Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Active Beers: 141
Beer Ratings: 68,220
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 391 | Reviews: 185 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by adamette:
3.68/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Based on a visit there 10 15 09. Review from limited notes, mainly memory.
Atmosphere Well I visited the gift shop which was extensive as well as the Eccentric Café. In its own right, the Eccentric Café had a very college, indy band brew pub feel to it and I understand that it is on the site of the former brewery. It was just fine I guess but I was not enamored with it. They have this set up where you go to a window, place a food order, get a pager and then wait for your pager to go off. When it does you go back to the same window, pick up your food which invariably is located within a basket before taking it yourself back to your table. I did like the large chalkboard with the day's current beer selections. This is a place that has a regular line up of nightly bands and indeed when we arrived (rather early in the evening) they asked us if we had arrived to see the band or to eat dinner. The presence of a nearly nightly band is a plus. 4.0
Quality Just fine. I have almost always liked Bell's beers and I think that the gift shop and the Eccentric Café live up to the quality that I find in their bottled beers. 3.5
Service Well I did not appreciate the wait staff free system as described above but what interaction I did have with the staff was just fine. 3.0
Selection As stated, I have always liked Bell's beers so since they were featured the selection is at least good. I did enjoy several pub exclusives as well. 4.5
Food Just fair. I got a chicken salad sandwich and while I am no expert, they have a limited menu. My wife and I talked about how we should have eaten at Arcadia Brewing Company with their wood burning stove instead of holding out for this place. 3.0
Value Fair to good. I do not think that it was very expensive at all.
11-24-2009 05:32:11 | More by adamette
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