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Hideout Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.68/5
Hideout Brewing CompanyHideout Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3113 Plaza Dr NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49525-2901
United States

(616) 361-9658 | map
hideoutbrewing.com

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Added by CRJMellor on 05-02-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
86
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
509
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
79
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by Yetiman420:
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4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

During a terrible snow and cold freeze of early February 2007, I did a white-knuckler western Michigan loop consisting of the top-rated brewpubs in Western Michigan. The trip began in the southwest corner at the Livery in Benton Harbor, up to New Holland in Holland, over to The Hideout, Founders, and BOB in Grand Rapids. Individual reviews are below and my rankings from a total experience are New Holland, The Hideout, The Livery, Founders, and BOB.

My perspective is based on visits to almost 200 brewpubs across North America. I’m an avid homebrewer and craft-beer drinker but no means an expert on the contest judging of beers. I know good beer when I taste it.

As indicated in other reviews, this really is off the beaten path but worth the visit if you're in the area. Going in to my visit to Grand Rapids, I was looking forward to Founders with this as a secondary. As it turned out, I prefered the beers and could argue the atmosphere over Founders. When I arrived at 5:30 on a Tuesday, the brewer (in his boots) was serving beer to three post men who were on their was to a good time. The bar is small and cozy and I quickly got in on a discussion with two locals next to me.

I had the (amarillo) IPA, a taste of the Hefe and Rye, and a full Hazlenut stout. All were excellent. The Hazlenut stout is worth writing home about. Around 6:30, the brewer's wife came in with their kids for a shift change. While they were nice, it took a while to warm up to them and they did try to socialize. It turns out he worked packaging for Bells during college and then brewed at a place called Big Buck in Michigan. In any event, he's brewing some very good beers (and also wines which I did not taste).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JLW
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Photo of cadaugherty
3.92/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Loudog1411
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of NateDyk47
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Went to Hideout Brewing Company a few weeks ago. It really is a little hole in the wall, but it's a pretty good atmosphere, wasn't crazy busy, and had video games & darts upstairs. They have free bags of chips & pretzels around the bar. Bartender was a little rude, but I think that's just the vibe they're going for. I'll definitely go again at some point.

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Photo of BudznSudz13
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Photo of Giggy
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of mcrawford
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Photo of lwhite28
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of shellsncheese
5/5  rDev +27.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of coz
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jakelang
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 1

Photo of aussiebeer
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of a_beckman25
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Very unique place. Old video games upstairs and some off the wall beers. Quality isn't up there with founders but not many breweries are. You will definitely wonder if you are heading to the right place. Worth checking out and bombers to go are very reasonably priced. $5-$7 for everything

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Photo of alistairbench
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1.25

Photo of fullmoonbeer
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 1

Photo of Jeffrey84
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Awesome place that is a literal hideout. Dive bar with a huge selection of average to below average beer. Really like the low key vibe.

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Photo of Shaskins80
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MSEGUIN
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BryanA
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of jeffreyfred79
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Just a cool place to go and have some really well crafted beers.

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Photo of Nafreeb305
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2

My favorite brewery to visit, new beer every Friday, great atmosphere. Tons of old video game systems to play upstairs for free. Mainstay beers are great, new recipes are always interesting.

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Photo of king75
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

This is a cool local watering hole in the wall kind of a brewery. It is off the beaten path and is located in an old hot tub/jacuzzi store so there is an odd lingering smell of chlorine. The place has a burglar/pro-hibition theme. I did not have any food when I was there. They had a surprisingly large taplist on with well over 20 beers on tap when I was there. They had a large variety of styles and a lot of experimental beers on tap. I had a flight and everything I had was mostly good and some were excellent. I only had one beer that was run of the road. I would recommend this brewery to anyone that is looking for a place that has a variety of beers on tap whether they be new to craft beer or a connoisseur you will find something you like on tap here. I look forward to going back to Hideout again one day!

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Hideout Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
3.68 out of 5 based on 509 ratings.
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