Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe | Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe
Excellent based on 190 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 Planet Series: Venus - The Bringer Of Peace 43, Bells Planet Series: Saturn - The Bringer Of Old Age 98, Bells Planet Series: Jupiter - The Bringer Of Jollity 93, Bells Downtowner Pale , Bells Oberon Ale - Mango Habanero , Bells Mead 46, Bells Kalamazoo IPA 80, Bells Consecrator Doppelbock - Coffee , Bells Le Contrebassiste 87, Bells Wildberry Rye , Bells Bear Hug 98, Bells Thruway IPA , Bells Cider , Bells Planet Series: Mercury - The Winged Messenger 68, Bells Hopslam 100, Bells Eccentric Ale 98, Bells Boiling Pot Ale 78, Bells Midwestern Pale Ale 65, Bells Winter White Ale 85, Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale 86
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190 reviews for Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  70%
 Selection  81%
 Food  70%
 Value  77%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  93%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (234) Minnetonka, Minnesota | June 10, 2007
A little hard to find if youíve never been there; from Kalamazoo Ave, it looks like itís closed, but the entrance is behind, off of Porter St. Has a nice beer garden that would be nicer if the grass was watered more and cut. They happened to be watering the grass when we were there, so I moved a picnic table away from the water and the groundskeeper got after me a little bit for ripping the grass. The pub is nice, brick lined. They had a large selection of tap beer, but only one brew that I hadnít seen before in bottles. They also had a number of bottle beers available, including the Expedition. Thereís a merchandise store across the parking lot, including homebrewing ingredients and six packs for sale. Prices for the latter were quite reasonable. You could get mini-kegs of Oberon for $18.95. All in all, the operation seemed a little sloppy. Iíd like to see more special drafts and more money put into the beer garden. It really seems like itís an afterthought, and with a little TLC, they could make it a place to be in Kízoo. Still a must stop.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch  (251) Vero Beach, Florida | May 29, 2007| Updated September 9, 2010
I havenít visited for a few years, but I remember the place well. Bare bones, warehouse type setup. Gift and brewing suppply shop across the parking lot from the main entrance to the pub. Always a great selection of beers as Bells has very few weak links in their line. I didnít eat anything, but the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Maybe things have been spruced up a bit since my visit, but I donít recall the decor being anything other than generic. Gotta hit Bells when in Kalamazoo, though.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
dra19  (6) holland, Michigan | May 19, 2007
The best place in Michigan, a must for any beer lover. There selection is great, and if it is not on tap you can usually get a bottle (expedition). The beer garden is a great place just to hang out and drink some fine brews. The food is great, grill right outside. Whenever Iím in the area I always stop.
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  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 4/20
dannypo  (5) Garden City, Michigan | February 26, 2007
What a disapointment. I love Bells beers but this place was a waste of time. The atmosphere was a very pretentious and had a forced artsy feel. There are very few tables or chairs. My entire party had to stand and the place was nearly empty. The bartender seemed too busy socializing to be able to do his job. The beer was great as expected but it as mostly stuff that is easily obtained anywhere in michigan. The only ones I had never had were the cyser (j ok at best), maole porter which was just plain bad, and an ESB which they were out of. Buy a six pack and stay home.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
matto983  (2) South Haven, Michigan | October 22, 2006
Seems like a cool place, nice big beer garden outside, very helpfull bartender, would recommend to friends.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (491) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 10, 2006| Updated November 10, 2006
Stopped here many times on my way to or from fishing in Michigan. Easy to find with parking in the back. Bar in the midde against wall with food ordering directly next to bar. Beer garden in the back with picnic tables. Great beer selection with many beers being tested. Package store in the parking lot for to-go six packs. Good bar food. Good regular stopping location for Michigan.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
SlowandLow  (14) Connecticut | September 13, 2006
This was the western most point of a 1800 mile beer tour three friends and myself went on, very large and cavernous bar area. The sevice was great and they actually knew about the beers they were serving! Very refreshing indeed. Between each one of us, we tried just about every single offering they had, 8-12 or so. All of them were technically well made and very tasty and many rather in-expensive. The batch 7000 however was over the top in my opinion, tasting like roasted charcoal strained jet-fuel but thatís just my personal thoughtís on that one. The food I had was great and a decent value. I would recommend checking this place out without hesitation.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
jgd0608  (4) Zeeland, Michigan | September 3, 2006| Updated December 25, 2006
Wow, everything i expected and much more. Of course the brews were great, well knowledgable bartenders, and just awesome atmosphere. Wonít miss a chance to go back there any time im in michigan
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
AlKHall  (11) West Hartford, Connecticut | August 9, 2006| Updated November 13, 2006
This is a great place for everyone. The beer of course is awesome, and they have a large selection of it on tap and for sale in 12oz bottles. The rooms are decorated with interesting art (mosltly around the oberon sun theme.) They have a cool beer garden, and a shop of Bells items and home brew stuff. The outside is unremarkable -- be sure to visit it youíre in KZOO
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mstockton  (25) Frankfurt, Germany | August 3, 2006
Awesome...the home of Bellís! Itís a neat tall space inside that is really comfortable. Itís kind of funky and attracts crunchy college students, professors and passerbys. Good comfort food and great beer. Do it if youíre in the area...doesnít look like much from the outside. Be sure to hit the Bellís shop out back for shirts, beer, and glasses.

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