B.O.B.'s Brewery

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3.51/5
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55 Ratings
B.O.B.'s BreweryB.O.B.'s Brewery
PLACE INFO

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

20 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States

(616) 356-2000 | map
thebob.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
55
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.4/5
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
56
pDev:
22.06%
 
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +47.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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1.68/5  rDev -50.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1 | selection: 1.75

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3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

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2.66/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +30%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

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3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

This was a visit to the brewery to have lunch and try their beers, but we discovered that the pub does not open until late afternoon. Fortunately we also discovered that the other restaurants in the building also serve BOB's beers, so we ended up at Bobarino's. This is a Big Old Building that has been re-purposed into an entertainment venue with restaurants and a comedy club in addition to the brewpub. The interior is cleaned-up industrial-grade wood beams, floors, and rafters. It's a cool place throughout the building.

There were 8 beers available so we ordered two 4-glass samplers ($7 each) with 4 oz. glasses. I've read a number of reviews of the beers here that made them seem marginal in quality, but I'll take exception and say that we enjoyed all of the beers that we sampled. None of them knocked our socks off, but every one was brewed to style with a little extra touch. The only minor issue that I had was that the stout was a bit more hoppy than most any other stout that I've experienced so that this one could have been classed as a roasty black IPA. Our scoring for the beers came up with a solid C+ grade overall, with all of the beers ranging from 3.25-3.75. The Crimson King Amber was the one that I felt was above the others in comparison to the style characteristics.

The Bobarino's food menu was quite diverse with pizza, deli sandwiches, salads and various dinner entrées. The meals that we had were very good, so that we scored them a little higher than the beers, but not by much. Really, the beers are a good reason to make a stop here, and the food is reason #2.

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3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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B.O.B.'s Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 55 ratings