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Founders Brewing Co.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (198 reviews)
“beer cheese dip” (34 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

We enjoyed a lazy afternoon with friends, beer and food at Founders. Great beer selection and the food was awesome.

Thank johnny1160
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and the beer. It was fascinating! Great summer patio but it was too chaotic for large group to mingle together.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff was loud, invasive and inattentive at the same time. Giving folks a shirt that says "I work here" should also include a "I party here" if they sit at the bar wearing the shirt. They do not support local farms for meat and...More

Thank rawcorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the finest craft brewerys in the midwest top 20 in the country. Looking for that hard to find bomber of select Founders?...go to Founders it might just be their monthly special pour. Very tasty pup grub in a warm enviroment .

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the Founders brewery to try samples of different beers and have a nice lunch. The space is huge and the atmosphere warm and friendly, with a very nice outside space. They have a lot of choice on the food menu, mostly sandwiches,...More

Thank charlotte-vanacker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in Grand Rapids mostly for the many breweries/microbreweries we read about. Founders was our first stop for lunchtime drinks after a morning of sightseeing. We immediately loved the vibe of the place, it's huge, welcoming, and had great outdoor seating. The beer selection is...More

1  Thank Adriana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This brewing co is a huge open space with an industrial vibe/décor. You will find lots of seating inside and out. You do not wait for a hostess, but walk around on your own and find a free table/seat. Food menu has delicatessen type food,...More

1  Thank 2Runks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Founders on our way to the airport and as usual were not disappointed! it was a wonderful day to sit outside and that is one of the most likable features of the Founders Pub...you sit outside, enjoy the great spring weather and...More

Thank andreasppohl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Founders on a Friday night in May. They have outdoor seating with two fire pits and lots of tables. Service was a little slow, but they were very busy. The beer selection is vast and very good. Food options are also excellent for...More

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely known for their beer, also a really good spot for some amazing sandwiches. All are pretty good portions and amazing prices (around 10 bucks each). They have tons of seating and if nice out, definitely sit outside by their great fire place. If you...More

Thank Robbie R
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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 Jim M | 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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