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Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BA SCORE
96
world-class

145 Ratings
Ratings: 145
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Active Beers: 89
Beer Ratings: 2,691
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 14
Bottles: 0
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

harripat, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

patdunkel, Aug 05, 2014
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MaxPowers, Jul 30, 2014
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styleisking, Jul 29, 2014
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dmaher, Jul 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

bowzer4birdie, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

KevinL, Jul 21, 2014
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MiWolfman, Jul 21, 2014
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wtkphoto, Jul 13, 2014
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spointon, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

kodt, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Buck_Jones, Jul 07, 2014
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snansel, Jul 06, 2014
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Moc513, Jul 04, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%

Vivant is a newer brewery that focuses on Belgian styles of varying types. The brewery is in an old funeral parlor and the bar is actually located in the old chapel, having a cool backdrop of stained glass behind it!

I really enjoyed the beers here, though some were better than others. The Solitude was a very dry and pleasant Abbey style beer and I ended up buying a few cans to bring home. Their flagship beer is the Big Red Coq--a hoppy Belgian ale. Always fun to say the name of this beer! We snacked on duck confit nachos as we worked through our samplers, reveling in the tastes and the surroundings.

Jackofallbrews, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Grand-Raggedy, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

vrbulldog22, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

dieselboypunker, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BUNZILLA, Jun 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

ExNihilo, Jun 10, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +6%

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.

Jameson_Daniel, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

DoubleSimcoe, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

SamT, May 28, 2014
Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
96 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.