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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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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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Grand Rapids is Beer City!! If you want an amazing selection with an easygoing yet upbeat atmosphere, this is the place! Best place to experience the artistry of beer in Michigan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there there for a tour of the brewery and finished at the restaurant. There was 29 of us, is the service was quick courteous and delicious. Although I didn't drink, I'm the bus driver, the people who did found the beverages wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a friend from the local area. Had been here once before years ago and liked it then. The beer was outstanding and the appetizer was great - no need for lunch because it was huge!!! Not expensive. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating.

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Thank Patricia B
Lemont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been looking for an excuse to visit Founder's so during Artprize we decided to stop for lunch. Enjoyed sitting outside. It's a big venue but did not get lost. Our waitress was helpful in choices and attentive. The meal was good and the beer did not disappoint.

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Thank busybite
Oakland County, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first stop of multiple breweries in the area. Awesome, awesome, awesome selection to chose from, so much variety and several that are not bottled, so it's a perfect way to sample a bunch by ordering flights. Excellent food menu as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of beers including one off items exclude to the pub only. I had a flight and there wasn't one beer I didn't enjoy. We shared some guacamole dip which was really good.

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Thank Justin L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the best craft brew pubs you can find. All the staff were very helpfull and friendly. Of course the Beer is just awesome! Would rec this place to any and all! Oh, and the food is top shelf!

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Thank Danny M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a "must see" when you are in Grand Rapids!! Great brewery tour. The beer selection is unbelievable, beers that are only offered here!! Great beers and great pub grub, great time!!!

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Thank Bill R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Founders is open for lunch with more than a dozen and a half creative sandwich selections along with nice salads and appetizers. Of course there is beer if you don't need to return to the office. There is plenty of seating and the gift shop is open too.

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Thank Mark K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and beer were enjoyed on the outside patio! Fun atmosphere! Enjoy a beverage while you wait for a table to open up. It's worth the wait!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
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, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?