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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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CUISINES
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 716 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice selection of food for almost anyone! If you’re a beer drinker they have something for you! If you’re not a beer drinker the rose is delicious! For lunch or dinner a nice spot for table service and kid friendly! Evening fun without a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank keysgetaway
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bells Cafe is a Kalamazoo landmark everyone should try. Check out the beers they brew that are only available there. Great food too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kipyoung70
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for stopping by and providing us with your feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, beer and food and we look forward to seeing you around the Eccentric Cafe again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Numerous choices of beers to choose from! Great location and classic style building. Ice cream was overpriced. Enjoyed that there was a bells brewery gift shop!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank erikabaker1111
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the feedback, Erika! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to both the pub and the General Store. We hope to see you again soon in the near future. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us were passing through and stopped for a bite the day after Thanksgiving. The atmosphere is terrific and fun. We were seated almost immediately and were taken care of by Hannah K, who was very attentive and knowledgeable. She answered our questions and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Donald B
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Donald, Thank you so much for the feedback and kind words! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, beer, and overall visit. We apologize for the delay in the dessert and we'll be sure to take all of your comments and...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Their beer is okay. I ordered the poutine, wasn’t good, maybe I’m spoiled by Canada’s poutine, but it needs more gravy & cheese, & no onions.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 17tammym
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Tammy, we are so sorry to hear you were disappointed with our poutine. We appreciate your comments and suggestions however, and I have passed this information to our Chef for his consideration. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll be back in the near...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Was 'touristing' through KZoo and the locals all pride themselves on this popular hang out. Michigan is known for it's beer, lakes and berries. The stained glass in this bar is stunning, spiritual even. The beers are all home crafted. Unfortunately, no gluten free ones,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnnH1483
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for this wonderful feedback! We hope you'll be back again soon. We appreciate your support! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This is the place for you, if you like horrible atmosphere, nowhere to sit, and over priced beer and wine. They do not have a full bar and serve no liquor of any kind. I guess they were unable to acquire a full liquor license....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank markman2112
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Mark, Thank you for providing us with this feedback. First and foremost, I am so sorry that this was your experience with us. We pride ourselves on having the highest quality beer, food, and service, and clearly that was not what you experienced at...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Love the beer, the food, and the atmosphere. This time around got a burger topped with goat cheese, bacon, and cherry jam. Washed it down with a cherry stout...perfection, what more can I say.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MelindaY
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your burger, Melinda! Thanks so much for coming to visit, and for providing us with this awesome feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 24 October 2018

I had cauliflower cheese soup, hamburger, fries, We had beer (great selection) and the popcorn is delish!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jdill7
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thanks for these awesome remarks! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us with these comments, and we hope you'll be back again in the near future. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Had to stop at the cafe and order my favorite beer - two hearted- from the source. Was very pleased to find a double two hearted on the menu. Great selection, fast service, fun and upbeat atmosphere. Outdoor seating available. If you like beer then...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kwthurst
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thanks for this awesome review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and fresh-from-the-source Two Hearted. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us with this feedback, and we are so grateful for your support. We hope you'll be back again in...More

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NicoleM50
1 October 2018|
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Response from Literarytravels | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they take reservations but even if it is busy the wait is minimal and worth it!
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NicoleM50
1 October 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
Call them or go to their website and email them a question.
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kmlctravels
16 March 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
They do have wine and, they have a multitude of brews. The brews vary with the seasons. They have other drinks also like fruit juice, teas, etc.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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