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Experience GR Guide To Season's Eatings

It’s such a busy season, be sure to take time to relax and let someone else do the cooking (and brewing and distilling) once in a while!

Browse Experience Grand Rapid's restaurant, brewery, cidery, coffee shop and distillery lists for something that’s sure to hit the spot.

Enjoy a delicious meal in the Grand Outdoors – or, at least, a heated enclosure offering a clear view of the outdoors. Dozens of local restaurants and breweries have created outdoor dining spaces that will keep you comfortable even in winter.

Share some holiday cheer with friends at eight of 40+ local breweries and earn a FREE Beer City Brewsader® t-shirt. (It makes a great gift, but you’ll probably want to keep it for yourself.)

Prefer something lighter (and warmer)? Check out these Warm Drinks for Cold Days in Grand Rapids.

Get the Flights of Flavor pass to find the city’s best food & drink pairings – ideal for sharing with friends and family in this festive season. Check in with the pass to earn t-shirts, caps, cutting boards and more. (They’d make perfect gifts, but you’ll probably want to keep them for yourself).

Visit the Downtown Refreshment Area to view holiday lights and decorations while enjoying drinks and food from participating vendors. Other Refreshment Areas around the region offer similar opportunities.

Need some wine and/or champagne for the holidays (or any day)? Grand Rapids has some great wine shopsand wine bars.

Holiday Owl Blankets & Brews walks you through the steps of creating a no-sew owl blanket while enjoying a local beer. Dec 9, 2023. Get a taste of hundreds of Michigan beers at the Winter Beer Festival, also featuring local music and performers, ice sculptures, firepits, food and more. Outdoors in LMCU Ballpark, Feb. 24, 2024.


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