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Grand Rapids Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Grand Rapids Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.62/5
Based on:
31 Beers
15 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 15
Visits: 94
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503-4194
United States
phone: (616) 458-7000

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Notes:
Place added by: hopcatgr on 11-02-2012

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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 94
Reviews by DavidRandall:
Photo of DavidRandall
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of jasonpeckins32
1.95/5  rDev -47.9%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.25

Let's be totally honest here.... If you're coming to Grand Rapids for craft beer, you probably are not coming here. And usually for good enough reason. Grand Rapids has LOTS of great beer, and this isn't one of the establishments serving it.

The beer is mediocre (giving them the benefit of the doubt here).

Their service is less than mediocre, in both knowledge and friendliness.

The food is "good", but a little overpriced and may I say, a little douchey?

The owner of this establishment is a wonderful guy. However, there is no category to rate an owner, just categories to rate what your experience at an establishment is like. I am 100% certain that this place does well, or even stays in business, PURELY because of their location. They've got a prime piece of real estate, with lots of foot traffic and visitors stumbling by.... but not much a customer would like once inside. (900 characters)

Photo of jmiah22
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mwaltz99
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 98green
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Stopped by for happy hour half priced pints on a Thursday. Nice space, decent size bar, 15 beers on tap, most for $5 a pint. Menu is somewhat upscale pub fare. (159 characters)

Photo of jakelang
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rustyleick
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bshemansky
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Shaskins80
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerdedrinken
1.95/5  rDev -47.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Service was soso, silver foam was terrible. Atmosphere was good and gave food a middle of the road 3 because i didn't try any. (126 characters)

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of KurtE
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

had a good chat while visiting with a local beer club member, also the bartender was pretty knowledgeable. It was a Sunday afternoon and I learned it is the same owner as Hopcat. (179 characters)

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.18/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.59/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Readysethgo989
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of ronin926
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kylelenk
4/5  rDev +7%

GRBC is a great place to catch dinner and a wonderful all organic beer.

They usually have about 8-12 beers on tap with roughly 4-5 mainstays. My favorite, is the Rosalynn Bliss Blonder, a delicious mango pale ale. They seem to hit all the categories for almost any type of beer drinker (including a throwback lager) with a brown, stout/porter, and an IPA on tap at all times.

Menu for food changes often ($10-$15) and has neat twists on classic bar food. I'd recommend the poutine or fried pickles for apps and you can't go wrong with the Peanut Butter Pretzel Burger as an entree. (586 characters)

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.