Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co.

Brewery$$$$
Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
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    Ranked #3 for breweries in Grand Rapids
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    This brewery is famous for their dark beers. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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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)
    Mike H.
    "Backwoods BBQ sandwich is killer"(8 Tips)
    Anupam C.
    "Rubaeus is out of the world"(7 Tips)
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  • Dick T.heart icon on user image
    Dick TravelingAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Red's Rye is my go-to choice!
  • Dick T.heart icon on user image
    Dick TravelingOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you like IPAs, try Red' s
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WilholtFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Founders always has wonderful beers on tap, but if you're not sure if you'd like one, ask for a sample.
  • Kellysue H.
    Kellysue HornsbyOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Has good beer and wonderful sandwichs.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LaRaeFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Rübæus is back!!! Happy girl.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PiaseckiSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a growler of Centennial IPA to go.
  • Amanda Z.heart icon on user image
    Amanda ZylstraMay 17, 2012
    They dont have mixers or wine. Only beer!
  • Trent M.heart icon on user image
    Trent MDecember 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Frangelic stout is amazing.
  • Scott W.heart icon on user image
    Scott WestonMarch 25, 2016
    Good food good beers
  • Kate S.heart icon on user image
    Kate ScheuermannAugust 12, 2014
    Great sandwiches!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LindermanAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Forgot what its called..but delicious
  • Alex G.heart icon on user image
    Alex GoetzAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Castro Sandwich
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PastotnikApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lunch with tasty beers
  • Michael L.
    Michael LochmondyJanuary 22, 2012
    The beer is good, but there are wayyyy too many hipsters here.
  • Donald B.
    Donald BelyewOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Only try the habernaro beer if you Really like spice.
  • Kurtis M.heart icon on user image
    Kurtis MarloweJanuary 20, 2017
    Azacca IPA
  • Sean W.heart icon on user image
    Sean WeltonSeptember 9, 2014
    Get a Curmudgeon Old Ale!
  • Hailey J.
    Hailey JunodApril 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the beer.
  • Awesome Mitten
    Awesome MittenApril 21, 2012
    Join the Mug Club! Read more
  • James H.
    James HeysNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Look for the gnomes in the rafters; they're everywhere!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SchneiderJune 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cherise Cherry is yummy! Blushing Monk on July 5th....
  • Michele H.heart icon on user image
    Michele HuntJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    All the beers are great!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LesterSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Grand Rapids Stout answers Kalamazoo loud n' clear! #greatbeer
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DeBruynSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    All Day IPA? Allll dayyyy.
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩December 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Boilermaker
  • Paul K.
    Paul KortmanJune 28, 2011
    Monday night pint night? Awesome. Read more
  • Bill T.
    Bill ThomasSeptember 7, 2010
    Nemesis is to die for ... At least to kill for.
  • Paul S.
    Paul StreiMay 24, 2013
    BLT was awesome!
  • John D.
    John DentonJuly 27, 2013
    Rübæus is AMAZING!
  • Doug C.heart icon on user image
    Doug ChristensenJune 7, 2015
    Beer is good
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BrisboSeptember 8, 2012
    Red's Rye. Get it.
  • walter blake k.
    walter blake knoblockNovember 10, 2013
    Get lots of beer
  • Darian
    DarianJuly 8, 2014
    Buy some beer.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HallFebruary 20, 2013
    Walter melon rocks
  • Joe P.heart icon on user image
    Joe ParrNovember 12, 2013
    BREAKFAST STOUT
  • Phyllis O.
    Phyllis OttenjanOctober 4, 2014
    Hanging with Steve & Chris & Gary
  • Pete B.heart icon on user image
    Pete BruinsmaJune 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to watch baseball.
  • Tommy A.
    Tommy AllenOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Where coolness is brewed and staged. #founders!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SteerApril 6, 2012
    Bouncer is a jackass. gave me shit about my expired ID even though the temp was legit and I gave him my student ID and 2 credit cards for further proof. First and last time I will ever come here.
  • Stacy J.
    Stacy JeanJuly 12, 2010
    Great place, good crowd. Don't order a Budweiser.
  • Stefan S.
    Stefan SDecember 26, 2011
    The vodka is great!!
  • Mark G.heart icon on user image
    Mark GrevengoedJanuary 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Support live jazz! Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra - first Sunday of every month - 5:30pm.
  • Spencer G.
    Spencer GreenhillFebruary 18, 2017
    Never been there. Why do I day I have been?
  • J G.
    J GAugust 16, 2011
    Lots of beards. Lots and lots of beards.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CookApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the black IPA.
  • Spencer G.
    Spencer GreenhillFebruary 18, 2017
    Why do you keep asking this stupid question as I've never been there? Just stop.
  • Joe V.
    Joe Van SlootenJune 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Vietnamese Nom Nom sam'mich is awesome!!!
  • Jorge d.heart icon on user image
    Jorge de LeonMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Backwoods bastard ftw!
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CowanNovember 20, 2011
    Zurhos ipa is great!
  • Disco D.
    Disco DAugust 5, 2010
    Try the looking glass.... 11% double IPA! Solid
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