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Beer Available At Bellís Brewery, Inc./Bellís Eccentric Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Bells Experimental Hop 2014-2 , Bells Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout , Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Bells Consecrator Doppelbock 94, Bells Amber Ale 88, Bells Harvest Ale 96, Bells Lager Beer 45, Third Coast Old Ale 100, Bells Roundhouse IRA 99, Bells Brett Berliner Weisse , Bells Larryís Latest Bock Trial #1 , Bells Experimental Hop 2014-1 , Bells Smoked Stout 95, Bells Baltic Porter 81, Bells Trumpeters Stout 96, 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 32
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SubstanceT (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | June 26, 2006
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I wasnt really that impressed with this place. After going to New Holland and Founders I found this place to be just not what the beer tourist in me wanted. They had beer and OMFG it was cheap. $2 for a pint of Kalamazoo Stout. Nice. They didnt have anything interesting on tap or for purchase in bottles. Everything that they had I could get back home. So I guess that was my major dissapointment. IF this place was in my home town I would be certian that this is where we would go frequently. It just has a great local kind of feel to it.
sersdf (33) chicago, Illinois | June 1, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
pretty god experience. top notch ambiance, lots of weird, interesting shit going on (yes, i know what itís called). i gave service only a 6 because i thought the guy was a little standoffish and uninterested. well, actually he did warm up once he realized weíd come from pretty far away. still, i didnít like that you have to buy the beers one at a time (they made an exception, but itís a bad policy). the food was good. the place is hard to find. glassware wasnít any good, but the store was pretty cool. had lots of stuff.
Zeswaft (113) Seattle, Washington | May 30, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Lots of goofy yet artistically interesting decor very fitting for the name (eccentric). Kind of a old warehouse feeling with wood floors and tables. Outside beer garden looked cool. Food selection is pretty limited yet above average in quality. Staff was decent but did nothing more than take our order. Cash only bar is pretty lame. The taplist was pretty good. Probably 10 taps, 2-3 were new or unavailable in bottles. They had a full selection of their bottles to drink. Prices were quite good. Multiple size glasses were available. Glassware was pathetic pints we plastic cups. The store was pretty nice with lots of apparel, beer to go, paraphenalia, and home brewing supplies.
thehoff (1) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 21, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Bells is a great place to drink Bells beer because that is all that they sell. The garden is a great place to bring your kids and the ambiance inside is excellent.
I recommend making the trip for Eccentric day. The one day out of the year that KBC serves Eccentric Ale. Wicked stuff but always interesting. Everyone dresses up and the buffett is just plain weird.
A trip to Kalamazoo is not complete without a stop to the Eccentric Cafe.
ryan (13) Beltsville, Maryland | May 13, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
It goes without saying, the beer is good. A very nice selection, always a few unbottled beers on tap. Good selection of bottled beers in the cooler, if youíre looking for Expedition Stout in the middle of July. Iím not sure why anyone would have a problem with the ambiance of this place, very aesthetically pleasing. Great, eccentric decor. Donít forget to stop by the general store on the other side of the parking lot and buy a case or two to go. I havenít eaten here.
GTown (6) New York | March 13, 2006| Updated October 24, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
If you like Bellís Beer, you have to visit the brew pub. The ambiance is lacking, and I agree that the service is middle of the road. Employees forcing themselves to be hippies, and missing the true meaning of laid back. The selection is outstanding, in the bar and the store. Food was middle-of-the-road. Place is cash only. If you go seeking only great beer, you will not be disappointed. You may get lucky and get to try a new or limited brew.
Philip (64) Illinois | February 26, 2006| Updated March 1, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great tap lineup consisting of the regular bottle line, the winter seasonals, and a few specials like Cyser, Small Planet Ale, and Hell Hath No Fury. The ambiance in the pub area is very warm and inviting, with an African masks themes on the wall. Well designed place, although difficult to know where to enter from the street. Good prices, too, with samples at the 12, 16, and 20 oz size range. Store was well stocked with homebrew supplies, Bellís merchandise, and of course, Bellís beers. There was plenty of Batch 7000 around, although no Eccentric Ale or anything older.
TheEnemy (44) Chicago, | February 26, 2006| Updated October 5, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
I hate to rain on the parade of praise for this place, but I found the staff of both the Eccentric Cafe and the retail shop to be some of the rudest people Iíve encountered in the hospitality industry. Maybe itís just a local thing -- I found the same snotty attitude all over Kalamazoo, as if this ho-hum ass-thorn of a town has anything to be snotty about. The only place I got decent service without attitude was Olde Peninsula, but that alone isnít enough to bring me back to Kzoo any time soon.
Hollywoodt (10) Grand Rapids, Michigan | February 18, 2006| Updated February 19, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
First trip here in a while. Great food, okay selection of brews... I was hoping to try a couple others that werenít bottled. Funky Moby-ish techo music playing during the afternoon. A good day trip. Bring cash with you... they donít take c/cís. However, they do have an ATM, which will cost you $2.
AlabastorJones (10) San Francisco, California | January 17, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The mecca of any true stoutie, nice place, i like sitting upstairs if the outsideís not open, fun little outdoor venue, hops all over the garden, good food with some headie options, and always some eccentric ales flowiní from taps, I love this place, just wish my pocket book could handle it
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