Odd Side Ales

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BEER AVG
3.8/5
Based on:
95 Beers
655 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 40
Visits: 107
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

41 Washington Ave
Suite 160
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
United States
phone: (616) 935-7326

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Notes:
Place added by: cerevisiae on 04-15-2010

This brewery is most easily found by parking in the lot on the west side of the building and going into the building's central hallway thru an entrance on the side of the building, or going in thru the N. 1st Street door where the brewery's patio is located. There are only small signs on the doors to identify the brewery.
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Reviews: 40 | Visits: 107
Reviews by jale:
Photo of jale
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Came here for the BBA stout(Morning Wood) release at 9am. Located in the downtown area and close to the water. This looks like a great area to spend time during the warm summer months. 9 in the morning and people were bringing in griddles to cook pancakes and such. Rather large crowd for a sat. morning. Has a very charming local feel and seems this is a place where you can just come in and relax for a while with a good beer. They have a good number of taps for a small pub. No food is available so make sure you eat first. Staff seemed up to speed on craft beer and able to answer all my questions. The beers were above average. This is a place I will come back to in the warm months to spend more time. (707 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of deakin
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Fargrow
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of clager
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 98green
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Stopped in for a flight at 2PM on a holiday weekend Friday. Pretty busy, but not overwhelming. Solid selection of ~16 drafts available, at least half were beers I had never seen bottled, which is good. They don't have wait staff for the tables, so everyone needs to order at the bar. I wasn't sure if the servers waited on the bar patrons, or if we had to wait in line too. A server did eventually come over to me, but it was a bit chaotic. I wasn't feeling well the day I stopped by, so I didn't enjoy myself as much as I could have. I plan to visit again the next time I'm on that side of the state. (601 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of indianabeerman
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Shaskins80
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of streeter
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of grdault
3.36/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Visited 3/20
Guys at the bar could enjoy themselves a little bit. : (
They didn't seem to enjoy working. (104 characters)

Photo of MSEGUIN
3.98/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Shon4star
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2

Good place to grab some brew for sure and maybe fill a growler or 2. Food selection quite lacking. Just popcorn and chips. (122 characters)

Photo of JDoHo
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tarabeth
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 1.5

Photo of jeffreyfred79
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Emily2388
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of juicebox
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of KingTelephone
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jturbo95
1/5  rDev -76.1%

Photo of archiebunkerjr
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

I made my first visit to Odd Side Ales on Black Friday 2014 for their Hipster Brunch Stout and Morning Wood Stout release. They opened at 9:00AM. Odd Side's location is in an old refurbished warehouse (I think) on the first floor. They ran their new beer release very efficiently. Patrons were encouraged to bring their own breakfast with them that particular day and I think about half the people did.

I was a little surprised at how small their taproom was although I guess I shouldn't be seeing how they have only been in business since 2010. All of their seating filled rather quickly that morning. They have a variety of seating and tables in their taproom. As we waited for them to open their doors that day, they received a table top Pacman game and one of those table top hockey games in the big plastic bubble. I personally love that hockey game but no one was playing it that day.

Odd Side hit it out of the park that day with the release of Hipster Brunch Stout and Morning Wood Stout. Those were both 20 oz. pours for $6. They had about 15 other beers on their taplist that day including BBA Imperial Mayan Mocha Stout and a peanut butter stout that looked very enticing to me. But Black Friday was all about Hipster and Morning Wood.

Odd Side continues to step up their game in the state of Michigan. Their beers are becoming more and more visible in bottle shops. The biggest hit that I can give Odd Side for my rating is their smaller taproom space. As they continue to grow, I'm sure they will address this issue. I'm guessing their existing space is the right size for them most of the time. But a special event for them like their Black Friday release will challenge the comfort of their patrons. I will definitely go back again. (1,767 characters)

Photo of Gcompton30
3.56/5  rDev -15%

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Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.