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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” (193 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 via mobile

We stopped here on our weekend to Grand Rapids too visit family. The available beers they have will satisfy anybody who has a finicky palate. We ordered just some appetizers for dinner and had several styles of brews. We taste tested each other’s selections for...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to trying Founders, since I've heard a lot of positive things about it. We went in after trying to figure out the parking meter on the road outside. We went in and sat ourselves, not knowing what to do next,...More

Thank jenniecaverley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founders was crowded this weekend since it was KBS week. The food here is good. You can eat vegetarian or carnivore. Excellent selections of beer. So many different options so most people can find something they like. Staff was helpful.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought some clients by for a few beers and light food. Never disappointed. Small wait for a table, but plenty of places to Mill around until one was ready. Beer cheese is top notch, any if the crafted beers Are solid. The store was nice...More

Thank adeshane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no point in even writing this review. Founders is the premiere brewery in the USA ... period. I was here for KBS and was able to try 3 years of it, CBS, Lizard of Koz, and a few other stouts on tap straight...More

Thank Roughster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive variety of brews. A cornucopia of flavors and styles. Compliments to the staff-they know the products and make Founders a perfect spot to unwind after work. Unexpected bonus-awesome bar food.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who loves beer knows that Founders makes great products. Their facility in Grand Rapids has great food and great beer. This is a large facility that actually houses two tasting rooms that feature slightly different products and a large and interesting gift shop. Very...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't need to tell you the beer is amazing you already know that. The taproom though is, by far, my favorite layout of any brewery I've ever seen. Huge with ample bar space and tables inside and out, this place encourages you to wander...More

Thank Dania G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by last night for dinner at Founders. I've been there before but this time I brought the family. The menu is fairly simple - sandwiches and few other items. Paired with the great beer it's a nice meal. I had the pulled pork sandwich...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously, why should my family and I have to stalk people at a table until they leave. This place needs a hostess. We left. Will not be back unless something changes.More

Thank Sean S
Melissa R, General Manager at Founders Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We do not offer hostess seating as we have an open seating concept which encourages guests to stay as long as they would like. This makes it difficult to quote wait times as we are not a typical restaurant. Week days are generally less busy...More

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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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