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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

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

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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4.29/5  rDev -5.9%

Visited on June 16. 2014

A- This is my first time making it up to Founders which is a real shame on my part as I live in Kalamazoo but hey I get Bell's 5 mins down the road so can you blame me? Anyway this place looks really nice and with the expansion it really helps accommodate the big crowds that can show up. Lots of wood and brick, multiple bars, one big giant bar in the main area. A few t.v.s at the main bar not adhering to Bell's no t.v. rule. The entire brewery is attached to the taproom which nice to see and different from Bell's.

Q- Everything is first rate. From the decor to the beer and food, you will have a great time here.

S- I was a bit confused as to whether they had servers or not. Occasionally someone would walk around asking people if they needed anything but most part you go to one of the bars for beer and an order window for your food. It kinda creates the same problem Bell's has of creating misshapen lines.

S- You kinda have to look at all the different bars they have cuz some will have stuff on that others do not. Apart from that though they always seem to have a great selection of various styles. For example, while there I had an Imperial IPA, a raspberry ale, a BA Scotch ale, and a coffee brown ale.

F- Mostly sandwiches, would have been nice is they had some real pizza or something. But the sandwiches were great with nice combination of toppings, the bread in particular was great. One slight complaint is that for the price I was hoping for a bit more meat on my sandwich.

V- Beer prices are great and I was there when they had their Monday special going on so that was nice. The food prices are pretty reasonable as well, around $10 for most sandwiches.

PaulyB83, Jun 29, 2014
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.