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Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER AVG
3.91/5
Based on:
116 Beers
90,280 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 204
Visits: 683
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: 683
Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Bell's is my Kalamazoo local favourite, by far, and the value of going down to the Eccentric Cafe has been going up consistently over the years.

The basics: this is a releatively small, wood heavy, quirky atmosphered tap room with a handful of Bell's beers on tap. No televisions, just some music for entertainment. Historically, they haven't had a lot of specials available, but the last time I visited they had a number of them including Cyser, Mrs. Bell's Pale, and a collection of 3 experimental pales, each brewed with the same base but different hops. If they can keep that sort of special range on tap I might have to stop by more often in the future!

In the summer, the atmosphere is improved by their rather large beer garden outside, in the winter, the inside is decent, but it tends to be fairly cold with several tables and the bar available for seating.

Prices on the beers are generally reasonable, 2-3$ for a small glass, a bit more for a pint. Bell's, unfortunately, do not sell growlers.

The staff is generally exceptional though,and are quite familiar with the beers that are available.

Overall: if you like Bell's beer, this is a necessary pilgrimage, particularly given the tap room only offerings that have been popping up lately.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of soxfan02
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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

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