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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork tacos” (14 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Always a good time and great beer menu. Hard to get a seat in the bar area, seems anytime - very popular. But everyone is always in a great mood, so mingle pretty freely with strangers. Long waits for dinner usually, but worth the wait....More

Thank LeslieKepp
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Leslie! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate your feedback! We can't wait to see you again. Cheers!

Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Great beers and fun vibe! Got there late into the night and it was crowded but had no problem gettin beers

Thank Lori M
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Lori! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope we get to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

Great place to enjoy the out doors, great outdoor seating as well as in doors. Within walking distance to may other bars and restaurants.

Thank amsoderman
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting! We're so glad you enjoyed our patio. We're looking forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Great place to grab a beer. Nice fun atmosphere. Live music and outdoor seating, what more can you ask for.

Thank Ryan M
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thanks for visiting, Ryan! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

I was in town for only a couple of hours (on my way home from Grand Rapids to Chicago) and did the tour. I had some time to kill before the tour began so I checked out the Eccentric Cafe, which was still running their...More

Thank coldbeerexplorer
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you so much for leaving this kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed both your brunch and your tour, and we hope you'll be back again soon! Thanks for taking the time to visit. Cheers!

Reviewed September 4, 2017

Really cool interior, neat art. Outdoor patio with live music too! Good bar food and a variety of craft beers. Quick attentive friendly service.

Thank MACVirginia
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate your feedback, and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We're looking forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We went to Bells for a late lunch on Saturday afternoon of Labor Day weekend. There were 5 of us in our group. We all had sandwiches. One of the burgers was prepared wrong. This meant waiting for a new one to be prepared. It...More

Thank Fiesta0317
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and let us know about your disappointing visit for lunch. We're very sorry that this was your experience with us, and we'd love to speak with you further about your visit. If...More

Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

The food was disappointing. For such a great brewery, I expected more. The choices were kind of typical bar food. The location was very cool though with both inside and outside seating and a great store. The beer is always amazing.More

Thank Denise V
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, Denise. We appreciate your comments, and sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations when it came to our food. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience visiting the brewery,...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017

I travelled 1 hour to visit Bell's and was not disappointed. I am not a home craft beer brewer but learned a lot and enjoyed some outstanding beers.

Thank Thomas W
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to come visit us, Thomas! We're so glad you could make the trip, and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. Can't wait to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed August 16, 2017

I arrived with my mom who is older and using a walker and asked if it would be ok for her to go on the tour. We were met by Katie at the door and she could not have been nicer. She got us waters...More

Thank nemo63662
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

What a great story! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're thrilled to hear you and your mom enjoyed your visit, and we're so glad you could both enjoy the tour. We're looking forward to serving you again in...More

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Bdbehnke
August 23, 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The beer garden is divided. A large open space with a bandshell - limited seating, mostly standing for large shows. The other side has square and octagonal tables with umbrellas with no view of the bandshell - a simple beer... More
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Patricia R
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Showmesun | Reviewed this property |
We only stopped in for a beer - never looked at a menu
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Bdbehnke
July 23, 2016|
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Response from lewmurray | Reviewed this property |
Also the Comfort Inn is within walking distance,but several blocks further west than the Radisson.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
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 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
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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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