Brewery Vivant | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Brewery Vivant
Excellent based on 51 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

925 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49506 [ print map ]
616 719 1604

Hours: 3p-11p Mon-Thu, 3p -12a Fri-Sat, 12p-9p Sun

Mayor: bigtaster (9) | Taps: 14 |

Brewery Vivant

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Brewery Vivant Farm Hand 61, Brewery Vivant Big Red Coq 94, Brewery Vivant Love Shadow 94, Brewery Vivant Sentient Stout , Brewery Vivant Beasts aí Burniní , Brewery Vivant Brett Papa , Brewery Vivant Nuit Serpent , Brewery Vivant Cherry Doppelbock , Brewery Vivant Barrel Aged Undertaker with Coffee , Brewery Vivant Barrel Aged Triomphe , Brewery Vivant Fly to the Coq , Brewery Vivant Verdun , Brewery Vivant Tropical Saison 68, Brewery Vivant Mind Games , Brewery Vivant Multi Pass , Brewery Vivant Triomphe Belgian IPA 81, Brewery Vivant Undertaker 64, Brewery Vivant Paris 94, Brewery Vivant Rootstock , Brewery Vivant The Grand Army
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51 reviews for Brewery Vivant
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  82%
 Selection  77%
 Food  82%
 Value  75%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (890) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 6, 2015
A great restored old church, that for once is almost as cool as it sounds. Service was amazing with a great knowledge of beer. Selection was pretty large, almost 12. Prices are a bit high, but quality is there. Although not all the beer was to my taste, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99  (519) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 8, 2011| Updated December 1, 2014
Easy to find location east of downtown. Clean parking lot next to building. Remodeled funeral home building with entrance in the front and bar at back under stain glass window. Tables on the side and middle for ber and food. Friendly staff. Good selection of beers on tap. Good upscale food menu. Very good. Well worth the visit and I will go again.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34  (497) Chicago, Illinois | November 13, 2015
Cool looking spot that used to be a church, with the main bar built into the old alter. Itís too dark and no character besides being a church. 8 beers on tap, 4 regular, 3 seasonal and a barrel aged beer. The beerís were anything special. The food was pretty good but service was a bit slow and inattentive. The truffle fries were great, without being too oily.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 29, 2011
I really, really wanted to love this place. Unbelievable atmosphere in an old church- Belgian-style beers- great service.... what more could you ask for? How about decent beers? I found their beers quite poor and ruined what would have otherwise been a sublime experience.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine  (303) Indiana | August 16, 2012
Iíve been wanting to stop in here for a long time, and finally made it in during a day trip to GR. The atmosphere is flawless; it used to be a funeral home, and itís got wings, including the main wing in the former chapel. Staff is friendly and the beers are solid, as is the selection. I didnít eat, but the prices were good. Definitely worth the trip, especially if you enjoy Belgian brews.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Nate  (294) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 4, 2014
Had dinner on the covered porch on a Saturday night - got right in. Did a sampler of four beers and tried the fried duck livers and duck nachos. Good beers, above average food, and very nice service. Not overly pricy. It was busy and loud but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Grabbed a four-pack of mixed singles and a glass to go. Would definitely recommend and would go again.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen  (271) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012
On paper, this place looked really awesome - brewery built in an old church, belgian beers, interesting food menu. But the beer at this place was very disappointing. If I am in Grand Rapids in the future, I would want to give this place another shot, because I love belgian beers and the atmosphere there is really cool.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | November 5, 2011
Came here on a Saturday afternoon with nicktbm and our significant others in October 2011. The sign outside invited us to "warm up with beer," so we took them up on the offer. Inside sports a beautiful and spacious church-like interior with stained glass windows, high ceilings, communal tables, and about 10 seats at the bar. Crowd is locals who mind their own business. Our server was relaxed and welcoming - he helped us along with beer recos and suggested some dishes to pair with our drinks. We ordered two flights of the Triomphe Belgian IPA, Farm Hand Ale, Big Red Coq, and Heavy Handed Double Chocolate Stout. The IPA and Red Ale were my favourites, and my oenophile girlfriend really liked the Farm Hand. Compared to other brewpubs, the beer selection is limited, since they do not carry any guest taps, bottles, or cellared offerings. But their house beers are bold, tasty, and unconventional, so they get high marks from me. For food I had a delicious Oxtail Hash with sunny side eggs and English muffin toast. The lady enjoyed her Pork Belly BLT, even though she couldnít finish the massive portion. Prices are reasonable as most pints are $4-5 and lunch entrees are in the $12-14 range. After our meal we popped into the retail store, where my friend bought a few cans of beer and a brewery t-shirt. The cashier was happy to chat with us while we looked around. Overall, we were quite satisfied with our experience here and it made for a nice afternoon stop. Vivant is an impressive, quality brewpub with friendly staff, interesting beers, and an attractive, unique atmosphere. I highly recommend this place if you happen to be in Grand Rapids.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | May 3, 2012
very cool building. did not try food but hear its great. beer is very good and price is right.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
ads135  (216) Omaha, Nebraska | April 14, 2013
This is probably my favorite brewery in GR at this point. The ambiance is great, the food outstanding and the wait staff has a deep knowledge of their beers and brewing in general. The beers, in general, arenít as good as Founders, but its smaller and less crowded usually.

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