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Founders Brewing Co.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (189 reviews)
“beer cheese dip” (34 reviews)
“sampler” (13 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 yesterday

If you like crowds this is the place to be on a Saturday. I had the All Day IPA and the Azacca and if you like hops these are both great choices! We had nowhere to sit or even stand in side so we went...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off the food is amazing and the beer even better. I loved their raspberry beer. It has a great ambiance and feel in the building as well. The service was a bit off though. I always got friendly service but it would take a...More

Thank sblimerck4er
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Founders was extremely busy and completely unorganized - many people had to stand while eating. Ridiculous. The food and beer were outstanding, but a host to seat tables would have been very beneficial - very chaotic experience. Table pouncing is a less than productive way...More

Thank idzilla
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Each time we arrive the very first place I want to visit is Founders! I will skip the beer review because there simply isn't enough room here to do it justice! The food and atmosphere at the Founders Brewery is fun and family friendly! Definately...More

Thank ChristaB1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding Brewery and Pub. Tons of beer selection, flights and a very tasty menu. The staff is knowledgeable about their beer and very friendly. There is also a great gift shop for swag. I was there in cold snow season, but the outdoor patio looked...More

Thank dhalephx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the beer and food but hate the seating arrangement here. People stalk you when the bill comes and stand almost on top of you until you are ready to leave/finish your drink.

Thank WestMichiganMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came with friend to have a beer (did not eat) and check out the brewery. Overall, it is a pretty good place. There are many areas to sit and eat, drink, and converse, including a few outside areas. It was quite busy when we...More

Thank hanahwy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love a good visit to founders! My sisters boyfriend hadn’t been so we had to make a visit. Yes you do have find your own table which can be a pain if you are starving but luckily we got a table. If you go...More

Thank The_GR_Blade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But after visiting a number of other breweries throughout the day, this one just lacks the character and ambiance of many other places in Michigan (even in just the gr area). Music was loud and obnoxious and bartenders couldn’t seem any less interested in the...More

Thank gottdownunder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the beer and the food. The seating was a free for all and I do prefer a little order rather than madness. That being said I have visited places in the southern USA that have similar seating arrangements, where you share a...More

Thank Funtimestravel36
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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