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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 212
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  • 122
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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 variety

The food here is very under-rated! Portion sizes are robust and there is a wide variety of creative sandwich options. Pair this with an outstanding beer selection and you have another can't miss Grand Rapids dining destination.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Matt T
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Grandville, Michigan
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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375 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Grandville, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The food here is very under-rated! Portion sizes are robust and there is a wide variety of creative sandwich options. Pair this with an outstanding beer selection and you have another can't miss Grand Rapids dining destination.

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Detroit, MI
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place with good beer and very friendly and knowledgeable staff! Can't wait to go back when it's warmer and sit outside.

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Muret, France
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you like beer, this place is for you. You'll find your beer among the 15+ house beers, from light blond to savage dark... If you don't know the brewery, a good choice is to go for the sampling. You'll get small glasses of beers you selected, which is very helpful to avoid ordering a large glass you won't enjoy.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great beer, good food, excellent atmosphere! This place is big! My favorite Founders creation?? Definitely Mosaic Promise!

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Detroit, MI
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I was in awe when I walked into Founders. Awesome selection of beer. Great service. H - U - G- E, did I mentioned it was huge? Didn't eat, just stopped in for a few cold ones on an early Sat. evening. Place was hopping. No problem ordering, finding seating/service outdoors. We did not eat so cannot comment on the... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have always enjoyed founders beer but had never tried the food. Well on our last visit we had bruschetta and sandwiches. The bruschetta had great flavor ! My sandwich was fresh especially the vegetables were very fresh. The bread comes from a local bakery Nantucket bakery

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Fairborn, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are a craft beer drinker...put this one on your list. Wide variety of beer available, Wait staff was knowledgeable about the different characteristics of the beer available. Go! Have a good time!!!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited Founders Brewery with my daughter and son-in-law. I took it as a good sign that the place was packed on a Tuesday night. I tried the bourbon stout, KBS, which was outstanding, as well as a few of their IPAs which were also very good. I was even more impressed we got our sandwiches. The food was fantastic.... More 

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Allen Park, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great brewery and excellent assortment of awesome and unique sandwich combos. Great for family, couples, business.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Well it is Beer City USA! So you would expect to find a brewery there- but what a treat to get in for a few brews. They have a great variety and the food is reasonably priced and good! Thanks for the fun afternoon!

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?