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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: Dinner, Drinks, 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
Awesome Brewery and Food.

My fiancé and I were visiting Grand Rapids for the first time and looking for a unique place to eat. Founders Brewing Co. did not disappoint. The food was awesome, very reasonably priced, and large portions. As for the beer, I had already tried a few different Founder's beers before; however, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I were visiting Grand Rapids for the first time and looking for a unique place to eat. Founders Brewing Co. did not disappoint. The food was awesome, very reasonably priced, and large portions. As for the beer, I had already tried a few different Founder's beers before; however, I tried several other samples while there and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and it was hard to find a place to sit -- otherwise it was great. A great range of brews from light to dark -- both I had were good. Good sandwiches -- a step up from typical bar food!

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very, very popular place downtown GR. Staggering selection of beer and great food. Very nice wait staff. Be prepared to wait for a table if you get there after 4:30pm or so, but it's worth it. Indoor and outdoor seating. They also have live music. Fun place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place appears well-liked. I understand that. I have liked Founders beer for years. If you can find a place to sit you are one step ahead. However, the staff serving us didn't give us a drink menu (perhaps there isn't one), and his self-proclaimed memory of it was a bit off. He insisted we tell him what we were... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My husband and I were visiting family in Ohio and decided to spend a day visiting a couple breweries in Michigan. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice Grand Rapids was. When entering the brewery you see a variety of seats available. They have benches outside and heat lamps at the tables. Inside they have two bar areas surrounded by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Founder's Brewery is one of the best craft micro-breweries in the world located in Grand Rapids. Go for the beer and be treated to a great sandwich menu and comfortable pub area with both indoor and outdoor seating. If you love the brewpub scene, this is a can't miss place. Download their Founder's app to see their selection of limited... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Founders offers a great place to casually hang out with family and friends and sample the various beers together and share the thoughts of each as you go. Great opportunity to open up your taste buds and expand your world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Incredible beers! Food is not overlooked or a second thought. Definitely a must visit if you are visiting Grand Rapids.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great open air beer garden. Good food, good beer. Nice place to be on a nice afternoon. Good for kids too during the day. The service was good. But parking is tough right now with construction in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

That's all there is to it. Anyone that is into the craft beer scene is going to want to make this one for the bucket list. Beer was great, food was actually surprisingly fantastic; however, it is always packed. Enjoy

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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
  • 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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