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Top Choice Brewery in Grand Rapids

Founders Brewing Co

If you've only got time for one stop in Grand Rapids, make it rock-and-roll Founders. The ruby-tinged Dirty Bastard Ale is good swillin', and there's meaty (or vegetable-y, for vegetarians) deli sandwiches to soak i…
Top Choice Brewery in Grand Rapids

Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant specializes in Belgian-style beers. Set in an old chapel with stained glass windows and a vaulted ceiling, the atmospheric brewpub also serves locally sourced cheese plates, burgers and boar stew at f…
Top Choice American in Grand Rapids

Green Well

Burgers, green curry, and barbecue pork and polenta feature on the menu, where everything is made with sustainably farmed ingredients. Beer plays a role in many dishes, such as the beer-steamed mussels and beer chee…
Brewery in Grand Rapids

New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker

The cavernous, echo-y building feels somewhat impersonal – it's vast enough that full-size barrels hang from the high ceiling as light covers – but hey, New Holland is one of Michigan's biggest brewers with legions …
Spanish in Grand Rapids

San Chez

Festive San Chez sprawls over two floors. Colorful, Picasso-esque paintings hang on exposed brick walls, while mosaic-encrusted columns line the middle of the breezy room. Spanish-tinged breakfast dishes (shrimp and…
Brewery in Grand Rapids

Mitten Brewing Company

Mitten occupies a beautiful brick Victorian-era fire station. Locals chatter at knotty wood tables in the warm, pub-like interior. Vintage baseball memorabilia adorns the walls. Around 18 beers flow from the taps, f…
Brewery in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

Grand Rapids Brewing is one of the nation's few organic-certified beer makers. The rustic interior, built from reclaimed wood and other materials, jumps with locals buzzing over the Rosalynn Bliss Blonde (a mango-in…
Gardens in Grand Rapids

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

The 158-acre gardens feature impressive blooms and hulking works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and others. It is 5 miles east of downtown via I-196.
American in Grand Rapids

Butcher's Union

‘Meat and whiskey’ is the tagline at this handsome, dark-wood gastropub, where bacon-wrapped meatloaf, pomegranate-braised short ribs and barbecue duck emerge from the kitchen. More than 100 whiskeys add to the plea…
Brewery in Grand Rapids

Greyline Brewing Company

Greyline is a bit of an outlier, about 3 miles northwest of downtown, but it’s worth the trip. Set in a squat grey building at the edge of an industrial zone, the unassuming tap room has a smattering of long wood ta…