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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332
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Ranked #11 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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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a great time trying out fights of beer. Being 1st timers at the brewery it took us a moment to figure out how it works, but once we did GAME ON! We will for sure be back!

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Portage, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beer here is always great with lots of options which change frequently. Food is ordered at the bar and typical pub food. They have a great beer garden. Bathrooms are always clean. Families can be found during lunch and dinner hours. Saturdays there are free tours of the brewery on site. Also they have a store for beer making supplies... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois, USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Came here for dinner, the food wasn't bad, but nothing special. The beer looked to have a good selection, but as a non beer drinker it was just ok. The atmosphere was nice, but the building got loud fast. It was a good place, but not worth a trip for the food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped in on my way to Chicago. Bell's has a great set-up, with two different patio areas, including a sprawling landscaped lawn and a stage fornlive music. The inside is a reclaimed older lofty brick building with stained glass windows and lots of wood. Despite the place being really busy, the natenders do an excellent job of getting to everyone... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stopped by from Ann Arbor to Chicago. Plenty of room even for a Saturday even though it was opening day for college football. The patio out back is really cool and there is a upstairs area. Food is ordered at the bar and a buzzer given so you can pick up your meal at the window. The bar is well... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife brought me here for my birthday, and I was not disappointed. Having enjoyed Bell's beers for years, I had never made the trip to Kalamazoo to visit the brewery. I expected to find great beer on tap, and I was not disappointed. What I did not anticipate, however, was that the food would be equally as good. The... More

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The beer is the best, great seasonal selections, not overly priced. Food is ok, but i wouldn't go there just to eat. In the summer the outdoor area to sit and drink is perfection.

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