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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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Reviews by beerguru15:
Photo of beerguru15
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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

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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%

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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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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