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Grand Rapids Brewing Company

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Grand Rapids Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.6/5
Based on:
31 Beers
14 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 14
Visits: 93
rAvg: 3.87
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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Place added by: hopcatgr on 11-02-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 93
Reviews by steebo777:
Photo of steebo777
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I went here with my wife the night before Winter Beer Fest. I have heard some great things about the place as it is another Mark Sellers/BarFly Ventures bar (Hopcat, Stellas, etc.). Great vibe when you walk in, plenty of open space with a loft feeling. Wood floors and a tan ceiling keep the place with some mute colors. We got sat right away on a Friday night at 9pm, which was pretty incredible. Shortly after our wonderful waitress came by and treated us great. She had tons of info about all food and beer they had and was very helpful. I got the IPA first (solid, needs more aroma) then the Menegious a Tres, which was an Indian Brown Ale collab with Vivant and Hopcat. All beer was solid but nothing mind bending. Prices were reasonable so it was well worth it. The food was incredible and totally organic, locally sourced, and available as gluten-free or vegan.

All in all a great place to hit that was busy for a reason. It shows why Grand Rapids is Beer City USA, because all beer bars and breweries here care about their loyal fans. (1,043 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jmiah22
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mwaltz99
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 98green
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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 -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rustyleick
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bshemansky
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Shaskins80
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerdedrinken
1.95/5  rDev -49.6%
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 +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.6/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of KurtE
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Readysethgo989
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ronin926
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kylelenk
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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)

Photo of NJB145
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.