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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.

    Become a Beer City Brewsader!

    Eight stamps in your passport book or on the NEW App and you become an official Beer City Brewsader!…

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    Beercation: Grand Rapids, MI

    Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine highlights why Grand Rapids is a great place to beercation!

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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...

    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...

    Find Your Craft Beer Heaven in Grand Rapids

    There's a place that speaks the language of craft beer fluently. From the brewmaster's ever changing recipes to the fans that gather. Grand Rapids earns the name Beer City USA everyday. Because finding your craft beer heaven is Pure Michigan.

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    Ideas for the Craft Beer Lover
    5 Grand Rapids Breweries Focused on Sustainability & Community

    Craft breweries, especially in Grand Rapids, are leading a sustainability movement. Each brewery has its own way of...

    Pat Evans
    April 16, 2018
    Grand Rapids Breweries with Interesting History and Historic Features

    One of the beautiful aspects about the rise of craft beer in the United States is the tendency for breweries to settle...

    Pat Evans
    March 29, 2018
    Guide to Cooking with Beer

    With a background in fine dining and cooking with wine, executive chef at New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker , Dale...

    Pat Evans
    March 9, 2018

     

     

    Hotel Beer Packages

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

    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.