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Harmony Brewing Company

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Harmony Brewing CompanyHarmony Brewing Company
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33 Beers
130 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1551 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506
United States
phone: (616) 459-9333

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Place added by: Avagadro on 11-03-2011

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 11
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.46/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of jt31914
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

This was my second visit to Harmony (the first being shortly after they opened) and I am glad I waited to review it. The selection is vastly improved, with over 10 tap selections available now, and the beer is much improved as well! The prices are very reasonable; I got a 7 beer sampler for $10 and a pint for $4. The service was also great, Mike is a very nice bartender who is friendly and helpful. I recommend the Cavendish to anyone who is at the brewery when it is on-tap; it is a barrel aged beer unlike any other I have had. I will come back again when I am in the area!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Fluffheady
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

I really liked this place. There is a lot of re-claimed wood. Much of it is from an old gymnasium floor. Their beer is decent. Not even close to founders or vivant, but good.

I love little places like this with character. It’s more of a towny place than the other breweries in town. Their pizza is excellent. This is the type of place you settle in and spend the rest of your evening at.

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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Dave_in_GR
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere - this is the strength of Harmony. It has a wide variety of seating options - cheap chairs and tables in the upstairs backroom, three great booths looking out on to the street, two high tables and a bar with bar stools, and several long tables for large groups. This place is usually packed - during the late afternoon and early evening you will find a number of families in the place enjoying the pizza and a couple beers, then they leave and the evening crowd of students and young professionals takes over. They often have some random music playing, but not too loud to disrupt a conversation. My wife and I just moved to Eastown this summer and Harmony has become our local - we see lots of people we know here, it is almost always packed, and the atmosphere is great.

Quality - the food and beer is good, but in GR this really isn't going to make you stand-out. With Founders, Hopcat, Vivant, and GRBC just down the road it is always going to be tough for the much smaller Harmony to compete on beer quality alone. The beer is good (esp the Fiddlestix IPA, Rye-PA, grapefruit shandy, and Brownson Brown Ale) but this really isn't the draw. Harmony is a bit like soccer in the US - MLS can't compete with football or baseball in terms of quality, but it found a niche in fan experience. MLS is like Harmony.

Service - has always been excellent. They get to know the regulars pretty quickly, and are can talk knowledgably about the new beers. They really helped my friend who wanted something like "Old Speckled Hen" find a good option.

Selection - is fairly small, usually 6-7 things on tap, although they have recently expanded their number of taps. There are wine and spirit options as well.

Food - is basic, just salads and snacks and pizzas. But the pizzas are excellent, made in a wood-fired brick oven, and with a wonderfully creative range of ingredients. I've had the Eastown Folk Funk, The Good Earth, Hey Goat, Margherita, Cheese and Pepperoni, and never been disappointed.

Value - the pizzas are a bit pricey except on Tuesday evening, and the beer isn't dirt-cheap, but this place thrives on atmosphere. For me this is one of the coolest brew-pubs in GR, don't forget about it if you are visiting GR to sample some of the beers.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Small place not much seating. Beers are good to above average, not out of this world. Stopped in with a friend and had two pints and a very full pour in a snifter for $10. Can't beat that plus their wood fired pizzas are some of the best around. Super great place to have within walking distance of my home.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

This place is charming in that it is small ,well kept, and laid back. I have been here twice and both times the place was packed. The music is a little loud for my liking at times but the welcoming staff makes up for it. The staff does not seem to know a ton about the beers on tap but have a basic understanding of the styles that they have on tap. The pizzas at this place are killer but are a bit pricey. The beer is B- to A- in quality. None of their beers blew me away but nothing was off putting about their beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

We've been here a few times as it is one of the closest local brew pubs to our home. We enjoy the casual atmosphere and the creativity of the brewers and cooks. The brewers experiment with some unique flavors and combinations - resulting in some great tastes, and other times some that are forgettable. The food is limited to wood-fired pizzas - but we really enjoy the variety.

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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Harmony Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.