Brewery Vivant

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
CMK  (5) , | March 5, 2012
The beer is stellar and the food outstanding! A must visit brewery!!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Calsode  (1) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 11, 2013
Best in GR
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
firstsip  (11) Michigan | November 4, 2013
Great place. Just went twice after they did an overhaul of the menu. Duck nachos, bone marrow, poutine... lots of great, interesting choices for pub food. All done very well! Service is great: knowledgeable, prompt, friendly. Take a tour if you can, especially with TJ. Jason, owner/brewer, was kind enough to talk with us a bit--we were starry eyed. Beer, of course, is excellent--if you like Belgian styles, this is the closest thing you’re going to find in Michigan to the real thing. Flights available. Prices are bit... pricey, but food is gastopub plus, so not "unreasonably" pricey (particularly for portions--big!).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
mikedR  (22) Gilbert, Arizona | September 7, 2014
This is an amazing place. The beer selections are amazing -- besides the normally available stuff, there’s a good variety of specials, as well as a Firkin. And the food is top notch: locally sourced ingredients, and more of a higher end restaurant than a brewpub. Love the outdoor seating, too. Icing on the cake is that the beer is among the best I’ve had.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
rumproasts  (208) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 3, 2012| Updated July 10, 2013
very unique building and awesome place to have a beer or three. the food menu is pretty goofy and definitely not for everyone. the beers are all above average or better - the belgian ipa is particulary good. sours are highly recommended as well.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
montieannis  (1) Allendale, Michigan | February 26, 2011
Went on a Friday night. Hopping place! Great server. The energy was palpable. Had beer snacks and appetizers for food: complimented the beer great. Loved the Abbey Ale. Can’t wait to go back.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Nixsolydian  (2) , | October 23, 2012
One of my favorite breweries! Although they mostly (only) have their beers on draft, they are worth trying. Flavors are contemporary take on the Belgian style. Also food is delicious and Belgian/french influenced. I recommend the duck nachos!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bunker  (6) Michigan | March 30, 2014
it was a church or a funeral home, not sure , just know that its properly being used now as a brewery, with real good bone marrow which I guess you could of got at the funeral home, surely not as tasty.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (564) Parsippany, New Jersey | June 28, 2016
Special place in Grand Rapids (and you thought that would have meant Founders...lol!)...visited here this past Saturday. This is actually a converted funeral home and the taproom is in the former funeral home chapel. This place is a very special sours venue (think Cascade Barrel, Funkatorium, Funkworks). The service and staff were great...and the beers were great...12 drafts in all when I visited (I believe they have bottles too). I was told the food was great...but we were headed next for pizza. Note that the owner was previously a partner at New Holland. I think Brewery Vivant completes the Grand Rapids triumvirate of must visits along with Founders and HopCat.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
RogueZamboni  (1) Detroit, Michigan | May 9, 2013
Cool little place in a converted church. Very young crowd. Food and beer are both excellent, both with changing selections. Quite unique atmosphere and feel. The menu has been diverse and pairs well with their beer selection. The staff is knowledgable, passionate and fast. Great place for groups of any size with their long tables. Located in a solid, growing community.

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