Uptown

Just east of Downtown Grand Rapids is a neighborhood encompassing four thriving business districts: East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown and Wealthy Street. This is the city's hippest destination, where an eclectic mix of specialty shops and galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and entertainment venues reflect the area's friendly, funky, fabulous character. It's and easy walk or quick drive between the four business districts, on streets lined by historic homes and leafy trees. 

Where to eat:
There are nearly 60 restaurants, breweries and coffeehouses in Uptown. You can find a full list here - just select Dine for the category. These are a few of our favorites: 

Cherie Inn is a Eurpoean-style cafe offering homemade cuisine, professional service and sophisticated ambiance for breakfast and lunch. A Grand Rapids tradition since 1924.

Electric Cheetah manages to be both chic and unpretentious, with a creative menu of made-from-scratch dishes highlighting fresh, local ingredients.

The Green Well Gastro Pub offers a creative, ever changing menu prepared with local ingredients plus an amazing beer and wine selection.

Grove is an award-winning restaurant that pays tribute to the bounty of the earth's harvest. It's creative, conscientious cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients.

Mangiamo! offers fantastic Italian-inspired restaurant and deli offering something fresh and sustainable for every taste. 

Marie Catrib's is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and deli offering something fresh and sustainable for every taste.

Schnitz Deli is a homegrown delicatessen and bakery that sources local ingredients and makes everything from scratch, in house. Awesome sandwiches! 

The Winchester is a neighborhood pub offering a nicely eclectic menu emphasizing local ingredients - like vegtables from the garden across the street.

Wolfgang's has been one of the city's favorite breakfast joints for nearly 40 years. Many of the delectable dishes are named after community notables. 

 

Where to shop:
Browse to your heart's content at more than 70 specialty shops, boutiques and galleries, including these favorites:

Argos Book Shop
is the city's oldest and largest used bookshop, offering a huge selection of antiquarian, vintage and gently used books.

Art of the Table specializes in kitchen goodies you won't find just anywhere - including gourmet foods, tabletop accessories and smaller-batch beers, wines and liquors.

Bluedoor, City Antiques, East Fulton Art & Antiques, Heartwood Antiques and Phil's Stuff offer an ever-changing array of vintage items.

Gallery 154 specializes in "unpredictable" art, jewlery and gifts - and it's a can't-miss holiday destination.

What to do:
Bring your shopping list to the Holiday Shop Hop, an annual event featuring great food, music, entertainment and, of course, sales! Six shuttles run between the stores of the four business districts. Early December. 

Listen to live music by local and regional talent at the Eastown StreetFair. This annual event also features wonderful art, food, and family fun. September.

Enjoy hand crafted beers at three craft breweries: Belgin inspired Brewery Vivant, American Ale-style Elk Brewing and small-batch beer/wood-fired pizza join Harmony Brewery

Check out Billy's Lounge for a broad variety of live music, a fully stocked bar and dirt-cheap drink specials. 

What to See:
See a show at Wealthy Theatre, a magnificently restored 400-seat historic theatre that hosts a wide variety of arts and entertainment events.

See the beautiful urban garden outside Wealthy at Charles - and shop inside for unique, hand-curated furniture, arts, gifts and garden accessories.

See yourself in something swanky, glittery, trendy or timeless at ACK Sneaker & Apparel Boutique, Clothing Matters eco-apparel store, HyperOptik Spectacle Studio and Swirls Boutique for men and women.

Local Favorites:
Fulton Street Farmers Market
, the city's longest-running farm market, brings locally grown food and locally crafted goods to a convenient location, all year 'round.

Yesterdog has been serving the city's best hot dogs since 1976, in a quirky space loaded with signs and memorabilia dating back to the 1930s and '40s. 

Hidden Gems:
Cakabakery offers traditional, vegan and gluten-free treats for every taste and occasion. Featured on the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars."

Circle Theatre, nestled on the wooded campus of Aquinas College, presents a summer slate of five main-stage plays and musicals plus a children's show and a concert series featuring diverse music genres. 

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Aligned Brands and Events

  • 2153 Wealthy SE, Suite 317
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 617-5028
  • Region: Downtown

Always, Betti

  • 1141 E. Fulton Street
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 458-8212
  • Region: Southeast

Art of the Table

  • 606 Wealthy SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 301-1885
  • Region: Downtown

Billy's Lounge

  • 1437 Wealthy St. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 459-5757
  • Region: Southeast

Located in the heart of Eastown. Bringing the best live entertainment to Grand Rapids. Blues every Friday and Saturday. Also featuring open mic nights, jazz, R & B, rock, funk, folk and reggae bands. MORE >>

Bitter End Coffee House

  • 752 W Fulton St
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone: (616) 451-6061
  • Region: Downtown

Bluedoor Antiques & Elements

  • 946 E. Fulton St.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 456-7888
  • Region: Southeast

Bombay Cuisine

  • 1420 Lake Drive SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 456- 7055
  • Region: Southeast

Brandywine - Grand Rapids SE

  • 1345 Lake Drive SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 774-8641
  • Region: Southeast

Brewery Vivant

  • 925 Cherry Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 719-1604
  • Region: Southeast
Local First

Delicious handcrafted beers inspired by the countryside of Belgium and France, and a made from scratch menu to match - all housed in an old chapel from the early 1900's. We've quickly become a local favorite, and are excited to share our passion of beer and food with you through our interpretation of the traditional and artistic approaches of the great breweries of Belgium and Northern France. Our food is made to pair with beer, while staying casual and approachable to anyone. Come on in! MORE >>

Brewery Vivant

  • 925 Cherry Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 719-1604
  • Region: Southeast
Local First

Welcome to Brewery Vivant! We are excited to share our passion of beer with you. We get inspiration from the small farmhouse breweries that dot the countryside in Southern Belgium and Northern France. We take notes from their artistic approach to brewing and explore our interpretations of traditional styles using a mix of old world and new world ingredients and methods. We operate a cozy neighborhood pub on-site at our brewery. MORE >>

Brick Road Pizza Co.

  • 1017 Wealthy Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 719-2409
  • Region: Southeast

Cherie Inn

  • 969 Cherry St. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 458-0588
  • Region: Southeast

Cherry Deli & Catering

  • 834 Cherry Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 459-6182
  • Region: Southeast

The Chez Olga Restaurant

  • 1441 Wealthy St SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 233-4141
  • Region: Southeast

City Antiques Resale Boutique

  • 954 East Fulton Street NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-5500
  • Region: Southeast

Clothing Matters/Hemp Goods Etc.

  • 141 Diamond Ave. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 742-2818
  • Region: Southeast

Common Ground Coffee Shop

  • 1319 Fulton St. East
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 459-2999
  • Region: Northeast

Company of Art

  • 959 Wealthy Street Southeast
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 451-9650
  • Region: Southeast

Donkey Taqueria

  • 655 Wealthy Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Region: Southeast

East Fulton Art & Antiques

  • 959 E. Fulton St.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 774-3320
  • Region: Southeast

Eastown Antiques

  • 1515 Lake Drive SE.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 776-1076
  • Region: Southeast

Electric Cheetah

  • 1015 Wealthy St SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 451-4779
  • Region: Southeast

Erb Thai

  • 950 Wealthy Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 356-2573
  • Region: Southeast

Fulton Street Artisans Market

  • 1147 E. Fulton St
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 258-4424
  • Region: Southeast

It is our goal to be a traditional, open market that is affordable and inclusive. We want to increase the City of Grand Rapids' visibility on the emerging artist and artisan scene. Our focus is giving a high profile outlet to artists who may not otherwise be able to reach their audience. *Open on Sundays 11AM-3PM June through September. MORE >>

Fulton Street Artisans Market

  • 1147 E. Fulton St
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 258-4424
  • Region: Southeast

It is our goal to be a traditional, open market that is affordable and inclusive. We want to increase the City of Grand Rapids' visibility on the emerging artist and artisan scene. Our focus is giving a high profile outlet to artists who may not otherwise be able to reach their audience. *Open on Sundays 11AM-3PM June through September. MORE >>

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