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

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


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Beer Available At Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Bells Ales for ALS , Bells Kal-Haven Ale 93, Bells Quadrupel Belgian-Style Ale , Bells Tripel Belgian-Style Ale , Bells EXP Hop 2014-4 , Bells Imperial Red Ale , Bells Larryís Latest Pale Ale Trial 2014-3 , Sierra Nevada / Bells Beer Camp Maillardís Odyssey 99, Bells Roundhouse IRA 99, Bells Baroness Von Nordwestlich , Third Coast Beer 40, Bells Larryís Latest Pale Ale Trial 2014-2 , Bells Mead 45, Bells Wedding Ale 86, Bells Kalamazoo IPA 78, Bells Red Wine Cooler , Bells Oarsman Ale 49, Bells Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale 97, Bells Black Rye 73
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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%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (154) Pennsylvania | July 11, 2013
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
tectactoe  (13) Michigan | July 7, 2014
Iíd have to say that this is probably my favorite brewery in Michigan. Awesome selection of beer on tap; usually includes all of the usual suspects along with a handful of experimental taps, rotational brews, & taproom specialties. Quick & easy to get a beer at the bar, even during busy times. Great food, also seems to come out quickly, even when busy. Bells throws excellent events, always with a crazy taplist full of awesome beers. Priced reasonably, nice atmosphere inside with a huge ceiling & a wonderful biergarten thatís relaxing & lovely to drink beer in during the months of nice weather. All-in-all, this is a place I never mind driving 2 hours to get to. A must-visit for anyone from out of town!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951  (74) Chicago, Illinois | May 24, 2014
This is a great place, one of the Michigan Meccaís. Great place to grab a beer and some gear and food.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
shannon_c  (12) evansville, Indiana | May 3, 2014
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Arcanor  (46) Quebec | April 16, 2014
Went there at night and went back in the morning. Amazing ambience, nice decor, nice food and amazing beers !!! Weíll be back !
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
hubermi12  (23) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 26, 2014
Best Brewery in Michigan. It has the best beer and a great atmospherre, also and awesome selection.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
CSO  (5) West Chicago, Illinois | January 30, 2014
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
OPIE788  (26) Ohio | December 7, 2013
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
kjc51478  (34) Valparaiso, Indiana | November 30, 2013
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jdb288  (77) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 6, 2013
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DutchHillbilly  (11) Mattawan, Michigan | October 26, 2013
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.

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