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Founders Brewing Co.

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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“sandwiches” (192 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 1 week ago

This is a great atmosphere for a hometown brew and a sandwich. That is what it is. Do not expect to get a glass of wine or a healthy salad.

Thank 540gm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch with my brother and nephews. Family friendly, good service and great food. I had the Castro, it's a great take on a Cuban. Always good beer!

Thank saomurphy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous place to eat for very little money! Our burguers were juicy and delicious on a soft bun, and the french fries were very good as well as our drinks.

Thank Mahritzah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We typically are at Founders to pick up CBS or KBS. While there we have a pint or two. The only problem is on these busy days, there is never a seat and typically there is a line to get in. Other than that the...More

Thank Jr313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of local brews on tap. Also the Salmon was really good, one of the best airport meals I have ever had

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of beer lovers already know that Founders' brew is so good that smart people are willing to stand in long lines to buy limited edition batches Far fewer have had the pleasure of enjoying a mug in the beer hall itself. Founders was one...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Founders has become a pretty cool craft beer brand and the place they built is pretty cool too. The beer is wonderful but I'd say they are best with the hoppy beers and imperials. Light beer fans will struggle to find something they'll like. Still...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beer. Great food. Only two things: had to park in city lot because of the lack of parking and they got rid of my wife’s favorite sandwich (in spite of the club)

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Founders beer and going to the brewery allows you to try all the beers that aren't sold in stores. If it's nice outside they have a great patio. Get there early though, as they will reach capacity on the weekends and you will...More

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

Thank you for visiting our Taproom! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our beer and food selections, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with work buddies and had a good time. The only bad part was the place was so busy it took forever to get food and drinks. I don't really like standing in line for 10 minutes to get a beer. Then I walked...More

Thank Jennifer K
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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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