Things To Do In Midtown


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  • Cottage Bar and Restaurant
    Sister restaurants One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom and The Cottage Bar & Restaurant share more than their owners?they're located on the same street corner. That makes it easy for guests to visit both in one night, stopping at The Cottage to grab a beer before heading to One Trick Pony for a pork porterhouse, or ordering a glass of wine at One Trick Pony before eating the USA Today awarded Cottage burger next door. The two restaurants also share a love of entertainment. One Trick Pony hosts live music each Thursday and Saturday, with acts such as rockers Mid Life Crisis and acoustic folk singer Gabrial James Lundy entertaining diners. And musicians also play at The Cottage Bar's annual chili cook-off, where 40 amateur chefs gather to show off their secret recipes and plan a chili stain-off where they try to wash tomato sauce off their aprons.
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    18 LaGrave Ave. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • The Local Epicurean
    At The Local Epicurean, owner Ryan Raredon, who has been profiled in the Grand Rapids Press, began pasta making as a hobby, before success at selling his noodles and seasonings in farmers’ markets inspired him to open his own store, where a panoply of handmade herb-infused sundries now resides. From pasta-making, Ryan has now expanded his store to include a Chocolate Lounge filled with delectable selections of cocoa-based confections. The store's newest space boasts a full chocolate menu with a wide selection of organic coffee and tea. Guests can opt for the Lounge's signature "Cha-Co-Lot" drink, delicately crafted and served in an antique silver coffee pot, a slice of triple chocolate cheesecake, or head to the paring stand to sample hand-made chocolates, dipped berries, cheeses, and breads. Patrons can satisfy their sweet-tooth cravings at The Chocolate Lounge seven days a week.
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    1436 Wealthy Street Southeast
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • River City Improv
    Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two tickets to see River City Improv (an $18 value) at the Ladies Literary Club downtown. This Groupon is valid for two admissions ($9 each) to one of six performances: Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, or Dec. 4. Both tickets must be used at the same show. Shows start at 7:33 p.m., with doors opening an hour before.
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    61 Sheldon Boulevard Southeast
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Flanagan's Irish Pub
    Flanagan's Irish Pub's gastropub menu rotates nearly weekly with eclectic offerings such as pulled pork tacos and specialty burgers with fresh, seasonal toppings. Chefs still cook up classic Irish dishes such as fish and chips or shepherd's pie, but also put twists on old favorites: reuben bites?mini reuben sandwiches rolled in wonton skins?are a house specialty. On the weekends, live bands and DJs fill the air with music.
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    139 Pearl St. NW
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Bryan Adams
    More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts, musical theater, and competitive musical chairs.
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    130 Fulton W
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Mojo's Dueling Pianos Bar
    Grab some friends and head on over to Mojo's Dueling Pianos Bar for great pub grub. Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Mojo's Dueling Pianos Bar has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Your group can sit comfortably at Mojo's Dueling Pianos Bar, a local restaurant. Wifi is on the house at Mojo's Dueling Pianos Bar, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. The restaurant features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Drivers will be giddy once they hear about the easy street parking near Mojo's Dueling Pianos Bar. Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Mojo's Dueling Pianos Bar.
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    180 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI US

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