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oh look! It’s Bourbon o’clock.

Featuring 130+ different whiskies and bourbon, quality spirits, beer and wine. Located at 608 Bridge, One Bourbon brings the Bourbon/Whiskey movement with American regional dining to Beer City.

One Bourbon’s interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area, with loads of unfinished brick, tin ceilings and Edison lights. The multilevel restaurant offers the choice to dine in the pub area with live edge granite bar; in the main dining area with comfy seating and plenty of light; or outdoors on the large patio.

The 2nd floor allows guests to observe passersby in the Oak Room (a swanky whiskey room) and the Lounge, a private dining area for your next business meeting, group dinner or get together. 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.

photos by Pete McDaniels and Jeff Hage (Green Frog Photo)

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Phenomenal! So friendly. Insanely knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Can’t recommend enough.
— J. Smith (Google review)

Reservations accepted for parties of all sizes!
call 616-608-5766

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday: 3p-10p
Wednesday: 3p-10p
Thursday: 3p-10p
Friday: 3p-12a
Saturday: 3p-12a
Sunday: church, family, football
Monday: closed

General Information
608 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
info@onebourbongr.com
616-608-5766

 

Parking Information

Metered parking along North and South Side of Bridge Street. Free parking is available in the ally in the back of the restaurant and side lots (formerly 20th Century Meats and Chemical Bank). Paid parking available in public lots/ramps within 2 minute walk. Paid parking available in Bridge Street Market ramp - directly across the street.

See maps at the end of the document for meter parking and public lots/ramps.

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” FALSE. Poutine.

Happy Hour Every day

3:00pm - 6:00pm enjoy $2 off our cocktail list, and 1/2 off drafts and wines by the glass.

Whiskey Wednesdays

$2 off EVERY whiskey on the brown list. 3:00pm - 10:00pm.

Poutine Thursdays

Build your own delicious bowl of poutine heaven + either a draft or bourbon of the day for $10.

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"brown” list

updated 3/26/2019

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

BOURBON
1792 SMALL BATCH $11
1792 SINGLE BARREL $13
1792 BOTTLED IN BOND $9
AMADOR DOUBLE BARREL $10
ANGELS ENVY $15
BAKERS $11
BARREL BOURBON $18
BASIL HAYDEN $10
BENCHMARK $6
BENCHMARK BROWN SUGAR $6
BIG HOUSE BATCH 004 $12
BLANTON’S $13
BOOKERS $15
BUFFALO TRACE $8
BULLEIT $8
BULLEIT 10YR $11
BREAKING & ENTERING $10
BRECKINRIDGE $10
BRECKINRIDGE HIGH PROOF $12
BRECKINRIDGE PX CASK $12
CALUMET FARMS $12
CLEVELAND $11
CLEVELAND UNDGRD APPLE $11
CLEVELAND UNDGRD HICKORY $11
CLEVELAND UNDGRD HONEY LOCUST $11
COPPERCRAFT BLENDED $10
COPPERCRAFT STRAIGHT $12
DETROIT BUTCHER’S BOURBON $11
DICKEL NO8 $8
EAGLE RARE 10YR $9
ELIJAH CRAIG SMALL BATCH $9
ELIJAH CRAIG BARREL PROOF $13
ELMER T. LEE $12
FEW $11
FOUR ROSES $8
GRAY SKIES BREAKFAST BOURBON $11
HENRY MCKENNA $6
HENRY MCKENNA SINGLE BARREL $9
HIGH WEST AMERICAN PRAIRIE $10
HUDSON BABY $12
IRON FISH BOURBON IN MAPLE $11
IRON FISH BOURBON IN CARIBBEAN RUM $11
IRON FISH BOURBON IN IMPERIAL STOUT $11
J.R. EWING $12
JAMES E. PEPPER 1776 $8
JEFFERSON’S $9
JEFFERSON’S RESERVE $12
JEFFERSON’S RESERVE PRITCHARD HILL $15
JEFFERSON’S RESERVE RUM CASK $17
JEFFERSON’S GRAND SELECTION SAUTERNES CASK $28
JIM BEAM $7
JIM BEAM APPLE $7
JIM BEAM KENTUCKY FIRE $7
JIM BEAM SINGLE BARREL $10
JIM BEAM DOUBLE OAK $8
JOURNEYMAN FEATHERBONE $11
KOVAL SINGLE BARREL $12
KNOB CREEK $9
KNOB CREEK SINGLE BARREL RESERVE $12
KNOB CREEK MAPLE $9
LARCENY$9
LEXINGTON $12
LITTLE BOOK $17
LONG ROAD $11
MAKERS MARK $9
MAKERS 46 $10
MAKERS MARK CASK STRENGTH $11
MICHTER’S$10
MAMMOTH BORROWED TIME $15
NEW HOLLAND BEER BARREL $9
NOBLE OAK $8
OLD CHARTER $6
OLD CROW $6
OLD ELK $10
OLD FORRESTER 86 $7
OLD FORRESTER 100 $8
OLD FORRESTER 1870 $11
OLD FORRESTER 1897 $11
OLD FORESTER 1910 $12
OLD FORRESTER 1920 $13
OLD GRAND DAD $7
OLD GRAND DAD 114 $9
OLD GRAND DAD BONDED $9
REBEL YELL $7
REBEL YELL GINGER $7
REDEMPTION $8
RUSSEL’S SINGLE BARREL $11
RUSSEL’S 10 YEAR $14
TINCUP $13
TRAVERSE CITY WHISKEY CO $9
TRAVERSE CITY BARREL PROOF $15
TRAVERSE CITY CHERRY $9
TRAVERSE CITY MI APPLE $9
TWO JAMES GRASS WIDOW $11
TWO JAMES J. RIDDLE $11
VERY OLD BARTON $4
WELLER SPECIAL RESERVE $10
WILD TURKEY HONEY $8
WILD TURKEY 81 $8
WILD TURKEY 101 $9
WILD TURKEY MASTER’S KEEP $40
WOODFORD RESERVE $9
WOODFORD DOUBLE OAK $12

SCOTCH

Aberfeldy 12yr $12
Ancnoc 12yr $10
Ardbeg 10yr $12
Auchentoshan Three Wood $15
Auchentoshan 12yr $12
Balvanie Caribbean Cask 14yr $16
Balvenie Sherry 15yr $22
Balvenie Portwood 21yr $37
Balvenie Single 25yr $90
Bowmore 12yr $12
Bowmore Octave $75
Dewars White Label $8
Glenfiddich BBA 14yr $12
Glenfiddich India Pale Ale $16
Glenfiddich Project XX $17
Glenfiddich 26yr $70
Glenlivet 12yr $11
Glenmorangie Lasanta $13
Glenmorangie Nectar D’OR $14
Glenrothes Bourbon Cask $10
John Barr $9
Johnnie Walker Black $10
Johnnie Walker Blue $33
Lagavulin Distillers Edition $20
Macallan 12yr $14
Macallan 18yr $41
Oban Little Bay $19
Oban 21yr $95
Talisker $15
Talisker Storm $15
The Dalmore 12 yr $15

IRISH

Bushmills $8
Bushmills Black Bush $9
Bushmills Malt 10yr $10
Bushmills Malt 16yr $18
Bushmills Malt 21yr $30
Donegal $9
Jameson $8
Jameson Caskmates Stout $9
Jameson Caskmates IPA $9
Tullamore Dew $11
Tullamore Dew 12 yr $12
Tullamore Dew Rum Cask $12
RedBreast Lustau $17
RedBreast 12 yr $14

MISC.

Balcones $18
Balcones Rumble $18
Barrel Whiskey $14
Bourbon Cream $6 (add to coffee!)
Clyde Mays Alabama Style Original $9
Gray Skies Single Malt $11
Hibicki Harmony $16
High West Bourye $15
High West Yippee Ki-Yay $18
High West Campfire $13
High West Midwinter’s Night Dram $18
Highwest Barrel Boulevardier $14
Hotel Tango $9
Hudson Baby Four Grain $13
Hudson Baby Single Malt $13
Jack Daniels $8
Jack Daniels Single Barrel $14
Journeyman Buggy Whip Wheat $11
Kavalan $17
Kavalan Concertmaster $19
Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak $22
Kavalan Sherry Oak $30
Koval Four Grain $12
Long Road Wheat Whiskey $11
Long Road Maple Wheat $10
Long Road Corn Whiskey $8
Michter’s Unblended $10
Michter’s Sour Mash $10
Mammoth Whiskey $9
New Holland Zepplelin Blend $11
New Holland Zeppelin Rsrv $13
New Holland Pitchfork Wheat $10
Nikka Coffey Grain $15
Nikka Pure Malt $15
1B Select Journeyman Silver Cross $12
Stranahan’s $15
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak $15
Suntory Hakushu $17
Two James Johnny Smoking Gun $11
Virginia Highland $13
Virginia Black $11

RYE


Basil Hayden Dark Rye $11
Basil Hayden Two by Two Rye $9
Barrel Rye $17
Bulleit 95 Rye $9
Canadian Club Rye $7.50
Coppercraft Rye $10
Detroit City Homegrown Rye $11
FEW Rye $13
George Dickel Rye $8
Gray Skies Breakfast Rye $10
Gray Skies Straight Rye $11
Highwest Double Rye $12
Highwest Rendezvous Rye $14
Hudson Manhattan Rye $13
Jack Daniels Rye $8
J. E. Pepper 1776 Rye $11
J. E. Pepper 1776 Sherry Cask Rye $11
Journeyman Last Feather Rye $11
Knob Creek Rye $9
Knob Creek Cask Strength $15
Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye $12
Mayor Pingree Rye $12
Michter’s Straight Rye $10
Minor Case Rye $11
New Holland Beer Barrel Rye $10
Old Overholt Straight Rye $8
Redemption Rye $9
Rittenhouse $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 10 yr $17
Whistlepig Old World Cask 12yr $22
Wild Turkey Rye $8
Woodford Rye $9

CANADIAN

Canadian Club $6
Canadian Club Reserve 9yr $7
Crown Royal $8
Crown Royal Apple $8
Crown Royal XO $11
Crown Royal Bourbon Mash $10
Gibson’s 12 yr $8
Legacy $7
Seagrams 7 $6
Seagrams VO Gold $7

SHINE

Buffalo Trace White Dog $9
Two James Rye Dog $11
Journeyman W.R. Whiskey $9

handcrafted cocktails

SOUP OF THE DAY: 1B Barrel Pick Journeyman Silver Cross $10
Single-distillation from 25% each of organic rye / organic corn / organic wheat / organic barley. 1% of all sales from this whiskey goes to various golf charities/organizations to teach kids the game of golf.

FRENCH MARTINI Madagascar Vanilla Bean infused Gray Skies Vodka, Long Road Raspberry liquor, pineapple juice, pineapple slice $9

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

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

MY BOY JACK Bulleit Rye, roasted peach mezcal syrup, fresh lemon juice, fresh grapefruit juice, FEE Brothers peach bitters $9

CAMPFIRE - LIMITED TIME High West Campfire Whiskey, cinnamon sugar, FEE Brother's Aztec Chocolate Bitters, toasted marshmallow, hot fudge $14

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING Uncle Val's Botanical Gin, St. Germaine, fresh lime juice, muddled kiwi, soda $8
*replace soda with prosecco $3

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BARREL AGED Coffee & Nut Manhattan

High West Double Rye, Nocino liquor, Gray Skies Coffee Liquor with a hint of Contratto vermouth aged in our pecan whiskey soaked barrel. Finished with FEE brothers black walnut bitters. Served chilled and neat with coffee beans. $19

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

Mionetto Moscato, Italy, split 9
Le Grand Courtage Brut Rose, France, split 10
KRIS pinot grigio, Italy, 9/27
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc , Marlborough, New Zealand 8/24
Black Stallion Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA, 10/30
Truchard Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA , 15/45

the One Black Red Wine, North Coast CA, 9/27
Klinkerbrick Farrah Syrah, Lodi, CA, 10/30
The Four Graces Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 15/45
Borgo Scopeto, Borgonero (Super Tuscan), Italy, 13/39
Piatelli Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 10/30
Line 39 Cabernet Sauvognon, CA, 8/24
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, 15/45

Noval Tawny Port, Portugal, 6 (3 oz)

beer/cider

by the bottle/can

All Day IPA
Bud Light
Coors Light
Corona      
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite
PBR Light
Starcut Octorock


draft

Whitsun $6
Wheat Ale
Arcadian Brewing
Kalamazoo, MI 6% ABV

Red's Rye $6
IPA
Founder's Brewing Co
GR, MI 6.6% ABV

Marcus the Brut
Double Brut IPA
Trail Point Brewing
Allendale, MI 8.4% ABV

Juicy Brut $6
Sessionable Ale
Short's Brewing Co.
Bellaire, MI 4.2% ABV

Speedway Stout $9
Stout
Alesmith Brewing Co
San Diego, CA 12% ABV

NITRO Fluff $7
Hard Cider
VanderMill Cider
GR, MI 6.9% ABV

Amber $6
Alt-Style Ale
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Juneau, Alaska 5.3% ABV

Creme Brulee $9
Imperial Milk Stout
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Lakewood, NY 10% ABV

ESB $6
English Extra Special Bitter
Elk Brewing
GR, MI 6% ABV

Locals Light $5
Classic American lager
Short's Brewing Co.
Bellaire, MI 5.2% ABV

#smilethereswhiskeyflights

Buffalo Trace Distillery $18 No Distillery has earned more domestic and international accolades than Buffalo Trace. Writers, enthusiasts and spirits competitions around the globe have awarded more than 500 accolades to their brands.

Old Charter
Eagle Rare
Blantons
Bourbon Cream

Journeyman Distillery $22 Hand-crafted organic spirits distilled in the historic Featherbone Factory in Three Oaks, MI

Journeyman W.R. Whiskey
Journeyman Buggy Whip Wheat
Journeyman Featherbone
Journeyman Silver Cross - 1B Barrel Pick

High West Distillery - Rye Edition $23 High West’s products have received numerous accolades and awards. In 2016, Whiskey Advocate, America’s leading whiskey magazine, named High West its “Distiller of the Year.”

High West Double Rye
High West Rendezvous Rye
High West Yippee Ki-Yay

GEORGE THOROGOOD $15 "One bourbon, one scotch, & one beer..." Our signature flight.

Elijah Craig Small Batch
Ancnoc
Bell’s Two Hearted

International Aisle $24 Take a tour around the world, whiskey style. Visit Canada, Ireland, Scotland and Taiwan.

Canadian Club Reserve 9 yr
Tullamore Dew 12 yr
Glenlivet 12 yr
Kavalan

three 1 oz pours
served with ice
please no substitutions

 

 
 

We are happy to accept reservations for parties of 2 to 16 people in our Main Dining Room.

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.  

We provide family style meals, cocktail parties, receptions, showers, and more in our Lounge and Oak Room.
All food & beverages need to be planned in advance with your event coordinator, ordering off the restaurant menu is not permitted. Separate tabs are not accepted for food & room fees,
we do allow separate tabs at the Oak Room bar.

Groups can rent the Lounge and Oak Room for a minimum of two hours and a food & beverage minimum of $500.00. Room rental fee is $125 per hour. (Includes dedicated staff.)

Events must end by 11:00pm.

Luncheon and dinner options are available. Please contact
info@onebourbongr.com or call 616.608.5766 for more information.

 

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.

Day meeting

Room can be set u-shape, boardroom, classroom, pods or varied with soft seating. Large TV for presentations. Space set with paper tablets, pens, extension cords and outlets, flip charts (2), white boards (2), tissue. fidgets, scissors, tape, markers and misc office supplies. Non alcoholic beverages available all day. Menu’s are custom, designed per group.
 

 

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