Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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3.92/5
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
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:
107
Reviews:
28,297
Ratings:
92,135
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
718
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
12
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 210 | Ratings: 718
Reviews by salvo:
Photo of salvo
4.13/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Pay order and pick up at the bar; cash only on the Industrial edge of Kalamazoo. Great ambiance in an old warehouse on the edge of town. Fabulous stained glass: good choice, too because the view isn't much, but the food and beer are superb.

Cafe-only brews are clearly labeled on the board. Everyone at the bar added their suggestion to my flight. Welcoming, warm both in the building and people. Tolerant of my lost-tourist wanderings before I made it back to the bar to order. Great, inexpensive fare. Excellent Indian-inspired spiced cashew soup, pastrami sandwich and generous beer mustard, cheese spread and pretzel appetizer. Will make an excuse to return.

Pub-only brews:
Pub-only offerings include an experimental (Hole in the Bucket) light yellow-orange ale with bright hops (3-6-9) and a light head. Sharp and mild, light yet flavorful. Family resemblance to 3 floyds gold leader.

Mild does it's English brethren well with roasty chocolate malts and overall mildness for session drinking. Slight head; consistent with English mild ales.

Sparkling has some sourness: Belgian and fruity, it is clearly an American brewed in Flemish tradition rather than a clone. Really smooth and a great summer beer.

Wild one sour brown is rich and spur with strong citrus acid- sweet-tart flavor. Too much for me, bit would accompany fish and chips nicely. Tart tart tart.

Oracle double IPA head going strong after 15 minutes. Bitter, earthy hops with citrus and pine. Hopsplosion! Very very dry and light mouthfeel. Lightly banana hints, wet hay, and smells a little of burlap. Finish is long, bitter, and pulls at the throat. Drys the mouth, readies for more.

As pub one-offs, didn't think they needed their own reviews.

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Photo of TAisaBAlla
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of snigdho
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ELS
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The tap room has a very nice atmosphere with a big restaurant full of tables and about 10 stools at the bar. Snagged a couple of bar stools with a friend. Had a lunch special and a flight of beers. The food was good but not memorable. The beer on tap was really no better than the bottled versions I find in my beer store. I was expecting two hearted ale to be even better at the brewery. It's not. If you are a huge Bell's Fan you're going to love this place. Otherwise, it's nothing special except for the nice restaurant.

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Photo of LooseGasCap
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of OKINGFISHO
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JollyRoger
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Bethaz83
4.91/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of spacecake9
4.63/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I've been to Bell's Brewery 3 times. Each time they were busy but there was room for us to be seated right away. The board at Bell's is always loaded with draft only Bell's beer options so I've never had a beer at Bell's that I could buy in a store. And I've never been disappointed in any of the beers at Bell's. The food menu is large and top notch. Service is very good, at the bar or a table. The store has every Bell's item you could want and a nice selection of their beers. The first time I bought Hopslam was at the Ball's store. Bottom line is I always look forward to visiting Bell's.

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Photo of FlaviusG
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of KZooJK
4.88/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheCzarof85
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Bell's is one of the best. Eccentric Cafe is an amazing place where you can catch a big name musically, chill with a glass of a special batch in the garden, eat good food, and catch good vibes. The selection is amazing and nothing beats a fresh Two-Hearted. Nothing!

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Photo of pezhead_79
3.96/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Beer selection is great and some brewery only options are always top notch. The food is average and with no table service, can be a drag to order. The merch store could be larger as well, but we all really are here for the beer and Bell's is world class.

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Photo of JLW
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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

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Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
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