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Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Brewery, Inc.Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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BEER AVG
3.91/5
Based on:
116 Beers
90,083 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 204
Visits: 682
Avg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 12
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-3807
United States
phone: (269) 382-2332 | map
www.bellsbeer.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Bell's does not sell growlers of their beer at the Eccentric Café & Beergarden.

Bell's does sell growlers at their General Store.
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Reviews: 204 | Visits: 682
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This rating covers several visits I made to this place over many years. Just before the first time I came here, I was at a friend's place getting ready for a weekend bash that was to come to pass in about 4 hours when his roommate returned from the brewery with the keg. He told us there was some sort of anniversary celebration, and that Bell's was pouring free beer for a couple hours. We were out the driveway before he finished his sentence. That trip spawned my fondness for this beer, and I try to introduce my favorite varieties to friends whenever I frequently move. Every time I have gone there, the number of beers on tap has ranged from 6-12, and I have been there on some quiet nights, eccentric night in Dec 2000 which was off the hook, and eccentric night a couple years later which was disappointingly tame. I enjoyed the mink soup, the caviar, and the roast pheasant...not something you typically find in beer bars. The service is good, and the vibe is pleasant, whether the place is nearly empty, or at borderline- fire-marshal's-maximum-capacity. Although the beer is my favorite part of this place, I have been here on some crazy nights that I barely, but fondly remember, and will never forget.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ridgeisgod
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of BLZR
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of capt93
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of jcMPLS
3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of UBrew1984
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cards22
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of dave21414
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of max85
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of chippo33
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of UcDru
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of joemama76
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ErinnA
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of wdberkley
4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This place is simply awesome. Great beers, cool store, great staff who know a lot about beer.

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Photo of Sprague67
4.87/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of C_Adams
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of jscheuf
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Nupetarian
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best Brewery!

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Photo of Karst32
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tripledbrew
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

The vibe was a little too "I'm so special cause I am here". The beers I had were good, however their service was not that great. To their credit , they were very busy and may have been a little under staffed. The beer selection was very good. I would not go out of my way to visit them again.

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Photo of SarahH0409
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
93 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.