Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Active Beers: 124
Beer Ratings: 66,848
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 365 | Reviews: 185 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kdoc8:
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
After 5 years of living in South Bend, I finally made it up to Bell's. I'm very glad I did. They had an excellent selection of beers on tap (though, sadly, they were out of their Hopslam that day). I liked the atmosphere a lot also - a great place to sit and hang out with your friends. And they have checkers and chess boards on the tables, so you are expcected to spend time there and enjoy the beer and the atmosphere. It has a high ceiling and a stage near the window, which I assume makes for great acoustics when a band is playing live. Unfortunately there was no live music the day I was there. Bell's knows they're known for their beer and not their food, so not too much effort is put into the menu or service by comparison. Food is available at a window and it's serve- yourself, and typical sandwich brewery-fare. It's the beer that's important, and that's ok - they make some fine brews.
03-13-2007 01:30:22 | More by kdoc8
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The Gastro Pub at the original site of Bell's Brewery is a great little place. Raw stonework inside, beer garden out back. They also have concerts and a swag shop. They have a great selection of Bell's beers, including many that are not commercially available. Sadly, the kitchen had closed by the time I got there, so I was not able to eat anything. More room for beer!!!
07-11-2014 23:34:24 | More by cb500rider
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
The vibe in this brewpub is near perfect in my mind. The only thing that I don't like is the cramped area and typical line-up for ordering your food and beer at the bar. But that's a minor issue since everything else is outstanding. The beer list always has a bunch of the standard menu year-round beers, and a bunch of seasonals, specialty and experimental beers. And there is never a brewing flaw to be found. The food menu is not lengthy, but there are enough choices to satisfy most people, especially if pub food with an upward twist is okay with you. This pub is a must-visit for any craft beer lover.
07-10-2014 22:26:18 | More by Mothergoose03
Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
95 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.