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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)

Ice Cream Sundae Old Fashioned - LIMITED TIME ONLY Iron Fish Single Barrel and Elijah Craig whiskies barrel aged with vanilla beans, cocoa, grated dark chocolate, roasted, salted Spanish peanuts and luxardo maraschino liquor. Served chilled and neat with a waffle cone cookie, whipped cream and a cherry. $18

Ice Cream Sundae Old Fashioned - LIMITED TIME ONLY
Iron Fish Single Barrel and Elijah Craig whiskies barrel aged with vanilla beans, cocoa, grated dark chocolate, roasted, salted Spanish peanuts and luxardo maraschino liquor. Served chilled and neat with a waffle cone cookie, whipped cream and a cherry. $18

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 $15.

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"brown” list

updated 6/20/2019

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

BOURBON
• = it sells fast! check with your server.

1792 Small Batch $11
1792 Single Barrel $13
1792 Bottled in Bond $9
Amador Double Barrel $10
Bakers $11
Barrel $18
Barrel Single Barrel $20
Basil Hayden $10
Benchmark $6
Benchmark Brown Sugar $6
Big House Batch 004 $12
Blanton’s $14
Booker’s $15
Bowman Brothers $9
Buffalo Trace $9
Bulleit $9
Bulleit 10 yr $11
Breaking & Entering $10
Breckenridge $10
Breckenridge High Proof $12
Breckenridge PX Cask $12
Breckenridge Port Cask $12
Calumet Farms $13
Cleveland $9
Cleveland Undgrd Apple $11
Cleveland Undgrd Hickory $11
Cleveland Undgrd Honey Locust $11
• Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch $13
Coppercraft Blended $11
Coppercraft Straight $15
David Nicholson 1843 $8
David Nicholson Reserve $9
Dickel No8 $8
Eagle Rare 10 yr $11
Elijah Craig Small Batch $9
Elijah Craig Barrell Proof $13
Few $11
Four Roses $8
Gray Skies Breakfast Bourbon $11
Heaven’s Door Tennessee $12
Henry McKenna $6
High West American Prairie $10
Hudson Baby $12
Iron Fish in Imperial Stout Cask $11
Iron Fish in Tawny Port Cask $12
Iron Fish in Maple Cask $11
1B Select Iron Fish Estate Grown $11
J.R. Ewing $12
James E. Pepper 1776 $9
Jefferson’s $9
Jefferson’s Reserve $12
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea $17
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Cask $22
Jefferson’s Pritchard Hill $15
Jefferson’s Reserve Old 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 $11
Knob Creek Maple $9
Larceny $9
Long Road $11
Maker’s Mark $9
Maker’s 46 $10
Maker’s Mark Cask Strength $11
Michter’s $10
Mammoth Borrowed Time $15
New Holland Beer Barrel $9
Noble Oak $8
Old Charter $6
Old Crow $5
Old Ezra 7 yr $10
Old Forester 86 $8
Old Forester 100 $8
Old Forester 1870 $11
Old Forester 1897 $11
Old Forester 1920 $13
Old Grand Dad $7
Old Grand Dad 114 $9
Old Grand Dad Bonded $9
Rebel Yell $7
Rebel Yell Ginger $7
Redemption $9
Russel’s Single Barrel $13
Russel’s 10 yr $10
Tincup $9
Traverse City $9
Traverse City American Cherry $9
Traverse City MI Apple $9
Traverse City Barrel Proof $15
Two James Grass Widow $13
Two James J. Riddle $12
Very Old Barton $5
• Weller Anitque 107 $12
• Weller Special Reserve $12
Wild Turkey Honey $8
Wild Turkey 81 $8
Wild Turkey 101 $9
Wild Turkey Masters Keep $40
Woodford Reserve $10
Woodford Reserve Double Oak $13
Yellowstone $10
Yellowstone 2017 Reserve $20
Yellowstone 2018 Reserve $20

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
Barrel Rye $17
Bulleit 95 Rye $9
Canadian Club Rye $7.50
Coppercraft Rye $11
Detoit City Homegrown Rye $12
Few Rye $13
George Dickel Rye $8
Gray Skies Breakfast Rye $10
Gray Skies Straight Rye $10
Heaven’s Door Straight Rye $16
High West Double Rye $10
High West Rendezvous Rye $15
Hudson Baby Manhattan Rye $12
Jack Daniel’s Rye $8
J. E. Pepper 1776 Rye $9
J. E. Pepper 1776 Sherry Cask Rye $11
Journeyman Last Feather Rye $12
Knob Creeek Rye $9
Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye $15
Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye $12
Mammoth Borrowed Time Rye $15
Mayor Pingree Rye $11
Minor Case Rye $11
New Holland Beer Barrel Rye $9
Old Forester Rye $8
Old Overholt Rye $8
Redemption Rye $9
Rittenhouse Rye $8
Russel’s Single Barrel Rye $14
Russel’s 6 yr Rye $11
Sagamore Spirit Rye $10
Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength $15
Sazerac 6 yr Rye $12
Templeton Rye 4 yr $9
Templeton Rye 6 yr $12
Two James Catcher’s Rye $13
Whistlepig 10 yr Rye $17
Whistlepig Old World Cask Rye $22
Whistlepig 15 yr Straight Rye $35
Whistlepig 5th edition “Boss Hog” $75
Wild Turkey 81 Rye $8
Wild Turkey 101 Rye $9
Woodford Rye $10

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

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

cocktails

SOUP OF THE DAY: Glenmorangie Lasanta $11

FARMERS MARKET
Tito’s vodka and Yellow Chartreuse shaken with fresh yellow bell pepper syrup, fresh lemon juice, fresh orange juice and a dash of orange bitters. Served up with a drop of 1B made Hellfire Habenero Schrub and fresh basil oil. $9

RYE LEMONADE
Rittenhouse rye shaken with fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and splash of orange blossom water. Served in a collins glass. $8

P.Y.T
1B housemade Jalapeño-infused tequila shaken with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Angostura bitters and Peychaud bitters, served OTR with lime. $10

FLAPJACK OLD FASHIONED
La Favorite Martinique rum stirred over ice with Iron Fish bourbon barrel aged maple syrup, Angostura bitters and FEE brothers orange bitters. Served on a king cube. $10

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING
Uncle Val's Restorative Gin, St. Germaine and fresh lime juice shaken with muddled kiwi, served in a collins glass and topped with soda. $8 *replace soda with prosecco $3

BLACKBERRY THYME SMASH - Moscow or Kentucky
Gray Skies vodka or Old Grand Dad bourbon with 1B blackberry, hibiscus and thyme shrub served OTR with Motor City Ginger Beer made with real cane sugar. $9

wine list

white

Mionetto Moscato
Italy, split 9

Le Grand Courtage Brut Rosé
France, split 10

Villa Viva Rosé
France, 7/21

Pine Ridge Chenin-Blanc+Viognier
Napa, CA 8/24

KRIS Pinot Grigio
Italy 9/27

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand 8/24

Black Stallion Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA, 10/30

Frog’s Leap Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA, 15/45

red

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

Piatelli Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina, 10/30

Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon
CA, 8/24

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA, 15/45

Noval Tawny Port
Portugal, 6 (3 oz)

beer/cider

by the bottle/can
Bud Light
Coors Light
Corona      
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite
PBR
PBR Easy
Virtue Rose Cider


draft

NITRO Soft Parade $6
Fruit Ale
Short’s Brewing Co.
Elk Rapids, MI 7.5% ABV

Classic Cider$8
Hard Cider
Farmhaus Ciders
Hudsonville, MI 6.9% ABV

Fruitsicle $6
Raspberry Blood Orange
Odd Side Ales
Grand Haven, MI 4.5% ABV

Blonde Porter $6
Ale with chocolate
Perrin Brewing Co.
Comstock Park, MI 5.8% ABV

Local’s Light $5
American Lager
Short’s Brewing Co
Elk Rapids, MI 5.2% ABV

Snowbird $7
Orange Wheat Ale
Thornapple Brewing
GR, MI 5.2% ABV

Michigan Amber $6
Amber Ale
Big Lake Brewing Co.
Holland, MI 5.7% ABV

Caged Wisdom $9
Brut IPA
Odd Side Ales
Grand Haven, MI 6.8% ABV

Careless Whisper $8
American IPA
Our Brewing Co.
Holland, MI 7.5% ABV

Tequila Mockingbird $6
Tequila barreled gose
Thornapple Brewing
Grand Rapids, MI 5.6% ABV

Drafts on deck:
Rockford Hoplust $7
Greenbush Distorter $6

Flights

all flights are 1 oz pours of each whiskey unless otherwise specified.

Buffalo Trace Distillery $19

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
Buffalo Trace
Sazerac Rye 6 yr
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream

George Thorogood $16

“One bourbon, one scotch, & one beer...” Our signature flight.

Michter’s Bourbon
Glenlivet 12 yr Scotch
Local IPA

Traverse City Whiskey Co. $23

The Traverse City Whiskey Co. worked hard to reconstruct the recipe that’s been found in family heirlooms.

Traverse City Straight Bourbon
Traverse City American Cherry
Traverse City MI Apple
Traverse City Barrel Proof

Breckenridge Distillery $25

The Breckenridge Distillery is the “World’s Highest Distillery”. Founded in 2008, the Breckenridge Distillery is most widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, a high-rye mash American-style whiskey.

Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey
Breckenridge Whiskey Port Cask
Breckenridge Whiskey PX Cask
Breckenridge Whiskey High Proof

THE Balvenie $63

Hancrafted since 1892. Thanks to natural alchemy and centuries-old craftsmanship, The Balvenie is unique among single malts. The only distillery in Scotland that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both a coppersmith and a team of coopers on site.

Balvenie Caribbean Rum Cask 14 yr
Balvenie Sherry Cask 15 yr
Balvenie Portwood Cask 21 yr
Balvenie Single Barrel 25 yr (1/2 oz)

 

 
 

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