Hideout Brewing Company
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 153
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bigkingken:
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Tucked away on an unassuming side street next to several large apartment complexes bordering a lake is a small, unassuming brewery called The Hideout. I rolled up one chilly Saturday afternoon and found the place mostly deserted. There are two floors to the building. The first has the taps and the bar sort of in the middle, with several tables as you move around the outside of the room. Upstairs are several large screen TVs, a shuffleboard table and a couple of dart boards. Outside there is filled in swimming pool with horseshoes. This place is calm, relaxed and a great place to relax and enjoy a beer with friends.
Though there are some food items on the menu, my girlfriend and I did not partake, as we had just come from lunch. Instead, we focused on the beer. There were a lot of options that day and we got through two full samplers of six beers each. They’re all solid brews with many unique, experimental styles, like beer aged in wine barrels. The standard styles are quite good, with the stouts being the best offerings of the house. Though nothing blew me away, it seems like the type of place you can go to over and over again, but still find something new to try each time.
I don’t believe that they do service to the tables, but the bartenders are quick and efficient, and never leave you empty for long.
04-04-2012 15:50:49 | More by bigkingken
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -12%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
This scoring shouldn't discourage people from attending as I feel Hideout is a great stop in Grand Rapids.
A-Very divey...it's built in an old hot tub rental warehouse. Kind of still smells like chlorine. Have fun loft with shuffleboard and vintage video games systems. I believe they have open mic and performers sometimes.
Q-Beers are great tasting but have to assume they're using flavor additives in the majority (with offerings like Root Beer Stout, Tutti Frutti Cream Ale, Coconut Almond Brown, etc.).
S- They usually have 25-35 different beers on tap with a few solid nitro offerings. Their taps rotate over pretty quickly as they seem to have a half dozen new brews on tap every week. You can almost be assured to stumble upon a style that you've never seen before. I've had Hot Dog beer, Bacon Stouts, etc.
F-Free popcorn a limited menu of mainly reheated, frozen bar food like nachos, bosco sticks, etc.
V-A little bit pricier than you'd expect for the quality. Pints start at $4.25 for mainstays and then go up to $6 for specialties.
O-Like I said, give it a shot and you won't be disappointed. Need to work a little bit on consistency but it's a fun little dive brewery and is usually always quiet.
01-19-2014 01:13:18 | More by kylelenk
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $
Atmosphere: very cool place. small and quaint but a nice upstairs area and a killer outdoor patio. horse shoes, cards, cribbage. every night has a theme such as retro video games, new beer, live music. very relaxed and fun place
Quality: i tried 7 of their beers and like them all and some were even great. they had some different beers but everything was well done
Service: the bartenders were helpful, and nice. they didn't miss a beat
Selection: they had a wide variety of styles and levels of beer. there is something here for everyone
Overall: great little spot that is quite hidden. they don't get a lot of notice but their beer is closer to the level of founders than any other grand rapids brewer
08-26-2013 03:46:53 | More by SportsandJorts
Hideout Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.