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Founders Brewing Co.

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235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Baker City, OR
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cool vibe. Would be great outside in the summer. No kids menu but french bread pizza should satisfy most. Had 2 very good beers: the pale ale on nitro was especially tasty.

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Thank domerloveswa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent brewery with many choices. Great atmosphere and people watching. Doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work.

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Thank Thor Jon A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I met my sister and her husband for dinner there. The food was great and l liked the way you get your food. They take your phone # and text you when your order is ready. We were there in the fall but could still hang outside because of the big gas heaters outside was cool. Downside.....it... More 

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Chris D, Manager at Founders Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to come visit us. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time here. Our texting system is still very new to us and it's great to get feedback like this. We hope to see you again in the not-so-distant future. Cheers. More 

Wayne, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly large restaurant and taproom. Large craft brew selection and a wide ranging choice of appetizers. Didn't stay for dinner, but wish I had since the starters we ordered (try the cheese dip!!!) we excellent

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founders continues to impress with their great service, great beer and expanded food offerings. I love the atmosphere and the diversity in the crowd. The musical guests they have there are fantastic. If you are in Grand Rapids your trip would not be complete without visiting Founders and seeing one of the reasons we are Beer City USA!

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Thank Joe M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founders has gained a great reputation through hoppy IPAs and impressive branding. For me, the private parties I've attended and the musical performances I've chosen are few and far between. What keeps me away? It's not the food (which is tasty and affordable) its not the service (3-6 minute wait for a beer, triple that for self-service food) and it's... More 

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Thank mcklshirey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant for adults, but wouldn't recommend for families. We had kids with us & when the "no kids" time came, our server said we had to leave even though we were not done eating. Probably something he should have told us when we first arrived.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy beers that are go to the extremes and Founders does not disappoint. Their seasonal beer including KBS, Backwoods Bast@rd, Devil Dancer, etc are among my favorites. In addition, the food is outstanding. Service is a little unique and many times slow, so you need to be prepared to order as soon as you find a server walking by.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I make a point to visit breweries wherever we go. Recently we visited family in Grand Rapids and decided to try Founders. We were surprised that there was no protocol to wait for a table, we had to just wait until someone was finishing up and try to grab the table they were leaving, before someone else... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son asked me to suspend my obsession with wine and agree to tour the Founder's Brewery with him. I agreed and am very glad for the result. Mike Steil was our tour guide and his knowledge, wit and perception were exemplary. Touring the facility presented a business whose growth is exploding. Tasting the results mad clear why this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $12
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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?