Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
4,830 Ratings
Brewery VivantBrewery Vivant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

925 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506
United States

(616) 719-1604 | map
breweryvivant.com

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Added by abaculy on 01-18-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
109
Reviews:
1,049
Ratings:
4,830
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.29/5
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
252
pDev:
10.26%
 
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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 70
Reviews by AlexM:
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Was really impressed with this place ... they had 5 barrel aged selections when I was there and all were solid. Their regular line is also pretty spectacular. Food is freaking AWESOME - you must drink AND eat here!!! Gotta appreciate Belgian styles as this is what they are focusing on ... definitely an up and coming brewery - do not miss this place ... ambiance, beers, food, works, etc was super cool.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dactrius
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ElleMills
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped by on a weekend trip to Grand Rapids. Almost missed the entrance in dark, as it's covered by a black-tent entrance, I assume for the winter. Upon arrival, you're greeted at the door by a hostess at a lecturn, behind whom is a wall of merchandise. Upon entering the main room, there's a floor full of tables, and the eye is immediately drawn to the bar at the back of the room, which is illuminated by a stain glass window. The building is reminiscent of Salt Springs Brewery, also a converted church; but where Salt Springs is light and airy, Vivant is dark and intimate. Beer selection is quite nice, as long as you like sours and Belgian style ales. Food's on the expensive side.

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Photo of Tbarnes1414
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Gryphon69
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of travelguy
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Tjb14
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of JeffSK
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of QianBokSubai
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Excellent beer. Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent service. The Duck Confit Nachos are extraordinary. My favorite brewery in all of Beer City.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of fern22
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Really enjoyed my visit to the GR brewery

Cool multi room place with a couple pleasant out door dining options

Loved the Belgian inspired beer and super tasty food. Very friendly and professional service.

As a bonus there is a gift shop, stocking all sorts of brewery related items, including a load of cans and bottles of Vivant's high quality brew

Well worth a visit if you are a local or like me, visiting the area...

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of lochef81
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I don't know what the fuss is about this place or how they got so many awards but I wasn't impressed with a single beer. I love sours and IPA's and had 4 of each yet each drink was a chore to finish.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of NateDyk47
3.4/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Vivant has a diverse selection of quality beers including an experimental beer or two on tap. Their food is also phenomenal although expensive ($17 bacon cheeseburger?!?). The service, however, has been sub-par the last couple times I've been here. They also recently added a strict 4 beer limit per customer.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of FlaviusG
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

The besf part of this visit was the young dude up front that was highly knowledgeable abou the beer. Great hospitality in which hebthrew in an extra beer with my flight. Had an amazing burger. Beer selection was very good in which BA BARLEYWINE WAS THE HIGHLIGHT. Easy to get to.

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Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4,830 ratings