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Grand Rapids Brewing Company

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1 Ionia Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.458.7000
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Today
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good Beer, Cool Place

This is a cool place right downtown. The beer is good, the food is good (i had a cheeseburger and fries) and the staff is nice super helpful when trying to pick out beer or stuff from the food menu. Casual and great for after dinner happy hours or night out with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jackie255VT
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Zurich, Switzerland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

On a family trip to see if an offered relocation was suitable, my wife and two daughters dined here. The food was great. The beer was superb. The atmosphere was really cool. The staff was excellent. We have lots of fun, great conversation and a wonderful time. Following dinner, we walk along the shore of The Grand River to round... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped in to try a couple beers. They were busy but not overcrowded. The staff was friendly and helpful. We did not eat here so I can't review the food menu. The beer was good, the atmosphere is great at this downtown brewery.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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129 reviews 129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a cool place right downtown. The beer is good, the food is good (i had a cheeseburger and fries) and the staff is nice super helpful when trying to pick out beer or stuff from the food menu. Casual and great for after dinner happy hours or night out with friends.

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Buxton, North Dakota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My company recently hosted a happy in the back room at the GRBC. The group that assisted us with our event was incredibly accommodating. The food they provided our event was excellent. The GRBC Mac and Cheese was delicious. The fried pickles were also very tasty. All of the beers were excellent and well received by all that attended our... More 

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Houghton, Mi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Everything was amazing great food and beer. Was here for the Governors conference the food was amazing and beer, so many different flavors and tastes.

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Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Much better beer in town vs. what I've tried here, but this place might be a good starting off point for anyone just getting into beer that's not macro-brewed. food is just OK with a handful of more than OK items, but it's all (for the most part) overpriced... but, not necessarily overpriced for a downtown venue. I'm always willing... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Short version: Really good beers, nice atmosphere, very poor service and lousy food. Detailed version: After attending the winter beer festival earlier in the day, then enjoying fantastic beers, bar snacks and a fun environment at Founders, we decided to visit GRBC. We caught the last two open seats at the bar and figured the popularity and life inside this... More 

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Fairborn, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Another hit for Grand Rapids. This place has a great menu of beers available. I need to get an apartment nearby. A absolute MUST beer stop!!!!

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Prosper, Texas, United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was in town for a conference, and ate here for a networking event. The food was good, and the beers were delicious. The waitstaff were really attentive, which says a lot for them, because a lot of servers kind of phone it in at these events. Really cool environment...these people represented Grand Rapids very well!!!

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Urbandale, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Overall the Grand Rapids Brewing Company was a pleasure to visit. Seven of us tried the GRB Co. on a Thursday evening at 5:00. Overall, the ambiance was good with a lively environment. The décor seemed a bit Old World with reclaimed wood, tall ceilings and hard wood flooring. We tried "That Pizza Thang, Buffalo Cauliflower (being our least favorite)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Ionia Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616.458.7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?