The Hot List

Get the low down on some of the hottest spots in Grand Rapids right here in the hot list. This is where you find an insiders guide to new openings and the places everyone’s talking about.

Wine & Dine

1. Butcher’s Union

If you love meat and whiskey head on down to Butcher’s Union! The atmosphere is perfect for enjoying a late night drink or dinner with friends.

Butcher's Union2. Grain Sandwich Shop

Stop by Grain Sandwich Shop for some pretty amazing sandwiches perfect for lunch!

3. Zoko822 – Opening Soon

For a mix of French and Spanish small plates don’t miss Zoko822 opening soon.

4. PHO 616

If you love Vietnamese food take a trip to the Downtown Market and visit PHO 616.

5. Russo’s Downtown

Russo’s recently opened their downtown location and this is the best spot to stock up on wine and Italian inspired food.

6. New Hotel Mertens – Opening Soon

Stay tuned for the grand opening of New Hotel Mertens!

7. Buffalo Traders Lounge

There’s a new cocktail lounge in town and it’s totally worth a visit with friends. Don’t miss Buffalo Traders Lounge for an awesome cocktail.

Buffalo Traders Lounge Grand Rapids8. The Sparrows

Did you hear The Sparrows is opening a new coffee shop on the westside? Stay tuned for some amazing coffee…

9. Georgina’s Fusion Cuisine – Opening Soon

If you love Georgina’s Fusion Cuisine in Traverse City you’re in luck because a restaurant is opening in Grand Rapids! Stay tuned for more details.

10. Rendezvous

Head downtown and check out Rendezvous located inside the Amway Grand Hotel for their breakfast buffet or craft cocktails and light eats in the evening.

11. Noco Provisions

If you love a twist on comfort foods stop by Noco Provisions located in Forest Hills.

Shop Till You Drop

1. Duffield Lane

Grab your girlfriends and head to Duffield Lane’s new store located in East Grand Rapids!

2. Slate Clothing

A new men’s store has arrived in Grand Rapids! Guys, if you hate shopping trust me you’ll love the brands and helpful customer service at Slate.

3. Iris Boutique

Shop at Iris Boutique on Cherry Street to find the perfect accessories for spring/summer!


1. Urban You Beauty Bar

Check out Urban You Beauty Bar for a HydraFacial, brows, lashes or waxing!