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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332
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Ranked #17 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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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Bell's is one of the best breweries in the country and my trip there only solidified how much I love them. Such a great vibe in the place and the tour was top-notch. You can tell all the employees are proud to work there. I am already planning my return visit. It can't happen soon enough.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We just had an appetizer plate, but it was tasty. They have some beer that you can only get there at the brewery. . . Fun to try. Nice outside area with tables when the weather is nice.

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went here for lunch on a Friday. We got there a little before noon and had to wait in line for about 10 minutes. By the time we left, the line was out the door! The food was good, but it's a pretty small menu.

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Kendallville, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

First time here and when I pulled in I thought I would have to wait forever to get served due to the amount of vehicles in the parking lot, but I walked in and there was plenty of seating available. I sat down and within 30 seconds there was someone there asking me what I wanted to drink. They have... More

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Amherst, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Bell's was a recent stop on a mini-craft beer tour that my husband and I took in late July. Bell's Two-hearted is his favorite beer, so this stop was a definite must for us. We were very impressed with the beautiful wood and stained glass that was used throughout. There was plenty of seating both inside and out on their... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We used Bell's as the midway stop for lunch during our last travels along I-94. It's a few minutes off of I-94 but worth the small trip. We were traveling as two adults, two kids, & an infant. Plenty of seating inside and outside on the patio. Beer menu is wonderful. There's something for everyone here from all of the... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bell's is definitely a place not to miss, with great live music on the weekends and of course the wide variety of beers on tap each week. I love the different places to sit and enjoy the company you're with, whether its to listen to the bands, enjoy a few rounds and conversation, or just have a little quiet moment.... More

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Paris
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Of course Bell's is most famous for their beer (which doesn't disappoint). The building has changed a lot over the last few years, and it's a nice place to hangout! The outdoor seating was especially nice. There is a smoking/non-smoking section outdoors, which was nice for my friends who smoke. We didn't eat any food here, but the atmosphere and... More

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

For lunch I had the blackened chicken wrap and it was excellent. It was very good for a simple wrap. My wife ate the jambalaya and loved it. We shared a flight of beers and thought the Experimental IPA, Black Rye and Larry's Double IPA were the best. Can't wait to go back!

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Cincinnati
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194 reviews 194 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This by far was an interesting hangout. We walked in on a saturday night after a brutal long, hot week at work and were surprised by all of the different areas to mingle. Neat garden area, of course many bars and outside party spots. We had a couple drinks and would definitely return another day. We went to see the... More

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