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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332
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Ranked #13 of 285 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue, Vegetarian, Café, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Huge beer selection and good food. My only complaint would be just how busy it is on the weekends. Was impossible to find a place to sit down and relax. Ended up leaving pretty quickly.

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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

What is not to love here? At the Eccentric Cafe you can taste beers from Bell's that are not distributed... so even if you are the most jaded craft brew enthusiast, you will find something you like here. I also see they are expanding into a full service restaurant. It will be interesting to see how that changes the character... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The actual building is nice... But there is no service here. You go to the bar to order drinks .. No waitstaff. Beer is only ok.. Did a sampler and wasn't very impressed.. Expensive for what you get. I would suggest Dark horse brewery instead

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Scotts Valley
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135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have visited over 100 breweries/brewpubs in over 30 states and if I had to go back to just one it would be Bell's. The on draft beer selection which was all made at the brewery and was enormous and the food was delicious as well. We ordered a tasting flight of six different 5 ounce beers and everyone of... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lots of good locally brewed beers, cheap food and beer, big place, with open area for dinner. I recoomend!

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Kalamazoo, MI
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

No better place in the zoo during the warm summer. Exceptional bar food, great beers, value is good but the service is frustrating. I can't stand dealing with long lines at the bar, lots of first timers and no servers. Order 2 at a time here to prevent long waits.

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BellsBrewery, Guest Relations Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Hi littlefishb13: Sorry about the wait, unfortunately, that can happen. Just wanted to let you know that we are working to add a full service dining room along with an expanded kitchen. We just started construction and they won't be ready until late next year, but that is something we are working to address and improve. Also going to expand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited the brewery and brought home Oktoberfest beer. It was a lot of fun, but kind of bummed there was no samples offered

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River Grove, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband and I saw a really great Johnny Cash cover band here. We enjoyed the evening and our fabulous Bell's brews (yummy oktoberfest!), but the seating was awful! There were only a few tables, spread feet apart. We were lucky to get the last two-top in the joint so that we could sit and enjoy our beer and the... More

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Three Rivers, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Actually the food was better than I expected for a brewery, I really enjoyed the pork tacos which were the best. The cafe is a little confusing if you're not familiar with it. You have to go to bar to order, beer or food and then pickup your own food, there are often long lines. It doesn't appear to be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Been wanting to go for a while, picked a weekend and went all in! Food was great beer was great and my husband took lots of beer home!!! Had a great experience, tour was good, employees nice, and would definitely go back!! Patio area was perfect especially since we had amazing weather!

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Additional Information about Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Address: 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: 269-382-2332
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
Cuisine: Barbecue, Vegetarian, Café, Brew Pub

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