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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork tacos” (14 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beer and the atmosphere are amazing -sadly, I haven't had any food there I like. I go for social time; I personally wouldn't recommend having a meal other than snacks. The inside is gorgeously decorated and there are often fun events and local bands....More

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

Thank you so much for providing us with this feedback. We sincerely apologize that you haven't been impressed with the food you have tried, but we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your comments. I am passing this feedback on to the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The beer was amazing, there are several beers brewed onsite that are not offered for sale outside the taproom.

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

Thank you for the awesome review, Cody! We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback, and we're so glad to hear you're enjoying our selection of beer. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bell's craft beers are a long-standing tradition in Kalamazoo and most of Michigan, but more and more people throughout the U.S. are now able to enjoy their beers, too, as their distribution network continues to grow. We still have the advantage in Kalamazoo, however, because...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review, Joe! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit by trying the Eccentric Grilled Cheese, and we appreciate your compliment to our servers! I will be sure to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like to stop in here during the outdoor season. Personally for me, breweries are acoustically hard for me. But I love the outdoor seating. The green space has such a nice, casual feel. You can get food and drink. Love the recycling stations outside....More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review, Mariann! We so appreciate your feedback and compliments, and we are truly grateful for your support. With just a few short months away from opening our Garden, we're already looking forward to another wonderful summer spent outdoors. Thank you...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Visited in the fall and sat in the back patio area. We got there early enough to get a seat. It can get pretty crowded on weekend evenings. We just had beer and appetizers. I like that you can go up to the counter and...More

Thank GoBeagleGo
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We love that you were able to enjoy our beer garden and patio, and we look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments, and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

We came for the Brewery tour, Joe was a wealth of information on the history of Bells. His passion for his work showed on our tour, his enthusiasm was incredible.

Thank Mark P
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for coming to visit our brewery and take a tour, Mark! We so appreciate your great feedback, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

What more could you ask for? Some of the best craft beer in Michigan and the US, friendly servers and excellent food (black bean burger is our go to and we are meat lovers). They often have rare and limited release beers available in the...More

Thank Shelliu
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We're so glad you've been able to enjoy your visits with us, and we appreciate your great feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The beer is worth the trip (I recommend a flight so you can taste a few), but the food was not good and the portions were disappointing. Our waitress was great and was helpful with beer selection.More

Thank wazzabe13
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for the feedback! We apologize that you were not satisfied with your food or portion size, but we appreciate your comments and have passed them on to the team for their consideration. We hope you'll join us again in the future and give...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The tour starting right on time. Joe is very informative and very knowledgable about Bells. He is very unlike most tour guides in the fact he loves the company he works for and is very passionate about Bells. He is a wealth of information and...More

Thank Alan A
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for the great review, Alan! We have passed your awesome feedback about Joe on the tours team. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went to Bell's for their tour (free of charge!) where we learn the history of the brewery and check out the process ourselves. We went to the downtown location, which is the historic first place of brewing. Not a lot goes there since the...More

Thank George A
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for the great review, George! We're so glad you were able to join us for a tour and learn more about our history. We appreciate your support and feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

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Bdbehnke
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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Bdbehnke
24 July 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, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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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