Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General StoreBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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3.88/5
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100,785 Ratings
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General StoreBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

355 E Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007
United States

(269) 382-2332 | map
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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BEER STATS
Beers:
118
Reviews:
29,909
Ratings:
100,785
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.35/5
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
775
pDev:
11.49%
 
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Ratings: 775 |  Reviews: 219
Reviews by AlexM:
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Visited Bell's Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo ... not much to gripe about here ... cool vibe, great beers (really appreciate the tasting flights), great brew-pub only beers, neat decor, chill vibe, etc ... really a must visit if you are in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beardedbeered
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

I was thrilled to pull into one of the Midwest's Meccas for craft brewing.
With at least two other crafters across the street, this brewing hotbed is helping revive Kalamazoo's warehouse district.

Cool conversion of a brick warehouse with bar, beer garden and restaurant.
Service was upbeat and inviting. There were no other beers other than Bells, which is ok but not a good consumer practice.

All four of us agreed that the food was very good for a brewpub.

Glad to make this pilgrimage.

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Photo of A_Rad
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Lazhal
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

First visit, love the look/vibe, very nicely appointed, excellent selection of beers (had 3 I’d never had before, and I’ve had a lot of Bell’s stuff), and the food was outstanding (best popcorn I’ve ever had, and I’m an inveterate popcorn connoisseur). The service was a smidge slow, but nothing truly bothersome. I’ll be back.

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Photo of Berknerj
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MKrauss
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Awesome place !!

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Photo of Janghee
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DotDrinks
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Oconomowocian
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Went to both the general store and the cafe for dinner and a beer. General store has a lots of home brewing supplies, but the growler fill station was down the day I visited. The cafe is around back and is an eclectic place with pretty good food. Best brew I had that day was actually a home brewer recipe that had one a contest and was brewed by Bells. Cool place, different than most has some charm.

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Photo of Shanepatton
3.39/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of ElleMills
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of rossracing
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Tbarnes1414
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Foxman27
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

General store was cool, but didn't have much beer I couldn't get at the grocery store. I really liked that a big brewery sold homebrew equipment, and encourages homebrewers. The Cafe was great and had nice outdoor seating and a cool vibe.

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Photo of CvilleCraftMan
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tracker83
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jim67
4.61/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Great place. Bummed out that many of their seasonals were tapped out

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Photo of Nat1975
4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store in Kalamazoo, MI
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 100,785 ratings