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New Holland Brewing Company

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Based on:
90 Beers
7,435 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 90
Visits: 252
rAvg: 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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @newhollandbrew

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Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.
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Reviews: 90 | Visits: 252
Photo of Silphium
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here three times and really like the atmosphere; this place has a huge capacity, is multi-floored, and yet retains the character of a locally-owned, non-corporate brewpub. There's usually quite a few beers on tap; most of the regular bottled offerings are a given, and a handful of slowly rotating specials are available daily. Some of the highlights of my last two visits were Kourage (a brown ale), Cabin Fever (an amber ale), Scotch Ale, Imperial Stout, and Dies Irea (an interesting blend of cider, mead, and ale). Prices are high for the area; expect to pay $5 for a small mason jar of their bigger offerings, and $4 is standard. Beer quality ranges from so-so to very good; none of their stuff blows me away, but there are plenty of solid beers to try.

New Holland offers a variety of appetizers, pizzas, and sandwiches too. I really like their hamburger with melted gorgonzola. Better-than-average brewpub food.

This is a great stop for the lakeshore beer traveler. (989 characters)

Photo of deejaydan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

My usual hangout for Friday's after work. Beers are well made, usually 10-12 choices for beer, and about 4 wines are available also. Small copper brewing system is on display, that's where they make the pub specialties (main production is down the street). Bartenders are nice, knowledgable and friendly, willing to give up a sample if there is something new on. Food is well made, but somewhat limited. Pizzas and sandwiches mostly. Slightly expensive for what you get, but not bad. They do have bands most Friday and Saturday nights, and the entire place is non-smoking. (572 characters)

Photo of granger10
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

First stop for this year's West Mich BA Gathering. A really nice family spot that I bet can turn into a good drinking atmosphere later on at night. Good amount of open space, decent lighting, and a nice little video game, pool area in the back room. About 10 beers to choose from with a few that you won't be able to find in bottles. All their beers seem to be decent to very good nothing terrible and nothing exceptional either. I didnt really like the whole mason jar for glasses thing though. Food is big in size, very well priced, and very good. Most of the people here during this time (around noon) were here for the food and not the beer. A very nice place to eat and drink and then maybe drink some more. I liked it a lot. (730 characters)

Photo of lackenhauser
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Somewhat industrial feel to the place. My favorite part is the back room that has video games and pool tables-they have retained the feel of the original pub that is now long gone. The quality of everything I had was very good from the food to the beers. In my opinion I would stick with the special beers on tap-they seem much better then New Hollands 3 or 4 mainstays. While there they had a porter,a pumpkin and an Oktoberfest on tap. Service was good-the usual college kids working the place. Good selection of both food and beers. I had a pizza which was honestly one of the best I have ever had whether in a pizza joint or otherwise. I was back a second time for beers but would go there to eat again in a second. Well worth the trip. (740 characters)

Photo of nortmand
4.45/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Went to the brewery for Mad Hatter day.
Very nice restaurant/brewpub. Family friendly, but frankly, a little touristy. Nice view of downtown Holland through the floor to ceiling windows. The biggest thing I would change would be to make some of the actual brewery visible.
New Holland's beer is exceptional and with five available versions of Mad Hatter on tap, it was extra special. The only disappointment was that they weren't tapping the firkin until 8PM and we arrived there from Lansing at about 3PM. So needless to say, there was no Cask Hatter for us.
The waitress was very friendly, even when my buddy spilled his glass of water.
I had a burger that had been marinating in Mad Hatter for three days, had barley mixed with the meat and was topped with artichokes. Very juicy and delicious, one of the best burgers I've had. My frend had a pizza, which also looked wery good.
Overall a cool place and worth the trip. (929 characters)

Photo of mikes2923
3.83/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The atmosphere was very cool, with live music and a very casual setting (some pretty amusing artwork as well...). The biggest drawback I saw to it was that it seemed like the only thing going in that part of town so it was very crowded and it took a good 45-60 minutes to actually get a table by which time I was already feeling a good buzz after passing the time at the bar. I don't live locally to the area so I can only judge the food on what we had that night but it seemed above-average for a brewery and the beer selection and quality was very good. I definitely will stop back the next time we're up that way! (616 characters)

Photo of marburg
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I recently visited Holland for a conference there, and I made a point to stop in at New Holland Brewing for lunch on Saturday. The decor is old town charm meets Starbucks. Quite trendy looking, and easily the most "hip" looking place in the otherwise charming but quaint Holland.

The selection's certainly not bad, but I'm growing used to having a little more experimentation in the beers I get to try. Beyond their Quad and Dragon's Milk, there wasn't anything terribly unique there -- the usual stouts, pale ales, et cetera.

The food was pretty good -- I tried a chicken sandwich on focaccia. It definitely rivaled any "gourmet" sandwich shop or trendy chain bread/sandwich place.

Certainly a good spot to nab a pint, lunch, or dinner. Western Michigan's lucky to have it. (783 characters)

Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

In addition to Dragonmead in Warren, Michigan which had the most unique motif, this was my favorite stop while touring Michigan brewpubs. Overall, this brewpub had the best beer. The city of Holland is beautiful. If it weren't for the cold winters, I can't imagine a better place to live in the midwest. The city was very clean and the downtown area where the brewpub was located was immaculate, and the shopowners were very friendly. The pub itself has a nice patio out back with plenty of parking to accomodate a large crowd. The bar was fairly large and the bartending staff were very friendly. I tried a sampler of everything. The pint of IPA was killer stuff, the best I had while in Michigan. I even rate it higher than Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. I tried a pint of the pale ale too, but stayed with the IPA because of its unique hop taste and excellent malt balance. This place was quite a find and I highly recommend it to any beer enthusiasts visiting West Michigan. (971 characters)

Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited a month or so ago.. Location is great right in the heart of Holland. Very nicely desinged with lots of dining space a long bar in the front. Nice back patio for the warm summer nights. Place always seems to be busy and staff is fairly friendly. Bartenders know their beers and will guide you well. Menu has decent variety and reasonably priced. Quality of the food I had at least above average if not very good. Beer quality is always good.
Watch out for Wednesday night as it seems to be stein night, where you bring your own stein and they fill for the price of a pint. Pretty busy. If you passing by Holland, worth visiting. (637 characters)

Photo of Wildman
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The place was fairly open an suffered from the problems involved with such a location with insects and temperature control. But they had a sign advertising their move to a downtown location which we saw, which may give them a better location with more business and nicer facilities. They had a good selection of their beers on tap, in addition to merchandise for sale behind the very long bar they had. The food was very good, with a selection of pizzas, sandwiches and salads that were done in a very eclectic style which was quite good. This review is for the current location and may change once I visit the new spot which should open before the end of the year. (669 characters)

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
92 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.