Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Eccentric Cafe & General Store

Brewery, Beer Garden, and Gastropub$$$$
Central Business District, Kalamazoo
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  • Chris R.
    "Home of Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, and lots of other great beers."(8 Tips)
    Adam M.
    "Hopslam out of a firkin!"(3 Tips)
    Bell's B.
    "... home? Stop by the General Store and see what's available from the 750ML..."(3 Tips)
    James D.
    "wide selection of Bells beers."(2 Tips)
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  • Rainer D.
    Nice small concert venue. Full selection of Bell's beers and food available in the cafe section.
  • William D.
    William DeanDecember 12, 2016
    Good beer and good food in a quaint restaurant.
  • Nitesh K.
    Nitesh KumarAugust 18, 2016
    Oberon all d way.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilsonAugust 5, 2016
    Great beer, and food! Cool place!
  • Adam L.
    Adam LorentzenJuly 24, 2016
    You absolutely cannot have a bad beer here, make sure to try the tap room exclusives!
  • Remo M.
    Remo MalarikJuly 14, 2016
    Biggest micro-brewery in Kalamazoo or something like that. Not too crazy about the beer, but they do have a stage in the back where you can catch live music =)
  • Alex S.
    Alex SederJune 15, 2016
    A good place to grab a Bell's beer. Look for something seasonal.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondMay 23, 2016
    You already know this place for its craft brews, but the cafe is great for a bite to eat. Nice outdoor patio area when the weather is warm.
  • Brenna G.
    Brenna GouldApril 7, 2016
    Try the Mango Habanero Oberon!! Amazing!!
  • Evelyn S.
    Evelyn Samayoa-TothApril 1, 2016
    They have a bomb ass Buffalo Ranch Dip with baked pita chips. Fantastic
  • Jake W.
    Jake WesorickMarch 6, 2016
    Great beer! My food was kinda gross though.
  • maldar O.
    maldar OTMFebruary 11, 2016
    Try a flight.
  • maldar O.
    maldar OTMFebruary 11, 2016
    Beer flights are always a good choice.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BreithauptFebruary 9, 2016
    Great beer, great food
  • John G.
    John GehrkeJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Friendly, helpful staff!
  • Laura H.
    Laura HigleJanuary 20, 2016
    The good and beer are awesome! Ploughmans Board was delicious.
  • Randy M.
    Randy MeisterJanuary 7, 2016
    Great selection of brews!
  • Mark D.
    Mark DempskiDecember 28, 2015
    Love the beer!!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley StarkNovember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Recently expanded! Great beer selection and food is yummy too! Get the pretzel platter.
  • Nephti C.
    Nephti CorralOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They sell or re-fill growers in the store
  • Katie J.
    Katie JaspersAugust 21, 2015
    Great beer and delicious food-- try the brisket!
  • Hadley H.
    Hadley HarrisonAugust 2, 2015
    beer obviously, but the new menu is eclectic and delicious!
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RouhierJuly 21, 2015
    Amazing food and of course amazing beer. Put together a sampler flight to make it easier to try everything.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SteigerJuly 10, 2015
    Love it here!! Get a flight, try them all! Mmmm beer!
  • Jim F.
    Jim FisherJuly 3, 2015
    Great spot to grab a beer and relax outside.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TeskaJune 15, 2015
    Oberon just tastes better here.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KavanaughMay 20, 2015
    Try the unusual here
  • John W.
    John WheelerMay 13, 2015
    Try the Two Hearted On the Firkin... It's unique and really smooth.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle StarkeyApril 23, 2015
    Buffalo chicken dip is the bomb!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMarch 25, 2015
    awesome setup! 5oz in all beers great for trying things
  • Roberto T.
    Roberto TorresMarch 23, 2015
    Everything
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanMarch 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome space to hang out and drink amazing beers
  • Beth M.
    Beth MavinMarch 7, 2015
    The beer and food!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NolteMarch 1, 2015
    The Midwest Mecca of beer.
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChannellFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    If you come to Kalamazoo only once, this is the place to go.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LockeJanuary 29, 2015
    Have to go in Summer. Amazing building and outside area
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanJanuary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome selection of their beers on tap, great service in the tap room.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitNovember 11, 2014
    Check out the clearance clothes section in the general store.
  • Lynn C.
    Lynn ChappNovember 10, 2014
    Everything http://snip.ly/dashboard/snips/#
  • Greg L.
    Greg LearNovember 6, 2014
    Awesome! A must visit. The beer speaks for itself and the food is very good.
  • Chef W.
    Chef WOctober 25, 2014
    Any brew that involves bourbon.... :-)
  • Chef W.
    Chef WOctober 25, 2014
    Try the customized Beer Flight.
  • Canon Jon
    Canon JonOctober 13, 2014
    Be sure to ask the servers about which beers to try.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitOctober 11, 2014
    Kitchen crack is a great app to share.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedySeptember 16, 2014
    Some of the best beer in the country. Fill out a sampler order form, turn it in at the bar and taste them all.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ConklingSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a lot on tap, so try a sampler to get quite a variety.
  • Jessy K.
    Jessy KingAugust 30, 2014
    the beer garden makes you feel like you are in a far-away land. a great place to hang out.
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PageAugust 25, 2014
    Try a Porter!
  • Freda M.
    Freda MoonAugust 25, 2014
    I wish they had more of their tap beers available for growlers, but I really love that they sell home brew supplies.
  • Brad W.
    Brad WheelingAugust 23, 2014
    Love the atmosphere and the beer list is awesome. You can spend an entire day here. Get a flight then pick your favorites.
  • j w.
    j wAugust 12, 2014
    All the beers
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DilworthAugust 11, 2014
    Drinking a Third Coast Old Ale. Quite delicious.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RettichAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Home of Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, and lots of other great beers. Great food. Come during the summer to sit in the beer garden.
  • Cory L.
    Cory LittleAugust 9, 2014
    Very cool brewery. Happy to support them!
  • James D.
    James DowneyAugust 8, 2014
    Very solid food menu to go with a delicious and wide selection of Bells beers.
  • Eduardo O.
    Eduardo O.August 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The music, the beer, the garden, the aesthetics. This place IS Kalamazoo.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Sample national favorites like Oberon and Two Hearted Ale, as well as dozens of year-round and seasonal offerings. Read more
  • Darby S.
    Darby SchaafMay 19, 2014
    Order food before you're hungry, because it can take a while (but it's worth the wait). While you're waiting, try a Trial Run beer in the beer garden.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterMay 10, 2014
    The beer is great, but whatever. They have the best F'n BLT in the history of bacon.
  • Mike
    MikeApril 15, 2014
    Fun place to hang out
  • Discover K.
    Discover KalamazooDecember 5, 2013
    During the warm months, enjoy your favorite Bell's brews outside in the Beer Garden! Catch great live music, lunch/dinner, movies and more!
  • Discover K.
    Discover KalamazooDecember 4, 2013
    The Eccentric Cafe offers some brews that you can only taste at this location! It's the 1st & oldest craft brewery east of Boulder, CO & the largest microbrewery in Michigan!
  • Discover K.
    Discover KalamazooDecember 4, 2013
    The eccentric cafe offers some brews that you can only taste at this location! It's the 1st & oldest craft brewery east of Boulder, CO and is the largest microbrewery in Michigan!
  • Josh S.
    Josh SmithNovember 29, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The General Store has started selling unfilled growlers
  • Josh S.
    Josh SmithNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Always check the list(s) below the main board for other beers that may be available on draft.
  • Cristy F.
    Cristy FletcherOctober 10, 2013
    Beer Garden.
  • Jaime V.
    Jaime Van EssenSeptember 26, 2013
    No growler fills!!!! :(
  • Wm D.
    Wm Davidson Jr.August 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the Uberon 😜 Oberon aged in Bourbon barrels 👍
  • chester e.
    chester emmonsAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Saturday and Sunday tours downtown Kalamazoo. Ask a out tours at the main plant in Comstock, michigan.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BehnfeldtJuly 31, 2013
    Great beer garden with Hops climbing the fence.
  • chester e.
    chester emmonsJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Jenny how does your garden grow!!
  • John G.
    John GottsJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bell's beers are widely available in Michigan, so drink some of their experimental creations. You won't be disappointed.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MJune 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask if there is anything special that isn't listed on the chalk board
  • Clay K.
    Clay KarzMay 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Jambalaya!!! Do it!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BarkerMay 6, 2013
    The grilled cheese with jalapenos works really well to clear out the sinuses.
  • Madison H.
    Madison HeckmanMarch 17, 2013
    The bartenders will make sure you're happy with your selection
  • Wm D.
    Wm Davidson Jr.February 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Porter on Nitro !
  • Paul
    PaulJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get. The. Brisket. Now.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SmithJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Make sure to check the board for any beers on Nitro!
  • Christopher
    ChristopherOctober 20, 2012
    Try the Cherry Porter.
  • Rhonda J.
    Rhonda JensenOctober 14, 2012
    25 dollars for a sandwich and one sampler.. Wow! Now that iv been I never need to come again... Nice atmosphere but u serve yourself and it's expensive!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RotgersOctober 4, 2012
    Support your local brewery!
  • Katie G.
    Katie GAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Wedding Ale is a MUST!!!
  • Len S.
    Len StewartJuly 27, 2012
    They don't honor the MBG Beer Enthusiast card here.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MontgomeryJuly 12, 2012
    Great beer, great people, great place, and did I mention the beer?..Kazoo's finest brewery hands down!!
  • DJ P.
    DJ PattersonJuly 9, 2012
    Talk about not judging a book by it's cover...front of the building almost deterred us from stopping. Glad we drove around back.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchimpfJune 30, 2012
    I really enjoyed the Vienna Smoked Lager!
  • Evan R.
    Evan RingelJune 16, 2012
    Your best bet is to go here for an early evening beer. Sit outside in the beer-garden. Food is decent but I would recommend the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange down the road for dinner.
  • Deb C.
    Deb ConryMay 26, 2012
    Flight delight.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PraedelMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Live music, outdoor area and some of the best micro-brews you'll find.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PraedelMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Oberon is an iconic brew. Great place to hang out with friends after a long day or week.
  • Wm D.
    Wm Davidson Jr.May 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice day for a pint in the beer garden.
  • jacob g.
    jacob glideApril 2, 2012
    Tables are first come first serve, seat yourself. Food is okay, but that's not what you're here for.
  • Bell's Brewery, Inc.
    Bell's Brewery, Inc.March 28, 2012
    Want to take one of our pub only beers home? Swing by the General Store and see what's available from the 750ML series.
  • Bell's B.
    Bell's BreweryMarch 28, 2012
    Want to take one of our pub only beers home? Stop by the General Store and see what's available from the 750ML series.
  • Brooke K.
    Brooke K. B.March 20, 2012
    Beer garden with chips and guac... Must do
  • Ziggy J.
    Ziggy JanzMarch 3, 2012
    Golden rye
  • Rob G.
    Rob GivansJanuary 27, 2012
    Try everything possible! This place knows what's up.
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸January 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try mixing two of Bell's excellent stouts, for example 50/50 Java Stout & Special Double Cream Stout. Do it, you'll be glad you did.
  • Hollis L.
    Hollis LockeJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hopslam is available! You won't be disappointed.
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