Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co.

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

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)


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    Dave B.
    "Try their Panther Cub, Ruebaus, and breakfast stout."(13 Tips)
    Donald B.
    "I love the Red's Rye, but the Devil Dancer triple IPA is awesome."(9 Tips)
    John D.
    "Rübæus is AMAZING!"(7 Tips)
    Jeremy H.
    "Gotta love the Pale Ale!"(26 Tips)
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  • John W.

    Take the tour. No seriously, do it. The cheaper tour is a great one and the guide rocks. Free beer too.

    John Wheeler · 4 days ago
  • Justin H.

    Great beer and sandwiches.

    Justin Hunsberger · 2 weeks ago
  • the Lala

    Founders Brewing Co. is entirely open to the outdoors. Recently renovated and totally revamped, there’s an enormous deck that pales in comparison to the amount of people standing on it. Read more

    the Lala · 2 weeks ago
  • Andy R.

    A must stop for craft beer. I always get a few growlers when I visit grand rapids

    Andy Ritter · 3 weeks ago
  • Thurgood C.

    Awesome atmosphere! Put an order in at the front for food and then wait for a waiter at a table to get some of the greatest beer around.

    Thurgood Coats · September 28
  • Michele

    Great Oatmeal Stout

    Michele · September 27
  • Michael D.

    Thoroughly unimpressed with their food. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich, which was literally lunch meat and hot sauce on bread. Their beer are mostly over-hopped takes on pale ales.

    Michael DiGilio · September 14
  • Thomas D.

    Nick from the kitchen and Jason from the bar were extremely gracious and helpful in correcting an issue. Aside from the superior beer and excellent food, their service has also now proven 10/10.

    Thomas Duebner · September 13
  • Matthew M.

    Wow. Incredible to try some beers that aren't distributed elsewhere.

    Matthew M. · September 2
  • Danesha M.

    Great beer great food !

    Danesha Marasinghe · August 28
  • Raymond B.

    Really fun place. Order your food at the station up front and sit where you want. No alcohol. Just beer...but good beer!

    Raymond Bailey · August 25
  • Tim C.

    Try the all day IPA and the veggie sandwhich!

    Tim Clarke · August 18
  • Alexandria B.

    Beer cheese dip and all their beer rocks

    Alexandria Bonner · August 17
  • Cindy S.

    Love the raspberry beer

    Cindy S · August 13
  • Andrew R.

    Build your own sampler option is a great way to work your way through their extensive menu. No limit to how many samples you include.

    Andrew Rouhier · July 21
  • Forrest

    The sandwiches here are among the best ever assembled. Try them all!

    Forrest · July 16
  • DC After Five

    Industry discount on Sunday nights

    DC After Five · July 6
  • Sonia V.

    Don't be freaked out by the size of the place; just find a seat, walk up and order a sandwich or munchies (the cheese steak was great!), get a pint from the bar, settle in and enjoy!

    Sonia Vining · June 14
  • Sonia V.

    The classics: Centennial, Porter, Dirty Bastard, Oatmeal Stout. But do yourself a favor: at least try something that's only available on tap here.

    Sonia Vining · June 14
  • sebastien g.

    The beer, outdoor patio is great on a nice day

    sebastien gros · June 13
  • Doug C.

    Beer is good

  • Bobby K.

    Lovely outdoor seating when the weather is nice. Their menu of sandwiches is diverse and delicious. Plus beer.

    Bobby Kennedy · June 7
  • Billy C.

    The beer selection is awesome. Good food too.

    Billy Clark · May 30
  • Matt S.

    Great food great beer

    Matt Sippel · May 24
  • Tom


    Tom · May 15
  • Katy

    Try the beer!

    Katy · May 5
  • Ashley S.

    Bruschetta is hands down the best I've ever had!! Huge serving size, either eat as a meal or share! Great price too!!

    Ashley Smitko · May 4
  • Scotland G.

    bartenders are so friendly and really help you sample and find a beer you like!

    Scotland Gourley · April 27
  • CavaFatima S.

    The bands, are friggn awesome!!

  • 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 · April 14
  • Ross R.

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

    Ross Robertson · March 31
  • Benjamin D.

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

    Benjamin Doyle · March 25
  • Mike M.

    The beer is so fresh and good!

    Mike Mau · March 23
  • 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!!!

  • Elliott K.

    Good beers, good music

    Elliott Krolewicz · March 17
  • Sebastian B.

    Backwoods Bastard!

    Sebastian Bell · March 8
  • Dave B.

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

    Dave Bojanzyk · March 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wanda S.

    Michigan goodness

    Wanda S · February 20
  • Forrest

    Don't be a douchbag.

    Forrest · February 11
  • Justin L.

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

    Justin Locke · January 29
  • Kelly K.

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

    Kelly Kermode · January 10
  • Lindsey Z.

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

    Lindsey Zarras · January 4
  • Vincent C.

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

    Vincent Cruz · December 27, 2014
  • Alex V.

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

    Alex Vanderkooy · December 27, 2014
  • Alex V.

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

    Alex Vanderkooy · December 27, 2014
  • Tom U.

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

    Tom Urich · December 20, 2014
  • 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
  • Heidi M.

    Awesome craft beer!

    Heidi M. · December 13, 2014

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