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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

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Brew Pub, Cafe, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Pub
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355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe...
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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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you love beer you have to visit Bell's

We were trying a few breweries in the SW Michigan area so we definitely had to head to Bell's. We have our favorite Bell's beer, especially the Two Hearted. It was a little confusing when we first entered, there didn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to the "process" of getting beer and/or food. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Gaelicmom3
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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  • Bar scene
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were trying a few breweries in the SW Michigan area so we definitely had to head to Bell's. We have our favorite Bell's beer, especially the Two Hearted. It was a little confusing when we first entered, there didn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to the "process" of getting beer and/or food. They are in the process... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Bells has an awesome setting indoors and outside. It's a nice place to hang out with friends and just socialize. My only downside is I find more beers that I don't like than ones I do like.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Obvious most come for the beers, great selection. Limited seating, can be rush to find a table if you are dining. If ordering food, stick with the sandwiches (brisket dip pretty tasty). Had the pasta before (complete fail). Worth a stop for brews and grub.

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Bath, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were there on a Sunday night, and the place was packed. While filling out our order for our flight, we met one of the guys who works in marketing for Bell's, he was great to talk with. He was there with a bunch of friends, shows how much he believes in the company if he was there while not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We came here on a Friday afternoon. It was super busy but we were lucky enough to get seats at the bar. Bell's has excellent beer. Lots of choices and a nice description of each on the menu. We ordered the pulled pork tacos and they were by far the best we've ever had! Their BBQ sauce is excellent!! The... More 

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Seoul
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Bell's Ecentric Cafe is attached to the brewery gift shop. I ordered an incredible lager along with a Cobb Salad at the bar. So when you come you just find your seat and then order beer and food at the bar. When your food is ready a light flicker thing goes off. STOP HERE is a MUST in Kalamazoo

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Moline, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our friends and I came to Kalamazoo for our friend's birthday celebration at this brewery. We tried many of the different beers. Many of the beers are not sold anywhere other than at the cafe so it was wonderful to try so many. They have an outdoor garden that was being used for a concert so we did not get... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We had tickets in the garden concert and loved it! The place is small and thin and you can bring a chair, but we didn't need them, I danced all night! Here's how you do Bell's...all beer and food is self serve. You get a menu or choose off the chalk board. Wait in line, and order your drinks &... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The beer was great but they way they do things could be better. You have to go to the bar to order drinks & food. There's only two bartenders. I just believe they are way to busy and rushed to give great service. Don't get me wrong here, the staff is not rude just VERY busy. So you just feel... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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141 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I am not a beer drinker, but Bell's is the best I have ever tasted and I have tried beer in Germany and in Belgium. Have to admit that Bell's is still the best! Combine that with a beef brisket sandwich - delicious and very satisfying. You don't even miss the French fries!

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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: Brew Pub, Cafe, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-382-2332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Cafe, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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