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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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Today
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, Late Night
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:
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 206
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  • 117
    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
Most recent review
Less known for their food

Stopped here on my way to a business meeting, and as usual, there's a great beer on tap that you can't get anywhere else. This time it was a fantastic citrusy IPA. Less known is the fact that this brewery has some really good food as well. Enjoyed the Devil Dancer sandwich. Let me add here that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Marcus R
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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364 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on my way to a business meeting, and as usual, there's a great beer on tap that you can't get anywhere else. This time it was a fantastic citrusy IPA. Less known is the fact that this brewery has some really good food as well. Enjoyed the Devil Dancer sandwich. Let me add here that when they tell... More 

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Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to get one of the tickets to purchase 3 four packs of KBS Beers. We got to Founders shortly after noon and it was already busy. Line outside and around the corner but it moved quickly. KBS was on tap so rather than just pick up my bottles of KBS we got in line and ordered... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

One of the best breweries hands down! Everything from there beer, food and wait staff is amazing! All the servers had smiles, even though is was very busy! The food is very good and the prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Met my daughter here for dinner. The place was rockin at 6:30. I have a feeling it is always like that especially when a band is getting ready to perform. I had a Dirty Bass and a lighter beer I can't remember the name of. Food was good, not as good as the beer!! Great atmosphere and very cool outdoor... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

They have a great selection of beers on tap. They had a band and all the outdoor patio open to enjoy the fall weather. It is community style seating and we enjoyed some coversation with some locals. The food was pretty good but I didn't find it amazing, but I still give it an excellent because I was there for... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I met a group of friends and former co-workers at Founders for an evening of fun, good food and beer. A little noisy but the super beer and good food made up for that. A relaxing atmospher most people can enjoy. Easy to get to in downtown Grand Rapids. Parking is the only challenge due to construction... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The delicious food is a compliment to the many varieties of beer to be tried at the home of Founders. They have a beer for every palette. It is served in a building with a lot of character.

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Southgate, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I like beer and good food as much as the next guy or girl. I just happened to be in town for the launch of KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout). I wasn't impressed with the pour in fact I think the KBS needed to age longer? I didn't taste that good to me. I tried the CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of our favorite spots to take out of town guests. We have waited for a table at popular times, but now try to visit at off hours. They have unique menu items and pairings so take some time to read the menu.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I are locals, so we tend to go to Founders during the off times, when it's less busy. We were there on a Sunday night and the timing was great. We both tried new sandwiches which were good choices (The Godfather and Backwoods B). All of the food we have ever tried at Founders has been really... More 

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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 5 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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?