Brewery Vivant

4.8
233 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 233 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 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!

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EleanorD
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome job with the veggie burger! Very creative!

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kellyH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio here is great. The seating outside is a good mix of sunshine and shade for those that don't want to be in the direct sun. Even though everywhere seems to be short-staffed right now, the service was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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BobNotBlob
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a big fan of their burger for a long time. I changed it up last time and got their spicy fried chicken sandwich which is the latest West Michigan trend. It had some heat, and good flavor. I also shared escargot and the meatballs which were also tasty.

I think it's safe to say their menu is a little reduced, but still offers a good selection.

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DeborahC
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked for an off menu item and was happily obliged, plus you have both Wizard Burial Ground and Contemplation, our two absolute favorites. The Coconut Pavlova is light, crunchy and amazingly delicious. Wonderful treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very much enjoyed my experience at Brewery Vivant. I like the setup where they have you place the barcode tag in the glass to request a server. The service was great, food was great, and atmosphere was great. I’m at IPA guy, but wanted to venture away from that taste to try the Ale’s and Belgium’s. They were very tasty! I would recommend this place as somewhere to go when you want to have a unique, pleasant, and tasty experience. Great job to the staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time here. Overall positive experience. The food was good. I would just recommend not sitting next to the women's bathroom.

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RyanT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewery Vivant has stepped up the dining out game! The way all of the servers helped each other out to take care of of any needs was better than anyone could ask for. Plus the method of notifying the staff that you wanted something was simple but brilliant. I wish all of the places we visit could do things this way!

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RichJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Limited menu choice slow service overall was medicor

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JulieH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent beer and cider and the best fries!!

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AinatG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service needs improvement. We waited for our drinks for quite a bit. Food was great and the ambiance was good as well

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LisaA
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer and atmosphere! Would definitely go here again!

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vipalhoogwerf
Naples
77 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the beer, burgers and barley soup!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivant is the best Brewery in Grand Rapids. The service, beer, and food are all exceptional. Would recommend for almost anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday ❤️

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Bowleys
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the coolest and nicest. We love vivant and try to make it up from Toledo once a year or so and it NEVER disappoints! Love y’all!

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KalahR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The smaller menu had several sold out items for Friday dinner service. The beer is amazing and the food was decent. The raw red onion in the coleslaw overpowered the flavors in my chicken sandwich, but my fiance had the rabbit hash which was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time visiting your brewery when we are in the GR area. Bonus... you had StrawBarb on tap and in cans 🙌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewery Vivant is always a fantastic time. Beer and food are fabulous. The desserts are just decadent. If you have not been, go. You will want to go back-often!

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ShawnR
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , Jessie (bar tender) has a great playlist that sets a back drop of calm to unwind after a stressful day.

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MarkinGR
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

B.V. remains a Go-To in Grand Rapids!

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JillS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our visit!! Highly recommended and loved the beer & food.

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RossT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time my wife and I dined inside, and it was great. Beer was great, food was great, and my company was even better. We love this place.

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laschep
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining out after attaining fully vaccinated status. Tables are socially distanced. We appreciated the quieter atmosphere of a not so crowded restaurant. Ordering is easy and service was quick. And, as always, the burgers and beer were delicious! One of our fave places to dine out in GR!

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 233 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.