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.

10 Must Visit GR Coffee Shops

Whether it’s the buzz of creative conversations or the actual buzz from the caffeine, I always feel more productive at a coffee shop. Since Grand Rapid experiences nine months of colder weather, it’s a true java hotspot; there’s nothing better than a steaming cup of craft coffee on a crisp fall day, amirite?
Russo's International Market wine

Russo’s International Market is closing

A local market is closing after almost 115 years in business.
Cafe de Miro

Turkish restaurant settles into space

A restaurant that serves food and beverages from the Kurdish region of Turkey has settled into Grand Rapids.
red wine glass and bottle

French restaurant re-launches

The French bistro inside a downtown hotel has been re-imagined.
High Tide Soda partial Downtown Market

High Tide Soda coming to Downtown Market

A new craft soda shop is coming to the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.
Emonae Korean BBQ tonkatsu plate

Korean barbecue and karaoke place opening in Grand Rapids

Downtown is getting a new place that will blend Korean barbecue with karaoke.
Kingfisher Restaurant and Deli dish on table

Restaurant opens in former Marie Catrib’s

A new “vegetable-forward,” Mediterranean-influenced restaurant has taken up residence in the former Marie Catrib’s.

Las Vegas-based sandwich shop opens in Cascade

A husband-and-wife team is opening a local franchise of a fast-casual sandwich shop known for its turkey subs.
Four Brothers chicken and fries

Four Brothers opening second location

Eighteen years is a long time to wait between opening locations.
Vitality Bowls Grand Rapids

‘Superfood café’ opening doors

A “superfood café” is about to open in Grand Rapids.
The Cheesecake Factory Woodland Mall sign

The Cheesecake Factory is opening in West Michigan

The Cheesecake Factory is set to open its first West Michigan location.
Knapp's Corner Nutrition protein shakes

Shake shop opens doors

A new health-minded shake shop has opened in town.
The New Forty Pearl dish entree

Partners open The New Forty Pearl restaurant

An expanded partnership is bringing a new restaurant downtown.
Texas de Brazil interior

Brazilian steakhouse plans location

A retail project downtown has anchored its first tenant.
Marco New American Bistro table

Marco New American Bistro is under new ownership

A longtime restaurant in the area that serves French and American fare has new owners.
Brody's be Cafe exterior

Brody’s be Cafe opens in Ada Village

A new café is aiming to give employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

9 Grand Rapids Restaurants Serving a Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving: Just the word makes your mouth water. It’s the Super Bowl for foodies - a full day of feasting and football, surrounded by family and friends. We can’t wait to dig into herb-roasted, thick-carved turkey and mountains of mashed potatoes overflowing with rivers of gravy. But we aren’t looking forward to all the work that it takes to pull the meal together.
Buddy's cheese pizza

Next ‘Detroit-style’ pizzeria set for West Michigan

A second "Detroit-style" pizza restaurant is in the works for West Michigan.
Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar dishes on table

Southern restaurant and bar coming downtown

A Southern restaurant and bar has signed a lease to occupy the ground floor of a downtown Grand Rapids hotel development.

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