Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co.

Brewery, Sandwich Place, and Office
235 Grandville Ave SW (btwn Williams & Bartlett St.), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

We pride ourselves on over-indulged brewing—which has helped us become the world’s second highest-rated brewery. Our taproom is a casual beer hall where titles are left at the door. Enjoy a sandwich and one of a dozen or more beers produced on-site, while you listen to amazing live... (See all)

9.6/10

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  • CavaFatima S.

    The bands, are friggn awesome!!

    CavaFatima Satchell · 5 days ago
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  • John H.

    Amazing beer at great prices. This place is huge but is always packed. Love and stout made by founders. Their wheat beer and cherry beer is tasty too. Only 3 dollar pints on Monday nights.

    John Hankus · 1 week ago
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  • Ross R.

    So many delicious dark beers. Live music on the weekends.

    Ross Robertson · 3 weeks ago
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  • Benjamin D.

    tons of outdoor seating. open fire pits in winter. excellent beer!

    Benjamin Doyle · March 25
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  • Mike M.

    The beer is so fresh and good!

    Mike Mau · March 23
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  • CavaFatima S.

    The menu is wonderful, great named sandwiches,I ordered root beer and he had a dark stout,we listened to "Big Sherb", on a Thursday night, they were absolutely sublime.Grabbed a cd.Love this place!!!

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  • Elliott K.

    Good beers, good music

    Elliott Krolewicz · March 17
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  • Sebastian B.

    Backwoods Bastard!

    Sebastian Bell · March 8
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  • Dave B.

    Top notch beers. Also, one hell of a Merch Store.

    Dave Bojanzyk · March 1
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  • Thomas D.

    This place is awesome in every way. Go the first Sunday of each month for some great Jazz to go with it.

    Thomas Duebner · March 1
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  • Mary M.

    While I don't drink beer, it's fun to hang out here with my friends who do. Perfect for lunch - grab one of their many awesome sandwiches. Try the grilled cheese - choice of cheeses with cream cheese!

    Mary Motta · February 27
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  • Wanda S.

    Michigan goodness

    Wanda S · February 20
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  • Forrest

    Don't be a douchbag.

    Forrest · February 11
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  • Justin L.

    Amazing food, beer, and building. Top place in GR for beer

    Justin Locke · January 29
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  • Kelly K.

    If you like Fab Collab (fall 2014) then try the Chronic.

    Kelly Kermode · January 10
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  • Lindsey Z.

    Bruchetta, beer and cheese dip are both awesome. Lived the honey wheat

    Lindsey Zarras · January 4
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  • Vincent C.

    One of the better breweries in Michigan. Worth the trip....outside patio is fantastic!

    Vincent Cruz · December 27, 2014
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  • Alex V.

    My favorite brewery brewery in America as of yet...

    Alex Vanderkooy · December 27, 2014
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  • Alex V.

    Beer. Local brew. Good people. Fireplaces. Food.

    Alex Vanderkooy · December 27, 2014
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  • Tom U.

    Once you try the new CBS - You'll be hooked.

    Tom Urich · December 20, 2014
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  • KC W.

    If ya know, then ya know. Grand Rapids staple. Beer speaks for itself. Food is solid sandwich fare. Grab a pint and relax

    KC Weaver · December 17, 2014
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  • Heidi M.

    Awesome craft beer!

    Heidi M. · December 13, 2014
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  • Todd S.

    Best brewery patio in Grand Rapids and is not to be missed. There are plenty of heaters and fire places to keep you warm even on the coldest days. Oh and the beer is always great.

    Todd Stewart · December 4, 2014
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  • chris c.

    Round up some friends and head on over the Founder's for some amazing craft beers. The low ABV and citrusy hops of their All Day IPA is a strong choice if you plan on drinking for a while.

    chris collins · November 28, 2014
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  • Thomas C.

    Great beer, food and atmosphere. If you are in MI, stop in for a flight or a pint. You owe it to yourself.

    Thomas Carpenter · November 26, 2014
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  • Sam M.

    The expansion makes the place worth the visit, especially the warm patio in the winter.

    Sam Mertins · November 22, 2014
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  • Leah R.

    Try the French Bread pizza, it's excellent.

    Leah Rogers · November 14, 2014
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  • Matthew M.

    Obviously the beer is amazing but try the beer cheese dip too!

    Matthew Mandeville · November 14, 2014
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  • Jeff O.

    Fresh beer and french bread pizza.

    Jeff O'Neal · October 30, 2014
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  • Nickie R.

    1st time here & the service sucked.. Beer & food were good though of course😋👍

    Nickie R · October 27, 2014
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  • Dave N.

    Time to interview the CEO

    Dave Nitkiewicz · October 27, 2014
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  • Annette J.

    Devil Dancer....spicy and delicious!!!

    Annette Jo · October 24, 2014
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  • Craigster

    Awesome outdoor beer garden.

    Craigster · October 19, 2014
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  • Jeff D.

    Cool atmosphere. Unique sandwiches. Beers good.

    Jeff Day · October 10, 2014
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  • Eric B.

    Best brewery in town hands down

    Eric Bloomberg · October 10, 2014
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  • Phyllis O.

    Hanging with Steve & Chris & Gary

    Phyllis Ottenjan · October 4, 2014
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  • Bonnie H.

    The food is great but the service is terrible!

    Bonnie H · September 28, 2014
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  • Dan M.

    The beer, the food, the outdoor bar...it's all great!

    Dan McMillan · September 26, 2014
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  • Jennifer A.

    Love the beer garden!

    Jennifer Adams · September 12, 2014
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  • Sean W.

    Get a Curmudgeon Old Ale!

    Sean Welton · September 9, 2014
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  • Mike H.

    Backwoods BBQ sandwich is killer

    Mike Hughes · September 2, 2014
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  • Jessy K.

    amazing bar, amazing people. once you start a tab you can be anywhere in the bar and add to it. exceptional food and service. beers available here that are not sold anywhere else.

    Jessy King · August 30, 2014
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  • Vickie H.

    Great atmosphere. Decent food

    Vickie Hickman · August 23, 2014
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  • Brad W.

    If you're in the area you have to.go!

    Brad Wheeling · August 23, 2014
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  • Deb L.

    Nitro Rubaeus

    Deb Lampani · August 23, 2014
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  • Jeremy T.

    Beer nirvana!

    Jeremy Tanner · August 22, 2014
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  • Andre B.

    Try the imperial stout.

    Andre Beaumont · August 19, 2014
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  • Alex L.

    Grab a beer for the food line to help pass the time.

    Alex Lee · August 19, 2014
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  • paul t.

    They always have limited and experimental beers on tap- be adventurous.

    paul tisch · August 14, 2014
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  • Kate S.

    Great sandwiches!

    Kate Scheuermann · August 12, 2014
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