Happy Days: A Shortlist of West Michigan’s Must-Visit Happy Hours

Written by REVUE Marketing Staff | Wednesday, 04 April 2018 16:23 |

The English language is chockfull of misleading terms. For instance, hitting your funny bone isn’t remotely funny. But we can think of one straightforward term that will never lead you astray — Happy Hour. Honestly, who wouldn’t be happy about partaking in affordable, quality libations?

Last Call: Blushing Gimlet from Social Kitchen and Bar

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 29 March 2018 15:43 |

“A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice, and nothing else,” so says Terry Lennox — that old dog — of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. That may be the world’s most famous gimlet recipe, but there are other twists and turns to what’s certainly the most idiot-proof of cocktails.

Last Call: Wicked & Funky Cold Medina at One Bourbon

Written by Nick Macksood, photos by Katy Batdorff | Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:38 |

One Bourbon owner Meagan Freriks throws together two of the Bridge Street tavern's signature mixes: "Wicked" and "Funky Cold Medina."

Last Call: Ginger Vertigo at Harmony Eastown

Written by Nick Macksood, photos by Katy Batdorff | Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:30 |

Revue visits Harmony Brewing Company in Eastown, where bartender Matt Rettinger mixes one of Harmony's signature cocktails, the Ginger Vertigo.

Last Call: Loving Cup Sazerac at Rockwell Republic

Written by Nick Macksood, photos by Katy Batdorff | Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:57 |

Learn how to make one of Rockwell Republic's signature cocktails and watch manager Devin Vranich take a blowtorch to a sprig of rosemary.

Last Call: The Old Cuban from Buffalo Traders Lounge

Written by Nick Macksood, photos by Katy Batdorff | Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:11 |

When helping to create Buffalo Traders Lounge, Grand Rapids’ latest cocktail bar, Duncan McCargar decided that we as a city had skipped a step in our zeal for specialty spirits. “It was like we tried to be New York’s inventive cocktail scene before we ever even had a place to get a reliable classic.” Truth.

Last Call: The Velvet Underground from Donkey

Written by Nick Macksood | Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:27 |

Justin Whitman, the bar manager at Donkey admitted to us that when he and his staff have trouble coming up with cocktail names, they tend to lean on band names. Well bravo, team. The Velvet Underground manages not only to taste like a smoky NYC bar circa 1964, its Day-Glo orange also looks like it could have doubled as a prop in Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

Your Cup of Tea

Written by Elma Talundzic | Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:11 |

It’s no secret that coffee tends to hog the caffeinated spotlight from time to time. But we’re here for you, tea lovers. We’d like to widen that spotlight and shift our attention over to a hot (or iced) cup of tea. Here’s a small guide to just a few local specialty tea shops to help you get started on your next leafy quest.

Last Call: Henry's Absent Absinthe Verte at Bier Distillery

Written by Nick Macksood | Monday, 10 July 2017 09:13 |

Owner operator Joel Bierling demonstrates how they serve absinthe at Bier Distillery and Tasting Room in Comstock Park.

Last Call: 27 Club from SideBar

Written by Nick Macksood | Friday, 02 June 2017 15:22 |

The 27 Club was bartender Josh Van Gorden’s contribution to the Copper & King’s annual MixT&pe competition, in which competitors build a cocktail based on a song of their choosing. Initially dubbed "Purple Haze", the 27 Club is a nod to Jimi Hendrix not only in color, but in taste and texture as well.

Page 4 of 8

© 2018 Revue and Revue Holding Company

Join Our Newsletter!

Event Calendar

Breaking News

readthisissue 11.18