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Founders Brewing Co.

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235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
+1 616-776-1195
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Overlooking the brewing facilities, our Taproom allows customers a look...
Overlooking the brewing facilities, our Taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and thrice-weekly live music has helped to make our Taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers.
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
GREAT BEER & GOOD FOOD!

excellent place to hang with friends, outside, even when chilly, the fire pits keep everyone warm and cozy. good service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Mark L
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Brighton, Michigan
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Brighton, Michigan
5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

excellent place to hang with friends, outside, even when chilly, the fire pits keep everyone warm and cozy. good service.

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Taarnby, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went there last month with his family for dinner. It's a really cool place with lots of great founders beers! They have some really good food too it's mostly sandwiches but still really yummy! They have an awesome beer cheese dip you should really try that if you go there. The only problem is you have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My average rating is not for the beer. Founders produces some of the best beer I've consumed. They offer a variety of beers to choose from. My average rating is for the place itself. The food is so-so and the service is not all that great. The servers are there to pour beer not answer questions about beer and brewing.... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Their raspberry beer is great! Great atmosphere! Was a bit crowded for my liking. After 8pm they charged cover on the Saturday that we were there. Luckily, we got there before 8pm.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Pros: • Great beer Cons: • Horribly inefficient service (this trip) • Typical bar food • Beer Flight service was poor. Served on bar tray which caused beers to spill. Overall, we love their beer, but expectations were not met. We purposely stopped on our way from WI to NY and it was a letdown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a great location for a beer and sandwich. Beer was beyond belief. Lots of variety for sandwiches. Rated top 5 places I have ever visited.

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Wharton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch and it was super busy. It was seat yourself and we felt a little lost for awhile trying to find a place. We sat outside and our waiter looked bored, irritated, and/or bothered by us. He wasn't very friendly. We ate our lunch, the pizza was okay, did a flight, and left because the atmosphere left... More 

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Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for an afternoon brew because, well, Founder's is pretty famous and there it was. Nice selection of familiar and restaurant only brews. Nice open atmosphere, attentive staff and great beer!! Next time I might try some food to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I met my sister and brother in law at lunch time on a Friday. For whatever reason, they were drinking water. Our server helped me choose a beer I would like, sh was very knowledgeable about the beers. This place seats 200+.between inside and outside. Our wait for lunch was relatively short, 2 salads and a club sandwich. I had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Founders Brewing Co. is one of those casual earthy places that makes for a great spot to enjoy one of their wonderful craft beers and a meal. With tall ceilings, long bar and both indoor and outdoor seating, you never feel cramped in here. In addition to a great selection of craft beers, Founders' has a terrific bar menu made... More 

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Additional Information about Founders Brewing Co.

Address: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: +1 616-776-1195
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 12
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-776-1195

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 12
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Pub

Description

Overlooking the brewing facilities, our Taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and thrice-weekly live music has helped to make our Taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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