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Beer Available At Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Bells EXP Hop 2014-4 , Bells Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer of War 99, Bells Cinnamon Sunrise Stout , Sierra Nevada / Bells Beer Camp Maillardís Odyssey 99, Bells Roundhouse IRA 99, Bells Bright Size Life , Bells Boon Companion , Bells Honey Hearted , Bells Larryís Latest Pale Ale Trial 2014-3 , 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 , Bells Baroness Von Nordwestlich , Third Coast Beer 40, Bells Larryís Latest Pale Ale Trial 2014-2 , Bells Wedding Ale 85
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Travlr (1515) Washington, Washington DC | January 14, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large place, tons of interesting beers on, with a 6 beer sampler for 12 bucks (yum, Hopslam!). Food was OK. Live music was a big plus. Efficient staff. Worth a look.
t0rin0 (1341) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 16, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped here after a tour of the brewery (the big one, not the cafe) for some pints and tasters. Very cool place. Plenty of room, cafeteria style ordering so you donít need to wait for servers, The cup of soup I had was pretty good but I didnít try much more than that. I was mostly just interested in trying a few things like the newly release Oarsman, Wild One (not so newly released), and Q Falls Lager. Service was great. The little homebrew shop / gift shop next door was pretty cool too. Nice place all around. Iíve only been once but this could be a fun place to hang out if I was in Kalamazoo.
3fourths (1272) Boulder, Colorado | January 4, 2008| Updated December 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A most excellent drinking spot, and a destination if youíre in the area, of course. New beer for me was the Sweet Potato Stout, along with a nice aged keg of Batch 7000 (on tap Dec 22). You know youíre coming here so why even read my review? Instead just look at my photographs from my visit to get a sense of what this place is like:
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | July 30, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 02/2012): Bellís Eccentric Cafť is located on the East side of downtown Kalamazoo, coincidentally on East Kalamazoo Ave. There is a private lot to the side of the building, and more parking at the store.
The interior has two individual sides. The left side is the brewpub and features a bar along the right and a walk-up window for placing food orders. A chalkboard behind the bar lists the available beers. The other side is where they showcase music. Lots of wood and breweriana adorn the brewpub side and that is where we spent our evening.
There are around 20 Bells beers on draught at the Cafť, including several one-offs and rarities. On my visit these included 2 of the Experimental Series, Mead, Dagger Stout, Wild One, Raspberry Wild One and Golden Rye. The store had some goodies as well, like Black Note and Harvest Ale.
There is no table service at the brewpub, but the bartenders were friendly if harried.
Food at Bells consists primarily of sandwiches and finger food. My sandwich was not bad.
Overall this spot should be on every beer loverís must-visit list.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Again a Michigan brewpub located in a very ugly, semi-industrial neighborhood where laods of traffic pass by (I wonder where they can be headed). Nevertheless, entering inside, you forget about the traffic, the brick and stylish arts make it appealing enough, though the very high ceilings removed any sens of coziness. I was surprised, but I would not want to spend a whole evening here... and I love Bells. The menu was certainly interesting enough. They even changed a keg while I was there, putting Double Oberon on, a nice bonus. Also could score some bourbon cherry stout at the adjacent shop (Iíve not seen it elsewhere). The prices are okays, but perhaps not as cheap as Iíd anticipated (5$ pint, 4$ glass). Iíd not necessarily stop by again unless I knew they had expedition or a particularly impressive seasonal on. Iíd call ahead to know whatís on.
NachlamSie (588) Denver, Colorado | May 21, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is gorgeous. Itís in a large building which resembles a church on the inside with cathedral ceilings and stained glass. There is a cozy upstairs and an outside garden area as well. The selection is terrific. The expected Bells beers are available along with at least 6 rare offerings. I ate some soft pretzels with one of the best mustards and some kind of parmesan dip. Very delicious snack. The music was hip and suited the atmosphere perfectly. A general store is also here with beer to go and tons of cool swag and homebrew supplies. I loved my visit here, I consider it a must stop.
Sammy (552) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
An ordinary town, although some eccentric names of stores. A retail store with many of the regular classics. The bar itself is fine as long as you get here before 4 pm, when people must line up to get beer. A great patio, but you carry beer, in big plastic cups over. A good selection of beers on tap, although I was not crazy about the carbonation, which was Enoz salty. Some of the classics, I think, are better in the bottle. Pretty friendly though. Bartendress went through some training. I would like more details about the beers in the literature available to us.
I was expecting more.
Drake (476) Free Union, Virginia | July 26, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped by on a Monday afternoon. I like the ambience. Big, tall, industrial feeling with an odd assortment of decorations... keeping with the theme I guess. Any place with a picture of President Kennedy on the wall is OK by me. 10 beers or so on tap. I had the mead, the only one I hadnít had, which was decent. I didnít try the food. Service was ample, and they did give me a smaller sample than advertised, which was nice as it was 10%. Prices seemed decent. Construction is going on in the back, as the tap room expands. Merchandise and homebrew shop in the front. The people were nice there too, if not too helpful, and prices were OK. Overall a nice stop.
rosenbergh (446) Tampere, Finland | October 2, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
The brewpub was amazing. I really liked it. Amazing beer and good food. Nice atmosphere and it wasnít crowded. Decent prices. Thumbs up. The gift shop (general store) was a bit disappointing.
jrallen34 (437) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Finally made it to Bellís. First I checked out the General Store, which is a high recommendation. They have all their 6 packs and mini kegs at prices. Additionally, they have tons of Bellís gear, shirts, stickers, lamps. All quality stuff too...The Cafe was under construction so I will have to re-visit this place in the future. All that was open was the new concert hall, reminds me of a college bar I use to visit. Its too wide open, not a place to drink. But its new and really nice. So in essence, General Store great, Cafe incomplete, new concert room skip unless a really good band is there.
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