Brewery Vivant

4.8
108 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
Visit the world’s first LEED certified microbrewery housed in a refurbished historic funeral home in the East Hills neighborhood. Live the Bon Vivant with neighbors, brewers, and monk members alike enjoying rustic Euro-inspired beers alongside locally sourced food from our scratch-kitchen.

Join us for a craft beer and lunch with friends or bring the work team down for dinner. You will find our menu to be paired down while we adjust to our new requirements and get a better feel for what our guests are most craving. Groups are limited to no more than 10 at this time per the Executive Order and all guests are asked to wear a mask when not seated.

Support Brewery Vivant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 108 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
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JDSMES
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor Dining only currently and it was a great set up on the patio.
Enough Heat warmers to stay comfortable.
Great food, drink and the wait staff is always friendly.

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vipMPMeyers
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out on patio under heaters. Was 34 degrees out and had a great evening.

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YumE
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We came to pick up some of their newest release of Wizard Burial Ground beer, which was outstanding in its own right, and decided to give their food menu a try. Wow, we were in for a treat, this is your typical bar food! Started with the duck nachos, creamy Brie and lemon zest and lots of duck paired perfectly with the hearty house made chips. The chicken sandwich was the perfect marriage of texture and flavors after being topped with a crunchy sweet pepper relish, creamy earthy goat cheese, and a cool Brussels sprout slaw. A bite of the sausage sandwich didn’t disappoint either, with a Smokey sausage, sweet pepper relish, and honey mustard all wrapped in a toasty pretzel bun. This was all enhanced by a gorgeous sunny day on their patio. Make sure to eat AND drink here!

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LindaC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thank you for accepting reservations for outdoor dining at this time. It definitely helped us decide where we were going to dine due to time restraints!
Good luck during this time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivant is the best place in GR for beer and dinner. The staff is amazing. The food is excellent. The beer is second to none.

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vipJeff
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brewery wasn't what it used to be. But I will chock that up to COVID. The beer, food and service was great.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, great food, and amazing beer. One of our favorites.

KH
vipKimberlyH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and fun atmosphere! Thanks for a nice evening

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Rumar
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Both food and beer menu seems more limited than in non-Covid times. Also, the portions seem smaller and the prices have gone up -- which may be related to the pandemic too.

They should add heaters to the outside patio in front of the restaurant since colder weather is now upon us.

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MikeH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good as always, the service was also good.

They were following the state COVID19 guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was our first time here. We were slightly disappointed in the service. Our waiter never came back to see if we wanted more water (which we did) or anything else for that matter. Food is was ok. I have to say the craft beer was great! Can’t recall the name of it though. Overall, it was a good visit, but we will check out another brewery on the next visit.

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RudyF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewery Vivant was amazing all around. Our experience with the staff, safety protocols, beer, and food was spectacular! One of the best breweries and restaurants in Grand Rapids!

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Unicornucopia
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for food and a beer- the food is always exceptional, the servers gracious

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GinnyP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great venue and fabulous beer!
The food is unique and more delicious than typical pub fare.

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JenniferU
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Definitely a must stop. We had a great time. They have respectable brews. Check it out!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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travelmaven
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared duck nachos, the beer cheese and a salad between two couples. Everything was delicious and a perfect foil to the beer flights we sampled. Can't wait to come back when the full menu is available and we can stay for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun environment,knowledgeable staff. Had a great time, ate too much

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BeerFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I come by every time I’m in Grand Rapids.

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ShelleyM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I wish the inside church area would have been open for seating, but we had an enjoyable experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, great food and atmosphere. Currently everything is outside or in open air covered spaces. Highly recommend! Beers for every taste with a vegetarian friendly menu.

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Somebodysomeone
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I was so excited about this menu when I looked at it online. The duck nachos, the chef special cassoulet and the carrot cake were not good at best. The cassoulet was so salty I could not finish it and I love salt so for me to say that someone did something wrong. My husband got the fried chicken sandwich with goat cheese and it was amazing and so were the fries. The beers were, meh. I got the fruit sours which were not sours at all but they were still good. My husband really liked the pumpkin ale he got but the ocktoberfest was "awful". Service was great. We were really disappointed with the food.

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NoemieS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is incredibly helpful and accommodating! Food and beer were great

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OliverM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great beers and excellent service. Always a great time at Brewery Vivant.

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KateB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy our visits to Brewery Vivant. Keep up the great work!

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BeBe
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dessert, great beer, and great service!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Poutaine was excellent.

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KristiLew
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beverage and service! We live out of town and this is a must visit spot every time we go to Grand Rapids!!!

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Alejandro79
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a great place, their beers are amazing and they have some very good dishes however their lunch menu is very very limited... If they could offer some of the dinner options during lunch it'd be great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service and well organized to manage the new normal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere, food was very good and a good variety of beers!

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ericar
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready at our reservation time and this restaurant had great methods of reducing contact. Beer was great (even for a non beer person) and food was amazing. Price point was ideal as well!

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LaurieA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fine for eating outside but unsure what they will do when winter comes!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brewery in Grand Rapids!

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JohnR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful converted religious building of some sort. They've done a great job adjusting to the pandemic environment. Easy seating and ordering. Great service while being touchless... I'd almost be open to them keeping it this way after restrictions have been lifted.

Also - GREAT BEERS! Very balanced and full bodied - just good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivant is the best brewery in GR

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer, super cool space. We had a great time!

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WilliamW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic beer selection, solid service, wonderful beer garden.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried chicken sandwich is my favorite. Great selection of sour/special beers.

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GreggH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food and beer!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brewery Vivant using the Order Online button. Brewery Vivant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 719-1604.

Brewery Vivant is rated 4.8 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Brewery Vivant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/brewery-vivant-brewery/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.