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

761 Ratings
Ratings: 761
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 10.53%
Active Beers: 114
Beer Ratings: 93,217
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: 761 | Reviews: 274 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by willjschmidt:
Photo of willjschmidt
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%

2nd stop on my great midwest brewery tour.

Founders brewery and taproom located in downtown Grand Rapids. The atmosphere is that of a large and long hall with an equally long bar along the side. We arrived at 5:30PM on a Sunday and it was absolutely packed. Not so packed that you couldn't move but there were no tables or any seats available. There was a concert going on, a jazz orchestra, that plays the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. It wasn't too difficult to get beers from the bar and the bartender was friendly and fast.

The beer is uniformly excellent, we all know that. It was also very cheap, at least compared to California prices. I only had one beer, the all day IPA, as there was nowhere to sit and enly a few more. I did not sample the food but the menu consisted entirely of deli sandwiches and a few pizzas. They also have a store on site selling bottles to go and Founders merchandise.

A recommended place to go. If you don't like crowds then it probably helps to go earlier. Great beer and a great atmosphere.

willjschmidt, Dec 02, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of RiksenTodd
5/5  rDev +9.6%

RiksenTodd, Today at 03:21 AM
Photo of Senorblues
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Senorblues, Today at 02:56 AM
Photo of Gpaetzold
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%

Gpaetzold, Today at 02:13 AM
Photo of grey75t
5/5  rDev +9.6%

grey75t, Today at 01:52 AM
Photo of mtoniatt
4.04/5  rDev -11.4%

mtoniatt, Wednesday at 10:35 PM
Photo of austintouhill
3.76/5  rDev -17.5%

austintouhill, Wednesday at 08:45 PM
Photo of ajgvsu
5/5  rDev +9.6%

ajgvsu, Wednesday at 03:43 AM
Photo of barhoc11
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

barhoc11, Tuesday at 06:57 PM
Photo of BryanA
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

BryanA, Tuesday at 01:06 PM
Photo of ewvanconant
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%

ewvanconant, Tuesday at 02:58 AM
Photo of bmur112
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

bmur112, Nov 23, 2014
Photo of Hartem812
4.24/5  rDev -7%

Hartem812, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of jasonlthompson81
4.92/5  rDev +7.9%

jasonlthompson81, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Keystone
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Keystone, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Jstonerock24
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Jstonerock24, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Libre
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%

Libre, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

AmeriCanadian, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of ThePopper
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ThePopper, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of jtatsinger
1.16/5  rDev -74.6%

jtatsinger, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

SeattleBoB76, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of RollCast
5/5  rDev +9.6%

RollCast, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of Cstaleyde776
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Cstaleyde776, Nov 20, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.