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Brewery Vivant

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Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
BA SCORE
96
world-class

149 Ratings
Ratings: 149
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Zonian1, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jschott75, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

beergorrilla, Dec 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

CraigTravor, Dec 27, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -1.4%

Talk about another destination in Grand Rapids. Couple this with Founder's and HopCat and you have the mecca of great beer.

Vivant is located in an old funeral home, but it feels like more of a church to me. Big exposed beams, 25 foot gabled ceiling, with some beautiful stand glass behind the back bar. Very cozy, communal style tables are centered, with some bar style seating between support beams, and booths line the sides of the open format dining room. It has a very warm feel, despite the large space and tall ceilings.

The money is higher end. I love that. I hate that most brewpubs or breweries I go to have pub style food, and it's fairly basic. This food is very well crafted and thought it. Yes it is pub style food, but it's borderline artistic, well thought out, and superb. It's probably some of the best brewpub food I have ever had. I'd put it up there with food from places like HopLeaf and Fountainhead, possibly just below the Publican.

The beer is always solid. They are always offering something not available in a can at the brewpub, and sometimes some pub exclusive cans as well in the swag shop. Service was good and friendly, and knowledgeable about the beer and food. Bartenders are always attentive.

Great, freaking, stop!

MarcatGSB, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Mothergoose03, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

Garey, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%

Atmosphere: made in an old church and is of a very cool belgian style

Quality: some of the best american versions of belgian beers I have had

Service: pretty helpful since the menu has some foreign and exotic items.

Selection: this is probably the only true down fall I can find of this place: they only have 4 or so menu beers that aren't available in cans at a store. but i do love the constantly changing barrel aged beer selection

Food: wonderful food. very unique and extremely tasty

Overall: love this place: one of the more unique brewpubs and damn good too.

SportsandJorts, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

sternamagrapha7x, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of teledeluxe
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

Vivant is a great little brewpub. Really enjoyed the church vibe. Our server was extremely knowledgable for a server/waiter. Great brews! Had 6 varieties and really liked 5. Excellent ratio. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Grand Rapids. My only real negative would be with their merch/store. I really wanted a t-shirt but theri pricing seemed a little out of wack.

teledeluxe, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

egrace84, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

salinasa, Nov 28, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -16%

It's in a retired church. How can you beat that for coolness? And the community tables definitely add to the vibe. The food is excellent and they make a concerted effort to match it with the beer. Vivant has a heavy Belgium focus, so if you like Belgian, it's for you. The atmosphere and experience doesn't get much better.

TheGingerbreadMan, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

dejones, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Zaphog, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Jordy777, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

coz, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Qbdoo, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

spartanlaker, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

todd-roy, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Bung, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

midlifec, Oct 12, 2013
Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
96 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.