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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
113 Beers
99,162 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 804
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
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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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This has been my 'local' for the past couple years now and I'm just getting around to reviewing it, please forgive me.

Atmosphere is awesome being it's in an old brick warehouse with windows elevated about 7-8 ft. from the ground. If you drive by to fast, you'll probably miss it. There's a small neon sign in the window: Founder's. Enough room at the bar to sit a dozen. Many 4-top tables that seem to seat about 75 or so? Great place to see some good live music (check their website).

Quality of the beers have always been fresh and solid. I usually find 9-12 on tap at any given time.

Service is great. Knowledgable bartender/s that seem to always have their shi-ite together.

Selection is outstanding. There's the standards with their interesting stylistic variations with seasonals that always hit at the right time - except wheat beer. They don't produce a wheat :-(

Popcorn machine in the corner, and peanuts behind the bar (have to ask though).

Great value for what you get. $4 pint of some of the best microbrew in lower Michigan.

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.