Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. It would be impossible to list down every beer bar, brewpub, and tap-house in West Michigan in a short article as people in the Mitten State are spoiled with beer-specific restaurants and bars popping up on every corner. It’s safe to say that you won’t have any problems finding a great spot to enjoy a night out with friends and drink beer in West Michigan.
However, if you don’t want to explore and want some expert advice on what the best places are to drink beer in West Michigan, we’ve got you sorted. Here’s a small sample of the best spots for craft beer lovers around West Michigan.
241 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo
This is a pub you can literally call home, as Shakespeare’s pub is renowned for its cozy, friendly, and ‘everyone knows your name’ vibe that you want in every local pub. This bar features numerous beers on tap, combined with heart-warming comfort food, a live music scene, and outdoor seating space.
3210 Deposit Dr. NE, Grand Rapids
The Gravity Taphouse in Grand Rapids offers upscale, sophisticated dining in a high-energy restaurant space with over 60 taps! The wooden accents and cozy booths with an indoor/outdoor dining space make it one of the best locations for a date night.
Hop at 84 East
84 E. 8th St., Holland
This is a retro beer bar that offers more than 70 beers, wines, meads, and ciders on tap with cocktails and some of the best local offerings. The walls in this pub are decorated with the history of Holland, which extends into the kitchen with delicious pizza dough sourced from DeBoer Bakery in Holland.
7 Monks Taproom
740 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids
The 7 Monks Taproom may just be the best beer bar in West Michigan. It was featured in 100 Best Beer Bars in America in ’14 and 15’ and is widely recognized as a multi-tap destination that serves outstanding gastropub fare in a relaxed setting.
25 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids
2183 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
300 E. Water St., Kalamazoo
HopCat is an award-winning taphouse that doesn’t require any introduction. They are renowned for offering an exemplary collection of beers that guarantee a good time for you always. HopCat has been dominating the beer bar scene in West Michigan for a long time and now has 3 locations.
Cheers, and don't drink and drive,