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The Beer Lover’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Goose Island is traveling across the country to share some brewery love during Migration Week. But a person can't live on beer alone: In addition to some awesome breweries, the Goose Island team found amazing spots for everything from sushi to nitro iced coffee during their stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Gravity Taphouse Grille

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Gravity is an awesome craft-beer bar with more than 60 taps. The patio has several fireplaces, making for a cozy spot to enjoy some Bourbon County Stout.

Lubbers Family Farm

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The farm is only about 10 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and a great escape from the city. Every Saturday, they open up their farm store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offer activities for the whole family.

JD Reardons

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We swung by JD Reardon’s for an early afternoon beer on its beautiful patio, but after a few beers we lost our self-control and ordered the crab Rangoon dip. We have no regrets.

Madcap Coffee

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We were so excited to make a stop at MadCap Coffee but when we arrived they were closed for renovations. We were only temporarily devastated, because the good baristas were set up on the sidewalk serving their brews. We went with their decadent iced coffee on nitro.

Real Food Cafe

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The name isn’t a lie: The food was real (obviously), and delicious. We stopped by for breakfast; the corned beef hash was our favorite.

Brewery Vivant

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We love historic old buildings, and this funeral home turned Belgian-inspired brewery was no exception. We got a tour of the brewery, where all the real magic happens.

Elk Brewing Company

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The folks at Elk Brewing were wonderful and showed us a great time on our short visit to Grand Rapids. Definitely make a point to stop by and check out what they are brewing.

Maru Sushi & Grill

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We eat a lot of pub fare on the road, so stopping for sushi is one of the best treats. The Boogie Veggie roll, with tempura sweet potato, surprised us the most. It was definitely the most delicious veggie roll we’ve encountered.
This advertising content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and our sponsor, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

Gravity Taphouse Grille

Gravity is an awesome craft-beer bar with more than 60 taps. The patio has several fireplaces, making for a cozy spot to enjoy some Bourbon County Stout.

Lubbers Family Farm

The farm is only about 10 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and a great escape from the city. Every Saturday, they open up their farm store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offer activities for the whole family.

JD Reardons

We swung by JD Reardon’s for an early afternoon beer on its beautiful patio, but after a few beers we lost our self-control and ordered the crab Rangoon dip. We have no regrets.

Madcap Coffee

We were so excited to make a stop at MadCap Coffee but when we arrived they were closed for renovations. We were only temporarily devastated, because the good baristas were set up on the sidewalk serving their brews. We went with their decadent iced coffee on nitro.

Real Food Cafe

The name isn’t a lie: The food was real (obviously), and delicious. We stopped by for breakfast; the corned beef hash was our favorite.

Brewery Vivant

We love historic old buildings, and this funeral home turned Belgian-inspired brewery was no exception. We got a tour of the brewery, where all the real magic happens.

Elk Brewing Company

The folks at Elk Brewing were wonderful and showed us a great time on our short visit to Grand Rapids. Definitely make a point to stop by and check out what they are brewing.

Maru Sushi & Grill

We eat a lot of pub fare on the road, so stopping for sushi is one of the best treats. The Boogie Veggie roll, with tempura sweet potato, surprised us the most. It was definitely the most delicious veggie roll we’ve encountered.

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