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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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jim102864

Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev -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.

04-04-2009 11:52:32 | More by jim102864
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-22-2014 00:15:00 | More by 1Sundown2C
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brewpubbung

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-21-2014 23:32:39 | More by brewpubbung
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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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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

5/5  rDev +9.6%

08-19-2014 15:46:35 | More by ParkbrauFan
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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%

08-17-2014 01:55:03 | More by TX-Badger
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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.