Grand Rapids Brewing Company

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Grand Rapids Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.7/5
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314 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:
48
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
314
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.85/5
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
121
pDev:
12.73%
 
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by centurian62:
Photo of centurian62
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I was a huge fan of the former GRBC (until Schelde's sold it) so I was excited to head to the new GRBC. I have gone twice so far. The first time was shortly after they opened and I am truly hoping they are doing a better job managing the place than they were then. I went with a group of buddies on a Saturday night. Upon arriving we put our name in to get a table and were told it was about an hour wait. We then stood at the standing bar and had a drink. Unfortunately, they had one of my favorite beers on tap from a different brewery so I didn't try the GRBC beer. That being said, we stood for an hour waiting for a table while there must have been 30 open seats at tables that were marked "reserved." During that hour, we never saw anyone get seated and those spots were never filled. I've managed restaurants and that was unacceptable.

The second time I went was on a Sunday afternoon. We had a very large group and had a much better time. This time I tried the GRBC beer (which is all certified organic) and I wasn't overly impressed or overly dissapointed. It was OK. I tried the Lyon Stout and I would give it an average rating.

It should be known that if you want a private table, you probably won't get one here as it is long tables and you share your space. Its' a bit wierd and I would prefer to go elsewhere based on that fact alone.

All in all I would give GRBC an average rating. The service was good but everything else is pretty average.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jaszucs
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

This was my first time at Grand Rapid Brewing and I thought it was a good place, the layout was nice with lots of space and I liked the game room with all the old school games. The beer selection was good, it was just their beer, but there was more than I was expecting. The food was nice I had Scotch Egg and liked it. Service was also pretty good. I would stop in next time I'm in town and I would also recommend it.

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Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of stadmo1
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of spike8382
1.73/5  rDev -55.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bethaz83
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of a_beckman25
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of craft_shannie
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
2.4/5  rDev -37.7%
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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Photo of SMH_NWI
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MichaelCoyne
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Photo of BudznSudz13
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of capt93
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 314 ratings
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