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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
+1 269-382-2332
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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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just one of our first microbrewery in the area. Kind of a local favorite for good 🍺 and a place to meet new folks.

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Thank WD D
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good beer, great food, great and friendly staff, nice atmosphere. This really is a brewery with a special atmosphere that you don't find in other breweries.

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Thank Timo K
New Hudson, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere, great service. Staff is very knowledgeable about the beer and the food. Lunch was delicious. I had the eccentric grilled cheese with ghost peppers. My husband had the jambalaya. Of course, as always, the beer is excellent. We were able to get a case of the hopslam.

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Thank joshedunn
New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A buddy and I stopped in after taking the Noon brewery tour (highly recommend if you are a fan of Bell's and want to learn their history / brewing process). We drove in from the Chicagoland area to buy some Hopslam the weekend of its release, take the tour, and have a meal. We had a couple of other options... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in after touring the Bell's production facility in Galesburg. Nice beers, nice atmosphere and plenty of apparel and bling in the gift shop next door.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice meal and nice beer, but waiting over half an hour only to be seated in an area that clearly had so many open tables that our wait was not legit? Lucky I don't downgrade further but I was a fan coming in...

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Lansing, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in later in the dinner service after picking up a friend at the train station. We had at least an hour drive to get home and The Lions were actually winning - this we wanted to see & celebrate. Also, Bell's Oberon is one of my favorite beers, I was excited to eat there. As we came in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Bells. Even at 2:00, tables were hard to come by! Sat at the bar, and had Bell burgers. Very good! Tons of beer sections!

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Thank Vilynn64
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place can get super busy. However, the service is good and the food is as well. Enjoyed it even as someone who is not a beer drinker.

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Frankfort, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Food was fantastic, but we found a hair in our smoked whiefish appetizer, sent it back for a fresh plate,and thought it should have been on the house!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?