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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 1/3/18

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

1776 $8
1792 Small Batch $11
1792 Full Proof $14
1792 Single Barrel $13
1792 Bonded $12
Amador Double Barrel $10
Bakers $11
Balcones $18
Basil Hayden $10
Blanton’s $13
Bookers $15
Buffalo Trace $8
Bulleit $8
Bulleit 10yr $11
Breckinridge $10
Cleveland $11
Cleveland Undgrd Apple $11
Cleveland Undgrd Blk Cherry $11
Cleveland Undgrd Hickory $11
Cleveland Undgrd Honey Locust $11
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch $12
Dickel NO8 $8
Eagle Rare 10yr $9
Elijah Craig Small Batch $9
Elmer T. Lee $10
Evan Williams $6
FEW $11
Four Roses $7.50
Four Roses Single Barrel $10
Four Roses Small Batch $9
Stagg Jr. $12
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 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
Larceny$9
Little Book $17
Long Road $11
Makers Mark $9
Makers 46 $10
Makers Mark Cask Strength $11
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
Old Grand Dad Bonded $9
Rebel Yell $7.50
Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey $7.50
Red Cedar Spirits Bonded $9
Redemption $8
Russel’s Single Barrel $11
Russel’s 10 yr $14
Tatoosh $9
Two James J. Riddle $11
Two James Grass Widow $11
Weller Antique 107 $10
Weller Special Reserve $10
Wild Turkey 81 $8
Wild Turkey 101 $9
Wild Turkey Master’s Keep $40
Woodford Reserve $9
Woodford Double Oak $12
Woodford Cherry Wood Smoked Barley
Limited Edition Masters Collection $20

shine

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

straight rye

1776 Rye $11
1776 Sherry Cask Rye $$11
Basil Hayden Dark Rye $11
Bulleit 95 Rye $9
Canadian Club Rye $7.50
Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye $15
Detroit City Homegrown Rye $11
FEW Rye $13
George Dickel Rye $8
Gray Skies Breakfast Rye $10
Highwest Double Rye $12
Highwest Rendezvous Rye $14
Hudson Manhattan Rye $13
Jack Daniels Rye $8
Journeyman Last Feather Rye $11
Knob Creek Rye $9
Lock, Stock & Barrel Rye $23
Lock, Stock & Barrel Rye 18yr $50
Mayor Pingree Rye
Michter’s Straight Rye $10
Old Overholt Straight Rye $8
Redemption Rye $9
Russel’s Single Barrel Rye $11
Russel’s 6yr Rye $12
Sazerac Rye 6yr $12
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 XO $11
Crown Royal Limited Wine Cask $15
Legacy $7.50
Seagrams 7 $6
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
Green Spot $14
Jameson $8
Jameson Caskmates Stout $9
Jameson Caskmates IPA $9
Jameson 18yr $30
Tullamore Dew $11
Tullamore Dew 12yr $12
Red Breast Lustau $17

misc whiskey

Bourbon Cream $6 (add to coffee!)
Clyde Mays Alabama Style $14
Fireball $6
Hakushu $17
Hibiki Harmony $20
High West Campfire $13
High West Yippee Ki-yay $16
High West A Midwinters Night Dram $18
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 $11
Michter’s Unblended  $10
Michter’s Sour Mash $10
New Holland Zepplelin Blend $11
New Holland Zeppelin Rsrv $13
Nikka Coffey Grain $15
Nikka Pure Malt $15
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

scotch

Aberfeldy 12yr $12
Ancnoc 12yr $10
Ardberg 10yr $12
Auchentoshan Three Wood $15
Auchentoshan 12yr $12
Balvanie Caribbean Cask 14yr $16
Bowmore 12yr $12
Dewars Whie Label $8
Glenfiddich 26yr $80
Glenlivet 12yr $11
Glenmorangie Lasanta $13
John Barr $9
Johnnie Walker Black $10
Johnnie Walker Gold $15
Johnnie Walker Blue $35
Lagavulin16yr $21
Laphroaig 10yr $11
Macallan 12yr $14
Macallan 18yr $40
Sheep Dip $9
Talisker $15
The Dalmore 12 yr $16
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Rsrv $35

 

handcrafted cocktails

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

GINGER BERRY Gray Skies vodka, domaine de canton, lime, blackberries $9

MULE: Kentucky or Moscow Old Grand Dad or Gray Skies vodka, ginger syrup, ginger beer, lime $8

QUEEN B Detroit Railroad Gin, cocchi americano, honey syrup, lemon $9

PIGEON GUN Bacardi, Pamplemousse Rose, grapefruit, lime, Luxardo Cherry liquor $9

DETROIT'S LAST WORD Two James barrel aged Old Cockney Gin, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, Green Chartreuse, fresh lime $9

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

NUTTY MANHATTAN
Rittenhouse rye, Contratto vermouth, Nocino, black walnut bitters, candied walnut $9

HOT TODDY
Jameson whiskey, honey syrup, cloves, cinnamon, lemon, hot water $8

OPHELIA'S CURE Bulleit bourbon, rosemary simple, lemon, port, egg white $10

classics

WHISKEY SOUR Bulleit bourbon, house sour, egg white, cherry $8

MANHATTAN Bourbon or rye, contratto vermouth, angostura bitters, luxardo cherry  $9

OLD FASHIONED Bourbon or rye, demerara sugar cube, angostura bitters, orange peel $9

SAZERAC Rittenhouse rye, demerara sugar cube, 
peychauds bitters, absinthe rinse, lemon peel $10

wine list

by the glass
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

Montes Malbec, Chile $8
Ironstone Cabernet, CA $8
Ray’s Station Cabernet, CA $11
1,000 Stories Zinfandel, CA $12.5
Tawny Port, Portugal $6


by the bottle
Gun Bun Gewurztraminer. CA $35
Truchard Chardonnay, CA $55
Tintonegro Malbec, Argentina $30
Volunteer Cabernet, CA $55
Dragon’s Tooth Red Blend, $75

beer/cider

by the bottle/can

All Day IPA
Bud Light
Budweiser
Coors Banquet
Coors Light
Corona
Michelob Ultra
Zima


draft

Blue Moon
Bell's Two Hearted
Bell's Kiwi Gose
Oval Beach Blonde
Alaskan Amber
Founder's
Backwoods Bastard
Founder's Breakfast Stout
Wolverine Massacre
B. Nektar Zombie Killer
Founder's NITRO Oatmeal Stout

 

flights

FROM START TO FINISH $16
You can see/taste the progression of flavor and depth.
Buffalo Trace White Dog
Buffalo Trace
Eagle Rare 10 yr

#PUREMICHIGAN $18
Home team win!
New Holland Beer Barrel
Journeyman Featherbone
Mayor Pingree

BOURBON 101 $15
Classic bourbons for the novice or traditionalist.
Maker’s Mark
Bulleit
Knob Creek

RYE NOT $22
Bold and spicy these rye’s showcase this versatile grain. 
Michter’s Straight Rye
Detroit City Homegrown Rye
Whistlepig 10 yr rye

GEORGE THOROGOOD $15
"one bourbon, one scotch, & one beer..."
Russel's 10 year
John Barr
Nitro Oatmeal Stout

three 1 oz pours
served with ice
please no substitutions

 

 
 

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 for a formal meal and up to 75 for cocktail style, the Lounge and Oak Room has soft seating with wing-back 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.

 
Oak Room

Oak Room

Fully stocked private bar for you and your guests. 

HOSTED BEER & WINE
Beers by the bottle/can along with wines by the glass. Price based on consumption.

HOSTED BAR
Tiers #1-#3 available. 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. 

HOSTED UP TO $XX.XX
Tiers #1-#3 available. Priced based on consumption, budget must be determined prior to event. Please note that One Bourbon will make every effort to not to exceed budgeted amount but we cannot guarantee.

Drink Tickets
We do allow drink tickets, price based on consumption. Tickets are turned in for either a wine by the glass, bottle/can beer or cider, house cocktail or Tier #1 cocktail. Physical tickets are the responsibility of the guest. 

Specialty bottle requests can be arranged with 30 day notice & deposit. 

 

FAMILY STYLE SERVICE

What is family style?  Your selections will be brought to the table on platters or in larger serving dishes after the salad course.  Just like at home, pass the plates around and help yourselves!  We want you to be comfortable, so take as much as you’d like and we will continue to refill the platters as necessary. Best for intimate events with guest count under 40.

Buffet service

Buffet style meals - Your selections will be placed on a buffet line for your guests to help themselves, including the salad course. We will continue to refill the platters/chafers as necessary. Best for large parties over 40 people or groups with many dietary challenges such as allergies or preferences.

cocktail style

Your selections will be placed at stations throughout the Lounge and Oak Room encouraging your guests to move and mingle. We will continue to refill your selections based on your pre-ordered amounts. One Bourbon does not allow the practice of “under ordering” for hors d’ oeuvres events. Your event planner will work with you to determine appropriate amounts of food selections for your size group/time. Best for networking events, after dinner parties or events where mingling is encouraged. Up to 75 people can be accommodated.
 

Lounge

Lounge

Seats up to 50 for Family Style Meal. Informal meal setup shown to the left.

One Bourbon is happy to work with each group to facilitate the rental on a/v needs, additional seating, specialty table arrangements or soft seating, decor, etc. Please ask your event coordinator for any special requests.

 

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Formal? 

Not so formal? We have all your options covered.

 
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Menu

Our menu has a wide variety to people pleasing foods. Looking for something else? We are happy to customize events to suit your needs.

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