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Founders Brewing Co.

) #7 of 775 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 yesterday via mobile

We had great service with great food. Got to honor Mike Sadler and tipped a "Sadlers Run" tonight with friends from East Lansing. Great place just to hang and have good conversation. Must stop in GR.

Thank Todd B
Reviewed yesterday

If you have been wanting to try new beers with interesting flavors this is your place. Even though some of the beers had funny names, our waiter was very knowledgeable and guided us to several outstanding choices.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clearly the best brewery in Michigan in my opinion. They offer some very good and interesting beer selections. The place is very spacious and has plenty of outdoor seating. They also have a nice store for all of your Founders gear. Food is offered, but...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was surprised at the rather small selection of beers given the size of the place and that it's a well known brewery. Food was acceptable but should have been better. Band was entirely too loud. Parking is expensive and inconvenient. Love Founders beers but...More

Thank mrdayoh
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like your sandwiches big and yummy, this is definitely the place to go! I got the Backwoods B**** sandwich and it was soooo good. I was also very impressed with the Raspberry Rubaeus...taste like juice and nothing like beer! We ordered take-out but...More

Thank kaaabing
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all, you should go one block past the entrance and turn right to find the validated parking lot. If we had know about it in advance, it would have made things a bit easier for us. Just make sure to take your ticket...More

Thank patriciabA2753PW
Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing so much about Founders Brewing, I was excited to finally get there. The building was very cool, love the outside spaces, but downtown parking is a drag, so appreciated the validated parking when we made the walk. Staff was pretty ho hum, it...More

1  Thank catnap2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best brewery around. They have improved so much over the last 5 years. The food is great. The beer is great. The outdoor patio is awesome.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for brew and had dinner while we were there. They have absolutely the best beers. There is a brew for every palate and very friendly staff and customers

Thank nachodon2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founders is the premiere brewery to visit in GR. Great atmosphere in the tap room. Cool building. Good selection of beers. Best part is the fabulous staff. Extremely friendly. Gave us a several recommendations on other "must visit" breweries in town.

Thank Tim B
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18 November 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
1 October 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
4 August 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
USD 7 - USD 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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