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Founders Brewing Co.

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Reviewed October 1, 2020

I like Founders beer and had never been. Went there on a early Saturday evening. Obviously, with Covid they have protocols in place to protect their staff and customers and I feel they do an amazing job with this. Their check in process is a...bit weird. You have to scan a QR code outside the entrance go through a check in process and wait. And there was a significant wait. Other places seem to have much better processes for making reservations. The guy at the door was a bit of a jerk and short with basically everyone that came up to ask him a question. Once inside my wife and I each had a flight of beer and of course that was very good. I had heard their food was very good and their menu does have lot of cool options. We were not all that hungry so we ordered chips and Guacamole. The Guac, the chips not so much. Very so so. The wait staff was good and attentive throughout. I suspect other food options may be better, and without Covid the process to get into the place probably is much easier. So while I give it only a 3, I suspect it is normally better than that.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

We waited an insanely long time for a table, but it was a holiday weekend and covid has them at 50%? Capacity. They did a really great job keeping things clean and comfortable for social distancing. Once we got a table things moved along quickly...and we enjoyed our pretzel bites with beer cheese, MASSIVE sandwiches and of course we loved the beer. It was worth the wait.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

Amazing beer 🍻 🍺 on tap so many different options. You can also purchase beer to go to stock up your cellar or refrigerators.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 18, 2020

Really enjoyed dinner and good beers here! Outdoor seating was very nice, and they did a good job of "distancing" even on the table with COVID. Lots of really good beers to choose from - hard to pick. Quite a number of carryout items as...well.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

We made a trip to Michigan specifically to visit Founders from Southern Illinois. We met up with friends that flew in from Boise and came in from California. It was an amazing visit to Founders! Great food, great beer, and top-notch customer service. Every single...one of us left happy and satisfied. I would highly recommend and would definitely return.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Love going here. We enjoyed the food and beer. We recommend the visit. Fun part atmosphere. We will return again on date night.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

Our first trip to Founders was after COVID, so we could only imagine how cool it was before!! Well worth the hour wait with limited seating. Ivan was working the door and his stories (normally he conducts tours for the education department of the brewery)...were so entertaining!!! The wait time flew by!! He was personable with each party. We were extremely pleased with the beers we sampled and the food was spectacular!! You have to get the beer cheese!! (If you don’t, they sell it at Meijer) We will definitely be back for more brewery exclusive brews and to try more of the menu!! Thanks for keeping your doors open!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 14, 2020 via mobile

We came to Grand Rapids to meet our daughter for her birthday and were looking for an appropriate outdoor place to have lunch during the pandemic. It was our first true venture out (other than the grocery store). Founders exceeded our expectation. They made sure...we had a face mask when indoors. We were seated 6 feet or more from the nearest other patron. The servers never have to cross over you to serve - and they wore masks. The food was served on disposable plates with disposable individually wrapped silverware. We were very comfortable on the terrace. Staff was well trained and understood the need for distance. Beer selection as always is varied and delicious. We had the beer cheese appetizer which is very large and delish. The BLT was very good as was the Caprese sandwich and the vegetarian salad. Servers were very attentive. During these crazy times I would recommend coming here - the management clearly understood the craziness of the pandemic and adhered to all the rules.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 12, 2020 via mobile

You can’t go wrong with Founder’s. We visited post COVID19. Their staff did a great job of making guests feel welcome & safe. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Founders brewery has many popular drinks that are bottled and sold all over. Visiting is a ton of fun and trying their brews on draft was great. Service was speedy and we had no complaints during our visit. Location is prime for visiting other spots...in downtown Grand Rapids.More

Date of visit: February 2020
DJDeLaCruz235, General Manager at Founders Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Ethan, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! I'm happy to hear that the trip was worth it. Hopefully you got a chance to try some of our taproom exclusive options as well! Hope to see you soon, -DJ

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June 10, 2018|
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Response from DJ D | Property representative |
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on our patio, since the dogs must first pass through the interior of the building. Service dogs are the exception.
August 25, 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Property representative |
We sure do.
November 17, 2016|
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Response from JTM97 | Reviewed this property |
my wife is not a beer drinker so they have colas and such. she enjoyed the atmosphere with us.
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