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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“One of the top ten largest craft breweries and fastest growing in the country! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
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“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
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“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
Restaurant
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“I eat brunch here at least once a month. Delicious food and best mimosas. They offer variety of fruit juices for mimosas (Orange, guava, cranberry, pineapple etc.)”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“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
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“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
Bar
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“Organic ales & a menu of locally sourced pub grub served in a rustic setting with reclaimed wood.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“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
Distillery
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“Great service. Very cool atmosphere with knowledgeable bartenders. Excellent selection of craft cocktails.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Their food is all locally sourced and their menu changes with the seasons. Hands down one of the best restaurants in Grand Rapids. Their outdoor beer garden is worth checking out if you are visiting in the Spring, Summer or Fall.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“In town on a Thursday night? Check out their half-off martinis! Oh, and the food is great, too...”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you go to Reserve make sure you look at the beautiful water painting hanging above the bar. This piece was the first ArtPrize grand winner. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brewery
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“These guys actually have a location in Eastown as well. They make great pizza and brew their own beer, too. Both locations are great, offer the same menu, and both have the availability of some outside seating when the weather is nice, and both have roll-up doors that can give that alfresco dining experience while being covered with a roof! Both located in renovated historic buildings. Stop in for a Harmony Salad and a Good Earth Pizza - nothing better!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“With a variety of beers on tap, this brewery is housed in the former Dekorne’s furniture store.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“B.O.B. (Big Old Building) is a multi level building with 4 different restaurants, brewery, live music and night club, after 9PM there is a cover charge in the weekend.”
  • 6 locals recommend