While we’re all looking forward to a great convention, seeing old friends, and making new ones … another fun part of going to these events is exploring the surrounding area.
In the past, Grand Rapids was primarily known for being “America’s Furniture Capital.” Some of the best and most popular home and office furniture shipped from this area. But now it is becoming known for something entirely different:
There are so many world class breweries in Grand Rapids that in just a two mile radius around the NAEC Convention there are 13 of them. And for your brew sampling enjoyment we’re going to list them all here:
|Brewery||Yelp Rating||Walking Distance from Event|
|Atwater Grand||3.5||5 minutes or 0.3 miles|
|B.O.B.’s Brewery||4||6 minutes or 0.3 miles|
|Grand Rapids Brewing Co||3.5||8 minutes or 0.4 miles|
|HopCat Grand Rapids||4||9 minutes or 0.4 miles|
|New Holland The Knickerbocker||3.5||12 minutes or 0.6 miles|
|Fountain Hill Brewery||NA||12 minutes or 0.7 miles|
|Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery||4||13 minutes or 0.6 miles|
|Founders Brewing Co.||4||14 minutes or 0.7 miles|
|City Built Brewing||4||15 minutes or 0.8 miles|
|Harmony Hall||4||17 minutes or 0.8 miles|
|The Mitten Brewing Co.||4.5||34 minutes or 1.7 miles|
|Elk Brewing – Grand Rapids||3.5||35 minutes or 1.6 miles|
|Creston Brewery||4||37 minutes or 1.8 miles|
40 Pearl St NW #110
Mention NAEC for a complimentary appetizer of either Smoked Whitefish Dip or Truffle Fries.
House of Wine
53 Monroe Center St NW
Show NAEC credentials for 15% off your bill.
122 Monroe Center St NW
Mention KONE Spares and receive a free order of Pizza Puffs with a purchase. (Limit one per guest, purchase required).
Before you go exploring Grand Rapids, make sure you stop by Booth 515 and and pick up one of our bouncy beer pints so that even if you spill your brew you won’t break your glass.
Hope to see you there! Cheers!