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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

649 Ratings
Ratings: 649
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 146
Beer Ratings: 89,022
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

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 jim102864:
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4.47/5  rDev -2.2%

At last, and after going way out of my way to get there, I arrived at Founders. A very noisy, barn-like atmosphere with lots of chatter and music on the house system. The brewing tanks are at one end of the building and may be viewed through clear glass. A large, long bar that seats about 30 hugs one side of the brick and steel building. It has a very barny, industrial feel to it, but somehow, it makes sense. It's like an American version of an old German beer hall. Young twenty-something guys and girls behind the bar. Got the bad news KBS wasn't available but made up for it with several spectacular Canadian Breakfast Stouts. Old Curmugeon, Double Trouble DIPA and several others were also on tap. The OC and CBS were both served in 9 oz or 12 oz pilsner glasses. Yakked with two locals and bought 'em each a CBS (at $7.50 per mind you). Also enjoyed a chicken sandwich with bacon and some dip and nachos. Double Trouble, OC, and a few others were the only items available for purchase. A perfect facility to house one of the best breweries in America.

jim102864, Apr 04, 2009
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

great food. awesome service and a ton of great beers. love this place

indianabeerman, Today at 02:46 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Jeffsbowen, Tuesday at 03:09 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

fredmugs, Monday at 02:49 PM
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

hopley, Sunday at 04:32 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

dbattey, Sunday at 12:56 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.