Brewery Vivant

BEER AVG
3.83/5
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:
100
Ratings:
4,378
Reviews:
935
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
235
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
5.74%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of routledc
5/5  rDev +19.6%

One of my personal favorites in Grand Rapids.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of aboyd87
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Vivant is in an old church and makes belgian inspired beers. It's very unique and delicious beers.

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

The burger and bone marrow are awesome. The beer is also awesome. Definitely come here, or maybe don't, so I can have it all to myself.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of NewGlarusFan
5/5  rDev +19.6%

What an absolutely beautiful brewery. Not a large space so arrive early. Beers are delicious and they serve food. I can't wait to return.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of TheBeerDad
4.85/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

The atmosphere of the brewpub is amazing, Gothic and very pleasing to the eye.

Something that I particularly enjoyed was how kid friendly they were. Not only did they have a kids menu and crayons, but the kids menu wasn't just reprocessed chicken and fries. Juice, fresh fruit or house brewed root beer were options. Even to add to the kid friendly atmosphere the hosts were playing with the brewmasters daughter, who couldn't have been more than two.

The beverage selection was very accommodating as well. If you find yourself not being able to go to breweries with a significant other because they don't drink beer then this menu will solve it. They had 2 types of cider, wine and fresh root beer as options for the non-beer drinker.

I personally had there rotating wood aged selection and at the time it was Belgium dark strong ale aged 4 months in cognac barrels.

The food was chef created and delicious. I had the duck nachos and they were amazing!!!

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Photo of MichiganHammer
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Although its not my favorite style of beer, Brewery Vivant are artist when it comes to Belgian Beers and they are changing my thoughts on Belgians. The brewery is located in a very small community outside of the city of Grand Rapids in a former church; It was great being served at the alter of craft beer. The staff there were very welcoming and I would highly suggest visiting this brewery.

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

Atmosphere: The brewpub is an old funeral home chapel which gives it a very unique ambiance. Inside, tables line the walls and then the center area is filled with the long "German-style" benches where you're sitting right next to other patrons.

Quality: I was blown away with the offerings in the brewpub. Extremely good, unique beers. The flights are any 6 beers, mini-snifter servings. They always have a wood-aged beer on draft. The wood-aged ancho rauchbier was fantastic and got even better as it warmed. I have not had a beer that I didn't care for in 3 totally different flights.

Service: Always stellar. I have never had any complaint about the service we have received and all the servers are very knowledgeable about the available beers. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Selection: Both times we have visited there have been very diverse offerings. Lots of brewpub only, or limited release, beers with the standards always being available too.

Food: Awesome. I get the burger with the carmelized onions which is great. I forget what my fiancee tends to get, but it's delicious. Some of the best food of any brewery we have visited.

Overall: A little pricier than the average GR brewpub, but if you haven't been, you HAVE to make the time to stop by. You will not be disappointed.

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4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

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4.76/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
3.83 out of 5 based on 4,378 ratings.
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