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  • Downtown
    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.

      Beer City, USA

      Voted Beer City USA in national polls and named Best Beer Town and Best Beer Scene by USA TODAY readers, Grand Rapids is the perfect place for your next beercation. Our Beer City Ale Trail boasts 80+ breweries – that’s more incredible craft beer per square mile than just about anywhere else on earth.

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      Cider Week GR | May 12-19

      Cider Week GR celebrates the local cider scene with seven days of events and activities culminating with a cider festival in downtown GR.…

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      Come learn how passionate people using locally grown ingredients have created an ever-expanding lineup of uniquely refreshing brews … and treat your taste buds to some of the world’s best beers!

      Experience Beer City

      Find a Brewery

      Check out all the different breweries in the area. Search the complete...

      Beer City Brewsader Passport

      Are you a Brewsader? Grab a passport or download our app. Become a...

      Beer City Eats: Video Series

      Grand Rapids area breweries are cooking up some of the best food in town....

      Do Something Crafty: Beer Tours

      Explore beer production tours, guided beer tours and our self-guided Beer...

      Beer Transportation

      Please drink responsibly - use one of these many transportation options.

      Hotel Beer Packages

      The best way to explore Beer City is by staying in one of the great Beer...

      Beer City Ale Trail

      Print this map and explore the Beer City Ale Trail on your own! Please...

      Cideries

      Grand Rapids is now earning recognition for its fast-growing production of...

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      Breweries that Built Beer City: HopCat

      Now with almost 20 locations throughout the midwest, HopCat started out in downtown Grand Rapids more than a decade ago...

      Pat Evans
      March 15, 2019
      Breweries that Built Beer City: Schmohz Brewing Company

      Voted Best Beer Town , Best Beer Scene , and Beer City, USA , the Grand Rapids area is surrounded by more than 80...

      Pat Evans
      March 11, 2019
      Beer City Eats: Interview With Host Adrian Butler

      While there’s no shortage of opportunities to enjoy craft beer in Grand Rapids any time of the year, Beer Month GR ,...

      Jason Ley
      February 27, 2019

       

       

      You can travel far and wide and not find another city or region that embraces craft-beer culture, from top to bottom, like that of Michigan.
      - Wes Kitten Beercation: Grand Rapids, Michigan | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

      Hotel Beer Packages

      Experience Grand Rapids with these Beer City Hotel Package options that include additional amenities, beer specials and other beercation fun!

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      Find Your Inspiration

      The creative spirit that distinguishes Grand Rapids extends to the region's beer makers. Our local brewmasters take an artisan approach to their craft, conceiving and formulating unique beers full of big character and flavor.