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Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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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ahq514

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Been to founders many times before but now decided to review after coming here two days in a row.

Founders is always busy no matter what day or time you come in. The place is huge and can accomodate quite a few people. Most of the area is seating but there is a small stage area for bands and a porch outside that has a nice view.

Because its always busy, service suffers a little. They do a good job for the most part of making sure everyone has a beer, but not much beyond that. Had a short conversation with a waiter for the first time about their beer.

Their employees know what's up. They know their beer as they should. Have heard that you have to volunteer before you can actually get a job, so people are passionate about beer there.

Good prices and selection. They have about 12 to 15 taps. About 8 or so in the first tier (least expensive) and then 4 in the middle tier, and a couple in the specialty tier. About half of the beers were ones you can get in bottles and the others are one offs or brewpub only beers.

Food was a little above my price range, but nothing outrageous. Very good though, can't complain about the quality. Will go back to founders every time I'm iin grand rapids. Love their beer.

07-30-2011 20:36:59 | More by ahq514
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.