1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

665 Ratings
Ratings: 665
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 148
Beer Ratings: 90,219
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

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.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 665 | Reviews: 270 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by morimech:
Photo of morimech
3.88/5  rDev -15.1%

I had no idea what to expect when I went into Founders. Certainly not the huge warehouse with a bar in it. The weather was nice so they had the doors to the outside open as well creating even more space. There could of been a hundred people in there and it still looked empty. There is one TV right in the center of the bar. Beer selections are written on the chalk boards. Disappointingly there was only one brewery only selection. I know the rest of the beer is very good, but I wanted something more special besides a 4% ABV pale ale. Menu consists of sandwiches and pizzas. The sandwich I did get was good if not a little uninspired. Service was prompt and also a little cold. You can tell these people see a lot of customers in a day.

Overall this was not a comfortable place to enjoy beer. Too big and commercial. Even have a giftshop on one end of the building. I hope Surly does not follow this model when they build their destination brewpub.

morimech, Oct 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of FrostyFoster72
5/5  rDev +9.4%

FrostyFoster72, 37 minutes ago
Photo of Benesi88
4.84/5  rDev +5.9%

Benesi88, Monday at 04:49 PM
Photo of clausr
5/5  rDev +9.4%

clausr, Monday at 04:08 PM
Photo of amalburg
5/5  rDev +9.4%

amalburg, Monday at 03:56 AM
Photo of Kyrojack
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Kyrojack, Sunday at 01:10 PM
Photo of Hammer28
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Hammer28, Friday at 03:27 AM
Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -7%

oline73, Friday at 01:58 AM
Photo of Jiatlas
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Jiatlas, Thursday at 08:44 PM
Photo of ksbuell
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

ksbuell, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of dheldman
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Irishace9
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Irishace9, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of TheKindleman
5/5  rDev +9.4%

TheKindleman, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of BUNZILLA
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

BUNZILLA, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of dNasty
5/5  rDev +9.4%

dNasty, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of indianabeerman
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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

indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of MooseWiersma
4/5  rDev -12.5%

MooseWiersma, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of gater_ade
5/5  rDev +9.4%

gater_ade, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Jeffsbowen
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Jeffsbowen, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of fredmugs
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

fredmugs, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of hopley
5/5  rDev +9.4%

hopley, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of dbattey
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

dbattey, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev -7%

ssimpson89, Sep 13, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.