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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 good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (188 reviews)
“beer cheese dip” (33 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 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect for lunch, dinner or a beer. Love the energy inside and the outdoor patio is great even in the winter (they have heaters). There are 2 bars, 1 smaller one with rare or smaller batch beers and the larger one that spans the whole...More

Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here for first time visit on a Friday early afternoon and the place was crazy busy. No available parking and once inside no tables & lines of 20 people at every bar and 15-20 minute wait to get a beverage and 30+...More

1  Thank Tom H
Melissa R, General Manager at Founders Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Tom, thank you for visiting our Taproom!! Sounds like you visited during CBS weekend and managed to beat the crowds for some sandwiched and beers!! Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our wedding and reception in the Centennial Room upstairs, and we could not be more happy with the venue and the service. Everything ran really smoothly and the lady from Founder's was so helpful. It's actually reasonably priced to rent the room, too....More

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A couple of my favorite beers are brewed here. Went for a wedding and they had a party here after the wedding and reception. Didn’t realize until we got there what a large selection they had. Great place for family and the food was very...More

Thank TheRealMartin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sam Jones was such a great server. Very attentive and had a hilarious sense of humor. Request him if you can! There are also so many types of beers. Whether you enjoy hops or not there is something for you. I tried a couple sour...More

Thank Alexandrea S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been looking forward to visiting Founders for months, since our last time in Grand Rapids in May. We finally ventured back to GR to go shopping and eat dinner at Founders. We did find seating inside the restaurant and ordered two sandwiches from our...More

Thank Angie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much capacity here. They have a huge inside seating area. And they have a ton of outside seating as well. It looked like the outdoor seating is closed for the season but they do have lots of heat lamps out there for...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were headed back to Los Angeles after a nice family visit in Michigan. We stopped at Founders in Grand Rapids before going to the airport. The place was clean and the staff were so helpful. There is a lot of beer here :-) We...More

Thank NoraBelle213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First ever visit. I had vegan sloppy joe. It was very dry and a bit spicy. Not impressed at all. This is not a regular restaurant. There is a deli window that you must go up and place your order at. Once you place your...More

Thank Dayzdx8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Server attentive and offered samples to find out what I liked. Love the atmosphere here. Always inviting and fun!

Thank shastafase71
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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
  • 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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