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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

701 Ratings
Ratings: 701
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Active Beers: 150
Beer Ratings: 93,141
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.

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Reviews by otto251068:
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4.65/5  rDev +1.5%

Atmosphere: Love the layout of this place. My ideal bar setting. Huge garage doors on one side which, when opened, can really open up the place. You can sit either inside or outside. Plenty of tables which are easy to move for big groups. Sit wherever you like. Very long bar with tons of stools.

Quality. Umm...great. Really all I can say. The quality of the beers is top notch. Simply doesn't get any better in my opinion. Some beers are on nitro tap which is always a pleasant surprise. Most class 1 and 2 beers are available for growler fills.

Service: The service has always been great for me. If fact, it always seems like at least three different staff members come to our table per visit. They are also very knowledgable.

Selection: Founders usually has 15 beers on tap. Ten or so are the regulars, and the other five are seasonal beers. The problem when coming here is what to order. I visit on a regular basis and never get sick of the selection. They also have a cooler filled with four packs of beers they have on tap.

Food: You wont find your typical bar food here. Great and large selection of deli sandwiches, plus they have their fair share of appetizers. Everything is made to order, fresh, and the portions are great. I usually split an appetizer and sandwich with my wife and leave with plenty to eat.

Value: Nothing crazy, I would pay a lot more for their beers. The prices are about the same as any other brewpub.

otto251068, Oct 16, 2010
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.