Let the spirits move you in Grand Rapids, where a growing number of distillers are joining well-established beer and cider brewers to offer a dazzling selection of locally crafted adult beverages.
Local distilleries make extensive use of the area’s natural bounty, including family farm-raised grains and fruits, and the pure, clean water of the Lake Michigan basin. These ingredients are masterfully blended to create whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rums and other spirits that reflect the character of our land – and testify to the craftsmanship of our distilling community.
Enjoy local spirits at distillery tasting rooms and many local bars and restaurants in addition to store shelves throughout the region.
Gray Skies Distillery. “Good hooch made local” is the motto at this grain-to-glass distillery in the city’s North Quarter.
The Knickerbocker. It’s a distillery, brewery and brewpub in one, operated by lakeshore-based New Holland Brewing.
Long Road Distillers. The city’s first craft distillery, now an international award-winner, serves cocktails and farm-fresh food as well as bottles-to-go.
Bier Distillery: locally producing an expanded line of quality spirits, they’re also in the beer-brewing business.
Flat Lander’s Barstillery. “Hillbilly-chic” bar offers premium, certified organic spirits made here and elsewhere in Michigan.
Sidebar. Intimate, high-end cocktail bar offers handcrafted cocktails made from the finest spirits, including local brands.
Underground Bar. This Rockford bar serves premium-quality spirits and alcohol made by local Artesian Distillers. The Hemingway Lounge is their downtown Grand Rapids location.