Anyone that wants to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Grand Rapids has definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Grand Rapids wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about wine, liquor, and beer in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Grand Rapids
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Grand Rapids:
- Rishi’s International Beverage at 3839 28th St SE
- Smitty’s Specialty Beverage at 1489 Lake Dr SE
- Tuscan Liquors at 1140 Monroe Ave NW
- Siciliano’s Market at 2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
- Fulton Liquor Store at 734 Fulton St W
- Mega-Bev at 2770 29th St SE
- Leon & Son Wine at 972 Cherry St SE
- Martha’s Vineyard Fine Wine at 200 Union Ave NE
- The Crushed Grape at 2869 Knapp St NE
- Bourbon Street at 2234 Alpine Ave NW
- Grapevine Wine & Deli at 1559 Michigan St NE
- Aperitivo at 435 Ionia Ave SW
Siciliano’s Market sells homebrew and winemaking supplies while also stocking a variety of craft beers, cigars, coffee, pipes, tobacco, wines, spirits, and other fun stuff. Mega-Bev has everything you need to build a custom bar for any big event, party, or wedding. They have a large selection of both domestic and imported beverages like premium wines, liquors, and beers at competitive costs.
Leon & Son Wine carries a wide range of white, red, and sparkling wines from around the world with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic production. As long as you provide the selected price and specific instructions their expert will assist you in selecting a case of 12 bottles for a custom order.
Explore a global collection of wines, boutique and small batch liquors, domestic and imported craft beers, gourmet groceries, and more at Martha’s Vineyard Fine Wine. They put a lot of effort into finding the best beverage and food items for you.
The Crushed Grape is renowned for its extensive selection of local and international wines, some of the most popular and rare spirits, and also a broad choice of craft and imported beers. You can stop by Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Brewery Vivant at 925 Cherry St SE
- The Mitten Brewing at 527 Leonard St NW
- Brass Ring Brewing at 2404 Eastern Ave SE
- Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits at 2885 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE
- Arvon Brewing at 1006 Division Ave S
- Greyline Brewing at 1727 Alpine Ave NW
For rustic European-inspired beers, incredible dishes, a line of sour fruited ales, and a variety of seasonal and signature beers head to Brewery Vivant. Reservations are accepted for groups of 2 to 6 people.
Brass Ring Brewing focuses in small-batch authentic English-style ales and made from scratch comfort food in addition to hosting events such as Neighbor Night every Wednesday or Stein Night each Tuesday. Unique and creative special deals are available on weekends.
Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits presents a large selection of beers and delectable dishes and is open from 3pm to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 8pm on Sunday. Visit the Arvon Brewing Company to discover a varied choice of craft beers which can either be delivered to your door or picked up at the store.
Their taproom is open Wednesday to Friday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday 1pm to 6pm. Greyline Brewing continues to thrive creating some of the freshest beers in the region while offering fun bars and live music.
Wine Bars In Grand Rapids
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- House of Wine at 53 Monroe Center St NW
- Reserve Wine & Food at 201 Monroe Ave NW
- Aperitivo at 435 Ionia Ave SW
- GR Noir Wine & Jazz at 35 Division Ave S
- Divani at 15 Ionia Ave SW #130
- Cork Wine & Grille at 1600 Galbraith Ave SE
House of Wine hosts free tastings every Monday evening and has a happy hour from noon to 5pm on weekdays. Known as the go-to spot for cheese and charcuterie with over 100 wines available by the glass, an enormous bottle collection, and seasonal handcrafted cocktails Reserve Wine & Food is a popular dining destination in the downtown area. Come for their happy hour from 4pm to 5:30pm Tuesday to Friday.
Apart from arranging private gatherings or tasting events the Aperitivo is a fantastic place to have a meal with good wine or enjoy courses with specific themes including cheese, charcuterie, beer, and pairing. Live music, a global drink list, unique small plates, and a welcoming place to learn more about wine and jazz can all be found at GR Noir.
You can join their happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Wednesday to Saturday or book a private tasting to discover about their wine series. Cork Wine & Grille boasts one of the city’s most extensive wine lists and a superb variety of fresh high-quality cuisine from artisan sandwiches to hand-cut steaks all served in a bright and refreshing ambiance.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Cascade Winery at 4665 Broadmoor Ave SE
- Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant at 4515 28th St SE
- Kayla Rae Cellars at 31 Courtland St
- Lemon Creek Winery at 327 N Beacon Blvd
- Hudsonville Winery at 3768 Chicago Dr
- St. Julian Winery at 4425 14 Mile Rd NE
- 12 Corners Vineyards at 41 Washington Ave #144
- Arktos Meadery at 442 Bridge St NW
Lemon Creek Winery is one of the largest fruit orchards in southwest Michigan. Join their club to receive a variety of privileges like invitations to private events, festival tickets, attractive discounts, access to limited-edition wines, and complimentary tastings.
With over 100 years of experience manufacturing dry and sweet wines, hard ciders, and spirits St. Julian is one of the longest and most-awarded wineries in the state. Specialty services are also available which include custom crush and fermentation, private label and co-packaging, bulk orders, and lab facilities.
Arktos Meadery is the premier maker of mead in your area using only the purest and natural ingredients without chemical additives.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Grand Rapids can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Rockwell Republic at 45 Division Ave S
- Stella’s Lounge at 53 Commerce Ave SW
- The Green Well at 924 Cherry St SE
- Graydon’s Crossing at 1223 Plainfield Ave NE
- Butcher’s Union at 438 Bridge St NW
- Buffalo Traders Lounge at 950 Fulton St E
- Ando Sushi + Bar at 415 Bridge St NW
Rockwell Republic is a trendy gastropub in the historic Heartside District with amazing seasonal cuisine and a happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday. The Green Well has extra daily deals for dine in only from 3pm to 9pm along with happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Tuesday to Friday and all-day Sunday.
Stop by Graydon’s Crossing for yummy meals and well-matched beers in a global pub setting. Their happy hour is from 3pm to close on Sunday, 3pm to 6pm and again from 9pm to midnight Monday to Friday, and 9pm to midnight on Saturday.
Butcher’s Union features delicious dishes, inspired cocktails, and an unrivaled whiskey collection while fostering a welcoming environment. They have happy hour from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday to Friday. Buffalo Traders Lounge brings the art of cocktail culture to the local community and has a daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm.
You can also check out our:
- Detroit Liquor & Spirits Guide
- Lansing Liquor & Spirits Guide
- Milwaukee Liquor & Spirits Guide
- Chicago Liquor & Spirits Guide
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Grand Rapids
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Grand Rapids.