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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (25 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (16 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 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic bar and eatery. Bells eccentric cafe has something for everyone: great beer, mead, cider, diverse and well constructed menu and unique atmosphere. Lots of indoor and outdoor space and service was great. The food was delicious - we had jambalaya and the trout sandwich....More

Thank Literarytravels
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for this great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the items you tried from our menu, and we love that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for your continued support, and we hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interior space is brick with a hipster type vibe to it. Beer is a personal preference, but one of us found a number of beers to enjoy while the other tasted a bitterness in each beer sampled. I do like the fact that you can...More

Thank 2Runks
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the beer you were sampling, and we apologize that one in your party was not impressed. Our bartenders would love to help you find a beer you enjoy next time you're here for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides the marvelous beer, there are splendid views inside and some delicious stuff on the menue. The waiters were doing fast and good, though the place was crowdedMore

Thank Andy L
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Andy! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It's great to hear you were pleased with your service and experience here at the Eccentric Cafe, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has great decore and great food. Beers are per your taste but Bell's has plenty of option. We would have grabbed brew to go but the store front closes at 7 on Sundays. Just an excuse to return. I didn't care for the...More

Thank John G
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, John! We appreciate you stopping by for a visit, and we look forward to our next opportunity to serve you! Thanks for sampling a few of our menu items and beers. We appreciate your support. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time . Beautiful place. Back room rented for a baby shower. Nice outside area, Good beer and food.More

Thank cdaidone
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great 5 star review! We're so glad you were able to celebrate with us, and we appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback on your experience. We appreciate your kind comments, and we hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some time to kill from moving my daughter out of her dorm by 12:00 and attending her graduation ceremony at 6:00. We spent a couple hours at the casino but you can only lose so much money. We went looking for a place...More

Thank awilson524
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, and congratulation to your graduate! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and check us out, and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our food,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a grand tour of one's empire. The court of crisp and refreshing beverages shines gladly down upon all who love Oberon's ale.

Thank Trevor M
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this review, Trevor! It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and we truly appreciate your continued support. Thanks for being such a great fan, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You already know that Bell’s beers are great. You should take the tour to find out why. I won’t spill the beans but Larry Bell cares about his employees, the environment and, of course, his customers. Those are the underlying reason why Bell’s does what...More

Thank Wayne B
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Wayne! We are so happy to hear you were able to join us for a tour of our Comstock facility, and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We love being able to share a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner This past week prior to the Gilmore jazz session. We went because it was convenient but we definitely will return for the great food. Everything each of the four of us had was tasty and very special!More

Thank Anne P
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That is great to hear, Anne! The Gilmore Festival is an event near and dear to us, and to hear that it brought you through our doors is yet another reason we're so lucky to be a part of this great Kalamazoo community. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous interesting decor. Stunning bar. Amazing delicious food although a somewhat limited menu. Been here a few times. Never disappointed! Banana bread with cream, and best ever breakfast burger. And of course - great beer!!

Thank Kim H
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome review, Kim! We're thrilled to hear you're been pleased with both the food and the beers you've tried. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback, and we can't wait for your next visit! Cheers!

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kmlctravels
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Response from bengalbouter77 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so...sorry
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24 August 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
8 August 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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