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Founders Brewing Co.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
+1 616-776-1195
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Ranked #6 of 805 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Founders is a great place to get together with friends to participate in some of the best micro brews in the country!

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We came for a Sunday lunch and a beer. This place is relaxed, with a great character. Looking at the stage area, it must rock on a Friday or Saturday night with a live band! Needless to say, Sunday lunch is a more subdued affair. Anyway, a great sandwich selection, and we all LOVED what we chose. One of our... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our taproom! I am happy to hear that your party enjoyed their visit and everyone was able to find something they liked. We absolutely love helping people discover their favorite Founders beer as we believe there is one for everyone, even those that don't like beer (we feel that they just haven't... More 

Grand Rapids MIchigan
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went here and had a nice time. It is a bit awkward to locate a seat and noticed many others that were equally confused. If that did not get you the way you order the food by the kitchen not from wait staff is even more befuddling to me. The taproom is fun and nice to see where it... More 

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Dowagiac, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Thumbs up all the way around! The rubeaus is a wonderful fruity beer and the buffalo sandwich was so good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place to go and grab a sandwich and a cold beer And have a good time with some friends and watch the game and listen to live music Cool place

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Somis, CA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent Beer, excellent Service, warm & welcoming atmosphere! Can't wait to go back! Sat outside with the heaters, inside was just a tad to loud.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere, great food and beer. Always a good choice, never had a bad meal in my several times coming here!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We really had a good time here. The food is better than I would have imagined. Very high quality grub, nothing disappoints. Long picnic tables are outside in the heated section and we invited strangers to occupy the end we were not using. Would go back every weekend if it wasn't two hours away!

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Lake Placid, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Founder's Brewery has earned itself bragging rights by making excellent beer. I tried the Big Luscious and Breakfast Stout. The breakfast stout is very good and similar to other high quality oatmeal beers (Samuel Smith's comes to mind.). The top champion beer here is the Big Luscious for unique flavor and high quality. It's a full-body, smooth, rich, subtlely sweet... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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409 reviews 409 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Easily one of the most well designed breweries we have been too for the customer atmosphere (and we have been to a lot). My husband and I easily voted it one of the best designed outdoor areas to have friends to and have a drink. We were there on a cold December day, but the outdoor firepits were on and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our taproom! It is wonderful that you enjoyed our atmosphere and seem to understand our approach as it relates to the space we have created. Please come visit us again soon! 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 5 - 10

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