Odd Side Ales

BEER AVG
3.82/5
Odd Side AlesOdd Side Ales
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(616) 935-7326 | map
oddsideales.com

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.

Added by cerevisiae on 04-15-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
123
Reviews:
1,298
Ratings:
8,117
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
142
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 142
Reviews by Vonerichs:
Photo of Vonerichs
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The inside is set up like a bohemian cafe... very artsy with modern paintings, drawings, and photography on the wall. Sitting arrangements range from wood chairs and tables to leather upholstered comfy chairs with contemporary tables. When I was there, there was a two piece band playing a wide range of music from indie to top forty and they were decent.

I hade quite a few beers here, as did my wife, and found them all to be very good. I tried an amarillo IPA, black IPA, and a hazelnut coffee stout. My wife had the apple wit and rasperry wheat. All were very good.

The bartenders were extremely helpful and knowledgable about the beer. I even had a pretty long conversation with one about why they weren't bottling, local laws and hurdles, and plans for future expansion. She was insightful about the beer and more than happy to pour samples. The owner or brewmaster was out and about answering questions and engaging in beer banter with locals and out-of-towners. They seemed to truely enjoy every bit of their craft.

There were about 8 beers on tap of a wide array. It was a diverse selection of beers. Nothing aside from their own beer is served here.

No food but chips and seeds served here and I didn't try any.

Beer was very reasonably priced. Overall, I very much enjoyed this place and would go back. I'd be excited if they were ever to distribute.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JDizzle
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of JasonR1975
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of kbarnes9
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tjb14
3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.22/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rickybutler
4.6/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Sexton
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ADG2995
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of frothythesnowman
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 1

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.

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Photo of Pisshhead
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bassfishingguy
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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.

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.85/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

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Photo of DanGeo
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of macshark
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
3.82 out of 5 based on 8,117 ratings.
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