Active Beers: 69
Beer Ratings: 2,449
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 14 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 118 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5 | $$
I love the ambiance of Brewery Vivant. It is quite literally the altar of Belgian style ales in the Midwest. Great staff, and the food here is to die for. Burgers with bacon ground into the meat, seriously. Break down your barriers, grab an open spot on a table and start enjoying great beer with like minded strangers.
06-09-2014 16:23:38 | More by Jameson_Daniel
4.11/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
The wife and I visited Vivant on a Friday night after stopping at HopCat and Founders. We had a family-reunion dinner at Vivant, with eight or nine relatives. It took a while to get a table but when we did, we had a great time.
The place is beautifully decorated, small and a little loud. I like the communal tables- all of us sat at one large table and had great service. The food is damn good! Duck nachos are wow, and so is the pissaladiere (Provencal pizza). Charcuterie ain't bad but I've had better. Lots of quality stuff, and a great pair for the Belgian-style brews.
We all sampled a couple of different brews, including the Tripel, Solitude and Big Red Cocq and I enjoyed them. Sure, they weren't, like, the best or most mind-blowing Belgian-style beers I've ever had, but they are nice. Looking at the BA listings later on, though, I wish they had some of those barrel-aged brews, sours and imperial stouts...
I will definitely revisit next time I'm in Grand Rapids. This is a fun, different place.
06-07-2014 05:51:26 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
95 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.