Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER AVG
3.9/5
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Reviews:
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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
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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 by willjschmidt:
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Stop #1 on my great midwest brewery tour.

Bell's original brewery located in downtown Kalamazoo. It has a small 15 BBL brewing system that they use for pilot batches, a tasting room and restaurant, as well as a store that sells homebrew supplies and Bell's merchandise.

The tasting room and restaurant is in an old brick building with great decor. It's a bit on the small side. They have a chalk board with all their current offerings. They offer most of their beers in 3 sizes and the prices are really cheap, at least compared to what I'm used to paying in California. The food is mostly sandwiches which was pretty good. We got the taster menu which was 5oz pours of 6 different beers for $12. You get to pick whatever 6 you want. We arrived at noon on a Sunday and it was pretty empty. When we left to go on the tour at 1:30 it was starting to fill up. The service was great, the bartender that served us was very friendly and helpful.

We went on a short tour of the original brewhouse. It's pretty small, they just use it for pilot batches now. The production brewery is about 15 miles outside of town. The general store was neat to check out as well.

A highly recommend place to visit. A top notch craft brewery with a great tasting room.

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

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

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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

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

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

Visit monthly, never disappointed.

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

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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
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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

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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%
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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
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Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
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