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Founders Brewing Company

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

697 Ratings
Ratings: 697
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.17%
Active Beers: 149
Beer Ratings: 92,149
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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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JohnParadee, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Garey, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Peter1977, Dec 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

adamant1912, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

boatmich, Dec 13, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -6.3%

Atmosphere: very big and open now that they went through the expansion. a stage with what looks like some cool concerts and events. really nice outdoor area, can't wait to be there when the weather is nice. wish there was more available gaming zones, they just have the one pool table

Quality: founders brews some beers that are top notch. one of the best american ale breweries in michigan if not the country

Service: no real problems here. it is seat yourself which gets crazy since its always busy

Selection: probably one of the better combinations of what they bottle and pub exclusives around. there pub exclusives aren't the best though

Overall: a great place to go and a must visit when in grand rapids. great beer and a fun place

SportsandJorts, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

waston, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Wobbly, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Willi_BW, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Stu_Grimson, Dec 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

sternamagrapha7x, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DbbC, Dec 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Gatordaddy, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of DMarlinJ
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%

I have been in to get take home bottles, buy stuff at the store and recently had lunch. Went in the day after Thanksgiving to do some shopping, then had a couple of the class 3 beers and a bowl of chili. Both were excellent. It was quite busy but I got served promptly and my server even went to the other bar to get the beer I wanted because it was not at the bar I was sitting at.
The people that sat down next to me did have a bit of a wait to get noticed, I was surprised it took a bit long. It was getting busier though.

Talking with the different bartenders was fun. They definitely knew their stuff on beer and I learned a few new things. I enjoyed my visit, great stop for lunch.

DMarlinJ, Dec 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

2heartedzombie, Dec 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

leprakhan, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of teledeluxe
4.01/5  rDev -12.4%

Beer hall atmosphere - you either love it or hate it. It was clean, wasn't too loud and no one seems obnoxious despite there being a game on. Would be better if it was more like a traditional german beer hall and a little less like a sports bar. Staff seemed pretty good overall but our waitress was slow at best - perhaps a little overworked. Good news is I liked everything I had. Food was pretty decent. Beer was great.

teledeluxe, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

mymasterpiece75, Dec 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

cd_beer_disapear, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

GRBLUE12, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

egrace84, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

alexanf, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

salinasa, Nov 28, 2013
Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.