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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332
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Ranked #12 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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English first
Kalamazoo, MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very eclectic atmosphere with good salads, brisket was not your typical bar food. Nice smoky flavor as if smoked on site. Beer was excellent! Nice outdoor beer garden with lots of unique art. Will definitely stop again.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was our first stop for breweries. The Cafe is cozy and feels like a cabin. There was plenty of different types of beer to choose from. They offer flights of 6 different samples that is not preset. The food was good. One thing I didn't' like, which seemed to be a trend in the area, is there are no... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Perfect beer from one of the best craft breweries in the USA. Clean, fun atmosphere where comfort is stressed. Great place.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was our first brewery stop on vacation and we loved it. The food was simple, but amazing! The pretzel plate and Turkey Avocado were what we had to eat along with a flight of amazing beer. I have family in the area and I think this will be a must go place every time I visit.

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Metro Detroit ("Motown")
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Bell's was a great place to eat after a day of touring the Kalamazoo area - I don't drink personally, but was with friends who do and we all had a great time and a fantastic meal in this fun, unique location!

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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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