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Your guide to visiting Bell’s in Kalamazoo and Comstock

Kalamazoo is where everything started and Comstock is where we’ve grown to where we are today. We love both communities deeply and would love to introduce them to you.

There’s lot to do not only at our main brewery and at the Eccentric Cafe, but in the Kalamazoo area. Here’s your guide about planning your trip to our brewery and Eccentric Cafe.

How to get here

By car

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe is located at 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (directions).

Bell’s Comstock Brewery is located at 8938 Krum Ave, Comstock, MI 49053 (directions).

By Train

The Kalamazoo Amtrak station is a few blocks down the street from the Eccentric Cafe.

By plane

Kalamazoo’s airport is a short ride from the Cafe and brewery. Learn more about the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. Also, Kalamazoo is about a two hour drive from both Chicago and Detroit. If you fly into Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, an hour north of Kalamazoo, you can have an early taste the Eccentric Cafe at Bell’s Brew Pub inside the airport.

When to visit

Eccentric Cafe

  • Monday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Sundays: 11 a.m. - Midnight

Sunday brunch available: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch menu offered Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Our kitchen closes daily at 11 p.m.

General Store

  • Mondays - Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fridays - Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Holidays

The cafe and brewery are closed:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas (we also close early on Christmas Eve)
  • New Year's Day

Tours

All guided tours are free. To schedule a private group tour for 10 or more, please email us directly at tours@bellsbeer.com.

Comstock brewery tours

Includes two, 2 oz. samples

  • Wednesdays - Fridays: 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Sundays: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

RSVP for a tour of  our Comstock Brewery

Downtown Kalamazoo tours

Due to the size of our brewery, each tour is limited to 20 guests. Ten spots may be reserved in advance for each tour and another 10 will be available first-come, first-serve for walk-ins.

  • Saturdays: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

RSVP for a tour of our original brewery

What to do

There is always something happening in Kalamazoo. Check out the latest events at the Eccentric Cafe.

We also have several annual events at the cafe, including Oberon Release Day (March), our Garden Opener (June), Eccentric Day (early December), All Stouts Day (typically the first Sunday in November). Check out our Events page or follow the Eccentric Cafe on Facebook for more details.

There are several festivals in throughout the year, including Kalamazoo Pride (June), Blues Fest (July) and Rib Fest (August). Discover Kalamazoo has an exhaustive list of current events happening.

If you’re interested in visiting more breweries, check out the Give A Craft Beer Trail passport program, with details about all the breweries in the Kalamazoo area. You’ll get a stamp for each brewery you visit and a prize when you complete them all. Both the Eccentric Cafe and our Comstock Brewery are included.

Where to stay

Kalamazoo’s Radisson Plaza Hotel is downtown, just blocks from the Eccentric Cafe. Near downtown is the Holiday Inn West. Check out the list our friends at Discover Kalamazoo have put together of hotels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. We also offer private events in our back room.

How to get around

Kalamazoo has Uber, public transportation and several taxi services. There’s also the Big Banana Car.

Questions?

If you have any questions about visiting Bell’s or Kalamazoo, please drop us a line on our contact page.e

 

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