Your Guide to Rooftop Bars in Downtown Grand Rapids

13 July

Your Guide to Rooftop Bars in Downtown Grand Rapids

Sit down, relax and enjoy your summer at the 'top' spots in downtown Grand Rapids - from the rooftop bars and lounges!

The B.O.B.

Experience two outdoor venues at the B.O.B.

BOB beer-garden-4Photo courtesy of The B.O.B.

  • The Beer Garden serves wine, beer and cocktails from a re-purposed shipping container previously transformed into a bar. Test your luck at corn hole and other yard games while you are at relaxing.

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  • The Sky Deck serves as an extension of Bobarino's, providing guests live music and delectable eats including wood fired pizza, pasta and build-your-own burgers.  

FriesianPhoto courtesy of Friesian Gastro Pub

Friesian Gastro Pub

Recognized as the first rooftop deck on Michigan Street, this gastro pub is down the hill from the Medical Mile. It features an assortment of menu options including stuffed dates, vegan patty melts and lamb chops. Top your night off with banana foster or strawberry shortcake.


IMG_3601Photo courtesy of GR Now


Haute is the rooftop bar atop New Hotel Mertens. Enjoy cocktails, seafood and charcuterie boards while you view the heart of Grand Rapids. With seating with 40 guests, the wait can be long but the view is worth it! 


foundersPhoto Courtesy of GR Now

Founders Brewing Company

The Founders Brewing Company patio and beer garden is a staple while visiting Grand Rapids. Snack on telera bread pizza or sandwich while sipping beer on tap. If you are wondering what our 'favorite' summer beer on tap is, try the Green Zebra

Photo courtesy of Women's Life Magazine

Rockwell Republic

Rockwell Republic is well known for their fresh sushi, appetizers and happy hour specials. Although there is not a direct view of Grand Rapids, this rooftop bar is a great way to dine outside during the warm months. While dining, try out the red and white sangria blend, you will not be disappointed!  

We hope you enjoy these rooftop bar and lounges as much as we do!

-The Holiday Inn Staff



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