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Founders Brewing Co.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 776-1195
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Ranked #13 of 789 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
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English first
South Bend, Indiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped in to have a beer and watch a football game. There is a ton of seating available in this place. IT was seat yourself so it was kinda hectic finding a seat. Very good beer. Since there is not to many TV's and the game we wanted to watch wasn't on we went to another brewery, but if... More

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South Lyon, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Tasty brews and snacks, sandwiches, and salads. Many sandwiches are offered as salads (!) with the same good ingredients but no bread. Great indoor and outdoor place with at least 3 bars to order from or more likely contemplate what to order! Knowledgable staff! Food is ordered at another counter with fast service. Helpful servers come to your table if... More

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Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've been here a few times before and thought it was just good, however I stopped in last week before the Eagles concert and was blown away by how nice this place is after a remodel. I'ts huges inside and out, very very cool brewpub and not to mention GREAT beer. We had a couple of sandwiches which I would... More

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south bend
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to a few breweries and this by far ranks on top. This is the big time baby once you walk into this place. Huge inside and outdoor area. Tons of people and areas to hangout. Food was good and of course the beer was great! A must stop in Grand Rapids.

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Livonia, MI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great micro-brewery with a good-size taproom. My husband enjoyed the beer and good service. While we didn't eat there, lots of food was being served by the kitchen and it looked delicious. Definitely worth a return trip!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Seat yourself brew pup and seats go fast on weekends, but we sent a few out early and got seats for a group of 20+, had great food, great brews, and great fun. After 3 food is ordered at and picked up at a window (no table service for food).

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just love Founders and the beautiful atmosphere that is great for everyone! The sandwiches are all a culinary delight and the brew is awesome! Winter, Summer, Fall or Spring, Founders is a great place to get a bite to eat and have a drink while watching all the people and enjoying the lovely patio or entertainment.

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Francesca J, Manager at Founders Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Always a good time!! The sandwiches are all amazing. I usually get the Italian Beef!! Fun for the whole family on weekend afternoons!!

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Bloomingdale, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We met relatives for dinner and sat outside. Food was excellent but you have to know how they run the place. You find your own table, can get beer from the wait staff but have to order from an order window and get a buzzer that goes off when your meal is ready and then you have to go and... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Founders is a fun place to meet friends after work. Good selections of crafts and great sandwich selection.

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