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Beer Available At Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Bells Barrel Aged Expedition Stout , Bells Breakfast Blend Double Cream Stout 94, Bells Chocolate Covered Cherry Double Cream Stout , Bells Bourbon Barrel Dagger Stout 96, Bells Mr. Castries Vilnius 33, Bells Bourbon Barrel Brett Stout 78, Bells Porter 97, Bells Oberon Ale 90, Bells Hopslam 100, Bells Le Contrebassiste 84, Bells Expedition Stout 100, Bells Kalamazoo IPA 77, Bells Wheat Love Ale 96, Bells Special Double Cream Stout 99, Bells Christmas Ale 60, Third Coast Old Ale 100, Bells Cherry Stout 91, Bells Cider , Bells Batch 10000 Ale 97, Bells Boon Companion
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orangesol (153) Pennsylvania | July 11, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in here last weekend while I was in town for the Michigan Mile. Figured it was a ten hour trip, might as well drive another twenty minutes and check out one of my longtime most wanted to visit places.
Atmosphere is a little chaotic but in a sorta good way. People are all over the place drinking, eating and just hanging out. We must have hit the jackpot as we got a parking spot right out front, got served at the bar with no wait, and got a nice table just a few feet away all in the span of five minutes. Lots of cool stuff hanging on the walls from all over the world, its just a really cool place to have a beer. Service was good. It was a little hard to get their attention but once I got it I had no problems. Quality was pretty high all things considered. The beers are top notch and the food was solid.
Selection was pretty large. I tried about 7-8 of them and they were all at least solid. The Larryís Latest DIPA I tried was incredible. We got an order of chips and some buffalo dip, both were excellent. My only knock on the food is that the menu seemed a little small but it was more than enough for a snack or two. Everything was priced pretty well. Beers were a touch high but I was expecting them to be that way since most of them werenít your everyday Bellís beers.
Overall I am glad I made the side trip over here. It is exactly what I expected and more. I look forward to returning in the future and spending a bit more time, hopefully out on the deck.
hubermi12 (23) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 26, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Best Brewery in Michigan. It has the best beer and a great atmospherre, also and awesome selection.
CSO (5) West Chicago, Illinois | January 30, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (21) Ohio | December 7, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Didnít like it here. They do have almost every beer the make on tap plus a few rare ones but the atmosphere seemed off. They also donít fill growlers. The bar tender was a cool guy and recommended some beer stores for us to check out that yielded some great finds. Iíll go beer shopping in Kalamazoo again but Iíll skip Bells.
kjc51478 (34) Valparaiso, Indiana | November 30, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice taproom at the breweryís downtown Kalamazoo location. The ambiance is a little manufactured, but still very fitting for a brewery. I especially liked the multiple rooms almost like a German biergarten. This feature provides a lot of space making even crowded days feel initmate. The beer offerings live up to the breweryís hype with Bellís normal selections as well as plenty of seasonals on tap. Prices are decent too with a nice option of either 12oz or 16oz glasses for most beers. This is definitely a nice stop on any brewery tour.
jdb288 (57) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 6, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love this place. If you are a Bellís fan, you canít do any better.
The service is all from the bar - drinks and food. No big deal - go up and order your flights of beer, smoked brisket sandwich, and head back to one of the cozy tables.
Love that they are trying out new beer here that you canít find in the stores. Just a great place and atmosphere.
DutchHillbilly (11) Mattawan, Michigan | October 26, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of selection. bad rating from me because of no servers, ordering food or drinks sucks. 1-2 people worker the counter most of the time. Time consuming to wait in line for ordering. Other than that, its clean, nice layout and relaxing atmosphere.
BOSSbrewer (49) Arkansas | October 12, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place and very much worth the visit. They do flights and always have great things on tap. Food is really good, and their new place is just great. Picked up a few rare bottles in their shop also. Well worth the visit.
valpoaj (19) Valparaiso, Indiana | October 11, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
First time visit on trip to Dark Horse - been drinking the beer for ages, and probably been through Kalamazoo 50 times, but never stopped in. Ambiance is good - lots of tables, a bit dark in the evening (should have checked out the exterior a bit more) - went up into the loft area to enjoy brews and some food. Service was okay - maybe Iím lazy, but some semblance of table service would have been a nice touch...the íorder and pick up your owní idea seems okay for a starter brewery, and maybe Iím holding Bellís to an unfair standard, but this took things down a notch in my book. Selection of beers was great, and had plenty of things to sample which I had never had before...most of which were quite enjoyable (esp the Exp-Hop 2013-2). Food was pretty tasty as well. Value was fine for the food, but I thought the beer prices for a sampler were a bit steep. Good experience overall, but a bit overrated IMO (not the beer, but the rest)
bartlebier (43) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | October 9, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Planned in an extra stop on our Lake Michigan round tour to spend a Saturday night here at the beginning of the new academic year. Arriving at 10pm, the live band in the half-filled back room was still playing (always an eerie sight, plastic cups inside a brewery as soon as dionysian music is involved), the kitchen alas closed. Great front bar area with great continually evolving tap selection (even in the course of the night, alas no Two Hearted), and an open and freewheeling self-service feel to it, always a relief when confronted with the increasing brewpub student server culture for a few too many days on end.
Friendly doormen and bartenders, airy atmospheric spaces, the industrial side of the complex is put to good use. Individually priced beers on sample flights, pints above average but largely worth it.
rosenbergh (412) Helsinki, 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.
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