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Bars and nightlife in Walker

Top bars

Brewery
“One of the top ten largest craft breweries and fastest growing in the country! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
“Best known for its laid-back arcade atmosphere, intimidating selection of whiskey (Canadian, Scotch, Irish, American, and a few Michigan-made varieties), and award-winning, giant stuffed burgers, Stella’s Lounge is a downtown destination you won’t want to miss. Flat screens play throwback TV shows from your childhood, and arcade games priced at only 25 cents abound for kids and adults alike. The food offers an impressive variety including several gluten-free and vegan options. Weekends get very busy to be prepared to wait if you can’t go during the week.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“HopCat is great for lunch, dinner or a night on the town. It is located right in the heart of downtown and is walking distance to several other bars and restaurants. We've brought our kids as well so during the day it is very family friendly! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Nightclub
“The BOB is a local favorite. It has many levels, a Comedy Club, several restaurants, an outdoor patio, Brewery, and lots of music. We love it! ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in Historic Firehouse No. 9 on Leonard Street, The Mitten Brewing Company is a baseball-themed microbrewery best known for its atmosphere, beer selection, and homemade pizza flights. Nestled along the hustling and bustling West Side Opens in New Window , the Mitten is a hot spot for sports enthusiasts, offering a second story taproom and bi-level decks to enjoy Michigan summers with a brew in hand. The original brick walls, exposed high-ceilings, and cement floors remind you that you are indeed inside what was once a firehouse and likely sitting where a fire truck was once parked.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Pyramid Scheme is a downtown hipster hotspot offering a throwback to the 80s with a pub, pinball arcade, and venue space. The front bar offers an extensively diverse craft beer selection and no cover charge to enter.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Organic ales & a menu of locally sourced pub grub served in a rustic setting with reclaimed wood.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
“Such a beautiful restaurant with amazing food, service and in the Bridge street neighborhood. If I go on a date, I want to go here! ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“Best known for its laid-back arcade atmosphere, intimidating selection of whiskey (Canadian, Scotch, Irish, American, and a few Michigan-made varieties), and award-winning, giant stuffed burgers, Stella’s Lounge is a downtown destination you won’t want to miss. Flat screens play throwback TV shows from your childhood, and arcade games priced at only 25 cents abound for kids and adults alike. The food offers an impressive variety including several gluten-free and vegan options. Weekends get very busy to be prepared to wait if you can’t go during the week.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Nightclub
“The BOB is a local favorite. It has many levels, a Comedy Club, several restaurants, an outdoor patio, Brewery, and lots of music. We love it! ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Music Venue
“My favorite music venue in Grand Rapids just because of the acts they bring in. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lounge
“In true speakeasy fashion, Sidebar is tucked away just off Monroe Center in the lower level next to Big O’s Pizza. It’s a spot you wouldn’t likely stumble upon without having a plan to end up there. Serving up a classy, intimate feel, the small bar space seats only 18. The bar staff pride themselves on true craft cocktails. The cocktail menu features a handful of signature cocktails, a few takes on the old fashioned, Negroni, seasonal cocktails, and a rotating selection of beer and wine. Sidebar doesn’t offer a food menu. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“Fun place with a diverse crowd! Young or old; it's a fun place to dance and enjoy drinks with a live DJ or band. Recommend going after 11pm for most fun. Cover charge is typically $5. The Woods-tini is a nice drink to try (vodka-infused fruit)!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Maybe you feel like dancing? Or playing pool? Or just watching people dance from the second floor balcony? This gay bar is booming at night, and relatively quiet otherwise. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Local neighborhood bar with 24 taps - largely dedicated to Michigan beers - great food, and several very good vegetarian/vegan offerings - including the best vegan cheese in town.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Night Club
“Finery dining selection with stunning city views. Tapas plates to share, and none of them disappoint.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Music venues

Hockey Arena
“Home of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Van Andel Arena is the biggest venue in the city. Check out their website for upcoming events prior to your visit. The arena is a convenient 10 minute walk from the building or short uber ride. You can also use the heated skywalk from Devos Place all way to the arena.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Pyramid Scheme is a downtown hipster hotspot offering a throwback to the 80s with a pub, pinball arcade, and venue space. The front bar offers an extensively diverse craft beer selection and no cover charge to enter.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Music Venue
“3rd Largest venue in Grand Rapids. It's a great place to experience more intimate concerts and other events. You can check out their upcoming events on their website prior to your visit.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Music Venue
“My favorite music venue in Grand Rapids just because of the acts they bring in. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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