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Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
87 Beers
2,733 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 171
Reviews: 58
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 cratez:
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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Came here on a Saturday afternoon with nicktbm and our significant others in October 2011. The sign outside invited us to "warm up with beer," so we took them up on the offer.

Inside sports a beautiful and spacious church-like interior with stained glass windows, high ceilings, communal tables, and about 10 seats at the bar. Crowd is locals who mind their own business. Our server was relaxed and welcoming - he helped us along with beer recos and suggested some dishes to pair with our drinks.

We ordered two flights of the Triomphe Belgian IPA, Farm Hand Ale, Big Red Coq, and Heavy Handed Double Chocolate Stout. The IPA and Red Ale were my favourites, and my oenophile girlfriend really liked the Farm Hand. Compared to other brewpubs, the beer selection is limited, since they do not carry any guest taps, bottles, or cellared offerings. But their house beers are bold, tasty, and unconventional, so they get high marks from me.

For food I had a delicious Oxtail Hash with sunny side eggs and English muffin toast. The lady enjoyed her Pork Belly BLT, even though she couldn’t finish the massive portion. Prices are reasonable as most pints are $4-5 and lunch entrees are in the $12-14 range. After our meal we popped into the retail store, where my friend bought a few cans of beer and a brewery t-shirt. The cashier was happy to chat with us while we looked around.

Overall, we were quite satisfied with our experience here and it made for a nice afternoon stop. Vivant is an impressive, quality brewpub with friendly staff, interesting beers, and an attractive, unique atmosphere. I highly recommend this place if you happen to be in Grand Rapids.

More User Reviews:
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%

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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%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
96 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.