Best Grand Rapids, MI Nightlife

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    8. Monkey Bar Resto Lounge

    Located on the basement level of downtown's Big Old Building, the trendy Monkey Bar is a haven of sorts for those yearning for a place with international flair. The decor, stark black walls accented by cozy leather...

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    7. Crush

    Downtown's sleekest dance club, Crush offers a contemporary, urban look and feel, making it all the rage among younger sophisticates. From live jazz to dance parties, trendy Crush is the place to see and be part of...

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    6. Flanagan's

    Likely one of the few places in town where you'll find Guinness Stout on tap and Jameson Whiskey behind the counter, this Pearl Street staple brandishes the quintessential "pub look" — dark-stained trimwork and...

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    5. Cottage Bar & Restaurant

    A favorite of downtown business-types and Grand Rapids Press reporters (thanks to its award-winning burgers and chili), the Cottage offers a cozy, almost neighborly atmosphere that makes it an ideal place to enjoy a...

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    4. Mulligan's Pub

    Eastown's version of a neighborhood watering hole, this dive offers a dark, cozy setting no matter the time of day. Rub shoulders with locals at the spacious rectangular bar, enjoy a game on the tube and a few cold...

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    2. Billy's

    This swanky, smoky East Tower is a great place to catch live jazz and blues. Chrome and red pleather furniture (actually a hodgepodge of tall bistro tables, snug cafe-style tables, and booths) flanks two sides of the...

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    1. Founders Taproom

    A short distance from Grand Rapids' downtown scene, this beautiful brew pub is popular not only as an upscale place to toss back a few hand-crafted ales and lagers but also as a terrific dinnertime destination...

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