Grand Rapids Brewery Guide

Want to find out why Grand Rapids is Beer City USA? You’ve come to the right place. Check out our list of microbreweries located around Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore, along with brewery tours, events, tour routes and more.


  • City Built Brewing -
    City Built Brewing –  Meat & Whiskey is a new restaurant in Grand Rapids
  • 7 Monks Taproom -
  • The Knickerbocker – New Holland Brewing -
    Strategically placed at the gateway to Grand Rapids’ historic Westside, The Knickerbocker is a taste of many world traditions that have been rediscovered and presented with a fresh perspective. Enjoy a full drink menu including craft beer, artisan spirits, handcrafted cocktails, wine and cider. The Knickerbocker presents a rustic, seasonal menu showcasing local and regional agriculture, old world techniques with a fresh perspective; including nose […]
  • Macatawa Ale Company - The microbrewery located on the northern side of downtown Holland features a variety of on-site beers available on draft including an American Pale Ale, the Pinbone Porter, the Macatawa Brown, the Westerwizen and more.
  • Founders Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids’ most successful microbrewery gives locals and travelers alike a chance to indulge in more than a dozen of its unique ales inside the newly expanded taproom, or outdoors in the recently completed beer garden. Sip on widely known favorites like the Pale Ale or the All Day IPA along with limited and seasonal offerings like KBS, the Nitro T8R […]
  • Hopcat -
    When you’ve been rated the #3 Beer Bar on the Planet by Beer Advocate Magazine, and have an overall perfect BA score of 100 (world-class), you’re definitely onto something. But when you also serve up some of the best bar food in Grand Rapids, you have a winner. Hopcat features more than three dozen craft beers on draft from Michigan […]
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company -
    Paying homage to the six breweries that combined to become the original Grand Rapids Brewing Company in the 1890s, the reincarnated GRBC on Ionia & Fulton is also Michigan’s first USDA-certified organic brewery. Beers on tap include Silver Foam, a nod to the classic export lager brewed locally 100 years ago, the Rosalynn Bliss Blonde (an ale infused with mango ceylon tea), […]
  • B.O.B.’s Brewery -
    Sip on The B.O.B.’s homemade brews while munching on peanuts, hot dogs, chicken wings, sausage, brats and BBQ pork. More than a dozen beers are on tap at any one time on the lower floor of The Big Old Building.
  • Mitten Brewing Company -
    Mitten Brewing’s combination of craft beer, handmade pizzas, vintage baseball and late 19th century nostalgia have quickly made it one of Grand Rapids’ top destinations. A collaboration between friends Max Trierweiler and musician Chris Andrus, the duo purchased and renovated Engine House No. 9, a Victorian-era fire station that has been a West Leonard landmark for decades, and converted it […]
  • Brewery Vivant -
    Inspired by the small farmhouse breweries that are found in southern Belgium and northern France, the old funeral chapel on Cherry Street has been converted into a cozy neighborhood pub and brewery. Choose from a number of house-made beers and locally grown food that focuses on environmental sustainability. Brewery tours are offered.  
  • Elk Brewing Company -
    Opened in 2014 in a former abandoned building on the corner of Wealthy & Henry, the locally-owned and operated microbrewery serves only its own beer brewed on site. Choose from familiar favorites like the Hefeweizen, a porter, a black IPA or the light ale, along with seasonal one-offs like the Candy Corn IPA. Beer flights are available and they also […]
  • Harmony Brewing Company -
    The microbrewery and pizza pub on Lake Drive in Eastown has a number of beers made on-site like an absinthe chocolate donut stout called Capricorn and the Grand Daddy Rapids cream ale. Wood-fired pizzas are also available, including the Crispy Pig for meat lovers and the Eastown Folk Funk for vegetarians.
  • Schmohz Brewing Company -
    The locally-owned microbrewery on Patterson between 28th and Burton has more than two dozen brews, wine and sodas made on site. Some of the best known beer varieties include the Bone Crusher Stout, a Pail Ale and the Valley City Cream Ale. Schmohz also has seasonal selections like Oktoberfest and Miracle Off 28th Street.  
  • New Holland Brewing & Microdistillery - On October 7, 2014, New Holland announced its first expansion into Grand Rapids, a $17m multi-story brewpub, micro-distillery and restaurant scheduled to open in early 2016. The pub and restaurant will be located on the corner of Bridge Street and Broadway with the adjacent distillery producing small batch whiskey on-site.
  • Harmony Hall -
    The owners of Harmony Brewing Co. in Eastown plan to transform the former Little Mexico location into a brewpub specializing in locally made beer and food. Harmony Hall is slated to open in 2015.
  • Hideout Brewing Company -
    The recently enlarged microbrewery off of Plainfield next to the Fox 17 studios now has 31 beers on tap, shuffleboard, darts and TVs in the in the upper loft and a beer garden out back with a horseshoe pit.
  • Perrin Brewing Company -
    Located off of 7 Mile Rd, just east of Alpine, the locally-owned microbrewery and tasting room offers 5 Tiers of beers, plus the Cooper’s Series. Sip on uniquely brewed concoctions like the Sweet Potato Porter, the Poop Your Pants Chocolate Bock and the Razzberry Blonde. The food menu features wings, bbq pulled pork, mac & cheese, hot dogs, paninis, burgers and […]
  • Grey Line Brewing Co. - Nathan Walser and Kevin Clancy want to establish the brewery and taproom with outdoor seating in the existing building at 1721-1727 Alpine Ave NW, just north of Richmond St NW. Hours of operation would be until 11:00 pm. on Sundays through Thursdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Cascade Winery & Jaden James Brewery -
    Sample award-winning wines at the tasting bar and learn more about the wine-making process. The Jaden James microbrewery is also on-site and produces hard cider, root beer, and a variety of IPAs, stouts and lagers.
  • Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply -
    After crisscrossing the country with stacks of beer recipes kept in journals along the way, the owners of Gravel Bottom settled in Ada to present craft brews with names like Nooky, Bucketfoot and Little Buster. Home brewers can also fill up on supplies here and Gravel Bottom’s tasting area also features seasonal brews like the Jolly Trolley released in winter.
  • Osgood Brewing -
    The owners of Osgood Brewing decided to connect a little bit of the past when looking to the future of Grandville.  It was with a passion for their community, and the need for a unique place for locals and visitors to gather, they decided to create Osgood! What was once a plan intended for years down the road, came to […]
  • Rockford Brewing Company -
    Next to the White Pine Trail in downtown Rockford, the locally-owned and operated microbrewery uses West Michigan ingredients to produce a variety of beers and cider like the Sheehans Irish Stout, the Carriage House Ale and a Rogue River Brown. The upper floor has a large open beer hall that hosts live music and special events.
  • White Flame Brewing Co. -
    Hudsonville’s first microbrewery offers four levels of beers made on-site, ranging from the Class 1 Eagle Eye Rye and Pale Otter Porter to the Class 4 Kentucky Kiss, a barrel-aged scotch ale. 16 oz pours are $4-$6 and growler fills are available. On Wednesdays through Saturdays, R-n-R Comfort Foods sets up a kitchen in the parking lot to make chili, […]
  • Pike 51 Brewing -
    Hudsonville Pike 51 is owned by Steve Guikema and Ron Snider who are also co-owners of Hudsonville Winery. Pike 51 Brewery is the new on-site brewpub that is finally here. This has been a dream for many, many years. Steve and Ron talked about this back in the 1990’s while doing their own home-brewing. When we opened Hudsonville Winery in 2009, we thought […]
  • Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery - An offspring of the Cranker’s Brewpub in Big Rapids, the GR location serves up its own craft beer and sodas, along with bbq ribs, burgers, sandwiches, steaks and breakfast served all day.
  • New Holland Brewing Co. Restaurant & Pub -
    The popular microbrewery operates its restaurant and brewpub in the heart of downtown Holland. Order draft pints of some of New Holland’s best known products like Dragon’s Milk, Mad Hatter and Cabin Fever while munching on burgers, pizza, chicken wings, mussels and even a New York strip. The pub also hosts regular tappings along with weekly live music. New Holland’s […]
  • Pigeon Hill Brewing Company - The craft brewery is located in the Noble Building in the heart of downtown Muskegon, just a couple blocks from Unruly. The taproom offers a number of ales (including Snoring Basset), lagers, IPAs, stouts and non-alcoholic brews, along with ice cream bars, chips and snacks.
  • Dutch Girl Brewery - Scheduled to open in late spring/early summer of 2015 across from Vander Mill in Spring Lake, Dutch Girl will have a tap room, mug club, live entertainment and a selection of locally made prepared foods.
  • Vander Mill - Sample Vander Mill’s hard ciders like Hard Apple, Blue Gold and Ginger Peach made on-site while munching on salted donut chips, brisket and pulled pork.
  • Railtown Brewing Company - Enjoy a number of handcrafted ales made on site like the On Our Way IPA, the Pullman Vanilla Porter and the Dutton Dunkel.
  • Walldorff Brew Pub & Bistro -
    The microbrewery set inside a historic building in downtown Hastings has handcrafted ales and brews along with a full bistro menu, live music and a ballroom.
  • Saugatuck Brewing Company -
    The microbrewery on the Blue Star Highway just south of Saugatuck/Douglas wide variety of styles on draft including the popular Backyard IPA, plus seasonal and specialty selections like Not Your Uncle’s Dunkel and Darker Than Your Soul Stout. Hungry guests can dine on pub pies (pizzas), burgers, salads, sandwiches, mac ‘n cheese and more.
  • Old Boys’ Brewhouse -
    Just east of US-31 in Spring Lake, Old Boys’ offers local brews made from Michigan ingredients like the Dogtail IPA, an imperial stout called Let it Ryed and the Kiss My Haggis Scotch Ale. The lunch and dinner menu feature a mix of American and bar fare classics like pizza, burgers, meatloaf, battered cod, fajitas and burritos.
  • Cellar Brewing Company -
    The microbrewery, winery and distillery in Sparta has 16 brews on tap, a full bar with spirits processed in the on-site distillery and wines produced in Cellar’s winery. The venue also has live entertainment through the week.
  • Big Lake Brewing -
    North of Holland, Big Lake specializes in hand-crafted beer, cider, wine and mead. Choose from brews like the Nitro Dark Wheat, the Stoner IPA and the Chinook Strong, along with ginger peach cider and a white cranberry pino gris wine.
  • 57 Brew Pub & Bistro -
    Just west of Greenville, 57 has a variety of pub ales, seasonal blends, barrel aged beer and hard cider, along with burgers, pub cheese, an 8 oz sizzler, burritos and mac & cheese. The microbrewery also has a pub/mug club and live music during the summer.
  • Cedar Springs Brewing Company -
    Slated for 2015, the brewing company and pub in the center of Cedar Springs will have locally crafted brews, an outdoor bier garden, a 150 seat restaurant (with 100 additional seats outdoors) a menu featuring familiar comfort food with occasional German dishes mixed in.
  • Unruly Brewing Company -
    As part of the revitalized historic Russell Block building in downtown Muskegon, Unruly offers a wide variety of Michigan craft brews ranging from Mad Cacao Disease (an imperial chocolate milk stout) to Pomme De Mort, a cider with a 14% ABV. Unruly also has a nearby stage that regularly hosts live music.
  • Our Brewing Company -
    The locally-owned craft brewery in downtown Holland  boast more than 75 varieties of beer including the Pickle Tickle Smash IPA, a Hawaii Five-O Hard Cider made with pink peppercorns and hibiscus, and a Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout.
  • Odd Side Ales -
    Located in the historic piano factory building in downtown Grand Haven, Odd Side produces more than 20 craft brews like the Chocolade Koffie Stout, the How Now Brown Cow and Paranoia, an imperial IPA with a 9% ABV. Odd Side’s tap room also has a mug club, darts, team trivia and live music.

Brewery Tours, Beer Dinners & Events

  • Beer City Runner (inexpensive beer tour) -
    Grand Rapids….voted “Beer City USA” 2 years running. And we’re here so you can experience a wide range of breweries, whether you are a first timer or a regular patron! Here’s how it works: our bus, affectionately named “Hoptimus Prime,” runs a continuous loop throughout downtown Grand Rapids, stopping at each brewery once an hour. Your pass is good for […]