The Meanwhile

1005 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

The sheer number of visits I’ve made to this place make me quite biased. But for many Grand Rapidians of the drinking class, this is home base. Affordable, generously poured drinks, absurd specials, absurd art, and a hammerhead shark. This all makes it sound a bit annoying, but it’s offset by the young, v cool crowd and the bonkers music choices of the staff. It’s caused me and other travellers to be on a constant hunt for “The Meanwhile of __________”, seeking a place that’s honest, affordable, accepting of locals and non-locals alike, and pours real good negronis and large glasses of whiskey.

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