Brewery Vivant

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(616) 719-1604 | map
breweryvivant.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.86
Beers:
121
Reviews:
1,162
Ratings:
5,229
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.3
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
260
pDev:
10.23%
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Reviews by West_Chester_Ale_Tester:
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

One of my most anticipated stops in Grand Rapids. The building is beautiful and the selection is pretty nice. Everything else ended up pretty short of my expectations. Something was off about everything. The service, the beer quality. I was pretty clearly not enjoying my beer and the server basically told me I didn't understand the beer. That was nice.

Sep 02, 2017
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dd53grif from Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Plenty of parking streetside and behind the establishment. Housed in a former funeral home it is very nice. Plenty of tables and booths and a nice outside area. Good selection of beers. The usual year round group with a number of seasonal pours as well as two experimentation taps and four selections from their "cousin" brewery across town. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We tried the pretzels and beer cheese, which was good. All four beers in my flight were excellent. This was on my list of locations that I had been wanting to visit and I'm looking forward to going back someday.

Mar 08, 2020
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elNopalero from California

4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Brewery Vivant is located inside an old church, which instantly lends some impressive character to the place. I came on a Monday night, so it wasn’t too busy, and I didn’t eat. Service at the bar was impeccable, with a server offering tasters of a few beers.

Dec 01, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Second visit (last 2 years ago) - long way from northern Alberta. Saturday around noon - busy though not packed - cool location - old funeral home - stained glass and church like. Booths and communal tables (we sat at a communal table - chatted with 3 fellows from Philadelphia).
Server was very friendly and attentive - offering good tips.
Excellent selection of beers with a farmhouse bent - I had the Vivant Flight - giving the sour to my daughter (24 year old daughter to be clear), loving the other three ($10 for flight of 4 5 oz beers). These are great beers.
Had duck nachos which are delicious and chocolate plate between 3 of us - great.
Excellent merchandise area and selection. Must visit in Beer City.

Nov 18, 2019
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jul 09, 2019
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thegink from New York

4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Feb 18, 2019
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Itsdcat from Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Everything is killer here. Cheese board is top 3 in GR.

Dec 08, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sep 11, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Aug 08, 2018
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BigRipCity from Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jul 25, 2018
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Jun 03, 2018
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ElleMills from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Apr 23, 2018
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Apr 10, 2018
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Tbarnes1414 from New York

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Apr 06, 2018
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Gryphon69 from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 13, 2018
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TangoJuliet from New York

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Dec 17, 2017
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MattMorin from Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Nov 20, 2017
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travelguy from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nov 11, 2017
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Tjb14 from Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Oct 29, 2017
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JeffSK from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Sep 19, 2017
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QianBokSubai from Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Sep 06, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
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...

Aug 23, 2017
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Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Aug 14, 2017
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lochef81 from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Aug 05, 2017
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Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Jul 26, 2017
Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 5229 ratings