Brewery Vivant

4.8
256 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 256 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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joannm
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guys came here while gals went to Fulton St Farmers Market. Good plan!

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MagPie
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everytime! So glad they’re family friendly!

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vipMariettaMoore
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sort of felt like I was back in Brussels, drinking beer! A little funky for my beer drinking taste, but enjoyed nevertheless. Food was awesome! Service was excellent, using QR code and flag in glass when you needed one of the wait staff for order, water or getting bill!

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Boomer
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu (missing some things from the menu online, but that's okay, because it probably means things are fresh?) with a great selection of different beers that they brew, that are outstanding. I enjoyed the Hazy IPA and the Sour that was unique but not too extreme. The ambiance (inside an old church) is really cool and Belgian inspired food was delicious. A staple whenever I stop in Grand Rapids.

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Kathyk
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers and beer were great. Would visit again when in town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Out for a simple lunch. Like many Grand Rapids restaurants there aren’t a lot of full plant based options. Would like to see BV and other restaurants be more knowledgeable (serving staff) and give more genuine plant based options. Beer is pretty good.

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ScottK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. New beers every time we go, delicious food, top-notch service.

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Kevin
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Based on reviews had high expectations, however.....The church (i mean the dining hall) was loud, beer just ok, and the food overpriced in terms of value. Good wait staff, but Overall we'd rate it C-

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect for our group of 9!! They worked with us and made it possible for all of us to sit together! The beer section is great too!

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sherryB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was second to none! We had several different people waiting on us which was nice and sped things up a bit. Food was good. Menu limited but something for everyone. We loved our Cherry apricot sour ale so much that we brought some home.

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AbyCat
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service on the patio was really slow, food and beers were good.

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LauraG
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations at Brewery Vivant for the 4th of July. I'm glad I made reservations because they were pretty busy. You could tell that they were understaffed but all of the servers and bartenders worked together so that we never had to wait on a drink or our food. They worked great as a team and we have a very nice lunch and a few drinks. The Mystique cocktail was excellent as was the Beach Patrol beer.

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Douga
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, great food. A favorite for grand Rapids

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivant is always wonderful-highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Had to sit inside since patio was full. No windows, claustrophobic. Long tables like you share, yet outside had individual tables Seems backwards. Food was amazing! Service very slow because they were clearly understaffed.

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ChrisS
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible beer and nice patio ! The food was better than average and good service.

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gvsugrl
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, seated quickly (when you have a reservation!) & unique way of letting the server know when you needed something (bookmark in a glass). Would definitely recommend to anyone

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GrantH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivant is hands down the best brewery in Grand Rapids.

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Debra
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewery Viviant never disappoints. Great ambiance, service, beer and food. Make sure to try the duck nachos.

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Israel
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mug club member for 5 years. Love their beer and food. Portions have gotten a lot smaller last few years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome place

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ChristinaS
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer and ambience. A well-run establishment!

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and chill environment. GREAT food! Wonderful selection of beers with knowledgeable and helpful staff! Our group had a wonderful time and we will be back! #satisfiedpatron

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JonL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother has been coming into town for work over the past few weeks so I've been showing him around. I was REALLY craving their Vivant burger so I told him we should go there next. By the end, he said it was hands down the best spot I've taken him so far and that he definitely wants to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivant never disappoints. The interesting twists on everyday favorites food wise are always so perfect. The beer… incredible. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks were great. Had great service, will return.

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Whitecollar
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, fine food, unique ambiance. Parking can be a challenge, but there is another lot across the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing really stood out, food w

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a stellar experience at Brewery Vivant which is why we keep coming back. The beer is amazing and interesting, the food is far above any expectations that one may have from ordinary brewery fare, and the service is the best I’ve found in town. We always are welcome and enjoy our visit each and every time. Thanks much!

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NathanV
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down my favorite brewery in Grand Rapids. The beer, the food, the atmosphere, the service, you name it and Vivant has it.

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific beers -- I really enjoyed both the Tree Bucket double-IPA and the Beach Patrol wheat ale! Summer seating in the outdoor areas is such a treat, with beer and a delicious meal to linger over. Great service, especially if you're comfortable using a smart phone to choose from the menu and signalling when wait-staff are wanted by standing up a marker in a tall glass provided at your table. A lovely way to re-engage with social dining as we re-emerge from shut-down during the pandemic!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the building, the excellent service and the food! The staff was very attentive, and the burger is my favorite in the city, along with the hand-cut fries.

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KurtR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, beautiful building. Wait staff was pleasant.

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johnP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was awesome, and even with a limited menu, the food was great too. We will certainly go back for another visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and beer were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing beer/food. Best brewery around.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for some great beer, great food and friendly service! Loved every visit

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Dino
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer along with excellent service made it a great experience!

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 256 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.