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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife took a day trip to check out this brewery. The atmosphere was unique and cool. The beer was as good as I was expecting it to be. The food also was good. If you in the areas I'd definitely check it out.

Thank Dustin A
Otsego, Michigan
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have lived in Kalamazoo my entire life and had never visited Bells. That was a huge mistake. It is a fun environment with great people, not to mention the food and beer was some of the best I have had. Some say it is expensive, but you get great quality here! It is a must stop in Kalamazoo.

Thank ghwrobleski
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bell's Eccentric Cafe is part of Bell's Brewery, and attached to the retail outlet. Bell's is a wonderful craft brewery with some of the tastiest brews I have ever experienced. I think the summer wheat ale Oberon is my all-time favourite. The cafe is equally good: excellent food, friendly service, and, of course, that great beer. Highly recommended!

Thank George K
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The beer is delicious. The food is some of the best in town. The pulled pork tacos are my favorite item on the menu. They have spectacular events such as Eccentric Day, Roll Out the Barrel, and All Stouts Day. They also have great concerts in the back room. This is just a warm and welcoming brewery to come to.

Thank mortalkiss
Williamsburg, Virginia
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408 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located downtown, Bell’s is not to be missed. As it’s name suggests, the café’s décor is eccentric, and something to behold…great stained glass, iron and brickwork. Take a chance on the grilled cheese of the day…you will be glad that you did. Of course, the beers are a must. You can pick your own flights. The restaurant is bigger than... More 

Thank BLT1991
State College
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Beer was amazing! The Food was incredible. The Atmosphere was great, enjoyed the beach and nautical art. Great patio.

Thank Thomas W
Marcellus, Michigan
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met family here from out of town to have the "Bell" Expereince. We were all very pleased with out palates. I also liked that I could have a 5 oz beer instead of forced to have a pint.

Thank Jo V
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place us s Kalamazoo staple and one of the best and oldest craft breweries around. Take time to look at the maps all over the walks. And...... Taste the best stout in the world, Kalamazoo stout!

Thank paboy1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were camping with 5 other friends when we decided to make it an Oktoberfest weekend. Bell's was opening their cask brewed beer. It was crazy fun! Everyone was trying out the different beers. Although the place was crowded, everyone was very civil to each other. People were holding doors open so others could go to the outside courtyard with... More 

Thank 441dianep
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bell's has always had great beers, and it's worth it to go to their brewery in downtown Kalamazoo just for the special brews they serve only there (i.e. you'll never see them sold at retailers), but their food was mediocre at best until recently when they expanded their Eccentric Cafe. Good burgers, French Dip, and other sandwiches made even better... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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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