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Founders Brewing Co.

) #7 of 771 Restaurants in Grand Rapids $$ - $$$ American, ,
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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  • Excellent60%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

As always we had a blast at Founders! The beer is fantastic, the food is amazing, and the service & atmosphere are great too. We will be back again and again.

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't think of any beer I have had from Founders that hasn't been great! The food portions are huge and are more than enough to have leftovers to take home. The Cuban sandwhich is amazing!

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beer was terrific! I had a cherry beer aged in bourbon barrels and my spouse had a nitro raspberry beer. Both were delicious! Kids had pizza bread but neither of them liked it. My caprese sandwich was ok and so was spouse's pulled pork....More

Thank PMath5516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After jumping around downtown looking for a place to dine, I settled on this gem. Cold brew was an excellent choice and while I was not looking for anything too filling prior to a proper dinner, the menu held some excellent choices. I settled in...More

Thank MikenHouston713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our business held our Christmas party in the Centennial Room the last three years. Our group keeps growing each year. This January We had 65 in our group, and the venue was excellent. Their catering menu options were just what we wanted. In fact it...More

Thank rbronsink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Founders always has a great and varied selection of beers for those looking to try something different. It can get a bit busy, especially on beer release nights, but they'll most likely have god music on those nights as well to make standing in line...More

Thank marekka29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go for "The Glutton". Pulled pork w/ bacon, beer cheese, and house-fried onion strings. It lives up to its name.

Thank Clifton C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founders Brewing has been around for 20 years. Their website tells the sad story of near bankruptcy that was turned around by the founders (!!) choosing to make beer people want to drink rather than making beer that would sell. That might be true. I...More

2  Thank Rick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on a Sunday for lunch. Portions are huge! Extensive beer list. Service initially very good, but no server to be found when we wanted to cash out, and a long wIt for growler fills.

Thank Jezebel6368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited taprooms and brewpubs all over the country and would rate Founders among the very best. The beer choice was amazing and sandwiches delicious. Comfortable environment and helpful staff. Try it!

Thank Steven S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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.
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