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Founders Brewing Co.

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$$ - $$$
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235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Order food and wait while quaffing some microbrews. The godfather is an Italian type sandwich. Lots of other choices.

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Thank redwinguno
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the atmosphere. This is one our favorite breweries! Fun place to come with a group of friends. Great location.

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Thank Sherry A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Founders really has phenomenal beer! Devil Dancer is my favorite with KBS a close second. Actually, I don't think they have a beer that I do not like. Great place to hang out and the food side of their establishment has improved significantly since opening.

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Thank rkpta
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Founders has great beer selections and can usually recommend something for "non-beer" drinkers that they will enjoy. Deli style sandwiches are the main food choice and they are big and delicious! My daughter and I usually split the Godfather which is very good. In the summer they have a large patio with outside fire pits and heaters for cooler fall/spring... More 

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Thank tracey l
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very good quality, & really tasty. A little high priced, but worth every penny! Sandwiches are big enough to share, & the cheese dip is incredible. Always great beer, make sure to try Rubaeus mixed with imperial or breakfast stout-great even for those that don't drink dark beer often. Patio has a good view & nice vibe-especially... More 

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Thank Businesstraveller1gr
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough about the back woods dirty basturd. Not a huge micro beer drinker but this is by far my favorite. Just 2 packs a punch!

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Thank Tom C
Pinckney, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here many times and it is top notch. Only suggestion is to provide KBS on tap year round.

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Thank Will L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has great beer and sandwiches, but the atmosphere is not always my cup of tea. Parking is not terribly convenient, there is no hostess so you have to be on the prowl for a table and the place is just too big for me. I prefer smaller and more intimate venues. However, it's a great place for concerts... More 

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Thank Sara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Founders is probably one of the coolest breweries I have been too.. And being from Michigan and have gone to close to 70 different breweries, that's truly saying something. The atmosphere, amazing beers, unique and tasty food menus, and awesome service makes this my go to in GR!

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Thank Courtney H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very trendy place that offers many beers and items on the menu. The place is downtown, in a great section of town, and offers parking nearby. But, if you want a place that you can talk to others, this is not it, very noisy.

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Thank john m

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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
US$7 - US$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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?