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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Beer City Recognitions & Articles

    Why is Grand Rapids Beer City USA?  Check out these many reasons why!

    Visiting Grand Rapids: Beer, Art, Beer, Repeat  on November 23, 2016

    Cathy Bennett Kopf from The Open Suitcase came to Grand Rapids to experience the beer and art scenes. Click here to read her blog post....

    Beer Explorers Returns to the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Partnership with Founders Brewing Compa  on November 21, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2016 CONTACT: Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations (616) 929-1713; kmoore@grpm.org Beer Explorers Returns to the Grand Rapids Public...

    Experience Grand Rapids Debuts Second Edition of Beer City Passport  on November 21, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Stephanie Kotschevar, Experience Grand Rapids November 21, 2016 616-647-7065, skotschevar@experiencegr.com EXPERIENCE GRAND RAPIDS DEBUTS SECOND EDITION OF BEER...

    ATWATER BREWERY TO OPEN THIRD TAP HOUSE  on October 13, 2016

    ATWATER BREWERY TO OPEN THIRD TAP HOUSE BEER CITY, USA WELCOMES ATWATER WITH SOFT OPENING CELEBRATIONS GRAND RAPIDS, MI (October 11, 2016) -- Detroit-based Atwater Brewery is celebrating the...

    The 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America  on August 18, 2016

    Matador Network named Grand Rapids one of "The 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America". Click here for the full article....

    The Best Food City in Every State  on August 3, 2016

    Thrillist named Grand Rapids the best food city in Michigan in her article: "The Best Food City in Every State". Click here for the full article....

    Top 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas  on July 27, 2016

    Grand Rapids ranked #5 in infogroup's Top 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas. Click here for the full article....

    These Are the 15 Best Cities for Beer Lovers  on July 7, 2016

    RedFin named Grand Rapids the number four city for beer lovers. Click here for the full article....

    A Guide to Craft Beer in Grand Rapids  on June 24, 2016

    The Atlas Heart explored the Grand Rapids beer scene. Click here for the full blog post about the Beercation....

    America's Best Beer Cities, As Chosen by Beer Experts  on June 16, 2016

    Conde Nast Traveler named Grand Rapids one of "America's Best Beer Cities, As Chosen by Beer Experts". Click here for the full article....

    Why You Should Visit Grand Rapids, Michigan  on June 13, 2016

    Mimi McFadden from the blog "The Atlas Heart" visited Grand Rapids to explore the city. Read her full post here ....

    6 Must Visit U.S. Cities for Beer Connoisseurs  on May 24, 2016

    Travel Channel named Grand Rapids one of the 6 Must Visit U.S. Cities for Beer Connoisseurs. Click here for the full article....

    A Proper Grand Rapids Beercation Includes Stops at these 5 Breweries  on April 20, 2016

    Amanda from Where's Amanda came to Grand Rapids in 2015 for a beercation. Click here for the full blog post....

    Great Beercation in Grand Rapids Michigan  on April 20, 2016

    Tammilee from Tammilee Tips visited Grand Rapids for a Beercation. Click here for the full blog post....

    10 Killer Breweries That Helped Get Grand Rapids Named Beer City USA  on April 15, 2016

    Shannon Dell from Matador Network came to Grand Rapids to explore the craft beer scene. Click here for the full article....

    Gilda's LaughFest and the Power of Community  on April 15, 2016

    Julie Seabaugh from Paste Magazine came to experience LaughFest. Click here for the full article....

    Readers' Choice 2015: Emerging Destinations  on April 14, 2016

    Groups Today Readers' Choice 2015 named Grand Rapids an Emerging Destination. Click here for the full article....

    THE 16 BEST BEER CITIES IN AMERICA  on April 14, 2016

    Thrillist named Grand Rapids one of The 16 Best Beer Cities in America in 2015. Click here for the full article....

    Best Beer Scene  on March 28, 2016

    USA Today 10Best | Grand Rapids named Best Beer Scene Michigan’s second-largest city sports the state’s strongest beer scene, thanks largely to the presence of the world-renowned Founders Brewing...

    Grand Rapids: #20 of 52 Places to Visit Worldwide  on January 7, 2016

    New York Times ranks Grand Rapids #20 of the 52 places to go worldwide. Read the complete article....

    America's Best Beer Citites, as Chosen by Beer Experts  on January 20, 2015

    Grand Rapids chosen as one of the best beer cities by Conde Nast Traveler...

    10 Best Beer Town Winners  on October 15, 2014

    Grand Rapids named #1 Beer Town for 10 Best readers choice...

    24 Hours in Grand Rapids  on September 24, 2014

    Helen Anne Travis and Greg Gall spent time in Grand Rapids travel blog...

    14 Destinations for your 2014 Travel Bucket List  on December 15, 2013

    Grand Rapids named one of the top destinations to visit in 2014 by The Huffington Post . Click here for complete article....

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