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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (202 reviews)
“beer cheese dip” (35 reviews)
“pulled pork” (20 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 yesterday via mobile

Fresh and delicious sandwiches, strong beer (just how I like it :D ) and awesome service! I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome this place is. If I am ever in the area again, I will stop by for sure!

Thank LannaAustin
Reviewed yesterday

Mug number 462 has my picture on it. Staff can be grumpy but this ain't Applebees. Some of the best beers on the planet and offerings you'll only see in this tap room. Sitting outside is great and the food is hearty. Kids are welcome...More

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came from NY for a concert and just happened upon this restaurant. It was terrific. Great choices and delicious food. Very casual atmosphere - eat in or out. Big beer business. Wait staff young, fun and engaging. Very good!

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd tried to come on a different occasion, but couldn't get in. We were able to have lunch there today. The sandwiches are huge, and reasonably tasty. The beer is Founders, which is very good. You can tell by the size of this that Founders...More

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love coming to this local brewery for the selection of hand crafted beer, fun atmosphere and live music. Founders never disappoints.

Thank kaylatimmer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time visiting and our waiter was top shelf. He made great beer recommendations. The sandwiches were yummy too.

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doing a multi-state brewery tour. Beers were outstanding along with service. We tried several appetizers - wings, beer cheese dip, crab dip and hummus with a olive tapenade - all were excellent. Sandwiches looked great for we were already full of beer and appetizers.

Thank clookp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lazy afternoon with friends, beer and food at Founders. Great beer selection and the food was awesome.

Thank johnny1160
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and the beer. It was fascinating! Great summer patio but it was too chaotic for large group to mingle together.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was loud, invasive and inattentive at the same time. Giving folks a shirt that says "I work here" should also include a "I party here" if they sit at the bar wearing the shirt. They do not support local farms for meat and...More

Thank rawcorn
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Questions & Answers
10 June 2018|
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Response from clookp | Reviewed this property |
They have an outside area so they should be fine there.
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 Jim M | Reviewed this property |
my wife is not a beer drinker so they have colas and such. she enjoyed the atmosphere with us.
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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 - 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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