Grand Rapids Brewing Company

Grand Rapids Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.7/5
312 Ratings
Grand Rapids Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

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

1 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503-4194
United States

(616) 458-7000 | map
grbrewingcompany.com

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Added by hopcatgr on 11-02-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
47
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
312
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.84/5
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
118
pDev:
13.02%
 
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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This place had a reql cool vibe and an attentive staff. The beer was good, with a BA Barleywine that was very good. Nice bar that we easily found room to sit.

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Photo of PhillyBoy23
3.34/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of stadmo1
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of spike8382
1.73/5  rDev -54.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bethaz83
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of a_beckman25
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of craft_shannie
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
2.4/5  rDev -37.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Nothing special about this place. All the beer is average (at best), decent amount of beers on tap, food is good but overpriced.

The service is VERY bad. I've been here a few times and the wait staff as well as bartenders are terrible. The most recent time, I ordered beer at the bar... after receiving it, I tried for 10 minutes to give the bartender my card to pay for the beers. There were only 3 other people near the bar, and he was more interested in talking to his friends than getting my payment. Thanks for the free beers, I guess.

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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MichaelCoyne
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

nothing really has the "wow factor", but everything is made well. only complaint is its super dark inside

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of capt93
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of buschbeer
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Daydream816
4/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jp32
1.95/5  rDev -49.2%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.25

Let's be totally honest here.... If you're coming to Grand Rapids for craft beer, you probably are not coming here. And usually for good enough reason. Grand Rapids has LOTS of great beer, and this isn't one of the establishments serving it.

The beer is mediocre (giving them the benefit of the doubt here).

Their service is less than mediocre, in both knowledge and friendliness.

The food is "good", but a little overpriced and may I say, a little douchey?

The owner of this establishment is a wonderful guy. However, there is no category to rate an owner, just categories to rate what your experience at an establishment is like. I am 100% certain that this place does well, or even stays in business, PURELY because of their location. They've got a prime piece of real estate, with lots of foot traffic and visitors stumbling by.... but not much a customer would like once inside.

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 312 ratings
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