Let the spirits move you in Grand Rapids, where a growing number of distillers are joining well-established beer and cider brewers to offer a dazzling selection of locally crafted adult beverages.
Local distilleries make extensive use of the area’s natural bounty, including family farm-raised grains and fruits, and the pure, clean water of the Lake Michigan basin. These ingredients are masterfully blended to create whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rums and other spirits that reflect the character of our land – and testify to the craftsmanship of our distilling community.
Enjoy local spirits at these distillery tasting rooms and many local bars and restaurants in addition to store shelves throughout the region.
Atwater Brewery - Grand Rapids. This Detroit-based craft brewery supplements its beer offering with line of spirits that are blended into creative craft cocktails at its downtown Grand Rapids restaurant-pub.
Bier Distillery. Grain-and-fruit-to-glass micro-distillery in northeast Grand Rapids handcrafts a broad range of spirits and specialty liquors in addition to beer, wine and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Broad Leaf Westside Brewery and Spirits. Located in the Bridge Street Entertainment District adjacent to downtown GR, Broad Leaf serves up excellent specialty cocktails made with its handcrafted liquors.
Cedar Springs Brewing Company. Restaurant-brauhaus northeast of GR combines its CedarTucky Spirits with its Old Cedar Creek Sodas and premium-quality mixes to create delectable craft cocktails.
New Holland - The Knickerbocker. New Holland has been making spirits since 2005, and they’re all available for pours and cocktails in this bustling Bridge Street brewpub with three separate bars for quick service.
St. Julian Winery & Distillery Tasting Room. Michigan’s first craft distillery (and longest operating winery) produces a line of fine spirits, many made with Michigan grapes, all available in its Rockford tasting room.
Thornapple Brewing Co. Thornapple Artisan Spirits are available straight or mixed in delicious craft cocktails at this southeast GR brewery, which also makes its own beer, cider, mead, wine and seltzer.
Two James Spirits. Detroit’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition came to GR in 2020 with its handcrafted batches of premium spirits and awesome specialty cocktails.
Wise Men Distillery Downtown. The downtown GR tasting room of this Kentwood distillery is a cozy place to enjoy craft spirits in a tasting flight, on the rocks or in a signature cocktail.