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    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.
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    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Beer City Recognitions & Articles

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

    48 Hours in Grand Rapids, Michigan  on March 23, 2017

    Andie Mitchell from andie mitchell visited Grand Rapids in November 2016 to explore the Grand Rapids food scene. Click here to read about her experience....

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

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

    Grand Rapids Named Best Beer Scene in 2017!  on March 22, 2017

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

    Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To  on February 20, 2017

    Thrillist named Grand Rapids one of the "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To" due to the beer, art and music scenes. Click here for the full article....

    Best Value Cities for Craft Beer and Cycling  on January 25, 2017

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

    Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Beer Explorers Partners with Two Local Breweries  on January 20, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2017 CONTACT: K ate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations (616) 929-1713; kmoore@grpm.org Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Beer Explorers Partners...

    Something New is Brewing...Beer Month GR!  on January 11, 2017

    SOMETHING NEW IS BREWING…BEER MONTH GR! Highlights include Cool Brews, Hot Eats., Winter Beer Festival, KBS Week GRAND RAPIDS, MI (December 15, 2016)- Experience Grand Rapids announces Beer...

    Grand Rapids: From 'Furniture City' to 'Beer City'  on January 3, 2017

    Mike Kelly from The Toledo Blade wrote a story about Grand Rapids' transformation from "Furniture City" to "Beer City" that was published in both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Toledo Blade....

    7 Reasons to Visit Grand Rapids, Michigan  on December 20, 2016

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

    NEW HOLLAND BREWING COMPANY AND PABST BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCE CRAFT BEER PARTNERSHIP  on December 15, 2016

    New Holland Brewing Craft Beer Partnership Fast Facts Thursday, December 15, 2016 New Holland Brewing Company (NHB) and Pabst Brewing Company (PBC) announced a craft beer partnership that...

    Visiting Grand Rapids: Beer, Art, Beer, Repeat  on November 23, 2016

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

    Beer Explorers Returns to the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Partnership with Founders Brewing Compa  on November 21, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2016 CONTACT: Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations (616) 929-1713; kmoore@grpm.org Beer Explorers Returns to the Grand Rapids Public...

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

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Stephanie Kotschevar, Experience Grand Rapids November 21, 2016 616-647-7065, skotschevar@experiencegr.com EXPERIENCE GRAND RAPIDS DEBUTS SECOND EDITION OF BEER...

    ATWATER BREWERY TO OPEN THIRD TAP HOUSE  on October 13, 2016

    ATWATER BREWERY TO OPEN THIRD TAP HOUSE BEER CITY, USA WELCOMES ATWATER WITH SOFT OPENING CELEBRATIONS GRAND RAPIDS, MI (October 11, 2016) -- Detroit-based Atwater Brewery is celebrating the...

    The 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America  on August 18, 2016

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

    The Best Food City in Every State  on August 3, 2016

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

    Top 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas  on July 27, 2016

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

    These Are the 15 Best Cities for Beer Lovers  on July 7, 2016

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

    A Guide to Craft Beer in Grand Rapids  on June 24, 2016

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

    America's Best Beer Cities, As Chosen by Beer Experts  on June 16, 2016

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

    Why You Should Visit Grand Rapids, Michigan  on June 13, 2016

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

    6 Must Visit U.S. Cities for Beer Connoisseurs  on May 24, 2016

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

    A Proper Grand Rapids Beercation Includes Stops at these 5 Breweries  on April 20, 2016

    Amanda from Where's Amanda came to Grand Rapids in 2015 for a beercation. Click here for the full blog post....

    Great Beercation in Grand Rapids Michigan  on April 20, 2016

    Tammilee from Tammilee Tips visited Grand Rapids for a Beercation. Click here for the full blog post....

    10 Killer Breweries That Helped Get Grand Rapids Named Beer City USA  on April 15, 2016

    Shannon Dell from Matador Network came to Grand Rapids to explore the craft beer scene. Click here for the full article....

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