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B.O.B.'s Brewery

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33 Ratings
Place Score: 78
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

20 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States
phone: (616) 356-2000

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 13
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3.66/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

At the recent NHC in Grand Rapids, three of us headed across the street to have lunch at The Bob. An acronym for Big Old Building, this is a large 1903 grocery warehouse turned into a strange collection of venues. A small brewery lurks in the basement, Bobarino's pizza place is upstairs, a comedy club, dueling pianos, a steak house, and more! The brewery was closed (they should have opened up for NHC!) so we went to Bobarino's instead. We shared a sampler of their beers and those were all across the board: a nasty diacetyl IPA, but Crimson King Amber and Spaceboy Stout were both decent. The food was also decent but not special.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.26/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4

Another stop in during NHC and just a few blocks away from the convention center, B.O.B.'s House of Brews is in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on the second floor of a 5? story building.

The bar was mostly empty except for a few handful of folks at the bar so I pulled up a seat. The waitress, while cute, was one of those that feels obligated to call every person of the opposite sex, hun, babes, darlin', <fill in the blank> which got old quick but I ordered the IPA per her recommendation out of the 7 beers on tap from the brewery. Nothing really that out of the ordinary, pretty typical line-up. (IPA, stout, brown ale, amber, blonde ale, etc). The IPA was fresh and had a nice hop flavor to it but nothing ground breaking.The interior was kind of generic, pool table, beer signs, it reminded me of a college-y spot. The sandwhich I ordered however was very tasty, pork belly.

In all I'd say if you're in GR for a decent amount of time check it out, but if your time is limited, there are so many other great places in the area - Don't bother.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Wasn't too impressed with this place. Seems more like a typical bar/night club trying to jump on the craft beer bandwagon. Their beer is decent/good, however not nearly as good as other breweries within walking distance. The majority of the patrons seemed more interested in Miller lite or Bud Light.

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B.O.B.'s Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI
78 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.