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Logan's Alley

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Taps: 21 / Bottles: 185
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.75%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

916 Michigan St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503-3526
United States
phone: (616) 458-1612

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Notes:
Check the website for food and drink specials. Logan's offers any of their bottles to-go (at prices lower than advertised on the menu), but no growlers.

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flacks360

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$

Been to Logan's a few times, and every time is a great time. A bit of a hole-in-the-wall, but that's the way I like it. Kind of small, and somewhat heavy on the smoke.

The staff is generally very busy and don't chit-chat very much, but they're not unfriendly, and they seem to know their beer pretty well. Which brings us to the selection...

They easily have the best selection of any bar in West Michigan. Plenty of great stuff on tap. Only 2-3 macros. On my last visit, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Bell's Two Hearted, GL Edmund Fitzgerald, Delerium Tremens and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter were on tap, to name a few (probably 20 total). During past visits I've seen plenty of others from Founders and Bells, and even Dogfish 90-min.

Bottle selection is very impressive to say the least. Tons of microbrews from across the country. Nothing that can't be found in a decent beer store, but tough to find in most bars. They have excellent beer menus throughout the place, so if you want something a little more special, it's all laid out on paper for you. Also a plus were the good supply of Belgians: all 3 Chimays (in 750ml form), Rochefort 8 and 10, and Duvel, among others. Just ask for a snifter and you're in business.

Overall, an excellent place to chill and have a few good brews, which is what most of us are looking for, right? Good location about a mile or so east of downtown Grand Rapids and within close range of a handful of other bars.

03-23-2007 02:08:26 | More by flacks360
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BigTuna1066

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-13-2014 19:24:04 | More by BigTuna1066
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GRFounder

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2014 20:37:47 | More by GRFounder
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2014 12:32:51 | More by JohnParadee
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Badger6

Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Being totally transparent, I haven't been in here since early last decade, am in GR for some family business, and it happened to coincide with a Founder's KBS rollout week...so we rolled over to get a pour of the KBS.

Right up front, it isn't Logan's fault, but the place was a madhouse, in a good way. People were friendly, pumped up for the KBS, and generally in great spirits. The staff were great, too. The place was crazy busy, they never skipped a beat, and served everyone fast and with a smile.

Tried a couple other beers while there as well, but the boards and beer lists were endless, with so many craft beers from Michigan and beyond, there is no way to go there and not find something, or some style, you would not like...even a shitty adjunct from St Louis.

Go in a have a beer, you'll love this place. I know if I still lived in GR, I'd probably go there a couple times a month, just to try something new and enjoy the neighborhood feel that the bar reeks of.

03-22-2014 03:17:55 | More by Badger6
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schwartzr33

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12%

02-27-2014 15:47:39 | More by schwartzr33
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Jax2QT

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Logan's Alley is a neighborhood pub that embraces it's neighborhood. The regulars frequently refer to it as their "living room" and is friendly enough to draw people to drive from the suburbs on a daily basis!

As all of Michigan, it is smoke-free. Drinks are poured generously (but not irresponsibly), which brings the liquor crowd back again and again. The beer selection is where they really rock it though--so many revolving taps and hundreds of varied bottles! I've had good beers and bad beers, all at Logan's Alley. If you can drink "4 Beers A Month" (who can't?) you must join their "Around the World" Club; half off all bottles on Wednesday and worth-it prizes for quarterly milestones.

They can appeal to just about anyone... The 3rd shifters swing by for the 7am open and the kitchen actually stays open until 2am for the late-night munchies. You really can't go wrong at Logan's.

04-08-2013 04:54:58 | More by Jax2QT
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sneakymagician

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Great selection of brews and great food! I always enjoy my time there. It's easy to find a beer that I'll like, and I can be rather picky.

The only real problem is that the place is tiny and has little parking. This is a real problem on a Saturday night...so I just go to its sister pub - The Monarch Club. I went during a weekday afternoon and the place was almost empty - but parking was easy to find.

If this place were bigger, with more parking and some entertainment, it could be a major destination in GR during the weekend. Right now, it's a popular neighborhood bar.

11-14-2012 20:24:32 | More by sneakymagician
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4thoseabout2bock

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning...

This place looks like a neighborhood dive, and is as friendly and down to earth as you would expect as such. BUT the beer selection and menu choices were definitely well above anything I could have hoped for. As a craft beer traveller, I really appreciate finding a pub that carries and celebrates local breweries. We got to try Oddsides Citra, Brewery Vivant, Right Brain and Shorts ControverSI ale. Also an excellent short-rib and bacon sandwich.

The ratings don't make you think this is a must visit stop for travellers coming to GR.

This is a must visit.

06-15-2012 02:35:37 | More by 4thoseabout2bock
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EnJeiBee

Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

Logan's Alley has the best selection of bottled beer I have ever seen. They actually have a leather bound book that showcase roughly 250 beers from around the world. They always have a great rotation of taps and are one of the few places I've seen with a dedicated Delirium tap.

The reason I started heading to LA is because I was working 3rd shifts and they were one of the only bars that was open at 7am. Many 3rd shifters, particularly from the medical field, tend to head in after work. The atmosphere is very laid back and the bar has the typical whole in the wall feel.

The staff all seem very knowledgeable and friendly, particularly for the time of morning they're behind the bar. If you're looking for a great place to try some new brews without the crowd or hype, this is the place you need to be!

06-07-2011 23:39:50 | More by EnJeiBee
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Logan's Alley in Grand Rapids, MI
93 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.