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“Unique setting, really good beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant
925 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
616-719-1604
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Ranked #16 of 825 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Phone: 616-719-1604. New Restaurant. Brew Pub & Belgian Brasserie. Building was previously funeral home and also daycare center. Wonderful food. Fun atmosphere. Waiting for outdoor seating.
Grand Rapids, MI
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Unique setting, really good beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My most recent visit was for a few beers in the courtyard outdoor seating area. Big Picnic table seating lends itself to a easy going feel. Not exactly a quiet private place to drink and converse, but a fun atmosphere and seriously good beer.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pitts, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Looks good, tastes great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Wonderfully hand crafted brews accompanied by a menu of creative, mouthwatering apps. Decadent Duck Nachos were divine

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Interesting cool building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We did not have food. We had a sampler of the beers. They werent all of our taste, but it was obvious they were well done. Our favorite was the double ipa. The bartender was attentive, friendly and professional.

It looks to be in an old church, with a beautiful stained glass window behind the bar. They also had a nice outdoor patio which is always a bonus to me.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Elkhart, IN
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very surprising find, but very glad I did.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

As I drove closer I was impressed by the old homes (mansions) that lined the street, but was not prepared for this place. It looks like an old the building appears to be relatively new construction, but completely in a style that's surprising - almost medieval.
The food was very good, but a bit too gourmet for my tastes.
But the wood-aged ales are excellent. I had one from an old red wine oak barrel that was excellent (Farmhand).
I would certainly return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Delicious beer in a fun space”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The food menu is somewhat limited, but you owe it to yourself to stop by this brewery. The space is what attracted us - it's an old funeral chapel with the large bar comprising most of where an altar might be. We sat at the bar, but the whole space was great - long wooden tables down the middle as well as private booths. The beer, brewed in house, is amazing - go for a sampler to try as many as you can. Food menu is somewhat limited, but everything we tried was yummy - highly recommend the bacon burger! Friendly, knowledgable bartenders, good crowd, worth a stop on the Grand Rapids pub crawl.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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