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Side Bar

80 Ottawa Ave NW, East Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
+1 616-551-9195
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A must for after or before dinner drinks!

Sidebar is my go to place when entertaining. Even when I have out of town guests from major... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Edelan
,
Grand Rapids, Michigan
via mobile
Hidden gem!

We found it by mistake, sits below the ground next to big 0 cafe. Quaint, seats 18 max. Most... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Stantz
,
Grand Rapids, Michigan
via mobile
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Apr 4, 2018
“A must for after or before dinner drinks!”
Mar 16, 2018
“Hidden gem!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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80 Ottawa Ave NW, East Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
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+1 616-551-9195
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Sidebar is my go to place when entertaining. Even when I have out of town guests from major metropolitan areas, they are always impressed with the quality of the cocktails. This tome Duncan was behind the bar and let us go off menu and blew...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We found it by mistake, sits below the ground next to big 0 cafe. Quaint, seats 18 max. Most excellent cocktail menu, handcrafted. Only top shelf liquors here. Cocktails made the way they should be. You pay for what you get and my wife and...More

1  Thank Stantz
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a great, unique, SMALL bar hidden in downtown Grand Rapids. The bar only fits about 20 people and isn't largely advertised. You hear about it from word of mouth. They have SO many different kinds of cocktails. Most are amazing but beware that...More

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Sidebar is one of the location institutions of a city you need to visit. It is a basement bar that sits about 15-18 people with no signs. The menu of cocktails are fantastic and the drinks are strong! Even after a couple I was...More

Thank bcsystems
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Our new favorite place in Grand Rapids! We had a fabulous time at Side Bar. The cocktails were amazing - they have dozens and dozens on the menu, and Nick will help you pick out the perfect one for you based on your tastes. Truly...More

Thank 205JamieR205
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Stop reading this and go to Sidebar. Right now. Best cocktails in town - there is no question about it.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We were privileged to get Nick on a slower night. There were only a few people on the Monday we went but the drinks were great at always. Nick did a great job an my client was introduced to a few new cocktails.

1  Thank Edelan
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Came down for the beer festival, but this was the highlight of the trip. Great service, amazing cocktails. I was blown away by there handcrafted drinks.

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We saved our first visit for a special occasion - birthdays for both of us! The menu is a bit overwhelming but what a treat! We had actually seen something from the summer on their website and they were still able to make the drink...More

Thank 878janl
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Duncan and Joel rock as smooth as the vinyl they play! The cocktails are elegant and beautifully executed.

Thank Marie-Claude B
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