Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
102 Beers
616 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 beerguru15:
Photo of beerguru15
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by this place during a trip to GR today. Needless to say it was worth the wait!

When walking in, you're presented with what the outside portrayed: a old chapel that reminded myself of pictures I had seen of Belgium brewpubs and areas. Though there wasn't a lot of people here during my visit (mid afternoon), just by sitting their you felt invited and cozy. Looking around you noticed wooden benches and tables..with a large bench ala hofbrauhaus style when you walked in. There were quite a few stain glass windows and a great display of the glasses behind the bar.

I ended having the Belgium IPA and the French Fusion, both of which were excellent beers and very fitting for their style. Each beer came with the proper glassware and was very enjoyable.

The service was excellent too, though it may have been in relation to the lack of people there...still though the bartender was very friendly and quite knowledgeable of their beer.

The selection of beer was pretty good, there was roughly 8 regular beers on tap with a few ciders and misc other drinks. Pretty much most Belgium styles were covered here.

Prices for beers ranged from $4-$5 accordingly, prices were food was a little more expensive starting out at $9 dollars for salads. But I felt the value of the type of beer in relation to price was perfect.

Overall I enjoyed my visit to this brewery and will def go back again. It was very unique for the area and played perfectly to what the brewery was trying to portray. (1,498 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.