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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

626 Ratings
Ratings: 626
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.77%
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 87,072
Beer Avg: 3.96
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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Big_Dave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-04-2014 06:25:19 | More by Big_Dave
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-17-2014 01:55:03 | More by TX-Badger
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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

06-28-2014 23:34:45 | More by Grand-Raggedy
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DukeKensington

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

This place, even when crowded, maintains a pretty good atmosphere. I love the decor and the layout. Really nice to have a clear view into the actual brewery and get to see a little bit of brewing in action.

The service is excellent. Waiters/waitresses are quick and efficient, and best of all, they really seem to know their stuff when it comes to beer, or at least when it comes to Founders beer (and that's really all I need them to know). There have been more than a few tab mishaps in my many visits, but in a taproom this big, it's pretty much unavoidable, and they are always very sincere and apologetic about any errors on their part.

Founders is one of my favorite breweries, and their selection is why. A large variety of styles to be sampled from, and rarely anything that isn't a little different. It's usually a treat to head in here and see what brews they only have available on tap. I missed out on a black IPA a few months ago and was sorely disappointed. Hopefully they'll make it again next year.

One of the real big draws for the place is the food. I have many a friend who is more than willing to be my designated driver on a trip here if I'll just buy them a sandwich. Excellent deli selection, and excellent munchees.

Definitely worth the money spent. Plenty affordable, especially on $2 pint nights. Of course I always end up spending way more money than I intend to. It's hard to say no to that one last beer.

07-04-2010 03:32:52 | More by DukeKensington
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

06-07-2014 19:35:48 | More by Jas45678
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Williaar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

04-24-2014 21:26:08 | More by Williaar
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bwood06

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Great place to eat, have a drink, and have a get together with friends. Awesome beer selection with various price ranges. Founder's actually serves some of their beers in glasses other than pint glasses which is a nice break from the norm.

08-18-2014 23:11:05 | More by bwood06
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-03-2014 00:45:15 | More by BEERschlitz
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-22-2014 00:15:00 | More by 1Sundown2C
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seanpsu33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

11-07-2013 21:22:51 | More by seanpsu33
Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.