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The American Classic

Honest.  Goodness.

 

One Bourbon - serving fine whiskey, good grub, amazing friends & great times.

Photos by PETE MCDANIELS & Green Frog Photo

Beer city WAS missing the bourbon! Featuring 120+ different whiskies and bourbon, quality spirits, beer and wine. Served with comfy classic dishes by friends.  

One Bourbon's interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area, with loads of unfinished brick, tin ceilings and Edison lights.  The multi-level restaurant offers the choice to observe passers-by in the Oak Room, a swanky whisky room on the 2nd floor, or in the pub area with direct access to the genius' behind the bar, in the main dining area with comfy seating and plenty of light, or outdoors on the large patio covered in art.  

The 2nd floor also features the Lounge, a private dining area for your next business meeting, group dinner or get together.

ALL MENU ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

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HAPPY HOUR

1/2 off drafts and wine
$2 off cocktail list
everyday 3pm-6pm

 

CONTACT US

(616) 608.5766
info@onebourbongr.com

Location

608 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(directly across the street from the Bridge Street Market project.)

PARKING AVAILABLE on ally behind, side lot next to us, bank lot and street. Parkmobile app is needed.

Hours

T-Th 3p–10p
F-Sa 3p–midnight
Su, M church, family, football

 

FARM TO FORK and the
SLOW FOOD MOVEMENT

If our food or drink takes awhile it's because we are making it fresh and with love...we are a proud participant of the slow food movement.  If you are not familiar with this, it is a concept in which the freshest local ingredients are used to sustain and preserve the flavors of that region.  If fast food is your desire, there are many fast food joints around.  So sit back, put down your devices, enjoy the music, sip a little bourbon and make it an event.  We appreciate your patience.

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"brown” list

bourbon updated 10/12/17

Please note pricing on our "brown" list are for 2 ounce pours.

1792 Small Batch $11
Angels Envy $11
Amador Double Barrel $10
Bakers $11
Basil Hayden $10
Blanton’s $13
Bookers $15
Buffalo Trace $8
Bulleit $8
Bulleit 10yr $11
Breckinridge $10
Cleveland Undgrd Apple $11
Cleveland Undgrd Blk Cherry $11
Cleveland Undgrd Hickory $11
Cleveland Undgrd Honey Locust $11
Dickel NO8 $8
Eagle Rare 10yr $9
Elijah Craig Small Batch $9
Evan Williams $6
FEW $11
Four Roses $7.50
Four Roses Single Barrel $10
Four Roses Small Batch $9
High West American Prairie $10
Hirsch Small Batch Reserve $12
Hudson Baby $12
Jefferson’s $9
Jefferson’s Ocean Cask 112 $20
Jefferson’ Ocean Aged at Sea $16
Jefferson’s Reserve $12
Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Cask $16
Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill $15
Jefferson’s Reserve Rum Cask $17
Jim Beam$7.50
Jim Beam Apple $7.50
Jim Beam Black $8
Jim Beam Devils Cut $8
Jim Beam Double Oak $8
Jim Beam Honey $7.50
Jim Beam Kentucky Fire $7.50
Jim Beam Single Barrel $10
Journeyman Featherbone $11
Koval Single Barrel $12
Knob Creek $9
Knob Creek Single Barrel $12
Knob Creek Maple $9
Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition $25
Knob Creek 25th Anniversary $25
Larceny$9
Makers Mark $9
Makers 46 $10
Makers Mark Cask Strength $11
Valentine Mayor Pingree $18
Mayor Pingree Cask Strength $18
Michter’s$10
New Holland Beer Barrel $9
Old Crow $6
Old Forrester 86 $7.50
Old Forrester 100 $8
Old Forrester 1870 $11
Old Forrester 1897 $11
Old Forrester 1920 $13
Old Forrester STATESMAN $13
Old Grand Dad $7.50
Old Grand Dad 114 $9
Rebel Yell $7.50
Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey $7.50
Red Stag by Jim Beam $7.50
Russel’s Single Barrel $11
Tatoosh $9
Two James J. Riddle $11
Wild Turkey 81 $8
Wild Turkey 101 $9
Wild Turkey Master’s Keep $40
Woodford Reserve $9
Woodford Double Oak $12

BOTTLED IN BOND
Jim Beam Bonded $7.50
Red Cedar Spirits $9
Old Grand Dad Bonded $9

shine

Buffalo Trace White Dog $9
Civilized White Dog Whiskey $9
George Dickel White $8
Hatfield & McCoy Drink Devil $8
Redemption White $8
Two James Rye Dog $11

straight rye


Bulleit 95 Rye $9
Canadian Club Rye $7.50
Detroit City Homegrown Rye $11
FEW Rye $13
George Dickel Rye $8
Highwest Double Rye $12
Highwest Rendezvous Rye $14
Hudson Manhattan Rye $13
Journeyman Last Feather Rye $11
James Pepper 1776 Rye $11
Knob Creek Rye $9
Lock, Stock & Barrel Rye $23
Michter’s Straight Rye $10
Old Overholt Straight Rye $8
Redemption Rye $9
Rittenhouse Rye $9
Russel Single Barrel Rye $11
Templeton Rye 4yr $11
Templeton Rye 6yr $12
Traverse City North Coast Rye $10
Two James Catcher’s Rye $13
Whistlepig Straight Rye $17
Whistlepig 12yr $22
Wild Turkey Rye $8
Wild Turkey 101 Rye $9
Woodford Rye $9

canadian

Canadian Club $6
Canadian Club Reserve 9yr $7.50
Canadian Club Rye$7.50
Crown Royal $8
Crown Royal Black $9
Crown Royal XO $11
Crown Royal Limited Wine Cask $15
Seagrams VO Gold $7.50

irish whiskey

Bushmills $8
Bushmills Black Bush $9
Bushmills Malt 10yr $10
Bushmills Malt 16yr $18
Bushmills Malt 21yr $30
Donegal $9
Jameson $8
Jameson Caskmates $9
Jameson 18yr $30
Tullamore Dew $11
Tullamore Dew 12yr $12
Red Breast$14
Red Breast Cask 12yr $17

misc whiskey

Fireball $6
Hakushu $17
Hibicki Harmony $20
High West Campfire $13
High West Yippee Ki-yay $16
Jack Daniels $8
Gentleman Jack Daniels $9
Jack Daniels Single Barrel $14
Jack Daniels Masters NO8 $9
Jack Daniels 150th yr Edition $20
Kavalan $17
Koval Four Grain $12
Long Road Wheat Whiskey $10
Michter’s Unblended $10
Michter’s Sour Mash $10
New Holland Zepplelin Blend $11
New Holland Zeppelin Rsrv $13
Nikka Pure Malt $15
Nikka Coffee Grain $15
Stoll & Wolfe $11
Stranahan’s $15
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak $15
Toki $10
Traverse City Whiskey Co $9
Traverse City Barrel Proof $15
Traverse City Cherry $9
Two James Johnny Smoking Gun $11
Virginia Highland $13
Yamazaki 12yr $17

scotch

SCOTCH
Ancnoc 12yr $10
Ardberg 10yr $12
Auchentoshan Three Wood $15
Auchentoshan 12yr $12
Balvanie Caribbean Cask 14yr $16
Bowmore 12yr $12
Bruichladdich “The Laddie” 10yr $15
Dewars Whie Label $8
Glenfiddich 12yr $11
Glenfiddich 26yr $80
Glenlivet 12yr $11
Glenmorangie Lasanta $13
Highland Park 15yr $18
John Barr $9
Johnnie Walker Black $10
Johnnie Walker Gold $15
Lagavulin16yr $21
Lagavulin Distillers Edition $26
Laphroaig 10yr $11
Macallan 12yr $14
Macallan 18yr $40
Oban Little Bay$19
Sheep Dip $9
Talisker $15
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Rsrv $35

 

handcrafted cocktails

Soup of the Day
Ask your server for today’s special!

Blueberry Lemonade “Thyme”
Gray Skies vodka, blueberry thyme syrup, fresh lemon $7

Whiskey Sour
Bulleit bourbon, house sour, egg white, cherry $8

Manhattan
Benchmark bourbon, Contratto vermouth, Angostura bitters, cherry $9

Mule
Kentucky or Moscow
Benchmark bourbon or Gray Skies vodka, ginger beer, lime $8

Detroit’s Last Word
Two James Old Cockney gin,
Maraschino liqueur, Green Chartreuse, fresh lime $8

HEMINGWAY
Bacardi rum, grapefruit, maraschino liquor,
simple syrup, lime $8

#summertime
Noval white port, St. Germaine, tonic, lime $7

Rosé, All Day
sparkling rosé, Aperol, Cocchi Rosa, rhubarb bitters, orange twist $8

B᱾T᱾F
Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, St. Elizabeth
Allspice Dram, Cherry Heering,
fresh lime, salt tincture $9

P.Y.T
Jalapeño-infused tequila, peach syrup, Angostura bitters,
Peychaud bitters, fresh lime $9

Boulé
Bulleit, St. Germaine, fresh grapefruit, fresh lemon,orange bitters $8

wine list
by the glass


Kenwood Bubbles, CA $5
Bonvia Moscato, Italy $6
Firesteed Pinot Gris, OR $8
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc, NZ $10
Butter Chardonnay, CA $11.25
Klinkerbrick Rose, CA $11
Bollicini Sparkling Rose $6
Pino Pinot Noir, OR $11
Tranzind Red Blend, CA $10
Handcraft Malbec, CA $6
Montes Malbec, Chile $8
Ironstone Cabernet, CA $8
Ray’s Station Cabernet, CA $11
1,000 Stories Zinfandel, CA $12.5

BY THE BOTTLE
Truchard Chardonnay, CA $55
Tintonegro Malbec, Argentina $30
Volunteer Cabernet, CA $55
Dragon’s Tooth Red Blend, $75

Beer/Cider


BY THE BOTTLE/CAN
Coors Light
Corona
PBR light
Budweiser
Michelob Ultra
Virtue MI Brute
Bud Light
Blake’s Seasonal (Black Phillip)
Miller Lite
All Day IPA
Pacific Coast Pinot Gris Cider
Zima


Draft

Bell's Best Brown Ale
Darkhorse BBA Toonilla
New Holland Extra Time
Grand Armory Crop Duster
Darkhorse Scary Jesus Rock Star
Moutain Town Train Wreck
Witch’s Hat This Guy
Southern Tier Pumking
Dragonmead Castlebrite

 

 
 

We are happy to accept reservations for parties of 8 or more.

 Please email info@onebourbongr.com or call 616.608.5766

For larger parties, please see the events tab!

 

Private Events

The second floor of One Bourbon features the Lounge and Oak Room, a perfect place to host your next business meeting, celebratory get together or large dinner!  Seating up to 50, the Lounge and Oak Room has soft seating with wingback chairs, end tables, pub tables, and dining tables.  We will provide dedicated serving and bar staff as needed.  Luncheon and dinner options are available. Please contact
info@onebourbongr.com or call 616.608.5766 for more information.

 
 
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FAMILY STYLE SERVICE

What is family style? Your selections will be brought to the table on
platters or in larger serving dishes. Just like at home, pass the plates
around and help yourselves! We want you to be comfortable, take as much as
you’d like, we will continue to refill the platters as necessary.
Appetizers can be served buffet style, passed or as snacks at the table.
Desserts can be plated or served family style.

 

FAMILY STYLE MENU

FAMILY STYLE MENU
ALL YOU CAN EAT SERVED WITH INDIVIDUAL SIDE SALADS AND BISCUITS WITH BUTTER AND JAM. TWO SALAD DRESSING CHOICES ARE INCLUDED. NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES INCLUDED.

ENTREES
CHOICE OF 2 OR 3
Meatloaf
Vegetarians Shepherd’s Pie
Fried Fish
Citrus Salmon
Pan Seared Whitefish
Loaded Mac N Cheese
New York Strip Steak
Fine Fried Chicken

SIDES
CHOICE OF 2
Collard Greens
Steamed Green Beans
Roasted Asparagus
Bourbon Baked Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Corn Risotto
Wild Mushroom Polenta

APPETIZERS
ADD AN APPETIZER FOR COCKTAIl HOUR!
Salted Caramel Corn (GF)
Deviled Eggs (GF)
Georgia Egg Rolls
Whitefish Fritters
Hot Cheese + Crackers
Pickles + Cheese

DESSERTS
We would be happy to provide an assortment of seasonal desserts for your event.

BAR OPTIONS

HOSTED BEER & WINE
Choice of 2 white wines, 2 red wines and 4 bottled beers from our bar menu. Price based on consumption.

HOSTED FULL BAR
House spirits, 2 white wines, 2 red wines and 4 bottled beers from our bar menu. Price based on consumption.

CASH BAR
Full bar available for your guests to purchase by card or cash. Tabs left unpaid are the responsibility of the host. House spirits include vodka, gin, rum, tequila, scotch, bourbon, whiskey, liquors as needed and accompaniments.  Some specialty liquors, drinks and cocktails may not be available in the Oak Room.

VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a tour! Our friends at Real Space created a virtual realty tour for us. Click anywhere and use your mouse to "walk" around. Or, just hit the play button! You can even go up and down the stairs!

About

From left to right, Brett, Meg, George and Meagan

From left to right, Brett, Meg, George and Meagan

 
 

So four friends walk into a bar...

Kidding. Kind of. We would love to introduce you to masters of this madness that we call One Bourbon. 

Hello! We are the owners and operators of One Bourbon in the heart of Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, MI. (West side, Best side, of course.) Brett and Meagan Freriks are both from Zeeland, MI and George and Meg Chittenden, from Spring Lake and Wayland respectively. 

The One Bourbon Story is pretty straightforward. We were having a Friendsgiving in 2015, bitching about work and we said "We should really just open our own restaurant" *sips bourbon* and then everyone agrees, and laughs and throws out a ton of random ideas. *sips bourbon* Everyone agrees again...and then the next thing we know, WHAM, Meagan writes a business plan. Oops. 

Why One Bourbon? Why bourbon? Why comfort food? Well, a couple of reasons. The name is from the legendary “One bourbon, one scotch and one beer by George Thourogood”. We thought it represented us down on our luck and not loving what we were doing. And we kinda agree that a bourbon, a scotch and a beer makes for a pretty fantastic evening. Why bourbon? Um…it’s tasty? But in actuality we wanted a place that showcased spirits (especially the brown ones) that had something for everyone. A place where you can get a HELL of a cocktail or sip on a Bud Light without judgement. Drink what you like! Why comfort food? GR has SO many great places with fabulous Chef’s that are uber creative and putting out some fantastic food. But sometimes, we just want a burger. Or fried chicken. Or homemade pie. Nothing fancy, so crazy sauces, nothing you have to Google search while you look through the menu. Good food. At a reasonable price (remember we are from West MI here and are just as broke as the next guy).

Between the minds of Meagan Freriks, our General Manager and HBIC (ha) and GeorgeChittenden, our Executive Chef and comfort food extraordinaire, they bring you the One Bourbon you see today. You will always see Brett Freriks on the weekends (at least)
delivering guests their meals, checking in on them and helping expedite the kitchen. (In real life, he is a Project Manager for a Telecommunications company.) Meg Chittenden will be running around as a "Utility Player" as we like to say, bartending, serving, expediting, etc.  (Meg is in Operations at a local yoga studio).

We have all worked in everything from diners, to resorts, to fine dining, corporations, you name it and have learned so much in the process. We thank all of our prior places of employment, bosses, peers and staff for the opportunities to learn. Without you we wouldn’t be where we are today.

We took over the space in October 2016 and did so much work to this space that we are wildly proud of. From gutting the upstairs and totally renovating our private dining space to actually BUILDING a kitchen where we needed one. In true West MI fashion, what could be done by us, was. (We have also decided that we never, ever want to paint for a living.) Maybe there will be a HGTV show on us…”Flip This Restaurant”, who knows. 

We finally opened officially on April 4, 2017 and we have hit the ground running ever since. We know that we are pretty crazy but we are willing to risk it all for the dream of building a place that you will find family recipes, where you can catch up with
your friends and meet some new ones. Hospitality is of great importance to us. We want you to feel like you are coming to a friend’s house for dinner. Be welcome here.

We are incredibly grateful to have built a supportive team that stands behind the same ideas! It has been a dream come true and we are so thankful for everyone and their unconditional support through it all. 

A special shout out goes to our parents and families for helping renovate with us and for promising that we can live with you if this thing ever goes South. We love you!

Cheers!
Meagan, Brett, George and Meg