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Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Brewery, Inc.Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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BEER AVG
3.91/5
Based on:
116 Beers
90,083 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 204
Visits: 682
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: 682
Reviews by theecaleb:
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited in winter 2012, Saturday afternoon.

V: Nothing really that spectacular. Probably would have been a little better if it was summer and their beer garden was opened up. The eccentric cafe was alright. Lot of strange decor from around the world. No TV's. Actual bar stool seating was limited.

Q: I feel that Bells beer is (and always has been) very high quality. I might be a little bias, because Bells was the first beer that really opened my world to "craft" beer.

S: During lunch at least it was pub style service. Ordered from the bar tender, for food he gives you a buzzer and you pick up your order from the kitchen window. Both the bartenders and kitchen staff was helpful.

Selection was very good, Around 20 taps to choose from. Most of the beers were brewed at their production facility and then shipped to the cafe, however they do have a few on tap that are brewed in house, which i thought was awesome.

F: Wasn't bad, but a little pricey. Mostly sandwiches, a few appetizers, soups and salads.

Their general store was was well stocked. A lot of home brewing supplies that are priced well. Their clothes and other merchandise is a little pricey. Good bottled beer selection available to go.

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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