Active Beers: 63
Beer Ratings: 2,186
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 14 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jale:
4.55/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
A truly great place for beer and food. The beer is very good and they have a wide selection of them. The food is what really stands out here. They do not have a cook, but a chef. Hands down the best food of any brewery I have been to. The truffled walnuts are a must and I would drive hours just for this. The staff is far above average and are great at every aspect of this place. The inside is very inviting with large communal tables as well as booths and bar seating. I would frequent this place every week if it was closer.
07-17-2011 21:31:30 | More by jale
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4.36/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
The brewery is in East Town (well, now East Hills), a continually funky little area of GR that has always been fun, even 30 years after I was a kid and started going to art classes and the Bijou Theater and Yesterdog.
The tap room is in an old chapel, with high ceilings, and lots of tables and benches, and stained glass windows. The atmosphere is about as Belgian as you can get in the Midwest. The beers were great, and the food was awesome. I was in there right at opening time (3 pm), so it wasn't terribly busy, but within 30 minutes there were more than 40 people in the taproom eating and drinking. The service was ready for this rapid influx, and easily handled it; the service was fast and friendly. They were very knowledgable were genuinely excited about their brand- beer and food. One note, I live in the Washington, DC, area, and I gave this $$$ because it was pricey...even by my standards of an extremely pricey city. Well worth every penny, though.
03-25-2014 03:06:55 | More by Badger6
Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
95 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.