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
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.
BEER STATS
Average:
4
Beers:
232
Reviews:
2,283
Ratings:
11,779
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.23
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
159
pDev:
13%
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Reviews by archiebunkerjr:
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archiebunkerjr from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

I made my first visit to Odd Side Ales on Black Friday 2014 for their Hipster Brunch Stout and Morning Wood Stout release. They opened at 9:00AM. Odd Side's location is in an old refurbished warehouse (I think) on the first floor. They ran their new beer release very efficiently. Patrons were encouraged to bring their own breakfast with them that particular day and I think about half the people did.

I was a little surprised at how small their taproom was although I guess I shouldn't be seeing how they have only been in business since 2010. All of their seating filled rather quickly that morning. They have a variety of seating and tables in their taproom. As we waited for them to open their doors that day, they received a table top Pacman game and one of those table top hockey games in the big plastic bubble. I personally love that hockey game but no one was playing it that day.

Odd Side hit it out of the park that day with the release of Hipster Brunch Stout and Morning Wood Stout. Those were both 20 oz. pours for $6. They had about 15 other beers on their taplist that day including BBA Imperial Mayan Mocha Stout and a peanut butter stout that looked very enticing to me. But Black Friday was all about Hipster and Morning Wood.

Odd Side continues to step up their game in the state of Michigan. Their beers are becoming more and more visible in bottle shops. The biggest hit that I can give Odd Side for my rating is their smaller taproom space. As they continue to grow, I'm sure they will address this issue. I'm guessing their existing space is the right size for them most of the time. But a special event for them like their Black Friday release will challenge the comfort of their patrons. I will definitely go back again.

Dec 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Nov 14, 2020
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 11, 2020
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Ghenry303 from Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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
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eljabak from Michigan

3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.25

Mar 07, 2019
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 31, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Sep 05, 2018
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rmarquardt17 from Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -29.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5

Aug 10, 2018
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Lazhal from Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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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Lahey from Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Apr 28, 2018
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Muss42 from Michigan

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 11, 2018
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Beerme27 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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
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MGoeltz from Tennessee

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Aug 04, 2017
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jul 26, 2017
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Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Jul 25, 2017
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HopHEAD1522 from Michigan

4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Jul 14, 2017
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Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 06, 2017
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Mar 28, 2017
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JDizzle from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Mar 26, 2017
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Beerdudenumberone from Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 10, 2017
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Mar 08, 2017
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leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Jan 29, 2017
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jan 28, 2017
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JasonR1975 from Michigan

3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Dec 14, 2016
Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
Brewery rating: 4 out of 5 with 11779 ratings