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Founders Brewing Co.

) #6 of 778 Restaurants in Grand Rapids $$ - $$$ American, ,
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of the most fun activities for us but we love trying unique beers. The staff were exceptionally friendly and the environment was perfect for a night out. Didn't try the food. The only issue for us was the inconvenient parking. It's hard...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Obviously a very popular place, and the patio was packed on a Wednesday night. A little confusing as they bring your beverages, but you have to get up to get your food. All in all, a fun place to eat and socialize.

Thank mtbinfet
Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious food for myself and 16 & 12 year olds. Park in designated brewery lot and have ticket stamped inside for free parking. Short walk.

Thank KristineAI
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're from West Michigan and drink craft beer, you've heard of Founders. That said, I've had different types of Founders beers (although All Day IPA is my standard choice) in the past but never had the opportunity to visit their expansive brewery-restaurant until now....More

Thank Mozzie12
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love their outdoor seating area. Although I wish there were chairs for the picnic type tables rather than benches as far as comfort. Busy Sunday afternoon, lucky to find a table for a large group. Had difficulty getting someone to wait on us, but once...More

Thank 61teresaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of beers and the food is fantastic as well, love the chicken wings. Best part for me though is the outdoor patio area. Tons of room to move around outside and a fire pit to keep u warm when it's cold out. A...More

Thank shoeguy24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for some apps. My favorites were the beer cheese and guac and chips. I'm not usually a beer drinker, but I would recommend trying the Nitro Rubaeus, which has a raspberry flavor.

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beer cheese dip was the highlight of the meal! By far, this is the best beer cheese dip I have ever had. It is served with tortilla chips and various pieces of crostini. The place is very large, you seat yourself, and the atmosphere...More

Thank LoveToVacation525
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome building and atmosphere, with a stage for live bands and a huge outdoor patio. Food was good for 'bar food'... really like the crab dip and beer cheese. Beer wise, just ok. For beer selection, I much prefer Perrin Brewery in northern Grand Rapids.

Thank gatorchuckie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here I sit after eating cold wings waiting and waiting for our tab. Obnoxious was 10 minutes ago... I love the beer and the brand but come on get your stuff together

Thank Ihatecoldweather22
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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.
Jerry B
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Chris D | Property representative |
Hi Jerry, Unfortunately the tour doesn't come with food. What I can tell you is that the tour and tasting are 2 separate sessoins. There isn't any beer consumption while on the tour. That is reserved for the tasting... More
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Chris D | Property representative |
Hi, just wanted to chime in on this. We do have a very large outdoor patio with plenty of seating. It was recently voted as Grand Rapids best outdoor patio. In regards to dogs, we follow the FDA guidelines per the state... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $12
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
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
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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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