Active Beers: 67
Beer Ratings: 2,430
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 14 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ahq514:
3.93/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited here on a Friday afternoon for lunch. Such a different sort of atmosphere for a brewery. Located inside of an old church, the chapel has converted to the brewpub area. Has sort of an old church feel with the stained glass and wood furniture. The altar area has been replaced by the circular bar. Pretty small, I could see this place fill up fast at night time.
There wasn't many other people there so service was pretty good. Waitress was prompt and accurate.
They had maybe 8 to 10 of their beers on tap. Belgian style beers with an american twist. Wished I could have tried more.
Food was pretty good, but pretty expensive, especially for lunch. Cheapest option was around 11 bucks. Beer on the otherhand was reasonable. 4 or 5 bucks for every beer.
Would go back here mostly to try the rest of their lineup. Interesting concept, also love the sinks in the bathrooms.
07-30-2011 02:35:36 | More by ahq514
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Vivant is a newer brewery that focuses on Belgian styles of varying types. The brewery is in an old funeral parlor and the bar is actually located in the old chapel, having a cool backdrop of stained glass behind it!
I really enjoyed the beers here, though some were better than others. The Solitude was a very dry and pleasant Abbey style beer and I ended up buying a few cans to bring home. Their flagship beer is the Big Red Coq--a hoppy Belgian ale. Always fun to say the name of this beer! We snacked on duck confit nachos as we worked through our samplers, reveling in the tastes and the surroundings.
06-30-2014 19:40:28 | More by Jackofallbrews
Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
95 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.