Elk Brewing

Elk BrewingElk Brewing
Elk BrewingElk Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

700 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States

(616) 238-5227 | map
elkbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.73
Beers:
43
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
242
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.86
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
pDev:
17.88%
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Reviews by Loudog1411:
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Loudog1411 from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Mar 13, 2016
More User Reviews:
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped by on a sweltering evening. Got some food from the Mexican place kitty corner to the pub and grabbed a picnic table and a couple rounds. Nothing too fancy here, a small pub with a neat little outdoor area with plenty of tables. Great variety of brews on tap as well.

Jul 21, 2020
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Jul 09, 2019
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Richard-Scott from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 19, 2019
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beergorrilla from Michigan

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Oct 07, 2018
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ElleMills from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Apr 23, 2018
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Tbarnes1414 from New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 06, 2018
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Jaszucs from Indiana

3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Dec 13, 2017
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Tjb14 from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Jul 01, 2017
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J4fish from Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Cool place and great layout... I did not have food but, they do have a small menu. They need to work on their beer in my opinion... i read some of the reviews of their beer and I was floored on how positive the ratings were. (Maybe the beers that I tasted were not an appropriate representation of their beer?? However, I was at the brewery so I would expect the best representation). The "Dankalicious" was neither "dank" or "delicious".... It tasted like green, unfloculated homebrew without an appreciable amount of hops. Someone clearly invested money into making a cool brewery/brew pub. I hope they can get the beer figured out quickly. There are so many better options in Grand Rapids.

Jun 08, 2017
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Danielr26 from Michigan

3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Apr 08, 2017
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 30, 2016
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JLW from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

May 12, 2016
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Buck_Jones from Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jan 31, 2016
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MichaelCoyne from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Only been here a few times, scotch ale was my favorite. They have board games behind the counter for you to play...thought that was pretty chill

Jan 26, 2016
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jmiah22 from Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Jan 22, 2016
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AdamSteve from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Dec 25, 2015
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fredmugs from Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Oct 28, 2015
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Oct 20, 2015
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jp32 from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

We stopped in here on the tail end of a local brewery crawl recently. Small place with a very "brewery-like" feel and decor.

Somewhere between 10-15 beers on tap (if I had to guess I'd say 12).

Flights of beer seem to be what they do best, which is nice for a new place to be pushing. Most of the beers were interesting and appealing, but I will have to go back again in order to give more detailed ratings of the beers they are serving. The one I remember most is their "weeping willow ale".

The staff seemed knowledgeable, and relatively helpful.

I don't believe they had any food available. Nor any non-beer beverages.

Oct 07, 2015
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Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Elk has nearly doubled the number of its taps. They now can offer a wide variety of traditional styles (nothing gimmicky here). They had at least 18 beers available on a recent visit (12/31/15). I tried four of them; all were solid. I'd now place Elk in the "must visit" category for those coming to GR.

Jul 10, 2015
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98green from Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by at 4:30 on a Saturday. Small place, 10 bar seats and 15 tables. At the time I was there, no waitstaff for the tables, all orders at the bar. 11 beers on tap, decent variety, most were 4.50 per pint. Small food menu of cold bar snacks (something crunchy and a dip) and a list of pressed hot sandwiches.

Dec 2015 Updated review -- from a 2nd visit. They have doubled their handles, and have a much better variety of offerings. I had 3 pints on this trip and they were all excellent. Elk is a hidden gem. Worth the venture away from the GR downtown core

Jul 04, 2015
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Brew_Geek_13

5/5  rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great beer with great, friendly service! One of my favorite breweries in GR!

Jun 07, 2015
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Grand-Raggedy from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

May 27, 2015
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Shaskins80 from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Apr 09, 2015
Elk Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 242 ratings