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B.O.B.'s House Of Brews

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29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 23.1%
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 33
Beer Avg: 3.29
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
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ElizabethCraig

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -1.9%

We hit B.O.B. post 11pm when food service was done and the party was in full swing.

Now, I'm going to confess: I'd had a very long night before I got there. A. Very. Long. Night.

But my palate I think was at least 50% intact.

The building is gorgeous! The service was very good and the patrons were all having a good time. The music was good, and loud - which is crucial for a club-bar like this. The peoplewatching was pretty interesting.

The beer I found average. I had something that I was told was a Rye but I could not find on their website.

It wasn't bad! But it wasn't exceptional!

I'll have to go again in the daytime so I can really sit and have a conversation with one of their beers. When I do, I will definitely revise this review.

07-08-2011 11:54:39 | More by ElizabethCraig
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Michael914

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-23-2014 06:21:10 | More by Michael914
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Faunland

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-11-2014 18:03:23 | More by Faunland
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styleisking

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.1%

07-29-2014 14:54:46 | More by styleisking
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lemieuski

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

07-11-2014 11:49:35 | More by lemieuski
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Jackofallbrews

Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev +15.8%

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.

07-10-2014 16:19:07 | More by Jackofallbrews
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midlifec

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.1%

07-05-2014 17:21:38 | More by midlifec
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.26/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

06-24-2014 22:21:10 | More by guityler83
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-11-2014 00:36:16 | More by BcOneSeven
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beertasterb

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

05-19-2014 18:38:00 | More by beertasterb
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B.O.B.'s House Of Brews in Grand Rapids, MI
77 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.