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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332
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Ranked #14 of 292 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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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We live only one town over and every time we've passed Bell's Brewery we've been meaning to stop because we like their beers when we travel. On this Sunday afternoon my husband and I decided to just go and check it out. As soon as we walked up to the bar we had one of the best bartender's, her name... More 

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was very loud inside so we sat at a picnic table outside in a beautiful sunny afternoon. Love their beers.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Anyone who even slightly likes beer needs to visit Bell's. It's a great brewery and the Eccentric Cafe is a great place to enjoy their beer. There's often live music in the backroom, the beer garden is a great place to hang out in the summer and even the food is good. The cafe features many beers that aren't available... More 

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Coldwater
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place was too confusing! had a hard time figuring out how to get a beer and food so we left. seems like a place fro a younger crowd.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Oh...and a gorgeous beer garden, perfect for warm summer nights! The only (manageable) downside is the set up for getting beer/drinks. The line is often rather long, but the payoff is worth it :)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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215 reviews 215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Bells is one of the better known breweries in Michigan and for good reason. They have great brews and cover pretty much all types. You can't really go wrong and I'm not sure I had had a bad beer there. Limited menu but all pretty good food. The place and people are like the name implies--Eccentric. Gets busy during prime... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Bar has 33 taps, a great selection of their beer. All of their widely distributed beers plus lots of specialty choices. Food is average at best. Staff is really friendly. Beer is fantastic.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to see the Corn Fed Girls & it was a great experience. The intimate stage & perfect sound made for a fantastic show. All the bartenders were very knowledgeable & guided me through a progression of Stouts throughout the evening. My girlfriend & uncle enjoyed unlimited root beer. I purchased a cd after the show & a couple... More 

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Bronson, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been to Bell's three times now. I am looking forward to the opening of the dining room. It does cater to the college crow, not necessarily a bad thing, but I prefer having a server and not waiting at the bar. Decent menu selection of food and appetizers. Really great options on microbrews not found in other breweries.... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Something for every beer-preference, in a bulding that must be 100 years old with exposed brickwork and beams. Love the beer themed stained glass windows. Order food at the bar and pick it up yourself at the window - really good sandwiches. Around the block from the Bell's Brewery Store with brand imprinted clothes, bar-ware, souvenirs and home brew supplies.... More 

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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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