Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER AVG
3.9/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
119
Reviews:
28,547
Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
697
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
12
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Bell's Brewery, Inc.Bell's Brewery, Inc.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-3807
United States

(269) 382-2332 | map
www.bellsbeer.com

Notes:
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: 206 | Ratings: 697
Reviews by nflmvp:
Photo of nflmvp
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Made it to the Brewery/Cafe after the DL party on 4/29/06.

The atmosphere is nice and, as the name indicates, a little eccentric. High ceiling and wood floors with interesting decor. There's a nice little out door area.

Quality was good. The beers were all very fresh and the selection was great. They also had a small fridge for "cellar temperature" beers, including Batch 7000...sure would have been nice to find that one on tap.

Would love to revisit the place if I get back to the area in the future.

Edited to reflect subsequent visits in '07, '08 and '09.

I've now eaten here twice and I enjoyed my sandwiches very much. The selection of beers has been different each time I've been here and I appreciate that, quite a bit.

I've also updated my review to indicate value as reasonable. It's certainly not unreasonable and very much in line with what you'd expect to pay at any other brewpub.

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Photo of Feldpausch
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Rodosman
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Awesome spot. Great selection on draft. Service was A plus. Waitress is cute. Very cool vibe. Highest quality brewery I've ever been to.

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

Photo of tourdot
3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Visited the eccentric cafe on a Friday evening. Busy as expected with a mixed group of people. We snagged a table after about a half hour of standing. The beer selection was ok; not much that I couldn't purchase in WI but the beer was still great. I enjoyed Expedition, Java, and Consecrator. Our server was friendly and tended to us frequently. After 8:30 or so it started to clear out and quiet down; at that point it was a very comfortable and enjoyable venue. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience and a must stop if in Kzoo.

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Photo of petersonmatt22
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of gvhockey
4.63/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of snifter
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Great brewery to hang out with some friends. Nice outdoor area. Big selection of beers, the food is average.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Extensive tap list. The food I had was very good, but wasn't crazy about the menu. My only complaint here is that they only fill their own growlers, and only the 3 to 4 beers they offer in the gift shop. Very nice place otherwise.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.46/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bluejays219
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Visit monthly, never disappointed.

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Photo of WesM63
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
93 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.