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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

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355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2332
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe,...
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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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fun and different place to visit

Good food, friendly people and pleasant environment. Not in any way a typical college town bar. The brews are unique and fabulous on draft. The outside gardens is also a refreshing experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian S
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Rochester, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The stake and beer is a monthly ritual. Check out their brewery tour to know what makes your beer. Kalamazoo beer week is a fantastic time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So I rank this place 5 out of 5 for the beer. Bells is one of the top breweries in Michigan and the country IMO and the cafe has a huge selection of beers to sample at very reasonable prices. The food was good, not out of this world good but tasty and a number of options to satisfy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Kalamazoo for two years and I was a regular, whenever I visit, this is my go to. The beer is fresh, the brisket is the best in the world. The Service is also top notch. Must go!

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Rochester, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, friendly people and pleasant environment. Not in any way a typical college town bar. The brews are unique and fabulous on draft. The outside gardens is also a refreshing experience.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really a pleasant surprise to enjoy some appetizers that weren't the norm. Bell's IS Kalamazoo and the beer is top notch. Be prepared for a line if you come after 7pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our yearly visits to Eccentric Café are talked about year round to friends in the NC area. One of the best brewery experiences you will find in Eastern US. We love the options that are only available at the Café. One of the few places we travel that offers their test batches, mistakes, and just all out fun beers. It's... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for drinks dinner and show. Enjoyed all the above. Food was pretty good, music venue was fun, sound could have been better. Probably will go again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for a flight, appetizers/shareables and the brew store. Had the mac & cheese and brussel sprouts - was plenty for the two of us for a later afternoon snack/early dinner. For home brewers, the company store is a great resource. An extremely loud table next to us was playing cards, so a little distracting from our first time visit... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I give this place a solid 5-star for delivering a great experience... Great food/beverage, character and ambience of structure, fair prices for quality, and attentive, friendly service. My husband is a craft beer fella and of course Bells Two Hearted is his go-to if unable to find something he's been wanting to try that's different. He claims this on draft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

If you like craft beer be sure to put Bell's on your list when you visit Kalamazoo. They have a long list of great beers and I would recommend a flight if you haven't tried them before. The bar area is a cool setup and they now have a new dining area that was added earlier this year. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-382-2332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Cafe, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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