Grand Opening Set for Bell’s Bar at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Bell's Brewery LogoGRAND RAPIDS, MI — Bell’s beer is flowing at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids and a grand opening for the new Bell’s bar will be held on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. partnered with Maryland-based HMSHost, who manages and operates the bar, to recreate the look and feel of the original Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo inside the Grand Hall Food Court at the airport.

The bar offers a variety of Bell’s beer including seasonal and year round offerings.

Art from the brewery’s collection also decorates the walls and visitors will notice that even the chairs, tables and walls are almost exact representations of the original Café.

The menu features a Bell’s Brewhouse Burger, a Third Coast Burger made with a black bean patty, Beer Cheese Soup, Brewhouse Wings and more. There are also salads and appetizer options.

Tickets are not required to visit the Bell’s bar since it is located inside the airport’s pre-security area.

“HMSHost has been a terrific partner and we look forward to continue serving travelers coming to and from the airport as well as the Grand Rapids community as a whole, said Bell’s Vice President, Laura Bell.


Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 200 people over an 19 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers. For more information, please visit