GRAND RAPIDS, MI (October 17, 2017) - Get ready to toast the return of Cocktail​ ​Week​ ​GR, November 8-19,​ ​celebrating Michigan craft spirits.​ ​The third annual event is hosted by Experience Grand Rapids and will highlight local distillers, specialized Cocktail Week GR Menus, and feature events organized by the U.S. Bartending Guild (USBG) - Grand Rapids chapter.

Throughout the 12-day event, participating local restaurants will offer two Michigan cocktails and an appetizer for $25 or less. Many local distilleries and restaurants will also offer special events and distillery tours, including the USBG Cocktail Contest at Stella’s Lounge and a “Sunday Funday” trolley tour to participating Cocktail Week GR bars.

Cocktail​ ​Week​ ​GR​ culminates with the annual Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival at DeVos Place Convention Center, November 16-18. The event is the perfect complement to the festival’s Hemingway Hall venue, where craft producers and mixologists will showcase their finest spirits, mixers, garnishes and cocktails.

A full list of Cocktail​ ​Week​ ​GR​ events and happenings will be updated regularly at Participating restaurants and menus will be posted on October 31 with continued updates throughout the event.

Bartender demonstrations, interviews, and live shots are available to the media. Please contact Katrina at to arrange an interview or to coordinate event coverage.