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Founders Brewing Co.

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235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food. Service is excellent. Staff is very knowledgeable and super friendly! Parking is validated. And easy to find.

Thank Dawn D
Grandville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent craft beer in a casual setting. I would give it a 10 if I could, despite the fact that finding a seat can be a hassle if you go at peak times. The tour of facility is worth the price if you call ahead and can get a reservation.

Thank runawayhousewife
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was great. Staff is very knowledgeable. Made me feel special. It can get busy at times, but the quality never suffers. Facilities for just about any entertaining event but a funeral.

Thank tomurich2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've almost never been disappointed by Founders. Always a great tap selection and their deli is probably one of the best around. If your in the area stop by. You won't be sorry.

Thank cylis_26
Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was very good. Staff was attentive. Was not fond of tier beer prices. $1.75 for 5 ounces is the steepest price I've ever paid. We know you're good but there are tons of breweries around. Don't price yourself out of the market .

Thank anonymous838
Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Actual brewery is nice. The bar and restaurant are also nice. Beer is great. Food is good. Everything is self service--too nice of a facility for this. Should have table service.

Thank jmc716
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fun place to hangout. Love the patio and the fire places out there. Just a different vibe than any other brewery in Grand Rapids. The beer is fantastic!

Thank Cholly851
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the beer, love the food, don't love the fact that to get food you have to leave your table and group, to wait in line to order/pay/pick up your food. I have heard if you go earlier in the day it is a full service restaurant. I definitely recommend going. Just go somewhere else for dinner and go to... More 

Thank jenmor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a Thursday night, they had a live band that played different instruments like a kazoo and xylophone. It was eclectic and different but still fun to sit, have a beer and nite to eat while they played. The Founders store was great and had everything you could want and the bar had several brews on top... More 

Thank Danielle C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a cold beer and to listen to some great music. Service is great, beer is incredible, and everything else is fine.

Thank Patrick K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-776-1195
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?