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Harmony Brewing Company

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Harmony Brewing CompanyHarmony Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
28 Beers
114 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MarcatGSB
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Whoa, wtf? Some really out of line, low ratings here.

Harmony Brewing is a small brewpub with a MICROBREW license, which means they are allowed to serve Wine and Spirits...it has nothing to do with the fact that they don't have faith in their product, there are dozens of these through out the state. They can't distribute their product.

Like others have stated, the place is small, and quaint, and I like it. It's got two different levels, with a sort of loft style seating option towards the back, that looks over their very small brew system. This place can't seat more than 35 people. It's got a great atmosphere. You can tell that the local crowd really enjoys the pizza, and it gives Harmony a very nice upbeat, friendly, local GR feel. The pizza was delicious too. Nice crispy crust, with some unique and interesting toppings, and great combinations. An awesome mid day snack for the day drinker.

The beer, has never blown me away. There has never been that has blown me away, or even walked away from saying "That was a really good beer".

It's a nice stop. Great atmosphere, very good pizza, and ok beer. Check it out for yourself. These kind of places continue to get better, and you never know when they might bust out some really tasty brews.

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4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Fluffheady
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of sarahspat
1.61/5  rDev -57.2%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5

went here with a friend the other day. i was really excited to try out this new brewpub. they were packed and they sat us in the upstairs area where there were maybe two other reasonable-sized tables and then a gigantic table with what appeared to be about thirty 18-year-olds. these kids might have been 21, but they were definitely acting like super-obnoxious high schoolers. i know it isn't the brewery's fault, but we were seriously annoyed the whole time we were there. service was also slow, but then again, they were super busy.

also, they apparently used the last ten dollars of their budget on a 50-pack of chairs at costco. i'm no furniture snob, but these chairs were so cheap and uncomfortable, it was actually distracting. i felt like i was at a church picnic or something. "those were the worst chairs i ever sat in." - my friend.

now on to the important part: THE BEERS...SUCKED. my friend and i got two different beers (the IPA and the Rye PA, two styles we both love dearly) and we both tried each. they were just terrible. tasted like it was either the first batch they'd ever made, or they were contaminated with something. just not good, and definitely not of a quality suitable for a brewpub. in other words, they should not be charging money for this swill. we literally left our glasses half full which we NEVER do. we love beer and we love drinking so it takes very extreme circumstances to make us waste alcohol. never going here again unless i hear that they get a new brewer and get their act together.

Photo of EricTKole
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Roeters
2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Stopped in last Saturday, 12/1/12, with my brother and enjoyed some pizza and beer. We had the Daydream Believer coffee stout, Jackson’s Joy Festbeir, Black squirrel peated porter and fiddlestix IPA. All of the beers were good, the coffee stout was a real coffee bomb and the peated porter was almost too much peat for a full 16oz pour. I was disappointed to find out that they serve wine and liquor, I understand that some places have to do it but it makes me question their level of confidence in the beer that they brew.

The inside of the place is oddly shaped with many choke points and I guess there was a back room, but I never saw it. The place is decorated with random stuff to make it look funky which also helps it fit into the East Town neighborhood.

We sat at the bar and the service was good for how busy they were, I was really surprised that they were that busy at open. I did find it inappropriate that the bar tender served our second beers into the same glasses as our first ones. She did rinse them out with the glass rinsing device that all of the quality beer bars are putting in by the taps and that made me question the cleanliness of the equipment.

We shared bread sticks w/cheese and two pizzas which were good but the sauce left something to be desired.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jt31914
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Harmony Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.