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One Bourbon

#smilethereswhiskey #youreneat
 

 
 

Welcome to One Bourbon - serving fine whiskey, quality spirits, good grub, amazing friends & great times.

Photos by PETE MCDANIELS & Green Frog Photo

Owner operated by West MI natives - Brett, Meagan, George & Meg – who are crazy enough to follow their dream. 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 the One Bourbon team, friendliness and family values meet you with smiles at the door.


Comfort food reigns king with must haves “Chicken ‘n’ Waffles”, “Bourbon Burger”, “Cheese Curds”, “Gumbo” & homemade pies. Cocktails are spirit forward and feature classic recipes such as Manhattans & Whiskey Sours or seasonal with house creations as “My Boy Jack” or “P.Y.T” with fresh juices, infusions & house syrups/drams.

ALL MENU ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Bomb food, bomb people, and bourbon??? PERFECT!!
— recent guest M. Cole
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CONTACT US

(616) 608.5766
info@onebourbongr.com

Location

608 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 

PARKING AVAILABLE 
Free parking along South Side of Bridge Street, 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 for meter parking and public lots/ramps.

Hours

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

Absolutely awesome shrimp and grits, whiskey sours and s’mores dessert!
— J. Lake

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.

Specials

 Enjoy our secluded back patio!

Enjoy our secluded back patio!

Happy Hour Every day

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

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Whiskey Wednesdays

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

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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

bourbon updated 10/16/18

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

1792 Small Batch $11
1792 Single Barrel $13
1792 Bonded $12
Amador Double Barrel $10
Ancient Age $6
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
Breckinridge $10
Calumet Farms $12
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
Coppercraft Blended $10
Coppercraft Straight $12
Dickel NO8 $8
Eagle Rare 10yr $9
Elijah Craig Small Batch $9
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof $13
Evan Williams $6
FEW $11
Four Roses $7.50
Four Roses Single Barrel $10
Gray Skies Michigan $10
Henry McKenna $6
Henry McKenna Single Barrel $9
High West American Prairie $10
Hudson Baby $12
J.R. Ewing $12
James E. Pepper 1776 $8
Jefferson’s $9
Jefferson’s Ocean Ages at Sea Cask 112 $20
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 Devils Cut $8
Jim Beam Kentucky Fire $7.50
Jim Beam Distillers Cut $8
Jim Beam Single Barrel $10
Jim Beam Black $8
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
Long Road $11
Makers Mark $9
Makers 46 $10
Makers Mark Cask Strength $11
Michter’s$10
New Holland Beer Barrel $9
Noble Oak $8
Old Crow $6
Old Elk $12
Old Forrester 86 $7.50
Old Forrester 100 $8
Old Forrester 1870 $11
Old Forrester 1897 $11
Old Forrester 1920 $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
Rock Hill Farms $13
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 $6
Weller Special Reserve $10
Weller 107 $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

shine

Buffalo Trace White Dog $9
George Dickel White $8
Two James Rye Dog $11

straight rye

Basil Hayden Rye $13
Basil Hayden Dark Rye $11
Bulleit 95 Rye $9
Canadian Club Rye $7.50
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
J. E. Pepper 1776 Rye $11
J. E. Pepper 1776 Sherry Cask Rye $11
Journeyman Last Feather Rye $11
Knob Creek Rye $9
Lock, Stock & Barrel Rye 18yr $50
Mayor Pingree Rye $18
Michter’s Straight Rye $10
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    
Wild Turkey 101 Rye $9
Woodford Rye $9

canadian

Canadian Club $6
Canadian Club Reserve 9yr $7.50
Crown Royal $8
Crown Royal Apple $8
Crown Royal XO $11
Crown Royal Bourbon Mash $10
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
Jameson $8
Jameson Caskmates Stout $9
Jameson Caskmates IPA $9
The Knot $9
Tullamore Dew $11
Tullamore Dew 12 yr $12
Tullamore Dew Rum Cask $12
Redbreast 12yr $14
Red Breast Lustau $17

misc whiskey

Balcones $18
Balcones Rumble $18
Bourbon Cream $6 (add to coffee!)
Clyde Mays Alabama Style Original $9
Clyde May’s Alabama Special Reserve $14
Clyde Mays Cask Strength $15
High West Bourye $15
High West Yippee Ki-Yay $18
High West Campfire $13
Highwest Barrel Boulevardier $14
Hotel Tango $9
Jack Daniels $8
Gentleman Jack Daniels $9
Jack Daniels Single Barrel $14
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 Corn Whiskey $8
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
1B Select Single Barrel 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

scotch

Aberfeldy 12yr $12
Ancnoc 12yr $10
Ardbeg 10yr $12
Auchentoshan Three Wood $15
Auchentoshan 12yr $12
Balvanie Caribbean Cask 14yr $16
Bowmore 12yr $12
Dewars Whie Label $8
Glenfiddich BBA 14yr $12
Glenfiddich India Pale Ale $16
Glenfiddich Project XX $17
Glenfiddich 26yr $80
Glenlivet 12yr $11
Glenmorangie Lasanta $13
John Barr $9
Johnnie Walker Black $10
Johnnie Walker Gold $15
Johnnie Walker Blue $35
Lagavulin Distillers Edition  $20
Laphroaig 10yr $11
Macallan 12yr $14
Macallan 18yr $40
Oban Little Bay $19
Talisker $15
The Damore Cigar Malt Reserve $35

 

handcrafted cocktails

Soup of the Day: One Bourbon Select Single Barrel Silver Cross by Journeyman - Organic and Kosher $10

Orchard Ave Gray Skies vodka, Applejack brandy, house made honeycrisp apple shrub, Domaine de Canton, apple cider $8

Detroit's Last Word Two James Old Cockney Gin, 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, fresh lemon, fresh grapefruit, roasted peach Mezcal syrup, FEE Brothers peach bitters $9

Hot Toddy Jameson, honey syrup, house made allspice dram, lemon, clove, cinnamon stick, hot water $8

Ophelia's Cure Bulleit bourbon, fresh lemon, rosemary simple, splash of tawny port, egg white $9

Nahuatl (English: na-wa-tel) Gray Skied Spiced Rum, Godiva liquor, Aztec chocolate bitters, simple syrup, heavy cream with cinnamon-chile powder. $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

WHITE
Bonvia Moscato, Italy 6/18
Firesteed Pinot Gris, OR 8/24
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc, NZ 10/30
Butter Chardonnay, CA 11/32
Truchard Chardonnay, CA 15/45
Gun Bun Gewurztraminer. CA 12/35
Klinkerbrick Rose, CA 11/32
Bollicini Sparkling Rose 6

RED
Pino Pinot Noir, OR 11/32
Kilnkerbrick Syrah 9/27
Montes Malbec, Chile 8/24
Ironstone Cabernet, CA 8/24
Ray’s Station Cabernet, CA 11/32
1,000 Stories Zinfandel, CA 13/36
Tawny Port, Portugal 6/18

beer/cider

by the bottle/can

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


draft

Nitro Old Rasputin $8
Russian Imperial Stout
Northcoast Brewing Co.
Fort Bragg, CA 9% ABV

Holy Gose $6
Gose (sour)
Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
Boonville, CA 4.2% ABV

Best Brown $6
Brown Ale
Bell's Brewing
Comstock, MI 5.8% ABV

Here Gose Nothin'$8
Leipzig-Style Gose (sour)
Destihl Brewery
Normal, IL 5% ABV

Brown Ale $6
Brown Ale
Austin Brother's Beer Co.
Alpena, MI 5.7% ABV

Bell's Two Hearted $6
American IPA
Bell's Brewing
Comstock, MI 7% ABV

Magician $6
London style Red Ale
Short's Brewing Co.
Bellaire, MI 6.8% ABV

Dragon's Mlik $9
American Stout
New Holland Brewing Co.
Holland, MI 11% ABV

Mule Beer $6
Ale with lime and ginger
Short's Brewing Co..
Bellaire, MI 4.5% ABV

M-43 $10
New England IPA
Old Nation Brewing Co
Willaimston, MI 6.8% ABV

On Deck:
Perrin Malted Milk Ball $9

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
Two James Grass Widow

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
Choice of drafts!

three 1 oz pours
served with ice
please no substitutions

 

 
 

We are happy to accept reservations for parties of 8 to 16 people in our Main Dining Room.

Less than 8? Something special??
Give us a call! We will do our best to get you in. 

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. 

 
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private bourbon tasting...

need we say more?

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