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Grand Rapids Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.72/5
Grand Rapids Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
31
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
255
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
113
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
6.83%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 113
Reviews by steebo777:
Photo of steebo777
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I went here with my wife the night before Winter Beer Fest. I have heard some great things about the place as it is another Mark Sellers/BarFly Ventures bar (Hopcat, Stellas, etc.). Great vibe when you walk in, plenty of open space with a loft feeling. Wood floors and a tan ceiling keep the place with some mute colors. We got sat right away on a Friday night at 9pm, which was pretty incredible. Shortly after our wonderful waitress came by and treated us great. She had tons of info about all food and beer they had and was very helpful. I got the IPA first (solid, needs more aroma) then the Menegious a Tres, which was an Indian Brown Ale collab with Vivant and Hopcat. All beer was solid but nothing mind bending. Prices were reasonable so it was well worth it. The food was incredible and totally organic, locally sourced, and available as gluten-free or vegan.

All in all a great place to hit that was busy for a reason. It shows why Grand Rapids is Beer City USA, because all beer bars and breweries here care about their loyal fans.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of stadmo1
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of spike8382
1.73/5  rDev -52.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bethaz83
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of a_beckman25
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.66/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of craft_shannie
4.1/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
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 -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MichaelCoyne
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of capt93
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of buschbeer
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Daydream816
4/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jasonpeckins32
1.95/5  rDev -46.7%
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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Photo of jmiah22
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mwaltz99
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 98green
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Stopped by for happy hour half priced pints on a Thursday. Nice space, decent size bar, 15 beers on tap, most for $5 a pint. Menu is somewhat upscale pub fare.

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Photo of jakelang
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
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