cafe. Lots of birds! Secondly, the food was very good. The black bean burger with salad was good, but probably wouldn't order the deviled eggs again (too much salt!). The place wasn't too crowded for an early...More

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bells is a great brewery to check out when you’re downtown Kalamazoo. The food and beer selection is great and they have outdoor seating during the summer months.

Thank dphillips8919
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your kind feedback, and are so grateful for your support. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a couple of times. The food is very good. There are beers here that you can't get anywhere else, because they are not in mass production and not released to the general public outside of the Bell's Eccentric Cafe. There are...More

Thank MikeKH123
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to come visit! We appreciate your kind words and support, and love to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you'll be back soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of friends in town for another friend's daughter's wedding. This was a great find. There was a great variety of beers, but beer only. The menu was quite eclectic as was the Decor on the walls. The service was outstanding.

Thank Howard S
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this awesome review, Howard! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your comments. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, I have always been a Bells fan! I love their attitude and position on beer and the making of it. They also have an interesting food venue not to mention the ambiance of the building and location that they're in.

Thank Rocstdy
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for this awesome feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this great review, and we are so grateful for your support. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many beers - only one liver! Great selection of all octane levels of beer. Great pricing, seating and the lines moved quick!

Thank Joseph S
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Joseph! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was perfect. Beer was perfect. Service was perfect. Brewery tour was great. Well done, Bell's. I will definitely be coming back!

Thank jamie p
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, what an awesome review, Jamie! Thank you! We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

7 of us arrived with no reservation for lunch on a Monday. We were seated right away, but service was delayed for what we presume was the table of let's say 25(?) seated just before us. Once service started it was attentive. The big group...More

Thank RockTIlUDrop
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We love to hear how much you enjoyed your experience, we can't wait to serve you again in the future. Cheers!

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kmlctravels
16 March 2018|
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Response from rebekah s | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I do believe Bells has some of their own ciders.
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Bdbehnke
23 August 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The beer garden is divided. A large open space with a bandshell - limited seating, mostly standing for large shows. The other side has square and octagonal tables with umbrellas with no view of the bandshell - a simple beer... More
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Patricia R
8 August 2016|
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Response from Showmesun | Reviewed this property |
We only stopped in for a beer - never looked at a menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
  • E-mail
Description
Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.
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