Not only does Grand Rapids have a plethora of breweries, but many of these breweries offer tasty meals to pair with their award-winning brews.

We asked locals what breweries they recommend for savory craft beer and food options, and here are the eight we heard the most about:

[Brewery Vivant] because the food is the most eclectic with the best flavor. Also plenty of different styles.

Brewery Vivant

Address: 925 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Brewery Vivant has a lot to offer, such as a unique building that was once a funeral home, award-winning Belgian-inspired ales, mentions in Thrillist and Bon Appetit, and a desirable location nestled in the Cherry Hill area.

And, according to local’s feedback, Brewery Vivant also has sought after-menu items.

What the fans say:

  • “Vivant has the best frites!” - @kaitlynvanharen on Instagram

  • “@breweryvivant because food is the most eclectic with the best flavor. Also plenty of different styles.” - @jgalbert on Instagram

  • “Delicious and interesting food, sourced locally and sustainably. I’m always impressed with both their beer and their food; such care and innovation goes into both!” - @hxt104 on Instagram

Make a new friend or two at City Built's large community tables.

Make a new friend or two at City Built's large community tables.

Photo Credit: Jason Ley


City Built Brewing Co.

Address: 820 Monroe Ave NW #155, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Known for its unique Puerto Rican-inspired menu, City Built Brewing Co. is also a highly recommended dining-and-craft beer destination.

Located in Grand Rapids’ bustling downtown, City Built Brewing also boasts an easily walkable location near the Grand River. City Built Brewing owners emphasize quality in the food, beer, and overall dining experience. 

What the fans say:

  • “@citybuilt has amazing Puerto Rican food! You just know you are eating fresh ingredients. My mouth waters just thinking about it!” - @jenadeh on Instagram

  • ”@citybuilt 🙌🏻 Tacos and craft beer. What more needs said?” - @stewas87 on Instagram

Pizza and Beer at Harmony Brewing

Pizza and Beer at Harmony Brewing

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


Harmony Brewing Company & Harmony Hall

Harmony Brewing Address: 1551 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Harmony Hall Address: 401 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

With two locations in Grand Rapids, Harmony Brewing Company, located in Grand Rapids’ Eastown area and Harmony Hall, located on the city’s West Side, offer mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas and pub fare.

Harmony was named the Top 5 Pizzas in Michigan by MLive in 2013 and 2016, and was voted the Best Pizza in West Michigan by Revue readers in 2016 and 2017.

What the fans say:

  • “Fun bar food” - @healthforlifegr on Instagram

  • “Harmony Brewing Eastown, because pizza and beer. And OMG the pizza and OMG the beer!” - Chris Hager on Facebook

Pro Tip: Harmony Brewing Company just launched craft beer and pizza delivery! Visit the brewery's website to place your order.

Perrin Brewing Co. has over 15 craft beers on tap and a full menu to suit your taste buds.

Perrin Brewing Co. has over 15 craft beers on tap and a full menu to suit your taste buds.

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


Perrin Brewing Company

Address: 5910 Comstock Park Dr NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321

Located about 10 minutes north of downtown, Perrin Brewing Company is known for its burgers, shareables, and sandwiches.

What the fans say:

  • “I like the Black and [Bleu] burger at #perrinbrewery. Every time it's been cooked as ordered and I dip the home made potato chips in an extra side of siracha mayo.” - @david.gau on Instagram

  • “@perrinbrewing has the best fried pickles I’ve ever eaten. And I consider myself an expert” - @rinkratt2908 on Instagram

TwoGuys Brewing has amazing food with combinations I'd never think of, but [they] taste so great!

TwoGuys Brewing

Address: 2356 Porter St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519

Located in Wyoming, TwoGuys Brewing is a “must visit” for craft beer and food enthusiasts due to its decadent food, dessert, and craft beer selections.

What the fans say:

  • “Two Guys Brewing has amazing food with combinations I'd never think of but taste so great! I can't decide if their pork shoulder sandwich or the Beer Garden Sandwich is my favorite! And the coconut lime wine is addicting!” - Becky Kramer on Facebook

  • “The deviled scotch eggs at Two Guys brewing are awesome and unique. Their menu is surprising in a good way.” - @eatgr1 on Instagram

The Mitten Brewing Company is serving up pizza, appetizers, and more on its vegan menu.

The Mitten Brewing Company is serving up pizza, appetizers, and more on its vegan menu.

Photo Credit: Kolene Allen - Vegan Grand Rapids.


Mitten Brewing Company

Address: 527 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Baseball fans, history buffs, and pizza lovers can all unite at the Mitten Brewing Company. Since opening in 2012, the Mitten Brewing Co. has continued to evolve its menu and specials. Known for its pizzas and sandwiches, the Mitten Brewing Co. even offers a pizza flight that includes 24 squares of pizza with different toppings.

The brewery also caters to a variety of dietary restrictions.

What the fans say:

  • “@mittenbrewingco for the pizza flight but my favorite overall pizza is the Heater 🌶️.”- @chowdown_grandrapids on Instagram

I love trusty-ole [Founders Brewing]!

Founders Brewing Company

Address: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Founders Brewing Company takes simple sandwiches and makes them unrecognizable with the addition to of top-quality breads, meats, artisan cheeses, house-made sauces, and fresh vegetables, all of which, complement the brewery’s award-winning craft beer.

What the fans say:

  • "@founders brewing for a good sandwich" - @chowdown_grandrapids on Instagram

  • “I love trusty ole @foundersbrewing” - @mharring12 on Instagram

Pair one of HopCat's many craft beers with its fan-favorited "cosmik fries."

Pair one of HopCat's many craft beers with its fan-favorited "cosmik fries."

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


HopCat

Address: 25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

HopCat’s flagship location in downtown Grand Rapids boasts its home-brewed craft beer, plus a great selection of local, national, and international drafts and bottles. The brewery has opened a second Grand Rapids location on Beltline Avenue, NE.

HopCat’s most popular menu item includes its cosmik fries (formerly known as "crack fries"), which is a combination of fries with special seasoning, plus you have the option to make them “fully loaded,” which includes bacon, jalapenos, and queso.

What the fans say:

  • “@hopcatgr for just about anything.... “- @chowdown_grand rapids on Instagram

Visit our brewery and restaurant pages for a full list of food and drink options in Grand Rapids. Be sure to bring your Brewsader passport or check in by using the app when you visit these breweries.

What meal do you crave at your favorite brewery? Let us know in the comments!

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