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Founders Brewing Co.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

This place left a lot to be desired. From walking in and not knowing where to go or where they validate parking, to them not taking cash at the tables and requiring tabs to be open at tables, explaining they the can't figure out how...More

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great value for the beer you get. Flights are easy and straight-forward. My food portion was huge for what I expected. Tap selection was good but I had most before being around Michigan for a long time. Must visit. Drink what you can only get...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can sit inside or outside out of the sun. Lots of different beers, which is a main selling point. Food is good. You don't get much of it, but the food is pretty good. Service was. Kinda. Slow. Server was very nice, just was...More

Thank putinwords
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good place to eat and drink, the place has an inside and outside tables to drink and eat as you wish, great beers!

Thank Paulo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founder's has a reputation for excellent craft beer and its reputation can be its downfall at times. On the weekend it can be next to impossible to find a parking spot let alone a table or spot at the bar. However, the beer is probably...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped there Friday afternoon for a late lunch. We had great service, they were very attentive. My husband loves IPAs, I am not a big fan. The waiter was nice as I told him what I liked. He recommended the lemon shandy. It was very...More

Thank Sun_Lizard_2005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a couple of good beers (all day IPA and Rubeaus). It's a must see if in Grand Rapids because of its acclaim world wide. Beer cheese is good too. They have a nice patio area for the warm weather. There is lots of...More

Thank Mitchell E
Reviewed 1 week ago

They've done an excellent job of creating a space that is unique, entertaining, and enjoyable. The beer is great of course, but the food is equally delicious. Unique sandwich combinations and prepared in deli fashion. Have eaten/drank here DOZENS of times over the past several...More

Thank chip356
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for always making me look like I know what I'm doing when I take an out of town client to your brewery. They are blown away by your presentation and how fun of an atmosphere you create! Thanks!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a local recommendation and couldn't have been happier with lunch and the waiters explaining all the various beers etc. Great soup and sandwich. If I lived here, this would be place to visit often!!

Thank Ron W
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What do you have to drink other than beer?
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
Does the Tour and Tasting ($30, 2 hour tour) include any food or just lots of beer?
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
Is there in outdoor patio and if so, do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio? Thank you.
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
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.