Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
102 Beers
622 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 57
Visits: 194
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: --
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: 57 | Visits: 194
Reviews by TheBeerDad:
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4.85/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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!!! (959 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mwaltz99
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jaszucs
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 98green
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Did the brewery tour for $10. Knowledgable tour leader, small group on the 4th of July. The 20 barrel facility isn't very big, so it was mostly talking in one place. I was impressed how small a canning line is compared to a normal bottling line. Vivant is owned by one of the founders of New Holland, so not surprising to see the place is laid out well and full of new equipment. Got 3 5 oz pours on the tour (and the glass) and a 4th of your choice after the tour (464 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jonesjere
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jakelang
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Themorganburke
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The burger and bone marrow are awesome. The beer is also awesome. Definitely come here, or maybe don't, so I can have it all to myself. (137 characters)

Photo of bshemansky
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Wisdom101
4.6/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Benjhilmer
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of askewme
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great unique brewery with awesome gourmet food. One of our fav places to go! (77 characters)

Photo of Shaskins80
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BDeibs
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of jjwisenheimer
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Hippity-Hoppity
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of williamjbauer
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BryanA
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of aboyd87
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Vivant is in an old church and makes belgian inspired beers. It's very unique and delicious beers. (98 characters)

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.01/5  rDev -28%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 1

Ultra-cool idea, vibe, space. Quality of beer is nice, not elite, but they make decent craft beers, many seem very true to their styles.

The service was average. Its hard to rate a place on this when you only get the service of one employee. Their beer selection was good. Their food selection was not. The only thing worse than the food menu/selection was the food itself. Over-priced liver pate on a cracker. (417 characters)

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Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
93 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.