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Odd Side Ales

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3.85/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: 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.

Added by cerevisiae on 04-15-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
148
Reviews:
1,463
Ratings:
8,888
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.23/5
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
148
pDev:
12.77%
 
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by chromemittenman:
Photo of chromemittenman
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I visited for the first time on 6/11/11 at about 730pm.

Plenty of room when I walked in and I grabbed a seat at the bar.

I first ordered a 6 beer sampler (9$) and then got another half of sampler. They had 16 beers on tap at the time I visited and was told that a few of the top sellers and most popular ones were sold out...so there is no lack of variety. I was a little disappointed that the only stout they had was a dark roast coffee style stout, I was hoping out of the long list there would be more stouts to try, BUT, like I say, I think I just caught it at a bad time.

As far as the atmosphere, it was hard to find and as such, it keeps it fairly "quaint" IMO. There is a nice outdoor patio on 1st street or you can enter in the main entrance of the piano factory where there are several other shops and a very nice restaurant.

They do not serve food, they have bags of chips, some popcorn/carmel corn, and pumpkin seeds. They allow you to bring whatever food in with you and while in there, saw SEVERAL people with boxes. There are ample places around within walking distance, including a Gyro place, so it would just add to the experience to buy some local eats and stop on in.

The two people working were very friendly and both seemed knowledgable on the beers and what not.

I will definitely be back again!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerme27
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!

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

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

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

Photo of HopHEAD1522
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of lemmy187
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of JasonR1975
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.

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Photo of kbarnes9
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tjb14
3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of gopens44
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +13.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rickybutler
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
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 -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of frothythesnowman
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven, MI
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 8,888 ratings
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