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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

607 Ratings
Ratings: 607
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.77%
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 85,678
Beer Avg: 3.96
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 Vdubb86:
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Vdubb86

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -8.8%

Found this place after enjoying some of my Sunday in Grand Rapids with my girlfriend. It appears to be in the middle of nowhere relatively since the only thing around is a greyhound station across the street. Though Grand Rapids appeared to be rather empty on a Sunday anyway. The brewery doesn't really have all that much parking, and people flooded into this place when it opened at 3pm. It speaks to the popularity of the place if at 3pm on a Sunday it starts to be really full. I can imagine that this place would be really cool in the summer when they open the garage door style doors to make the whole place open air. I bet with live music going this very hippie seeming place would be kick ass to be at. This was a very spacious place that looked rather recycled (not meaning that I've seen it before, but that stuff in the room was made out of recycled materials). It was a really nice establishment. The server was really cool and fun the only weird thing is that when we were ready to leave we had to get the growler we payed for out of the cooler, which was full of other growlers and sixers, it was rather trusting of them. They had some things that only they made that you couldn't find in many different places on tap. I enjoyed my trip there, and would come back if the chance arose.

01-31-2011 16:27:54 | More by Vdubb86
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Vogt52

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev -3.5%

08-21-2014 03:06:38 | More by Vogt52
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Iowa

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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ms333

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-19-2014 01:32:54 | More by ms333
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bwood06

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Great place to eat, have a drink, and have a get together with friends. Awesome beer selection with various price ranges. Founder's actually serves some of their beers in glasses other than pint glasses which is a nice break from the norm.

08-18-2014 23:11:05 | More by bwood06
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-16-2014 15:59:42 | More by jwenzel019
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Sparty1224

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%

Lived in GR for 4 years, and have to say, without a doubt, this is my favorite brewery of all time. Homer bias? Fine. Nostalgia? Yes. But boy do they make some great beer. Plus the food is outstanding, and the music/environment is one of a kind. New beer garden takes it to another level. A must visit for any beer lover.

08-16-2014 02:35:22 | More by Sparty1224
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.