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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 144
Beer Ratings: 81,975
Beer Avg: 3.96

Taps: 18 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
100
world-class

537 Ratings
Ratings: 537
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 8.13%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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ElizabethCraig

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $

Ahh.. Founders... =)

We arrived on a Thursday night, their live music night.

The bartender was helpful even though they were very crowded that night and took her time with us helping us select the beers we'd enjoy the most. We chose the Cashew Mountain Brown, Oatmeal Stout and Cerise.

Seating was community tables with some high up bar tables near the back away from the bar/stage. They had a couple of pool tables and probably a lot of other stuff that I didn't see due to the dark and the crowds. Huge outdoor patio that was also very crowded.

The beers were good quality, and if it wouldn't have been crowded we would have brought some home. Staff was circulating the tables clearing them quickly, offering limited table service (it was REALLY crowded!) and answering questions.

The Antipasto platter from the deli was delicious - we split it between 2 people and were pretty satisfied, you could definitely split it 4 or more ways for a light snack. Everything coming from the deli smelled pretty tasty.

We enjoyed our trip here - and have enjoyed the beers we've had from them both on premises and at home. Definitely worth the trip to see the mothership - go on Thursdays if you like good live music!

07-06-2011 11:53:53 | More by ElizabethCraig
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.