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Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Brewery, Inc.Bell's Brewery, Inc.
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
115 Beers
83,613 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 613
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.35
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bellsbrewery

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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Ratings: 613 | Reviews: 207
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped by this joint last Sunday thinking that I would be able to get a tour. Wrong. The place was freaking packed. I went to the store and got a couple bottles and was going to leave when I seen the bloated tour group leaving. That cleared the bar out so I could actually get a seat. I hate busy places because the service is usually lacking.

It is a walk up and order bar which I don't mind because that way I didn't have to wait on a server. I got a pint of rye stout to start out with then got a 6 beer sampler. There were 5 beers on tap that are not available in bottles. All were stouts.

They Eccentric Cafe is not a big place. I did not check out the patio since it was over 90 degrees outside. They had some stained glass windows and a loft seating area. I ordered tempeh tacos and pretzel rods. There are a lot of vegetarian options. I am not a vegetarian, but I do like to try new things. The tacos were surprisingly good to this carnivore.

It wasn't a bad place, but I wasn't impressed. I love their beer, but there is just nothing special about the pub.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bassfishingguy
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We decided to make a day trip to Bell's being that we've never been here and live about 40min NE. We really like atmosphere of the place and the number of offerings. The food was pretty good as well. We split the brisket sandwich and the 'crack' appetizer.

I was a little bummed that Expedition wasn't on tap anymore as I really like it, but they had plenty of other solid choices that I hadn't previously had. We will definitely be back.

Photo of teddibrewski
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of streeter
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of BDeibs
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of jjwisenheimer
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Hippity-Hoppity
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of andywelp
4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of puftdank
3.49/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MSEGUIN
3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of core42
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Food is really good but not a lot of options right now. They are expanding to include a new, full kitchen area which will change my food rating.
They always have tons of beer options including a lot of brewery only selections

Photo of MFauver35
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JDoHo
4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BryanA
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jeffrey84
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

The brewery was under construction when I went. Really killed the vibe and overall experience.

Photo of mluchies
4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Tarabeth
4.83/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Always a nice place to go hang out and see live music, especially in the summertime.

Photo of Schmuckles
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Suds_Suds
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great selection of beers; had fresh Hopslam on tap. The bartenders were super friendly and the food selection was great. Very vegetarian friendly and much better than regular bar food.

Photo of aboyd87
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The staple brewery of Michigan. Any beer you drink from Bell's is consistent quality and enjoyable.

Photo of psweendogg
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Nearly as good of a music venue as it is a brewery. A nice facility is split in 2 sides, one for dinner and great beer, and the other for great beer and good tunes. Good selection of their beers available. Its one of the go-to stops if you're ever in Kalamazoo.

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Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
97 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.