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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

648 Ratings
Ratings: 648
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 146
Beer Ratings: 89,022
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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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

2heartedzombie, Dec 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

I'm in Grand Rapids for business and the first place I dragged my coworkers was Founders. We rolled in on 10 pm on a Wednesday, I wasn't even really sure if the place would be open. Instead I found the place was packed! We grabbed 3 bar seats and had 3 rounds and some food. The folks were incredibly friendly, from staff to customers. The food was out of this world! I had a Red's Rye sandwich which was no lie one of the best sandwiches I've ever had.
I'm a huge fan of the Founders beers that we can get back home in MA, which is Red's Rye, Curmudgeon, and Dirty Bastard. I was really hoping to sample others but the only thing I found a little disappointing was that there were no special beers on tap. That entire section of the chalk board was empty. But what I had was great so it wasn't a real negative. I started w/ an IPA. Hit a vanilla porter next, and on suggestion from an enthusiastic patron had a blend of Dirty Bastard and Rubaeus (raspberry) which was interesting but not really my style.
All in all I had a fantastic time, would love to go back, especially some time when there are more specials. And I can't speak highly enough about the folks there. Atmosphere is a huge thing with me and really leaves an impression on your experience.

Also on suggestion from the locals we hit the Hop Cat next.

snafui, May 01, 2008
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GRBLUE12, Dec 01, 2013
Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.