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Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BA SCORE
95
world-class

142 Ratings
Ratings: 142
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%
Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 2,641
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 14
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

925 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506
United States
phone: (616) 719-1604

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @breweryvivant

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(Place added by: abaculy on 01-18-2011)
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Reviews by TheBeerDad:
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4.85/5  rDev +12.5%

The atmosphere of the brewpub is amazing, Gothic and very pleasing to the eye.

Something that I particularly enjoyed was how kid friendly they were. Not only did they have a kids menu and crayons, but the kids menu wasn't just reprocessed chicken and fries. Juice, fresh fruit or house brewed root beer were options. Even to add to the kid friendly atmosphere the hosts were playing with the brewmasters daughter, who couldn't have been more than two.

The beverage selection was very accommodating as well. If you find yourself not being able to go to breweries with a significant other because they don't drink beer then this menu will solve it. They had 2 types of cider, wine and fresh root beer as options for the non-beer drinker.

I personally had there rotating wood aged selection and at the time it was Belgium dark strong ale aged 4 months in cognac barrels.

The food was chef created and delicious. I had the duck nachos and they were amazing!!!

TheBeerDad, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

I can't attest for the food since I did not have nay but the beer list contains a very nice, varied selection and the bartenders know how to pour a beer. The brewery is located in an old church which creates a very different feel while inside as compared to many other breweries.

bwood06, Friday at 12:27 AM
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5/5  rDev +16%

What an absolutely beautiful brewery. Not a large space so arrive early. Beers are delicious and they serve food. I can't wait to return.

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Parking was a little rough, and they were jammed, but that is my fault for visiting on a weekend. Just stopped to try the beer, like the converted church building, and not really a Belgium beer , saison fan, but this was a nice stop. Picked up one of their sweet snifters on the way out at the gift shop.

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Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
95 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.