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Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BEER AVG
3.73/5
Based on:
87 Beers
2,736 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 172
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.32
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 by TheBeerDad:
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4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
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!!!

More User Reviews:
Photo of aboyd87
5/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.01/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

Photo of jeffreyfred79
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of docoman
3.43/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Didn't have any food here but stopped for some beers during recent trip to GR area. Layout confusing and hard to get to the bar area to order beers, but place was packed and seemed to have good atmosphere. I really enjoyed was the Wizards Burial Ground which was excellent.

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Agentveba
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of routledc
5/5  rDev +15.7%

One of my personal favorites in Grand Rapids.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.76/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Was really impressed with this place ... they had 5 barrel aged selections when I was there and all were solid. Their regular line is also pretty spectacular. Food is freaking AWESOME - you must drink AND eat here!!! Gotta appreciate Belgian styles as this is what they are focusing on ... definitely an up and coming brewery - do not miss this place ... ambiance, beers, food, works, etc was super cool.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
96 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.