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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 Recognitions & Articles

    Why is Grand Rapids Beer City USA?  Check out these many reasons why!

    Follow the Furniture City beer trail

    USA Today wrote about the Grand Rapids' beer scene. Click here for the full article....


    July 18, 2017
    NEW HOLLAND BREWING’S ANNUAL HATTER DAYS STREET PARTY SET FOR JUNE 10: CHEERS TO 20 YEARS

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tyler Lecceadone Leccadone@seyferthpr.com 616-776-3511 NEW HOLLAND BREWING’S ANNUAL...


    May 11, 2017
    Founders Brewing Co. to Receive the Prestigious 2017 World Trader of the Year Award

    Media Contact: Kerri Orders WMWTA Spokesperson kerriorders@yahoo.com For Immediate Release Founders Brewing Co. to...


    April 27, 2017
    48 Hours in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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    March 23, 2017
    Breakfast Empanadas and 24 Hours in Grand Rapids Beer City USA

    Jackie Dodd is the blogger for The Beeroness. She came to Grand Rapids in February 2017 to experience Beer City USA....


    March 23, 2017
    Grand Rapids Named Best Beer Scene in 2017!

    USA Today 10Best named Grand Rapids the #1 Best Beer Scene in 2017! Click here for the full article....


    March 22, 2017
    Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To

    Thrillist named Grand Rapids one of the "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To" due to the beer,...


    February 20, 2017
    Best Value Cities for Craft Beer and Cycling

    trivago named Grand Rapids the fifth Best Value Cities for Craft Beer and Cycling. Click here for the full article....


    January 25, 2017
    Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Beer Explorers Partners with Two Local Breweries

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2017 CONTACT: K ate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations (616)...


    January 20, 2017
    Something New is Brewing...Beer Month GR!

    SOMETHING NEW IS BREWING…BEER MONTH GR! Highlights include Cool Brews, Hot Eats., Winter Beer Festival, KBS Week GRAND...


    January 11, 2017
    Grand Rapids: From 'Furniture City' to 'Beer City'

    Mike Kelly from The Toledo Blade wrote a story about Grand Rapids' transformation from "Furniture City" to "Beer City"...


    January 3, 2017
    7 Reasons to Visit Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Marcia Frost from Midwest Travel Expert named "7 Reasons to Visit Grand Rapids, Michigan" on about travel. Click here...


    December 20, 2016
    NEW HOLLAND BREWING COMPANY AND PABST BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCE CRAFT BEER PARTNERSHIP

    New Holland Brewing Craft Beer Partnership Fast Facts Thursday, December 15, 2016 New Holland Brewing Company...


    December 15, 2016
    Visiting Grand Rapids: Beer, Art, Beer, Repeat

    Cathy Bennett Kopf from The Open Suitcase came to Grand Rapids to experience the beer and art scenes. Click here to read...


    November 23, 2016
    Beer Explorers Returns to the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Partnership with Founders Brewing Compa

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2016 CONTACT: Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations (616)...


    November 21, 2016
    Experience Grand Rapids Debuts Second Edition of Beer City Passport

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Stephanie Kotschevar, Experience Grand Rapids November 21, 2016 616-647-7065,...


    November 21, 2016
    ATWATER BREWERY TO OPEN THIRD TAP HOUSE

    ATWATER BREWERY TO OPEN THIRD TAP HOUSE BEER CITY, USA WELCOMES ATWATER WITH SOFT OPENING CELEBRATIONS GRAND RAPIDS, MI...


    October 13, 2016
    The 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America

    Matador Network named Grand Rapids one of "The 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America". Click here for the full article....


    August 18, 2016
    The Best Food City in Every State

    Thrillist named Grand Rapids the best food city in Michigan in her article: "The Best Food City in Every State". Click...


    August 3, 2016
    Top 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas

    Grand Rapids ranked #5 in infogroup's Top 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas. Click here for the full article....


    July 27, 2016
    These Are the 15 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

    RedFin named Grand Rapids the number four city for beer lovers. Click here for the full article....


    July 7, 2016
    A Guide to Craft Beer in Grand Rapids

    The Atlas Heart explored the Grand Rapids beer scene. Click here for the full blog post about the Beercation....


    June 24, 2016
    America's Best Beer Cities, As Chosen by Beer Experts

    Conde Nast Traveler named Grand Rapids one of "America's Best Beer Cities, As Chosen by Beer Experts". Click here for...


    June 16, 2016
    Why You Should Visit Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Mimi McFadden from the blog "The Atlas Heart" visited Grand Rapids to explore the city. Read her full post here ....


    June 13, 2016
    6 Must Visit U.S. Cities for Beer Connoisseurs

    Travel Channel named Grand Rapids one of the 6 Must Visit U.S. Cities for Beer Connoisseurs. Click here for the full...


    May 24, 2016