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Hideout Brewing Company

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Hideout Brewing CompanyHideout Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.61/5
Based on:
49 Beers
269 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3113 Plaza Dr NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49525-2901
United States
phone: (616) 361-9658

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(Place added by: CRJMellor on 05-02-2005)
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3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
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

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4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

They just added a menu, so I'll make it a point to come here, regularly, if the food is good. I only stopped in for a brew, since my regular haunt discontinued one of their beers.

I was the only customer when I arrived, but more arrived soon after. Service was quick. Several TVs are available for viewing and I understand there's live music on the weekends. It's a small place with limited parking, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's more parking available at the nearby apartment complex, even when they are busy. There 16 CO2 taps and 16 nitro taps when I was there. The beer menu is on a chalkboard. A number of beers piqued my curiosity, so I'll try them on my next visit.

Turn onto Lamberton Lake Drive, which is between Hansen Collision and The Lazy T Motel, off of Plainfield Avenue. Take a right onto Plaza Drive and they're at the end of Plaza Drive.

I'll update things when I stop in, again.

***Update

Went on a Friday night. There was a good sized group, but the place wasn't packed. Free popcorn! Tried a few samples, but went back to my old favorite - hazelnut stout. Several wines and pop are available, in case you bring a date who doesn't like beer. It was a friendly crowd when I was there. It's a great place to literally hideout.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Aptly named establishment. I doubt I would have attempted to find the place were it not for some backroad directions from "popcorn Mike" who we met at Perrins. Tucked away past some apartments on the north side of Grand Rapids.

After walking through the pine covered entrance, you really got the feeling you were walking into someones private hideout. Decent crowd, we found a nice table and settled in. Tried a few of the beers, all were very solid. Probably 10 to choose from, good variety of styles. They also had homemade wine, which my wife enjoyed.

If they had food, we didnt try any.

Definatly a local crowd, but they were all very talkative and friendly. This is the type of place I wish I had in my town, and worth seeking out.

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

My wife and I stopped into The Hideout after a nice dinner and comedy show (Brian Regan). We had never been but my parents live close by so we made the stop. It is small and a little intimidating at first because everyone seems to know each other very well. There was a guitar and vocal duo playing upstairs which sounded pretty good, but a little surprising.

Their beer list was pretty large and had me desiring a lot but I decided on the Coconut Almond Brown and my wife their hard cider. As soon as we stepped to the bar we were helped. The beer was pretty good but nothing to mind blowing, the cider was very good.

After standing around we looked around the place and found two seats and shortly after people began talking to us and sharing how much they love the place. The staff was very friendly as we both got two more beers very promptly as well as some samples. They made it a point to learn our names and where we were from. We didn’t try any of the food, but did notice they allow you to order food from close by restaurants.

I would recommend this place, noting it is small and at first it seems like you may be an outcast, but the staff and regulars are very friendly. Beer has a way of bringing people together.

Hideout Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.