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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Kettering, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was excited to take the tour of the brewery, and visited Bell's and New Holland on my family vacation from Ohio. The New Holland tour was GREAT - Bell's was terribly disappointing. We only went into two different small rooms, and the girl that did the tour appeared to memorize a script and know little else about beer. For... More 

Thank shaunwo2016
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheese selection was awesome. I had a flight and my husband had a flight all great beers. We had brisket sandwich, guacamole dip and pulled pork sandwich. All great!

Thank Jennifer C
Evansville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I did a brewery road trip through Western MI over our anniversary weekend, and this was a must stop. Food was awesome, beer was spectacular and the tour was pretty good. Get there early to sign up for tours because they fill up fast. Tour itself is good and the tour guide we had was knowledgeable and... More 

Thank shoemanshoe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tap-only beers were exotic and exquisite — an experimental hop with a big stone fruit aroma, a refreshing, citrusy farmhouse ale, and an imperial red. The food was excellent, as was the staff and the atmosphere. Bells has a great thing going here. Afterward, pop over to the Water Street Coffee for a post-lunch-beer pick-me-up.

Thank Tim J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The previous selection of food at Bell's was good, but very limited. A friend recommended the new and improved restaurant, and we found a good variety of interesting dishes from which to choose. They were busy and there was a long wait, but we found a table in the bar area. Our server was cheery and the food arrived promptly;... More 

Thank Lynn B
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to hang out after a bike ride with a beverage and snack. Gardens are lovely, food and drinks great.

Thank cjoc
Little Rock, Arkansas
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove two hours from NW Indiana to eat here! My daughter enjoys their beer and wanted to visit. It was well worth the trip! We weren't disappointed! The food is excellent and the beer is too! Our server, Scott really knew their brews and made good recommendations for us.

Thank Ken T
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has been open a year now and the changes they have made are positive. I had the pork tacos and they were great! The presentation was amazing. The service was excellent. I was very happy with everything.

Thank Patty V
Mineral Wells
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A newly renovated area which was previously a storage space. Brick walls and tile floor featuring a mosaic of each of the beers which Bell's brews. Great lunch selection and the sandwiches were uniformly large and delicious.

Thank Jerry T
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting brewpub if you are into craft beers. Some family members (all adult group, no children) I was with enjoy tasting and comparing beers and they are fans of Bell's beers. Unfortunately I'm not really into beer, so there wasn't much there for me. If you are interested in the food I would recommend other places that are quieter and... More 

Thank Stella M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-382-2332
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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