Brewery Vivant

4.8
213 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 213 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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BobNotBlob
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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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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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
9 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reception was very pleasant. Beer and food were okay. The chicken chili soup was the best menu item we tried. Everything was good, it just did not stand out. Glad we tried it. Setting was unique. Loved the bar area!

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Chris
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Drinks and food were on point. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and awesome food! Will definitely be back.

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TonyS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right as we walked up the weather went from bad rain to seeming like a hurricane, the staff didn't miss beat helping the folks sitting outside get inside and also take care of their equipment out there. Kudos to them for that.
For our actual dining experience, everything was great. Beers came out fast and the little but of food we has was very good. They have the best escargot in town!

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SandraP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must visit stop when we are In Grand Rapids. Great atmosphere and food. Love the beer! We ordered a flight then chose our favorite and got a Pint.

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vipjackies
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a beer and wonderful food! Very clean! We will definitely be back!

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BrennaL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location in GR that has awesome food and a great selection of beers.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewery Vivant has something for everyone that enjoys exceptional food and even better beer. The staff are always knowledgeable and helpful and their covid protocols give you that safe feeling all while allowing to enjoy your time.

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JoleneV
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent drinks, hosted in a fun old building by excellent staff.

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vipKateB
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As ever, Lindsey, our server was cheerful and attentive. The beer we enjoyed was delicious and flavorful. We eagerly look forward to the newest offerings.

(We did not order any food this time but the review required a rating. So the food rating is based on prior visits.)

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prevra
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I return to Vivant and am always pleased with the experience. Many craft brewers in GR. These folks are very good at what they do. Their brew craft migrates to their culinary craft.

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ShawnR
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beer and atmosphere in Grand Rapids. The people that work here are consistently the most joyful I have very experienced- our favorite brewery.

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BenH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come for a few beers and catch up with friends. I had the Big Red Coq and fries and both were great! The staff were also knowledgeable about their beers and made great recommendations.

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Monk481
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

You cannot beat the chapel area for ambience. Even on a Friday evening it was easy to make conversation because the noise was not bad. Brewery Vivant takes Covid precautions seriously which I appreciate. There might not be a large selection of beer but the selection is topnotch. Although I go a brewery for the brews and not the food the appetizers are great. Service is attentive. Just my favorite place to be at on Tuesday evenings as a Monk Club member.

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PeteB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here on a Wednesday night for a quick bite to eat. As usual, the food and beer were outstanding and the service was pleasant and prompt. We need to make it a point to stop in here more.

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GLFP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were welcoming and accommodating while fully keeping CDC recommended distance and safety protocols. The food and drinks came out in a timely manner, prepared to perfection. Great experience!

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Cookie
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating both being fully vaccinated and out first time out in over a year. Also a three year remission celebration

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Lauren
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The IPAs were good and loved the poutine to eat!

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Michael
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I used to love this brewery. Its definitely changed over the years. Our biggest issue was that the quality of service was poor considering they weren't busy at all. Initially they wanted place us at an awkward table when there were plenty of options available. I requested to sit at a different t table that wasnt so "front and center" and was told no immediately. The problem was later rectified after we sat down.

We were told that there was a time limit to our dinner, yet after 30 minutes no on else showed up in the restaurant. We rushed for nothing.

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John
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer and food is always excellent. The staff is very friendly and they deliver outstanding service.
Love the atmosphere and always a fun place to go.

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 213 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.