New Holland Brewing Company

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3.71/5
New Holland Brewing CompanyNew Holland Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

66 E 8th St
Holland, Michigan, 49423-3504
United States

(616) 355-6422 | map
www.newhollandbrew.com

Notes:
Mon-Thurs: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Pub is nonsmoking throughout.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
90
Reviews:
8,147
Ratings:
25,760
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
280
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
5.58%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 97 | Ratings: 280
Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

New Holland actually surprised me, I generally go to local breweries expecting a tap room with a touch of food on the side at best, but New Holland is clearly more of a brew pub. The main building has a few huge rooms, one with the bar, with glassware on display. That room also has quite a lot of seating. A smaller side room is next to that, with a couple of couches and a table or two for large parties. Then there is a game room with bar classics available.

Service was quite good though, it was what I would consider standard solid restaurant service, food was brought quickly, beers were rapidly refilled, and our server was friendly. I had no complaints.

The selection was very nice, and easily one of the most diverse in the area in terms of number of taps. Almost all of their regular brews were available, as well as all of the high gravity beers, and a few other special offerings. They had beer menus all set up which explained each beer as well, I really have a hard time knocking them there. FWIW, the food selection was also pretty good.

Price, well, the only real knock on the place. I would say the beer was priced high but fair for micro beers. I think I am a bit put off by the price mainly because I don't think their beers stack up well to the best in West Michigan (i.e.: Founders, Bells) but their prices are in that range. Food is quite pricy, but I imagine the location (downtown Holland, business central) has a lot to do with that.

The bottom line: not a bad place to go. I prefer a bit more of a tap room style atmosphere, but I can't knock the staff, or the selection.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EarForBeer
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of azurel
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Decent selection of beers on tap as well as their beer selection. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was pretty typical for a brew pub. Service was personable and polite.

Will definitely eat there again.

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Photo of CohrsCA
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This was my introduction into the world of craft beer. I'm a Hope College graduate and when I was living in Cook Hall these guys were literally on the other side of the road. I enjoyed plenty a stein night here and had my first sour ale as well.

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Photo of Muss42
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bethaz83
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.79/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of pezhead_79
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is my favorite brewery to visit. They have a great selection of beers available only at the pub and the usual suspects. The food it what sends it over the top, great pub fare (meat and cheese tray is a must). And the setting in downtown Holland is great for summer strolls.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I liked the feel of this place. My daughter and I went for a late night dinner. Not too crowded, so we got seated right away. Nice size menu with a variety of items. The only bad part of our experience was our waitress. She was very slow to bring us our drinks. The place wasn't that crowded. I had asked for a second beer when I was halfway thru my dinner. She came back when we were both finished and ask if she could get us anything else. I asked for my other beer. She had completely forgotten about it. My husband came here on another night and thinks he had the same waitress because he had the same issue with his waitress. I would go back.

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Photo of Feldpausch
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of eifster82
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of RolandBlunts
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of MoneyT23
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of WesM63
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of hopnado
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Raislak
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Large portions

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Photo of tstallion2
4.49/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Chief99
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of IndianaAndy25
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

We stopped in on our way to the UP. We had 3 families and several kids. They accommodated us well. It was hard to see what they had on tap because the menu did not have an up to date list on it. Out of the 5 adults, I think 2 had been happy with their order. The others each had a menu item that had their slaw on it in some way. It was bad and ruined my BBQ sandwich. The waitress said that she thought it was bad and did not know why they still served it. That left me puzzled. the kids menu items are overly small and would not fill a 3 year old. This left the many kids disappointed. Now that I vented, the grown-up bar looked nice. The tap list on the other side (that we did not see) looked great. The place looks great and has a nice vibe. We bought some nice beers at the bottle shop next door. I would like to go back without the family and rock the bar.

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Photo of WetAndForget
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Amazing food, add any of the pizzas and the meat plate to your order, you won't be disappointed. Their flights are perfect, the glasses are awesome and come in a cool metal holder. The bar is super chill, even when busy, and everyone is extremely friendly. Go to hatter days and make sure you check out the bloody mary bar the next morning.

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Photo of Moondoggy68
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of SarahH0409
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI
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