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Mojo’s Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant – 180 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

If you are looking for more than just food and drinks, head downtown to Mojo’s. The main feature—a live dueling piano show—runs Wednesday through Saturday night. Popular music from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today is performed by Mojo’s musicians in an interactive show. Song requests are also taken throughout the night, and there is dancing with a DJ on the second floor (except on Thursdays). 

Stella’s Lounge – 53 Commerce Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Stella’s Lounge offers some of the most delicious bar food in Grand Rapids. Their self-proclaimed “famous giant stuffed burgers” were named “Best in America” by GQ in 2012 and “Best in Grand Rapids” by Grand Rapids Magazine and On the Town. If you’re not sold by that, they even make homemade vegetarian and vegan burgers, stuffed tots and beer-battered avocados. Don’t worry about getting thirsty either, as they offer great happy-hour prices and 250 kinds of whiskey. 

Rockwell Republic – 45 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

Rockwell Republic, a gastropub located in Grand Rapids’ historic Heartside District, is the place to go if you are looking for a classy night out. The exposed brick walls and dark mahogany wood will make you feel like you are in the heart of a major city, and the three-season screened-in lounge and elevated outdoor beer garden create a hip, entertaining atmosphere. Also, if you are a lover of sushi and specialty cocktails, this is the place for you. 

The B.O.B. – 20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

The B.O.B., otherwise known as the “Big Old Building,” is one of the most hopping nightlife spots in Grand Rapids. Bigger than some hotels, The B.O.B. is locally sourced and conveniently located downtown. There are multiple levels (four, to be exact), and each offers a unique setting for a fun night on the town with friends. Aside from the variety of food and drink options, there are also tons of shows offered, including a dueling piano bar and stand-up comedy. 

Founders Brewing Co. – 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

In addition to supplying a large selection of craft beer and delicious sandwiches, Founders also provides a cool and casual hangout with both indoor and outdoor seating (with heat lamps, of course—this is Michigan). Whether you choose to visit during lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed. Live music is another notable feature of this downtown Grand Rapids staple. 

Grand Woods Lounge – 77 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

Want to escape the city vibes? Travel miles up north by simply driving a few minutes down the road to visit the Grand Woods Lounge, a large hunting-lodge-themed hub with a patio fireplace. According to their website, the Grand Woods Lounge is Grand Rapids’ best place for “drinks, grub and grooves.” Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, this Michigan cabin offers delicious American-style comfort food and live entertainment.

Peppino’s Sports Grille – 130 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

Is it even possible to live in the Grand Rapids area and not go to Peppino’s? Located in the entertainment district of downtown Grand Rapids, Peppino’s is the place for you if you’re looking to get your Italian-American food fix or want to watch a sporting event. Peppino’s is a great place to hang out with friends for a night of food and fun. For those who need a little something extra, the bar even has an area to play pool and shuffleboard. There is also a comfy lounge area next to the fire for people looking to just relax.

Brewery Vivant – 925 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 

Brewery Vivant, a microbrewery located in East Town, has a one-of-a-kind charm, as it is housed in a refurbished historic funeral home. The food is inspired by the small, countryside breweries of Northern France and Southern Belgium, and the daily specials feature ingredients that are fresh and in season. Food and beer are thoughtfully paired together to “reach another level.” Still not convinced? Brewery Vivant is also focused on being a sustainable company. You won’t be disappointed with this pit stop. 

The Intersection – 133 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

The Intersection is one of the best places to go to see live music in Grand Rapids, especially if you are looking for a more intimate concert venue. Not only is it a great place to go for a night out, but there are tons of local bands featured and other performances, too. The music ranges from rock to hip-hop, and there is also a bar, which is worthwhile to note.