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$$ - reasonable
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2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
phone: (616) 453-9674
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by mgbickel:
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I was looking forward to visiting this place for some time now. After reading reviews, I figured it would compare with the other "big boy" places I have visited in the past. Yep...I was pretty much right on the money!
I stopped in early on a weekday, so I was one of the only people in the place...had lots of time to quietly browse the shelves and coolers. Speaking of which...there are a ton of places they stash beer here. Coolers along the back wall, halfway down the left side wall and a tangle of shelves in the left-center of the store. The right side of the store seemed to be dedicated to home brewing supplies (sorry, I know nothing about that stuff)...
There is also a walk in cooler that hid some beers that were not in the outside coolers or on the shelves.
You will need at least an hour to shuffle through this place...especially if you are not familiar with MI beers.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. This is a must stop for any beer person traveling through the Grand Rapids area. Warning...have lots of free time and bring lots of money!
05-18-2010 20:59:35 |
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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1 | $$$
The staff was very knowledgable and walked me to the beers that I needed along with recommending addition local beers that fit my interests that day.
I thought their single beer pricing strategy was an expensive way to buy, but convenient! If visiting Founders stop here to stock your cellar or fridge.
08-19-2013 22:47:40 |
More by Gr8Lakes
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Stopped in while visiting Grand Rapids because we had heard such good things about the place, and was not disappointed.
The atmosphere is tailored to please true beer, cigar, and wine connoisseurs. It can be a bit cramped when the place is packed (which it was) but that would be my only complaint about the building.
The people working when we visited went above and beyond standards of customer service and really made our trip memorable. They informed us of several places we absolutely needed to stop into while we explored downtown Grand Rapids. Without their recommendations we never would have known Brewery Vivant was an essential stop. The service was fantastic.
The selection ranged from a variety of regional brews (our first taste from Shorts was from here, love them) to craft beers from all over the world. A very nice, wide array of choices.
This is one of those absolute must-finds when in the Grand Rapids area.
08-12-2013 18:05:52 |
More by neckbracesub
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have to tell you the staff there are very knowledgeable!! The selection they offer are pretty darn good. Every Friday is new beer Friday and if you buy a case you get 10% off of your total purchase. I could spend hours in this store pondering on what to purchase. This store gets an A+ in my books. I plan to frequent this store often!!
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