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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

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355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
+1 269-382-2332
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Kalamazoo because a family member was in the hospital, and we went to Bell's for a break at lunch. I am unfamiliar with the city and was very surprised to find such a great menu in Kalamazoo, especially as a vegetarian. Everyone in our party loved their food, and a couple of us had to take leftovers... More 

Thank Luvtravels33
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, excellent food, and a fantastic assortment of Bell's beer (some of which can only be purchased at this location). There isn't much I'd change. I do feel the price for the band playing in the back room was waaay too much money ($24, that is the cost of some national acts). Overall, would do this again. Our... More 

Thank cjmiller2213
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cool place. Great beer and great atmosphere. Had the chance to go during Trivia night. The beer options were plentiful of course, the food was a little more limited.

Thank cooperspeople
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite. Didn't partake in the wide beer selection, although it looked great. The fried whitefish sandwich was excellent as was the French Onion soup. Very cool scene. Has a hipster feel -- guess if I call cool people hipster then I mustn't be. Definitely worth a return visit.

Thank Paul B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, you better like beer. Bell's brews their own beers and takes pride in their flights and alcohol content. It is super great in the summer....outside, beer garden, music and herb garden! You may get freaked out at Eccentric night....there are some really crazy outfits and themes! Oh, Oberon rules!

Thank KarenJ1963
Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our beer tour weekend, our second stop. Bar was crowded for a Friday afternoon. We tried a flight of four beers. They were okay.

Thank poukala
Portage, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best brewery in Kalamazoo. The food, atmosphere and location is great. I had the cherry stout, so delicious

Thank Boo5776
Shelbyville, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Throughout the last year I've had a lot of interaction with Bells as a whole. I've taken multiple brewing classes, attended a few events and was just able to tour the brewing facility while attending All Stouts Day and waiting for the results of the Homebrew Competition that I was fortunate enough to be a part of. The great people,... More 

Thank tedmattingly
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The flute professor at WMU recommended this restaurant so we tried it. The atmosphere is beautiful. The wait staff is great. The food is delicious. We've had the burgers and the black bean wrap with fries and with the mixed greens. All is highly recommended. We have only gone after lunch between 1-3pm so it is not crowded at all.... More 

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West Des Moines, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Got there Around 6:30 the night of a concert and had a 45 min wait. The courtyard is spacious with some interesting artwork. We were seated near the fireplace. The server had several recommendations for the beer geek and I was not disappointed. The food came after about 20 minutes. The hummus place was rather nice. We loved the whitefish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?