Since its establishment in 2008, this humble beer bar has come to be known as one of the world's very best. The menu features an impressive variety of bottled beers alongside an array of brews on tap sourced from all around the globe. Whether you step inside looking for a taste of something new, or a pint of a much-loved favorite, you will surely not be disappointed. Perhaps the only thing more impressive than the beer selection on offer is the care, passion and reverence for this humble brew that shines through in every aspect. Serving as a second home to beer connoisseurs, the curious and the adventurous, you will quickly find that at Hopcat all your beer dreams can come true. Pair your beer with the tasty bar snacks and larger plates of delicious grub on offer, including all time bar favorites like chicken wings, tacos, fires and burgers.
Brewery Vivant is a local brewery with it's very own bar and pub in-house.The pub has a very different and unique feel, located in an old church, for a really different experience. Serving up a delightful selection of their best brews, signature favorites as well as delicious eats. With a fun, lively atmosphere, the passion for the craft of brewing ale is clearly visible in the menu, with dishes painstakingly paired with beers for a complete experience. Try their on-tap ales and beers like the Farm Hand, Triomphe, Maple Amber Beer and Agent a Deaux, from mild to strong, there is something for every palette. Soak it all up with a selection of their tasty eats like the Belgian frites, duck nachos, poutines and liege waffle. For parties and group reservations, give them a call.
Stella's Lounge is unique in every way amongst the many downtown bars in Grand Rapids. Its graffiti walls and dim lighting give it a hip rocker vibe, while its arcade zone replete with vintage games is a gaming enthusiast's haven. Famous for their massive burgers, this bar is also known for dishing up artisanal vegan and veggie burgers as well as other tasty bites. Their fully stocked bar not only features specialty cocktails and draft beers, but also an impressive list of whiskey from all over the globe. Tipple on your choice drink during happy hours, play a game of pinball, galaga or asteroids, or just groove to the live music held nightly. Kids are welcome till 10p. You can be sure of an interesting time at this popular watering hole.
Terra is a culinary institution in itself. Taking pride in their artisan menu which features dishes crafted with the use of freshest seasonal ingredients, this restaurant delights patrons with classic American dishes. Terra has a wonderful interior; it's well lit with natural light during the day while evenings see the place glowing in orange lights. Decorated with fresh plants, the ambiance sets the mood for a delectable adventure patrons are about to commence. Seafood takes center stage on their menu, start your meal with the Spicy Mussels then go on to enjoy the sea bass which comes infused with pea puree. Grass fed burger and pizza topped with smoked salmon are two of their other popular dishes. The place runs happy hours from 3p to 6p daily.
Experience an upscale and sophisticated environment featuring exceptional wines and local cuisine at Reserve Wine & Food. Located in the heart of vibrant downtown, this restaurant features a trendy ambiance that suits special occasions. Seafood and meat specialties are predominant on the concise menu with standouts like Fromage Blanc Gnocchi, Dry Aged Ribeye and Bay Scallops. The wine list perfectly complements the offering and has every variety ranging from light-bodied to intense wines. Dress code is upper-casual and reservations are recommended.
Wolfgang Puck is the world’s first celebrity chef serving authentic global cuisines at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck. It is a casual restaurant to enjoy the lunch and dinner with a beautiful view of the serene Grand River. The restaurant offers gourmet pizzas, appetizers, salads, noodles along with signature cocktails and wines. There is a private dining area below the main restaurant having a capacity of accommodating 10-40 guests. Reservation is advisable for private parties.
If you are looking out for progressive Italian fare in the downtown area, then Osteria Rossa is your best bet. This popular casual diner is the brainchild of chef and restaurateur, Chris Perkey. Their inspired cuisine highlights the delicious goodness of farm-fresh ingredients. Featuring seasonal specials and regular staples of pastas and pizzas with a twist, you can catch the chefs in action from their huge open-kitchen preparing everything from scratch. The industrial chic decor with exposed bricks, wine racks, hanging Edison bulbs, artworks and wooden elements bring a warmth to the restaurant. Their dynamic menu might not have the same dishes, but you can be sure of sublime food at this renowned eatery. Enjoy happy hours with Michigan beers, artisan cocktails and fine wines. Though slightly pricey, it is worth the splurge for fantastic dining.
Grand Rapids Brewing Company serves organic craft beers in a large industrial space. High stools, floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick walls adorned with paintings, and a large bar make this a good after-work spot. Unwind here with a craft beer such as Silver Foam or Fish Ladder, paired with pizza, Cordon Blue Chicken, and a John Ball Brownie. Trivia nights, a game room and great happy hours are just some additional perks here.