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Harmony Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Harmony Brewing CompanyHarmony Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1551 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506
United States

(616) 459-9333 | map
harmonybeer.com

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Added by Avagadro on 11-03-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
35
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
189
PLACE STATS
Score:
85
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by Dave_in_GR:
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4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere - this is the strength of Harmony. It has a wide variety of seating options - cheap chairs and tables in the upstairs backroom, three great booths looking out on to the street, two high tables and a bar with bar stools, and several long tables for large groups. This place is usually packed - during the late afternoon and early evening you will find a number of families in the place enjoying the pizza and a couple beers, then they leave and the evening crowd of students and young professionals takes over. They often have some random music playing, but not too loud to disrupt a conversation. My wife and I just moved to Eastown this summer and Harmony has become our local - we see lots of people we know here, it is almost always packed, and the atmosphere is great.

Quality - the food and beer is good, but in GR this really isn't going to make you stand-out. With Founders, Hopcat, Vivant, and GRBC just down the road it is always going to be tough for the much smaller Harmony to compete on beer quality alone. The beer is good (esp the Fiddlestix IPA, Rye-PA, grapefruit shandy, and Brownson Brown Ale) but this really isn't the draw. Harmony is a bit like soccer in the US - MLS can't compete with football or baseball in terms of quality, but it found a niche in fan experience. MLS is like Harmony.

Service - has always been excellent. They get to know the regulars pretty quickly, and are can talk knowledgably about the new beers. They really helped my friend who wanted something like "Old Speckled Hen" find a good option.

Selection - is fairly small, usually 6-7 things on tap, although they have recently expanded their number of taps. There are wine and spirit options as well.

Food - is basic, just salads and snacks and pizzas. But the pizzas are excellent, made in a wood-fired brick oven, and with a wonderfully creative range of ingredients. I've had the Eastown Folk Funk, The Good Earth, Hey Goat, Margherita, Cheese and Pepperoni, and never been disappointed.

Value - the pizzas are a bit pricey except on Tuesday evening, and the beer isn't dirt-cheap, but this place thrives on atmosphere. For me this is one of the coolest brew-pubs in GR, don't forget about it if you are visiting GR to sample some of the beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of qcbrewer
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of spartanlaker
4/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dpgalante
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.44/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of a_beckman25
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4.53/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Best pizza in Grand Rapids by far. took my girl friend here on our first date. Great beer and craft cocktails

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Photo of mcrawford
4.14/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of BudznSudz13
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of capt93
2.44/5  rDev -31.7%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Photo of SarahH0409
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of Daydream816
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of jmiah22
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of daniels79
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.14/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kamin1jl
4.14/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of bshemansky
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of beach73
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of askewme
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Jeffrey84
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Just kind of ordinary. Not good but not bad.

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Photo of michiganbeerdrinker
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75

great corner shop feeling location. service and food were outstanding, however, the beer left me not wanting more. Flights are available, which is commendable but... the beers just weren't hitting the mark.

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Photo of Shaskins80
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Harmony Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
3.81 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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