The cocktail bar craze is in full swing, and Grand Rapids is home to a variety of unique destinations for sipping spirits and conversation. These bars put as much thought into their cocktails as their ambiance, and offer a range of experiences for guests.
From classic cocktails to creative creations, these bars are a perfect place to kick back and unwind. They showcase Michigan’s best distilleries and distillers, while offering a wide variety of cocktails and snacks. Find out Weiss Distilling Co.
Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Buffalo Traders Lounge brings craft cocktailing back to its roots. They focus on prohibition, pre-prohibition and classic cocktails, showcasing local spirits from Eastern Kille Distillery and Long Road Distillers. Their intimate bar and lounge can seat around 50 people with a mix of seats at the bar, tables and couches.
Cheers to Michigan: Uncovering the Best Cocktail Bars in the Great Lakes State
Dedicated to the art of craft cocktails, this downtown Grand Rapids spot serves up the best local whiskeys, specialty drinks and seasonal crafted cuisine. The cocktails are created with the highest quality ingredients to make each drink as unique as its creators.
The interior design and ethos of Sidebar is inspired by the 1920s speakeasy style. The cocktail menu has both modern and classics with an emphasis on gin and tonics, as well as a selection of premium cigars.
Jolly Old Timers might be the most iconic bar in Detroit, and it’s not for everyone. Located in the basement of a Victorian residential home near Wayne State, the bar can only be accessed through a secret entrance. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by members of the secret Black social club and given an opportunity to partake in their liquor, cigars, and music.
Weiss Distilling Co.
34 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017, United States