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Founders Brewing Company

  • Local-first
  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 776-1195
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Enjoy one of our world-class beers, produced on-site, alongside a handcrafted sandwich in our taproom - a spacious beer hall where, on most nights, you can experience some killer live music.

  • Art & Culture

    Founders celebrates the art of music by hosting regional and national bands two nights a week and encouraging local artists with an open mic night.

  • Music

    Founders features live music on Thursdays and Saturdays, and open mic on Tuesdays. The annual Founders Fest (June) is a celebration of beer and music.

  • Eco Friendly

    Founders is an active supporter of the Brewers for Clean Water initiative, the Grand Rapids Whitewater Restoration Project and the Grand Rapids biodigester project.

  • Craft Beer & Beverages

    Founders is consistently ranked one of the world’s top breweries, holds several spots in the top 100 beers of the world list and has won six World Beer Cup medals.

  • Outdoor Recreation

    Founders is home to the city’s largest outdoor beer garden, which includes a bar and plentiful seating for enjoying great food and award-winning beers.

  • Local Gems

    The brewery that kick-started Grand Rapids’ evolution into Beer City has become a destination for beer lovers from around the world.

COVID 19: Business Details
General
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Open
  • Alcohol Carry-Out?:
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: bit.ly/FBCtogo
  • Online Shopping?:
  • Additional Information: We're now offering curbside pickup service! All orders need to be placed by calling 616-325-2855 to pre-pay. We'll be collecting vehicle information and provide you with a pickup time based on the volume of orders. Once you arrive at the brewery an employee will bring out your order and check your ID. The order pickup window is Monday-Friday 1-7pm. Must be 21+ to purchase and pickup, with valid ID. Purchaser must be the one to pickup. Full pick up details can be found: bit.ly/FBCtogo
Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The Grandville Avenue entrance has a set of stairs and a ramp up to the restaurant level from the sidewalk. There are handrails along the both sides of the stairs and ramp. This entrance has manual doors with door closers. The Company Store entrance has a set of stairs up from the sidewalk. There is no ramp present at this entrance. This entrance has a manual door with a door closer.

    There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms present.

    The routes through the indoor dining room and Company Store are wide and level. The routes through the porch and outdoor dining room along Grandville Avenue are wide and level. There are steps down from the porch to the outdoor dining room floor. There is a narrow ramp at the south end of the porch that leads down to the outdoor dining room floor. The ramp is out of general sight and may be difficult to find.

    There is an elevator present.

    There is bar, table, and bench seating available.

    The venue may be noisy during busy hours.

    The Founder’s Brewing Co. Parking Lot does not have designated accessible parking spaces. The lot surface is uneven and damaged in places near where the pavement transitions into the sidewalks.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Founder’s Brewing Co. Lot at 267 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.02 miles from the venue.

    DASH Area 6 Lot at 164 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.12 miles from the venue
COVID 19: Business Details
General
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Open
  • Alcohol Carry-Out?:
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: bit.ly/FBCtogo
  • Online Shopping?:
  • Additional Information: We're now offering curbside pickup service! All orders need to be placed by calling 616-325-2855 to pre-pay. We'll be collecting vehicle information and provide you with a pickup time based on the volume of orders. Once you arrive at the brewery an employee will bring out your order and check your ID. The order pickup window is Monday-Friday 1-7pm. Must be 21+ to purchase and pickup, with valid ID. Purchaser must be the one to pickup. Full pick up details can be found: bit.ly/FBCtogo
Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The Grandville Avenue entrance has a set of stairs and a ramp up to the restaurant level from the sidewalk. There are handrails along the both sides of the stairs and ramp. This entrance has manual doors with door closers. The Company Store entrance has a set of stairs up from the sidewalk. There is no ramp present at this entrance. This entrance has a manual door with a door closer.

    There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms present.

    The routes through the indoor dining room and Company Store are wide and level. The routes through the porch and outdoor dining room along Grandville Avenue are wide and level. There are steps down from the porch to the outdoor dining room floor. There is a narrow ramp at the south end of the porch that leads down to the outdoor dining room floor. The ramp is out of general sight and may be difficult to find.

    There is an elevator present.

    There is bar, table, and bench seating available.

    The venue may be noisy during busy hours.

    The Founder’s Brewing Co. Parking Lot does not have designated accessible parking spaces. The lot surface is uneven and damaged in places near where the pavement transitions into the sidewalks.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Founder’s Brewing Co. Lot at 267 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.02 miles from the venue.

    DASH Area 6 Lot at 164 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.12 miles from the venue
Facility Info
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Theatre Capacity 50
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 0
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 0
  • Conference Capacity 0
  • Wedding Indoor Receptions Yes
  • Banquet Capacity 60
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 50
  • Apr 10, 2020 Starting: 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM

    **CANCELLED**Founders Brewing Co. Facility Tours

    Founders Brewing Company 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    • Price Per Person: $15
    • Maximum Group Number: 12
    • Next Occurrence: Apr 10, 2020
    • Time: Starting: 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
    • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday
    • Guided Tour: Yes
    • Walking Tour: Yes
    • Facility Tour: Yes
  • Apr 9, 2020 Starts at 5:00 PM

    **CANCELLED** Until April 5th Founders Brewing Co. Facility Tour

    Founders Brewing Company 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    • Price Per Person: $15
    • Maximum Group Number: 12
    • Next Occurrence: Apr 9, 2020
    • Recurring weekly on Thursday
    • Guided Tour: Yes
    • Walking Tour: Yes
    • Facility Tour: Yes
  • Apr 18, 2020 Starting: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:00 PM, 04:00 PM

    Founders Brewing Co. Facility Tours

    Founders Brewing Company 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    • Price Per Person: $15
    • Maximum Group Number: 12
    • Next Occurrence: Apr 18, 2020
    • Time: Starting: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:00 PM, 04:00 PM
    • Recurring weekly on Saturday
    • Guided Tour: Yes
    • Walking Tour: Yes
    • Facility Tour: Yes