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Founders Brewing Co.

€€ - €€€American, ,
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
+1 616-776-1195
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (185 reviews)
“beer cheese dip” (31 reviews)
“sampler” (14 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 had a great time sampling the different beers. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly. Definitely a good place to try out!

Thank Cntrychica
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love the heated beer garden. Great line up of performances, free on Thursdays! They have been very successful and that is because the know how to do it right. Food munchies are great! Beer cheese dip!

Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beer and food. Long lines on weekends. Try Reuben it's very good. They are expanding at the moment. Younger college crowd cans older crowd mingle on weekends. You have to pay for parking which is lame because you are going there to spend money....More

Thank G L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Good prices. Great beer. Great people, and a wide variety of them, too, at least for Grand Rapids. It's just fun being in such an upbeat place, and the kids thoroughly enjoy it too

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

All bartenders and waitstaff are pretty attentive here to meet your needs...the beers are all good and the outside dining is tops..free parking is nice because this place is sooo big now.

Thank s g
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know, boring title which has repeated by many people in different reviews but so true. I had the Backwoods B Pulled pork, colby jack cheese, tangy coleslaw & BBQ sauce on toasted ciabatta. It was amazing and the broccoli salad was just as good...More

Thank nmm044
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I split a sandwich with my boyfriend, it was huge! I had to take off the lettuce and tomato to fit it in my mouth, haha. I’d definitely try it again

Thank DCW614
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to meet friends and enjoy a beer and a sandwich! They have a good selection of beverages and sandwiches. We also had the beer cheese dip as an appetizer. It came with toasted bread and chips. The down side if it is...More

Thank A1804JIsharons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kinda confusing. Can order at the deli counter or find a table and order from a waitress. You have to find your own table. Had to look for people almost done eating and then ask them if we could have their table. Once seated, we...More

Thank drkarenr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not a beer drinker and there are very few other options. I was disappointed for being such a well know “Beer” place that they didn’t have a root beer on tap (only had the Pepsi version). Also, if you aren’t a beer fan, the...More

1  Thank Wade W
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Property representative |
We sure do.
17 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
30 September 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 - 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
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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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