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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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, 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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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, great food, great atmosphere!!

Founders has been a great place to get good beer and food for years but with the recent expansion it's even better. There is an outdoor seating area with tables and bar style seating. There are also large firepits if it's chilly. The inside seating area is now even larger and they have added a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Gaelicmom3
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Founders has been a great place to get good beer and food for years but with the recent expansion it's even better. There is an outdoor seating area with tables and bar style seating. There are also large firepits if it's chilly. The inside seating area is now even larger and they have added a store. Service was great and... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Never hear of this beer. Awesome! The All Day IPA was great with a wonderful taste. Great restaurant and beer garden with many fire pits, heaters with live music. wonderful place to meet and greet friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop during our Grand Rapids vacation and Founders set the bar extremely high for all others that followed. The place has indoor and outdoor seating. The place is huge. The staff is informative and is eager for you to have a great experience. People that want to know what great customer service is visit this place.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone knows what a great brewery this is but after attending a wedding there this past weekend, I have to say how wonderful it is for special events. The Centennial Room was beautiful for a small wedding reception and the staff was wonderful!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited this place while on business trip. We were there in a Monday evening. The place was very busy. You order & pick up your food at a window. There is a varied selections of sandwiches & salads. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich. Good thing I ordered half a sandwich as the portions are large. There was quite the... More 

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Great Lakes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Did not eat here, but it would have been easy to do so. Plenty of tables both inside and out on this summer evening. Service at table was not the fastest, but drinks arrived rapidly. One (unacceptable) feature of the visit was that the server told us (Brits) she was obliged to ask for passports, (even though all had photo... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Founders is one of America's top microbreweries. This is a very pleasant stop to drink a few of their many offerings, and the food served is an excellent accompaniment I can't think of a nicer way to spend a few hours in Grand Rapids!

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

One of our favorite Michigan breweries. The beer was great. The food was good but in the evenings you order and pick up separate from the brewery. The staff in the brewery were helpful but the staff in the gift shop seemed bothered by customers. Everything was good...we went twice for the beer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have always been a fan of Founders. Solid beer, decent food, great brewery only beer options. Employees can be average.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our part tried 5 different brews and all were excellent. The curmudgeon was probably the favorite but lots of distinctive tastes. There was a band tonight but the place is big enough to allow conversation at many of the tables even when they are blasting. Th servers were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Available but not pushy. I can't think of... 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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