Odd Side Ales

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

41 Washington Ave
Suite 160
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
United States

(616) 935-7326 | map

Notes: This brewery is most easily found by parking in the lot on the west side of the building and going into the building's central hallway thru an entrance on the side of the building, or going in thru the N. 1st Street door where the brewery's patio is located. There are only small signs on the doors to identify the brewery.
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4.79 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Nov 14, 2020
4.18 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Oct 11, 2020
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4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
by Ghenry303 from Michigan

Love this place. Amazing beers, great atmosphere, more like a fun beer hall where everyone sits together. Just be friendly and you will love it. Met my wife there!

They are expanding to take up the most of the first floor. Oh by the way, it’s not in a strip mall like a previous reviewer stated. It’s a historical factory converted to retail and condos. Cool place!

Mar 25, 2019
3.91 by eljabak from Michigan on Mar 07, 2019
4.4 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Dec 31, 2018
4.14 by beersampler6 from Michigan on Sep 05, 2018
2.98 by rmarquardt17 from Michigan on Aug 10, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by Lazhal from Michigan

Stopped here enough times now to hopefully do a review justice.

Transparent tap list, including sizes, prices, and even to go beers. Incredibly affordable all around. Even the sampler is less expensive than I typically see (at least in the Detroit area).

No servers and tables are FCFS AFAIK.

The biggest plus, is they have one or more rare-er beers on tap often. This is a huge plus to any out of town visitor. You never know what you are going to run into while visiting. This is one place I'd like to be a mug club member just because of their willingness to put out their highly sought after stuff anytime of year.

If you happen to come here for a bottle release know that their prices (~$5 for a 12oz bottle) are some of the best special release prices you'll pay for a quality BA stout.

Aug 05, 2018
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4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
by Lahey from Michigan

My wife and I sat at the bar and received good service from the bartender. He poured us flights, sold us t shirts and stickers and filled a crowler of a limited beer that I don't normally see on the street.

The prices were reasonable, t shirts started at 10 bucks (that stood out to me) the crowler was very reasonably priced considering the style/rarity of beer. They had some bombers for sale, but not anything that caught my eye.

The ambiance wasn't anything amazing, but the crowd there had a hiking/vacationing/biking kind of vibe to it at the moment. Pretty chill.

They didn't have their own food, but they had a menu for the place next door. We had two good sandwiches and paid the delivery person upon delivery, easy peasy.

Overall a good experience. They have enough taps that everyone should be able to find something to their liking. I hope to return one day if afforded the opportunity. (Bonus, they're close to pigeon hill in a neighboring town)

Jun 30, 2018
4.28 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Apr 28, 2018
4.22 by Muss42 from Michigan on Feb 11, 2018
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5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by Beerme27 from Michigan

Hands down one of my favorite breweries in Michigan. The selection is unreal and the change up is great. I always enjoy a trip to Grand Haven just to visit! Beerjito still remains my favorite!

Sep 24, 2017
4.49 by MGoeltz from Tennessee on Aug 04, 2017
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jul 26, 2017
4.9 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan on Jul 25, 2017
4.07 by HopHEAD1522 from Michigan on Jul 14, 2017
4.19 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Jun 06, 2017
4.5 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Mar 28, 2017
4.35 by JDizzle from Indiana on Mar 26, 2017
4 by Beerdudenumberone from Indiana on Mar 10, 2017
4.01 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Mar 08, 2017
4.33 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Jan 29, 2017
4.18 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jan 28, 2017
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3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25
by JasonR1975 from Michigan

In a strip mall, felt more like a coffee shop than brewery, beer is very good to excellent, service is good at the bar, not much in terms of tableside service and the restrooms are community down the hall - not in the taproom. Excellent and varied taplist - no food, but can order in from a variety of places. Wish the vibe was better, but the quality and tap selection make a worthwhile stop.

Dec 14, 2016
4.24 by kbarnes9 from Michigan on Dec 13, 2016
3.54 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Dec 02, 2016
4.25 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Nov 30, 2016
4 by mcrawford from Michigan on Nov 27, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by gopens44 from Virginia

Really fun place, great atmosphere and terrific service. Kind of hard to find the first time but we'll worth the seek. I didn't count taps but I'd ballpark it at about 20 or so? Good mix of selections as well.

Aug 11, 2016
4.81 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey on Aug 05, 2016
4.14 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Aug 01, 2016
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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
by Rickybutler from Ohio

Best thing about Grand Haven! This is the one place my wife and I must go when we visit family. Love the chill Lebowski feel in this historic building.

Jul 27, 2016
4.19 by Sexton from Michigan on Jul 25, 2016
4.04 by ADG2995 from Missouri on Jul 22, 2016
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4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 1
by frothythesnowman from Michigan

Odd Sides always has a substantial list of beers on tap, great variety and some amazing brews! It gets packed on Friday and Saturday nights when they have entrainment, but otherwise the vibe is friendly with knowledge and helpful bar
staff. There are no staff waiting tables and food choices are basically bagged popcorn and chips, but we often stop at the bakery on the next block and pick up a couple of their excellent soft pretzels to take to Odd Sides.

Jun 01, 2016
5 by Pisshhead from Ireland on Feb 07, 2016
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4.57/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
by bassfishingguy from Michigan

I've been in here quite a few times with my Wife (typically when we're in Grand Haven checking out Lake Michigan). The staff seems to know their beer well, and they work hard to keep the waiting to a minimum. Every time we've been there, I've seen at least 2-3+ BA beers available, in addition to another 15 or so other options (quite a few different styles as well). While I have had a few of their beers that missed the mark (for me), the majority are very enjoyable.

The atmosphere in the pub is just awesome. Even on busy days (like releases), most of the customers are very laid back and friendly. The ONLY downside (if there is one), is that they don't serve food.

Feb 02, 2016
4.85 by Billydoughnuts from Michigan on Feb 02, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4
by MichaelCoyne from Michigan

Awesome place, wish the brewery wasn't grouped with other stores. The Hipster Brunch is one of my all time favorites. Grand Haven is an awesome beach town

Jan 26, 2016
3.15 by DanGeo from Michigan on Jan 26, 2016
Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 8579 ratings