Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe | Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe
Excellent based on 181 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

355 East Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan United States 49007-3807 [ print map ]
269 382 2332 | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: M-W 11a.m.-12 a.m,TH, F-Sa 11am-2 a.m., Sun 12-12

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Bells Roundhouse IRA 99, Bells Bright Size Life , Bells Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer of War 99, Bells Boon Companion , Bells Honey Hearted , Bells Larryís Latest Pale Ale Trial 2014-3 , Bells EXP Hop 2014-4 , Bells Tripel Belgian-Style Ale , Bells Ales for ALS , Bells Quadrupel Belgian-Style Ale , Bells Mead 45, Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Bells Kal-Haven Ale 93, Bells Imperial Red Ale , Sierra Nevada / Bells Beer Camp Maillardís Odyssey 99, Bells Baroness Von Nordwestlich , Third Coast Beer 40, Bells Larryís Latest Pale Ale Trial 2014-2 , Bells Wedding Ale 85, Bells Kalamazoo IPA 78
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181 reviews for Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  70%
 Selection  80%
 Food  70%
 Value  78%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn  (88) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | June 13, 2005
While the food and service can be a bit of a drag, this still ranks as one of my favorite places to go and have a beer. They have a lot of events in the beer garden all summer long, and the beers on tap are some of the best in the country, so you can forgive a little of the rough warehouse atmosphere and the difficulties you might have in finding the darn front door (or even the parking lot if youíre not from the area).
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | May 12, 2005
Large open and airy bar. Nothing on tap impressed me. They had a cider and mead mixture and a one off St Patrickís Day brew. It is hard to find and not well marked. The prices are reasonable. I am not sure why anyone would bother to come out of their way to visit, but I suppose you should go if you are a huge Bellís fan.
jeffc666  (93) Fairfax, Virginia | February 14, 2005
Major dissapointment. Why is that this place has to be so eccentric so as to have an unmarked entrance, bartenders that could care less that newbies have arrived, menus with instructions on how to order, half of the words in the instructions are missing letters, etc...? Beer selection was approximately the same as you can get at any decent liquor store in Southern Michigan. We left without ever actually being able to order anything. Far and away the single worst brewpub I have ever been to.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
mj23  (5) south holland, Illinois | February 13, 2005
Cool place very hippie like setting which I liked alot. Food is good and simple easy to eat bar food. But the beer is awesome ! Nice hops in summer out back very layed back place. If in area must see .
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 11, 2004
Iíve visited a couple of times, and must say Iíve been a bit disappointed. Had food, a really terrific black bean burger, only once, and that was fine if limited & simple...but the beer? Of course, itís Bells and itís great, but donít expect to see anything really special and mindblowing...just whatever you can get in bottles next door. Basically, worth a trip if youíre close by, but not worth a long detour as you can get the great beer all over the midwest.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge  (49) Denver, Colorado | November 12, 2004
One of my favorite breweries. The food is typical pub grub with a little flare, worth a trip for lunch. The beer is always good. Iíve seen a couple shows in the backyard there, $10 cover and barley wine for $2. If you are in the area, I would recommend going.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott  (89) Downers Grove, Illinois | October 21, 2004| Updated June 29, 2008
I thought the oversize brick space felt a little íícoldíí when I first visited last year. But this time Iíve warmed up a little. Had a great, juicy hamburger (the Boho college crowd can choose from some good-looking veggie sandwiches, too). I had just bought 12 different bottles of Bellís from their store, so the only thing on tap I ďneededĒ to try was their Bellís Beer (Lager). Iím much happier with this place the second time around. If you needued/u still more beer, Kraftbrau sis/suwas/u just cater-corner.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
jtw  (27) farmington, Michigan | October 4, 2004
too bad the outside looks like a burned out warehouse--the inside is awesome! great homey feeling, food was not bad. i would have liked to see more unique beers on tap but perhaps they didnít have any at the moment. definitely worth a stop!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium  (59) East Lansing, Michigan | February 14, 2004
Has a nice bar area, with several tables and barstool seating. The Bells "campus" is situated on the east side of Kalamazoo and includes the brewpub and a general store. While the pub occasionally has an unbottled beer on tap, the selection is surprisingly limited, and several of the "heavy" beers are only offered in bottles (for $4). Since the beers on tap can also be found in bottles, there usually isn't a compelling reason to visit the brewpub.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Zach Diesel  (6) Sisters, Oregon | January 20, 2004| Updated April 4, 2004
This is a beautiful pub with high ceilings, Bell's related everything, and a giant map of Africa. The chess board tables are an awesome touch. My only complaint is they only keep about 6 beers on tap at one time.

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