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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

629 Ratings
Ratings: 629
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 87,395
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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DavidRandall

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev -3.7%

I have been to Founder's three times. When I am in Grand Rapids for an event, most recently a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game, I stop here for the food and beer. Since I can get the Centennial IPA, All Day IPA, Breakfast Stout and occasionally a few others in the local store, I get something different. This visit it was the Imperial Stout. A very good stout that poured dark, almost black.

The food has always been good and this time we got a beer cheese dip to share and I had a ham sandwich they were featuring. Sorry, I do not recall the name. All four of us liked the sound of it but I was the only one to order it. What scared everyone else away was that it had potato chips on the sandwich, yes on the sandwich. We thought they would be stale/soggy but the were kettle chips and they held up well with a good crisp crunch in every bite of the good sandwich.

The place is large just having expanded. A very large open dining room and a smaller area to the right as you walk in that has high top tables and a pool table and an additional bar. There is also a covered patio outside with heaters in the roof to make it very comfortable to sit out on a picnic table as we did last year. Watching snow floating down having a great sandwich and beer was very relaxing. A beer garden was another addition with the expansion.

01-12-2014 18:13:04 | More by DavidRandall
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

It’s a great place to stop at in Grand Rapids. It's large and there are two bars to grab pints and one outside in the beer garden if in season. There isn't much of a line to wait in other than the food line. It was crowed, but at the same time didn't seem crowed. Go here, it's awesome.

09-02-2014 13:27:53 | More by NewGlarusFan
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jbruss32


4.9/5  rDev +7.2%

09-01-2014 16:45:24 | More by jbruss32
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simplejj81

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-30-2014 23:17:09 | More by simplejj81
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baerb69

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-30-2014 11:18:59 | More by baerb69
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jimmygord

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

Good spot. Great beer. Wish I wasn't there on a week night. Friendly staff. Looks like a great place to spend an Autumn day. Fireplaces blazing outside, delicious beer inside. The choices in the gift shop were dizzying. Very reasonably priced. Def a great destination.

08-30-2014 05:02:25 | More by jimmygord
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chillwave22

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

08-29-2014 13:54:28 | More by chillwave22
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NappyB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-28-2014 19:30:30 | More by NappyB
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Phenwayphrank74

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-28-2014 01:23:30 | More by Phenwayphrank74
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misternebbie

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +2.4%

08-27-2014 21:54:31 | More by misternebbie
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.