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Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BEER AVG
3.73/5
Based on:
88 Beers
2,822 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 174
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

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Place added by: abaculy on 01-18-2011

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Reviews by ahq514:
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3.93/5  rDev -9%
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 The altar area has been replaced by the circular bar.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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MSEGUIN
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BryanA
3.89/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Lilbums1
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.

Photo of zrab11
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ronin926
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ajgvsu
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%

Photo of SWChi
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Beezee
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%

Photo of goast8127
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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Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
96 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.