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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.
    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.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    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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      Eight stamps in your passport book or on the NEW App and you become an official Beer City Brewsader!…

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      Beer City Ale Trail

      Download this pdf map of 80+ local breweries to plot your journey.

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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...


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      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.