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Founders Brewing Co.

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 10 min
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great beer, great hand food, great surroundings... 3 bars each have an exclusive tapped beer... So travel around. Amazing outdoors seating.. Heated in winter

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a huge brewery with city views and lovely outdoor courtyards. They offer live music and a wide variety of craft beers. I am not a beer drinker but I did enjoy their homemade root beer. Our associates did seem to really enjoy the...More

Thank Bamamay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founders is a hip place to go. They have a large selection of brews and foods. They do not hesitate to do things your way on preparation of foods. Great service and felt appreciated ad a customer. Would suggest.

Thank nikkisuds
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the atmosphere and outdoor area. Even though it was pouring, there was enough covered area to enjoy ourselves. Others in the party liked the cheese beer dip more than I did. I loved the beer flights. The bread that comes with the cheese...More

Thank Robineggleston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for really good brews and really good food! The space is very cool and very reasonably priced.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is still a good brewery and they have great beers, but it's just gotten sooo big. Like Shorts in Bellaire, it has just lost its quaint feel. I guess I'm just nostalgic for the smaller brewery that focused on beer and you walked up...More

Thank Teri D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beer selection. Pretty good food. Fun, relaxing friendly atmosphere. The porch is perfect on a fall day.

Thank SpencerFab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Rapids, Michigan doesn’t get a whole lot of mention as a tourist destination. It’s not a huge city and it isn’t known for natural attractions- two of the key ingredients that many tourists demand when they select a place to visit. However, Grand Rapids...More

Thank Bryan_Carey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Centennial Room at Founders is an awesome location. Located upstairs from the gift shop it is only accessable by elevator, that is operated by staff. The event was in August so the big doors on too the balcony where open to the street allowing...More

Thank sisterstitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beer is where it is at for this Brewery. The food is much secondary to the great beer. I go here for great beer and not excellent food.

Thank Carey C
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Property representative |
We sure do.
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
30 September 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
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Restaurant Details

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