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Founders Brewing Company

Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 128
Beer Ratings: 74,309
Beer Avg: 3.98

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

436 Ratings
Ratings: 436
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.43%
$$ - 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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cagocubs

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

A: A nice size complex with plenty of parking. Great full size patio outside adjoined to brewpub. When you get inside it has the feel of a large German drinking house, a lot of open area, noisy, and plenty of drinking going on. The only pitfall of this place is that it can get really crowded and hard to find even a place to comfortably sit and drink. You may have to wait for others to leave before you can find a good place to sit.

S: The place was packed, but the service never faltered. There are several servers walking around at all times to get you another beer. A friendly and knowledgeable staff that are excited about their job.

SE: A good, but not great selection. They have the keystone styles, but not enough of the special stuff. I asked if they had any unique brews and was told, "yes, but only for mug members" or something like that. Yeah, f me I only went out of my way to come here....Regardless, you will find something you like and have a chance to try a variety of styles.

F: I had the pulled pork sandwich named the Backwoods Bastard. A gigantic sandwich with good quality. A little too buttered up for my liking, but it is what it is. Still a good quality meal and value.

05-17-2012 01:35:45 | More by cagocubs
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Badger6

Virginia

4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

It's the Taproom for one of the best breweries in the America. It's flat-out amazing, not like psychedelic or once in a lifetime, it's just a really cool place. I can't say the atmosphere is perfect, because the HUGE amount of tables seems to make you think they want to sell food...

Until you sidle to the bar, grab a stool and start bullshitting with the staff. They know the beer, they all drink it, and they can all describe it in beer lingo so you can make an educated choice. Team approach to serving, so I have no idea who got the sweet 30% tip I left, but they were all friendly, they were eager to keep my glass full, and there was no awkward infighting between the staff. They all genuinely look like they love their job.

The beer is all quality; if you don't like a particular beer, it isn't the quality, it's just not your style. The food is good, servings are huge (a half-sandwich is perfect for normal people, the overeaters can get a full, but it isn't necessary).

Great place to eat and have a beer, I go every time I am in town.

04-19-2014 02:57:16 | More by Badger6
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AMCimpi

New York

5/5  rDev +10.9%

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jburns301

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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WesMantooth

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.9%

04-15-2014 02:39:38 | More by WesMantooth
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Two-6

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.9%

04-13-2014 17:50:19 | More by Two-6
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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-13-2014 12:36:05 | More by Lynn
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amishbooze

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

04-12-2014 20:48:03 | More by amishbooze
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BeerdedHophead

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.9%

04-11-2014 21:58:56 | More by BeerdedHophead
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Tracker83

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

04-09-2014 22:33:46 | More by Tracker83
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.