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New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
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BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
94 Beers
24,416 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 93
Visits: 266
Avg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: 6
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

66 E 8th St
Holland, Michigan, 49423-3504
United States
phone: (616) 355-6422 | map
www.newhollandbrew.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.
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Reviews: 93 | Visits: 266
Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I had this place pegged as one of my lunch time destinations while on my MI tour. First off, Holland is a super cool little town that is worth visiting itself. The brewpub is on the corner of the main drag and a side street in a picturesque town center.

I parked around the back of the building and entered through the patio area. It was a semi-rainy/overcast day so the patio was not functioning.

I entered a large, open, airy/light room with a lot of tables and a huge cement bar running along the left side. You pass some brewing equipment (almost artwork like) along the way. Once in the main bar area, I realized that I entered under a loft that houses additional seating. Through a doorway from the bar, you enter a little gift shop are that has NH stuff (shirts, hats, glasses) and beer to go. They also have pre-made gift baskets available. Through another door there appeared to be additional seating (didn't venture there though).

I sat back at the bar and selected a draft that was not bottled (Scotch Ale) and a sandwich. The menu is pretty diverse and unique...it fits in well with the trendy area and décor. They had most of their beer available on draft, including their High Gravity Series.

The bartender was friendly and helpful. She asked me what types of beer I liked and made suggestions.

All in all, this is one of the best brew pubs I have been to. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is a fan of beer or even a fan of good food.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AdamSteve
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of hopnado
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Raislak
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Large portions

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Photo of tstallion2
4.49/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Chief99
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of IndianaAndy25
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

We stopped in on our way to the UP. We had 3 families and several kids. They accommodated us well. It was hard to see what they had on tap because the menu did not have an up to date list on it. Out of the 5 adults, I think 2 had been happy with their order. The others each had a menu item that had their slaw on it in some way. It was bad and ruined my BBQ sandwich. The waitress said that she thought it was bad and did not know why they still served it. That left me puzzled. the kids menu items are overly small and would not fill a 3 year old. This left the many kids disappointed. Now that I vented, the grown-up bar looked nice. The tap list on the other side (that we did not see) looked great. The place looks great and has a nice vibe. We bought some nice beers at the bottle shop next door. I would like to go back without the family and rock the bar.

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Photo of WetAndForget
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Amazing food, add any of the pizzas and the meat plate to your order, you won't be disappointed. Their flights are perfect, the glasses are awesome and come in a cool metal holder. The bar is super chill, even when busy, and everyone is extremely friendly. Go to hatter days and make sure you check out the bloody mary bar the next morning.

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Photo of Moondoggy68
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of SarahH0409
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited on Monday this week while vacationing in Mecosta County the week of the 20th. Bluegrass music was blasting which was a bit distracting.

Quality was solid as the BBA Dragon's Milk was so smooth and easy drinking and the Mad Hatter was solid.

Service was very good. Our server was very quick and actually seemed engaged when i asked her questions about the brews.

Selection was good as there were about 15 or so house brews available.

Food was solid as the Pulled Pork was the best i have had. Da Boss enjoyed her salad and chili. The Goat Cheesecake was awesome as well as the cookie served with it.

Overall a pleasant visit, good beers, pretty servers, and a nice vibe.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Daydream816
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jmiah22
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of deakin
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mgavin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Sexton
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Inglewood
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Grinz12
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of 98green
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Did the brewery tour for $10, not the brewpub, so ratings are for that. Great tour of the (ever expanding) brewery and distillery. Nice slow pace, 4 samples of 4 oz pours, plus tiny tastes of their spirits. And a logo'd pint glass at the end. Well worth the price for sure.

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Photo of orangesol
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Cefc18
3.79/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
92 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.