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Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
99
world-class

712 Ratings
Ratings: 712
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.17%
Active Beers: 111
Beer Ratings: 90,147
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 18
Bottles: 7
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States
phone: (616) 776-1195

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @foundersbrewing

Notes:
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
Non-smoking Indoors, huge front porch for smoking. (heated winter room coming!)
Much larger room, with huge 25-seat custom mahogany bar.
Expanded Deli Menu and Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-11pm
Store: 12pm-8pm
Live Music Thursdays and Saturdays featuring Stage, House PA and Sound
Pool Table, Real Dart Board, and Shuffleboard.

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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
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4.3/5  rDev -6.1%

This turned out to be a late night visit following a West Michigan WhiteCaps game. Located right downtown in Grand Rapids. It's a rather small place with wooden tables and peanut shells on the floor. A lot of locals were hanging out and people going in and out to purchase beer from the refrigerator located in the bar area. They have a very friendly staff who wait on you and a good, lively atmosphere. I had tried a bottle of Centennial IPA and pale ale earlier in the week and was curious to know how the draft IPA tasted. The bottom line is it was excellent. I decided to purchase a six-pack there since I was not sure I would find anymore as I headed east toward Detroit. I was diligent enough to save a few bottles for the trip back to California and used one of the bottles for a Michigan IPA blind taste test with friends that included the following Michigan IPA's: Founders Centennial, Bell's Two-Hearted, New Holland's Mad Hatter, Arcadia's IPA, and Michigan Brewery's High Seas. New Holland's Mad Hatter came out on top, followed by Founders, then Bell's, followed by Arcadia and then Michigan.

ChappyCubsFan, Jan 02, 2004
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Dang - this place is HUGE! Hit it on a Wednesday night around 5:30pm and it was packed. Managed to find a seat at the bar. Friendly workers even though they were super busy. The ordering workflow is a bit funky (beer and food orders are separate areas/lines) but whatever. Food was damn good - the bacon potatoe salad was delish! Obviously Founders is a must visit if you are in the area. CHEERS!

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
99 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.