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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
Based on:
108 Beers
104,779 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 842
Reviews: 284
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

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

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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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Been here several times and plan to continue going back; Founders is in my opinion the best brewery in Michigan and one of my favorite breweries of all time (along with Russian River and Lagunitas).
Not only is the atmosphere awesome and the selection phenomenal, but the beer is also great and the food is pretty solid. Last time I went in I drank KBS and a few samplers (the oatmeal stout and honey wheat among others) and they were all fantastic. The service was good but not great, I ordered the Italian style sandwich and it was very good.l

I love Founders and can't wait to go back.

Atmosphere isn't as good at night.

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4.01/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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.

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Drove up from Chicago for the last two KBS releases. The brewpub has completely changed in the last year. Went from a great place to a near perfect place. Amazing food menu with great new areas to sit and relax. Love the new outdoor space this year. Definitely recommend to anyone who is in the Grand Rapids area. Planning on driving back up soon, just to have a great beer in a great atmosphere.

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.