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Mayor: Tmoney99 (5) | Taps: 49 | Bottles: 150
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
greco  (14) Zeeland, Michigan | May 6, 2009
By far the standard for the Grand Rapids Area Beer scene. 50 taps of better beer, including a firkin that is regularly kept busy. A sassy yet knowledgeable wait staff and an extremely impressive bottle selection to go with the tap selection. The bottle reserves have things some people will never see again. My only regret is that it isnít closer to my house.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | May 4, 2009
Nice dark wood interior, I didnít do much research on this placed and was pleasantly surprised that they have a small brewing operation. Lots of taps, nice selection. Trendy crowd in a lively bustling space, beer garden doesnít hurt Prompt service. Draughts included Founders, Livery, GI, some Belgians. A well rounded selection. Good value on diverse choice of pints, lots of Michigan choices. Food was above average pub fare.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bdigital  (11) Ft Wayne, Indiana | March 30, 2009
Finally got a chance to check this place out after I left Founders. Great vibe going on, good service, very good selection and a really cool upstairs lounge-type area. Will definitely return.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Uyanga13  (2) Grand Rapids, Michigan | January 22, 2009
Great place to hang out with your folks!
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
HailSquishface  (10) Ferndale, Michigan | January 17, 2009
Great bar. The selection is awesome, they usually have a few things not available in bottles and itís the only bar in Michigan I know of that will fill growlers.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
drunkysersose  (11) Michigan | November 29, 2008
Very cool.. great selection. Decor could not be much better, they must have sunk a ton of money into the place. I have been there 4 times and the service was really poor every time. (Got up and left after waiting over ten minutes to be served on the last and final visit) All four visits were at slow early Sunday afternoon times to boot with multiple severs present!?!? I really want to give a better review and root for the place but I just can’t stand such bad service.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
hopslovin  (9) Fort Wayne, Indiana | October 13, 2008
Fantastic beer selection, very good food, and a KILLER facility. 48 taps with 150 bottles and the bar is a piece of art. Bartenders are friendly and attentive. Very nice place to relax and enjoy the vibe, beers, and good conversation.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
gearbike  (12) West Bloomfield, Michigan | October 6, 2008
Thankfully I stopped bye on my way to Founders. This place is a great sophisticated beer bar. Great selection of Michigan beer. I consider myself a bit of a veggie chili coinsurer might have had the best with some great draft beer.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
milewide  (24) Grand Rapids, Michigan | September 28, 2008
Fun! A ton of brews on tap. ANY draft brew sample for $1.50. Good service with pub grub menu. Wife and I enjoyed the brats. Lots of free on-the-street parking on weekends.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | September 19, 2008
Great stop just off of 131S towards Kalamazoo, and glad I took Ryanís advice (for once). Dimly lit, carefully decorated bar area with a significant outdoor seating area with tons of plush couches and greenery. I could see myself sitting outside daily. Loads of great local Michigan beer on tap: Shorts, Kuhnhenns, Bells, Founders, the Livery, New Holland, etc., and a fair selection of local bottles as well (nothing overly rare, but a good spread of Michigan brews and abroad). Very friendly service, great place to crash, and this is the kind of place where there will always be something on tap that you havenít tried.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Slabjacker  (34) | August 4, 2008
The GM at another brewery suggested this place to my friend and I mainly because they have 48 taps and a wide variety. Stopped in on a Friday night and it immediately struck me as a trendy pick-up bar a variety of ages but predominantly twenty-somethings out for a night or out looking for a date. Thus, it was loud and distracting. The bar itself has some classy decor and a generally warm feel to it. The beer selection is excellent with plenty of local and far away beers on tap. Indeed, I had a hard time deciding what to order and opted for a porter from CA (tíwas good!). Service was slow but probably because the place was so busy. I think Iíd prefer to go back in the daytime when it is quieter (coming from a 37 year old married guy who didnít seem to fit in). Worth a look just to sample the diverse menu.

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