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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

627 Ratings
Ratings: 627
Reviews: 268
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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MSU_hophead

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +1.3%

This place was solid even before the renovations but with all the changes is truly a world class beer hall. The new outdoor "beer garden" area is gigantic with multiple huge gas bonfires and plenty of outdoor gas heaters situated above the outdoor tables. I've been out here in November and it's still been pleasant although they do close down the outside bar around October. Some (but not all) of the outdoor area is covered so it could still be enjoyed in moderately inclement weather. There is also a convenient outdoor smoking area to the side of the patio.

Moving to the inside...as a pool player you can't beat the free! pool in the back. The two bars inside keep the lines reasonable even when it's busy. I really like the new two bar setup; if you're there for a show or enjoy being in the center of the activity the main area is a great spot to be. The second, new smaller bar located around the corner is great for a more intimate sit down or for catching the game on one of their big flat screens. They even let you fill up a growler and keep it in a fridge in their tap room.

The food is extremely good too. I've had the backwoods bastard sandwich which has pulled pork with Dirty Bastard infused BBQ sauce. I've also had most of their apps and they have all been solid. The bartenders are always knowledgable and have never hesitated to give me decent size samples of even their class 3 offerings.

Founders gets top marks for their amazing outdoor area, large and modern indoor space as well as their great food, beer and knowledgeable staff.

12-20-2013 23:51:35 | More by MSU_hophead
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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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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-27-2014 01:34:18 | More by drtth
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sjroseen

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

08-26-2014 21:24:20 | More by sjroseen
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.