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“Take Flight” in West Michigan This Winter

West Michigan natives and visitors alike can enjoy a feast of flavors this winter as they experience Grand Rapids’ Flights of Flavor. Whether you choose a single venue or grab a group for a progressive dinner, you can experience some of the best food and drink flights in Michigan with this fun and flavorful feast.

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House of Wine | photo via mygrandrapidslife

About Flights of Flavor

A wide range of food and drink establishments throughout the greater Grand Rapids area, including restaurants, coffee houses, ice cream shops, and breweries, are offering specially crafted flight menus that not only tantalize the taste buds but also captivate the visual imagination of guests as part of Experience Grand Rapids’ Flights of Flavor campaign that started in June 2023.

Flights of Flavor emphasizes both taste and presentation, offering guests a diverse array of flavors and styles in one sitting for a memorable dining experience. More than 30 participating venues have joined the initiative, creating enticing flight menus that include options like cupcake flights, pizza flights, margarita flights, soju flights, cider cocktail slushie flights, oyster and cocktail flights, biscuit and cocktail flights, and more.

To enhance the experience, guests ordering Flights of Flavor dishes can check in on their smartphones to earn points, which can be redeemed for exclusive merchandise or donated to the scholarship fund at the GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

The campaign aims to celebrate not only the flavors but also the style of dining, creating excitement around every flight and supporting businesses in their culinary endeavors.

RestaurantFlights Offered
3 Gatos BrewerySamba & Cerveja (Beer & Brazilian Appetizer Flight)
AperitivoThe Aperitivo Flight (Wine And Cheese Flight), Three Cheese Flight, Three Wine Flight
Beacon Corner BarShooters On The Half Shell (Oysters With Paired Drinks)
Beltline BarCombo Flight (Taco & Marg), Margarita Flight, Taco Flight
Brewery NyxFlavors Of Brewery Nyx (Gluten Free Beer Flight)
Brewery VivantPorch Night Flight (Beer Flight)
Broad Leaf Brewery & SpiritsKentweird Draft Cocktails Flight, Westside’s Best Cocktail Flight (Draft Cocktail Flight)
Broad Leaf Brewery + Spirits – WestsideWestside’s Best Cocktail Flight (Draft Cocktail Flight)
Comedy ProjectFight Or Flight (Moonshine Or Whiskey Flight)
Condado TacosMini Marg Flight (Margarita Flight)
DreamScape DessertsLet There Be Cupcakes (Cupcake Flight)
Ed Dunneback & Girls FarmMimosa Flight
Farmhaus Cider Co.Flight Of Cider
Forty Acres Soul KitchenFlight Of Grits (Shrimp And Grits Flight)
Founders Brewing Co.Founders All-Stars (Beer Flight Of 4)
Ganders Restaurant & LoungeRotating Inbound/Outbound Flights (Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert)
Grand Rapids Brewing Co.Flight School (Beer Flights)
GRNoir Wine & JazzWhite Wine Flight (White Wines And Cheeses Paired)
Harmony Brewing Company – EastownFlights Of Harmony (Beer Flight)
House of WineA Taste Of Pure Michigan (Michigan Wines Paired With Hors D’oeuvres)
K-ROK Korean BBQ and KaraokeSoju Know You Want It (Soju Flight With Entrée)
Lost Art BrewhouseFlying High (Assortment Of Lost Art Beers)
Love’s Ice Cream & ChocolateIce Cream Flight
Mitten Brewing CompanyBeer Flight, Pizza Flight (Assortment Of Toppings)
New Holland Brewing Co.Flight Of The Dragon’s And “Whiskey Business” (Beer Flights)
Nonla Burger – Grand RapidsN.B. Flights Of Flavor (Waffle & Mimosa Flight)
One BourbonIllusion Of Control (Cocktail Flight And Biscuit Board)
Railtown Brewing CompanyGood Food, Good Mooed (Three Beers Paired With Beer-inspired Snacks)
Rockford Brewing CompanyTacos On Tap (Three Beers Paired With Three Tacos)
Rockwell RepublicWings & Whiskey (Whiskey Flight)
Social MisfitsTIPSY MISFITS! (Cocktail Flight)
Speciation Artisan AlesFrom The Ground Up (Assorted Alcohol Flight)
Sundance Grill & BarDo You Wanna Dance (Espresso With Alcohol Flight), Sunny All Grown Up (Mimosa Flight), Wake Me Up…
Sweetwaters Coffee & TeaOur Global Traveler (Coffe & Tea Flight)
The 707 Winery and BreweryJourney Of Flavor (Wine And Cheese Flight)
Vander MillFlight Of Flavor (Cider And Cheese)

Let’s take a closer look at some of the participating restaurants in West Michigan, each offering a unique dining experience…

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Aperitivo | photo via willartforfoodgroup

3 Gatos Brewery

3 Gatos Brewery stands as a Brazilian boteco in West Michigan, blending classic and modern beer styles with creativity. It offers a unique Brazilian culinary experience, featuring a menu that perfectly pairs with its diverse beer selection. The brewery hosts various events, embodying the spirit of Brazilian culture and European brewing traditions.

Aperitivo

Situated in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Aperitivo is a charming locale offering a rich selection of imported and domestic cheeses, charcuterie, and a curated range of wines, beers, and ciders. It’s a perfect spot for those who appreciate the finer things in culinary delights.

Beacon Corner Bar

Drawing inspiration from a clamming and fishing community off Long Island, New York, Beacon Corner Bar in downtown Grand Rapids offers a unique dining experience. It combines coastal-inspired fare with hand-crafted cocktails in a modern yet vintage setting, emphasizing sustainability and locally sourced seafood.

Beltline Bar

An iconic Mexican Cafe in Grand Rapids, Beltline Bar is renowned for creating the first-ever Wet Burrito. With over 70 years of history, it serves a variety of Tex-Mex dishes and has proudly served over 5.1 million orders of its signature dish, consistently named Grand Rapids’ Best Burrito.

Brewery Nyx

Brewery Nyx, located in Grand Rapids, is Michigan’s first 100% gluten-free brewery. Founded with the goal of empowering gluten-free consumers, it offers a range of craft beers brewed specifically for those seeking a quality gluten-free option. Nyx redefines craft beer, ensuring enjoyment without dietary restrictions.

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Beacon Corner Bar | photo via emilyingrandrapids

Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant, nestled in Grand Rapids, is dedicated to brewing culturally inspired beers and serving a from-scratch menu. It’s a place that promotes the good life, focusing on building a sustainable community. The brewery welcomes walk-ins and is known for its high ratings and commitment to memorable events.

Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits

Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits is a unique establishment focusing on progressive American craft beer and botanical spirits. It offers an environment conducive to community building and creative expression, making it a hub for those who appreciate innovative brewing and spirited gatherings.

Broad Leaf Brewery + Spirits – Westside

Broad Leaf Brewery + Spirits – Westside is a vibrant hub for community-building and creative expression. It offers adventurous ales, cosmic cocktails, and unique imbibing experiences. With a menu inspired by international street food and an array of crafted spirits and beers, it’s a destination for flavor exploration.

Comedy Project

The Comedy Project in Grand Rapids is a unique comedy and cocktail theater. It features improv, sketch comedy, and variety shows, alongside a comedy training center. Founded with the goal of being the coolest place for comedy, it offers great drinks, tasty food, and a vibrant atmosphere.

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Condado Tacos | photo via lindseys_foodies

Condado Tacos

Condado Tacos offers a unique, build-your-own-taco experience, blending local vibes with community connection. Since its inception in 2014 in Columbus, Ohio, it has expanded throughout the US, providing a one-of-a-kind dining experience that celebrates individuality and the joy of tacos, tequila, and margaritas.

DreamScape Desserts

DreamScape Desserts specializes in creating unique flavors and designs for special occasions, including weddings and birthdays. Their store offers a variety of cupcakes and cookies, with a menu that changes weekly. They also provide custom cakes and full dessert tables for events, ensuring a sweet touch to any celebration.

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm is a family-owned fruit farm, now featuring Pink Barrel, their farm-to-glass craft beer, hard cider, seltzers, and wine. Emphasizing a connection to the land, they offer a genuine farm experience with their range of locally produced beverages.

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Farmhaus Cider Co. | photo via ericaordiway

Farmhaus Cider Co.

Located on a 150-year-old family farm in Michigan, Farmhaus Cider Co. is renowned for its unique, award-winning ciders made with 100% Michigan apples. The taproom offers a distinctive experience with a variety of ciders and food trucks, appealing to both cider lovers and skeptics.

Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

Forty Acres Soul Kitchen in Grand Rapids is an authentically American restaurant and bar that celebrates black culture, community, and success. It offers a modern, urban space where people from all cultures can unite to enjoy soul food and participate in events like R&B karaoke nights.

Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids is renowned for its diverse range of beers, including year-round, barrel-aged, and limited series. Known for creating unique flavors like Vanilla Porter and French Toast Bastard, it offers a welcoming taproom experience and is a staple in the craft beer community.

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Founders Brewing Co. | photo via mattszuk

Ganders Restaurant & Lounge

Ganders Restaurant & Lounge in Grand Rapids offers a relaxed dining experience near Gerald Ford Airport. Located inside the DoubleTree hotel, it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring a menu that combines fresh, local flavors in a fun and inviting setting.

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

Established in 1893, Grand Rapids Brewing Company is the city’s oldest operating brewery. It’s celebrated for its unique and flavorful beers, family-friendly dining, vibrant bar scene, and accommodating space for groups. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, it’s a popular destination for both locals and visitors.

GRNoir Wine & Jazz

GRNoir Wine & Jazz in downtown Grand Rapids is a unique wine and jazz bar, offering a rich selection of global wines, small plates, and live jazz performances. It’s a place for joy, laughter, and storytelling, celebrating the cultures of wine and jazz in an inviting atmosphere.

Harmony Brewing Company – Eastown

Harmony Brewing Company in Eastown, Grand Rapids, is celebrated for its exceptional pizza and craft beer. Known for its cozy and vibrant atmosphere, it’s a favorite local spot offering a welcoming environment for both solo travelers and groups, with friendly staff and a commitment to quality.

House of Wine

House of Wine in Grand Rapids is a neighborhood wine and martini bar specializing in charcuterie and small plates. It offers a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a wide selection of wines and martinis, making it an ideal spot for both wine connoisseurs and casual drinkers.

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Love’s Ice Cream | photo via mygrandrapidslife

K-ROK Korean BBQ and Karaoke

K-ROK Korean BBQ and Karaoke in Grand Rapids offers an authentic Korean BBQ and street-food culinary experience. With a history rooted in traditional Korean cooking, it provides a unique dining experience where guests can cook their BBQ at the table or enjoy expertly prepared dishes.

Lost Art Brewhouse

Lost Art Brewhouse, based in Walker, Michigan, is a nanobrewery that focuses on the quality of craftsmanship in beer making. They offer a diverse range of beers, including unique flavors like Coffee Stout and Hazy IPA, in a welcoming environment with a commitment to the art of brewing.

Love’s Ice Cream & Chocolate

Love’s Ice Cream & Chocolate in downtown Grand Rapids crafts ice cream and chocolate confections from scratch, focusing on allergen-friendly options like dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and plant-based treats. They emphasize ethically sourced ingredients, offering a delightful experience for everyone, regardless of dietary needs.

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Mitten Brewing Co | photo via kyriaphenix

Mitten Brewing Company

The Mitten Brewing Company in Grand Rapids is a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery. It pairs handcrafted beers with gourmet pizzas, offering a unique dining and drinking experience. The brewery is known for its community involvement and charitable giving, making it a popular spot for both beer enthusiasts and casual visitors.

New Holland Brewing Co. – The Knickerbocker

Located in downtown Grand Rapids, The Knickerbocker by New Holland Brewing Co. offers an expansive brewpub experience with indoor and outdoor beer gardens. It features artisanal, locally-sourced food, a full line of craft beer and spirits, and a welcoming atmosphere for dining and events.

Nonla Burger – Grand Rapids

Nonla Burger in Grand Rapids offers a unique burger experience with a simple yet well-executed menu. Known for its modern diner ambiance with an “old school” twist, it provides quality food and service, making it a delightful destination for burger enthusiasts and casual diners alike.

One Bourbon

One Bourbon, located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, offers a vast selection of over 400 bourbons and whiskeys, paired with unique comfort food. Known for its expert bartenders and cozy atmosphere, it’s a perfect spot for happy hour, private events, or a relaxing evening on the patio.

Railtown Brewing Company

Railtown Brewing Company, located in the quaint town of Dutton, just southeast of downtown Grand Rapids, features a brewery and restaurant with a full lunch and dinner menu. It offers 20 taps with beer, cider, seltzer, and wine, all made on-site, providing a comprehensive local craft beverage experience.

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Rockford Brewing Company, Rockford | photo via Rachel Greiner for Experience GR

Rockford Brewing Company

Rockford Brewing Company, located along the White Pine Trail, offers a rustic and warm space with views of the Rogue River Dam and Downtown Rockford. They are passionate about providing quality food and beer, crafted to enjoy in their welcoming space. The pub and kitchen are open daily.

Rockwell Republic

Located in the historic Heartside district of downtown Grand Rapids, Rockwell Republic is a vibrant gastropub known for its eclectic, made-from-scratch cuisine. The restaurant features craft cocktails, an elevated outdoor deck, and a cozy three-season lounge. It has been voted Best Happy Hour and Best Bloody Mary in Grand Rapids.

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Social Misfits | photo via trappinoutthemando

Social Misfits

Social Misfits in Grand Rapids is an eclectic restaurant lounge known for its inventive offering of scratch-made waffle dishes, both savory and sweet. Complemented by craft cocktails and micro-roasted artisanal coffee, it provides a creatively cozy setting suitable for any occasion, embracing the right to indulge in unique culinary delights.

Speciation Artisan Ales

Speciation Artisan Ales in Grand Rapids offers handcrafted beer and low-intervention wine in a taproom located in a century-old auto shop. They provide a unique experience with a family-friendly atmosphere, trivia nights, and a variety of events, all while serving their distinct craft beverages.

Sundance Grill & Bar

Sundance Grill & Bar is a delightful dining destination in West Michigan. Offering a diverse menu of American classics, it’s a place where you can savor delicious meals and enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast or a mouthwatering dinner, Sundance Grill & Bar has something to satisfy every palate.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

For coffee and tea lovers, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is a haven. With a commitment to providing high-quality coffee and a cozy ambiance, it’s the perfect spot to start your day with a caffeine boost or unwind with a soothing cup of tea. Their menu boasts a variety of specialty coffee and tea options, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The 707 Winery and Brewery

The 707 Winery and Brewery is a hidden gem for wine and beer enthusiasts. While their online presence may be limited to Facebook, it’s worth visiting in person to explore their offerings. Whether you prefer a glass of fine wine or a craft beer, this establishment is sure to provide a memorable tasting experience.

Vander Mill

Vander Mill is a destination for cider lovers. With a focus on crafting exceptional hard ciders, they offer a range of flavors and styles to tickle your taste buds. Whether you’re a cider aficionado or just looking to try something new, Vander Mill provides a refreshing and flavorful cider experience.

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Speciation Artisan Ales | photo via trappinoutthemando

Find a Flight Near Me in Grand Rapids

These restaurants in West Michigan offer a wide range of culinary experiences, from Brazilian botecos and Mexican cafes to vintage baseball-themed microbreweries and wine and jazz bars. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a beer connoisseur, or a lover of unique dining experiences, Grand Rapids restaurants have something special to offer.

Use our interactive map to explore these restaurants and immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary scene of the region.

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