20 Happy Hours in GR By Neighborhood

From the North Quarter to Heartside, we scoured Grand Rapids’ 10 neighborhoods for the best happy hours around. Regardless of where you work or live, there’s always somewhere to score cheap drinks and tasty bites.
Rose's outdoor patio

8 Outdoor Patios in Grand Rapids to Soak Up Summer

When you only have three months of summer (in a good year), it’s critical to take every opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. What better way to soak up summer than dining al fresco?
hot chocolate cocoa mug

Hottest cocoas

’Tis the season for hot chocolate. There is nothing better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa following an afternoon on the slopes or...
Cyclops Bake Shop creates custom order cookies. Place your holiday order before its too late.

4 Places Where You’ll Find the Tastiest Vegan Cookies in Town

Grand Rapids Magazine's November 2018 issue offered up a list of the "Top 5 Places to Get Cookies." But what about vegan cookies? Here's a list of GR|MAG's top four places to score the tastiest vegan cookies in town.
UberEATS comes to Grand Rapids.

UberEATS Rolls Out Across Grand Rapids

Have a hankering for a burger or some fish tacos? Now you can have those items and more delivered right to your door from some of the best restaurants in town.

Bulk dry goods store opens

Intending to limit the environmental impact of packaging, a local family opened Proprietary in June 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Say Cheese! It’s National Mac & Cheese Day

In honor of National Mac & Cheese Day GR|Mag has put together a list of some of the most unique and yummiest offerings available in Grand Rapids. We guarantee there’s something on the list for even the cheesiest of you.

Perfect patios

Soak up the summer sun.
Haute at New Hotel Mertens.

New Hotel Mertens Elevates Dining with Rooftop Lounge

You can enjoy your next charcuterie plate, oysters on the half shell or other delicious French cuisine with a skyline view. New Hotel Mertens announced that it has opened a rooftop lounge, Haute at New Hotel Mertens.
Sixth Street Bridge downtown Grand Rapids

Party On a Bridge

Grand Rapids is a city built on beer, and a brewery is shutting down a downtown bridge in honor of its second anniversary and the community that helped grow it.
Flavors on the Promenade

Roll With It

When you’re in the mood to treat yourself this summer, there’s only one solution—ice cream.

Lunch in the Sun: Great Patios in GR

While everyone would love to bask in the sunshine all summer long, most people still spend around 90 percent of their time indoors. So grab the time you can.
Ludington Bay Brewing Co. beer glass sampler with Red Boot Ale for Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

Try Beers from All Over West Michigan

Breweries from throughout West Michigan are coming together for a night of beer, food and music.
Local First Fork Fest 2017

Fork Fest Dishes Out Local Fare

Grab a fork and get ready to dig into some delectable local fare. The seventh annual Local First Fork Fest event takes place on Thursday.
Bliss & Vinegar salad ingredients worker

Bliss & Vinegar Coming to Downtown Market

A suburban chopped salad restaurant has chosen the Downtown Market for its second location.

Five favorites for festive cocktails

When the days grow short and the nights grow long, a little holiday cheer in a glass may be just what the doctor ordered.
Friesian bar

Partners Opening Urban Gastropub

An “eclectic comfort food” restaurant with a rooftop deck is opening in town.
Rise Authentic Baking Co. and Squibb coffee

Bakery and Coffee Shop Join Forces on the West Side

A new bakery and coffee shop is open on the city’s West Side.
Buddy's pepperoni pizza

‘Detroit-style’ Pizza is On Its Way

A former Italian restaurant in town is getting new life as a "Detroit-style" pizzeria this spring.
Wikiwiki Poke brings Hawaiian cuisine to Wealthy Street.

Wikiwiki Poke Shop Opens

While it’s not the first restaurant to offer poke bowls in Grand Rapids, Wikiwiki Poke Shop is the first to put the popular Hawaiian cuisine front and center on its menu.