On June 11, 1993, Bell's Brewery became the first Michigan brewery to serve beer by the glass to the public. The Eccentric Café offers customers a chance to taste many of Bell's well known beers, as well as small batch brews that are not distributed outside of the pub. Visitors enjoy its warm atmosphere and spacious beer garden and patio. The Cafe also features interesting food, an extensive collection of art and ephemera, as well as live entertainment throughout the week (music, movies, theater, homebrew demonstrations and more).
In the beginning of 2010, renovations to the downtown Kalamazoo facility began with plans to make significant improvements to the existing Café and transform former warehouse space into a separate, dedicated, and state-of-the-art music venue.
The Cafe officially reopened on March 28, 2011, allowing us to host musicians and other entertainment acts from across the country. Renovations also included expanded restrooms, additional seating options, a transformed Beer Garden, a new patio and a new main entry way.
I love chicken wings and have had a ton of different chicken wings. I found my absolute favorite wings here at Bell's. They smoke the wings out back and you can get three different flavors which are all great. My personal favorite is the buffalo which isn't radioactive orange in color or sopping of buffalo sauce like I've had at other places. Get the wings, try their awesome beers and thank me later.
We were married at Bell's this past weekend and it was AMAZING. Everyone on their staff was incredible. Their tour manager, Shelly, was awesome. Austin, our tour guide was super cool. Liz, their event coordinator, was incredible to work with. David, their store manager, was accommodating and friendly. Their serving & bar staff knocked it out of the park too. I love Bell's before but now I reallllly love them. They are family now. Thank you to everyone who made our wedding the best. It seriously was a perfect day and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Thank you Bell's. WE LOVE YOU!
Great building with appropriately eccentric decor. Excellent selection of Bell's beers. Very good food - especially enjoyed the grilled cheese of the day.
A must-visit for the craft brew crowd, definitely lives up to its fame in that respect. Have never been disappointed by anything on the menu foodwise, all really delicious, but the menu is inconsistent and runs a little pricey. Fun atmosphere, gorgeous beer garden, friendly, efficient staff. There's a reason our family are frequent flyers!
Totally worth the extra 12min detour off 94. The chili & Beer Cheese was awesome and really loved the Brisket Sandwich!!! Just freak'n do it! Beer selection was interesting.. Coffees On....