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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

608 Ratings
Ratings: 608
Reviews: 266
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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Reviews by neckbracesub:
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -8.3%

Visited on a cold winter weekend in February 2013.

The atmosphere is terrific, with a long, winding wood-trimmed bar that feels classy all the way. Informative chalk boards clearly give you all you need to know about their current beer selection. The only negative I could say about the building is that there just isn't enough seating, especially for a brewery like Founders, who has consistently gained in popularity since their inception over 15 years ago.

We visited both on a Friday evening and a Saturday lunch time, both of which were times that saw the place insanely packed to the gills with people looking to enjoy their tasty beer and sandwiches. With that being said, the service is a tad on the lackluster side, as they don't have a designated host/hostess to take names and give wait times/direct people to where they need to go. They get unbelievably busy - which I can imagine happens on almost a daily basis - so I think they should reconsider the whole "every person for themselves" method for seating.

The selection of beers is very good, not surprising considering this is straight from the source. I was a little disappointed to see that I just missed out on enjoying some of their Imperial Stout. I would've thought they would have plenty to re-tap, but I was wrong.

The sandwiches are very, very good here. I have to admit that I was a bit surprised at just how much focus they put on quality food, but they certainly do. I had the Curmudgeon and would highly recommend it.

08-15-2013 17:43:27 | More by neckbracesub
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PrendUnVerreDeBiere

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Great brewery. Brewing fantastic beers that entice the palate. You will hardly find a beer in this fine establishment that will not please and liven up your taste buds. The brewery provides an open atmosphere with plenty of seating in and outside. Architecture is rustic modern and industrial with plenty of stonework, wooden beams and weld work. The atmosphere is both busy and intimate, allowing one to participate in the bustle of the brewery, but also sit back and fade into the framework. Great ambiance and incredible large portioned appetizers and sandwiches that pair well with the incredible selection of flavorful beers. Well done Founders, until we meet again!

08-23-2014 04:29:25 | More by PrendUnVerreDeBiere
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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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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.