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Brewery Vivant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, Pub, French, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly

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Brewery Vivant is the world’s first LEED® certified commercial microbrewery and one of a growing number of Certified B Corporations. We brew beer inspired by the farmhouse breweries of Belgium & France and made with traditional methods that are blended with our own creativity. At our pub we strive to elevate the enjoyment of beer & food and the sense of community in everything we do. Brewery Vivant prides itself on being a destination brewery in the “Beer City” of Grand Rapids. We are in the list of top 30 largest brewpubs in the U.S. according to Brewer’s Association definitions and have limited distribution throughout the State of Michigan and Massachusetts.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Pub, French, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed yesterday

Had to try this place out after driving by since it opened many years ago. Wanted to see how a brewery operated in a place that once housed a daycare and prior to that a funeral home. We loved sitting in the "chapel" area trying...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mrsm201754
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a good brewery in Grand Rapid ... ad this one was suggested by a friend: really a good choice .. Place is very particular ... seems it was obtained from an old funeral home .... They have a real wide selection...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank FabioMazz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beers we sampled on the patio, and our server was lovely to chat with. On our way out we stopped to buy some beer to take along with us. We hadn't been carded on the patio, but were asked for ID in the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Erin E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with some family that lives close by. I had to start off with a beer flight to try what looked good. They all were good. The menu has great items to choose from including the poutine which is my favorite. The service was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank loganc156
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a beer drinker and have never been able to find a beer that I enjoy drinking - until now. I can’t remember the name of what I ordered, but our server told me it tasted like sangria. So I decided to give...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank StephanieP261
Reviewed May 12, 2019

We were in town for my husband's 40th birthday, and this was our last stop before heading home. It was a great end to the weekend! We ordered various snacks and desserts, and tried many beers. Nothing disappointed! Our server was Joel, and he was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jlorli
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Wonderful atmosphere and quick wait. You can always go there for great beer, but the food is equally as delicious. Good selection of main dishes and appetizers!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Court M
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Cool place for beer in Grand Rapids! This is actually a former church with the stained glass and all. Our server was awesome and food came out fast. I tried the Farm Hand beer and loved it. I also ordered the burger medium well but...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tan T
Reviewed March 25, 2019

This is the place to hang out on the deck, in the old church or in the picnic dining lean-to. Great large deck area for sunny days and warm nights. Great food selection and beer is changing all of the time and brewed onsite!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pkripli
Reviewed March 20, 2019

We stopped in for a drink with some friends. Wait was not that long but well worth it. Flights were available, so tasted a wide variety of beers. Atmosphere was great. Interior of this Brewery was beautiful.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mark L
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Bonnie C
April 23, 2016|
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Response from Stephanie C | Reviewed this property |
Hello. They definately have a couple of smaller rooms to the right of the main front entrance. As the previous writer mentioned, this is a high demand establishment so call them.
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Shirlyn B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have both, heck out their web site which has the beer list and menu. You will not find main dish items that are gluten free but some appetizers and cider.
September 15, 2015|
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Response from keithl304 | Reviewed this property |
Negative, just great beer and unique food.
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