Highest-rated bars in Grand Rapids, according to Tripadvisor

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October 24, 2022
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Highest-rated bars in Grand Rapids, according to Tripadvisor

Over the years, Tripadvisor has become the world's largest travel resource with 37.7 unique online visitors in the U.S. alone.

When the site was founded in 2000, the founders' goal was to provide travelers with an online platform to exchange reviews of destinations and hospitality businesses such as hotels and restaurants. Travelers from all over the world continue to use the site and app to determine where to stay, learn about the under-the-radar gems in their chosen destination, and where to eat, based on other travelers' reviews.

For hotels and restaurants, reviews can boost foot traffic to a location. But at times, they can be misleading in that they disproportionately cover more touristy areas while ignoring some local gems. In New York City, for example, a majority of highly rated bars were located in the Theater District—likely due to all the tourists who flock there and are more inclined to leave reviews.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated bars and pubs in Grand Rapids on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some bars on the list may have recently closed.

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#9. Fulton Street Pub and Grill

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 801 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6212
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#8. Tavern on the Square

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4115
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#7. Prospect Hills Brewhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5500 44th St SE Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids, MI 49512-4055
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#6. O'Toole's Public House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 448 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5322
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#5. Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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#4. Gippers Sports Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2929 Kraft Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512-2021
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#3. Blue Dog Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5119
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#2. Brick and Porter

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (116 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 47 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2901
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#1. Founders Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,474 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4037
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