New Holland Brewery: Good Beer and Local's spot
New Holland Brewery is not all that old, being started by two guys in 1997. Its grown significantly since then, in size, distribution and reputation. I can't speak for the evolution of its taste or quality since I only was introduced to it a couple years ago.
But the beer is good! They have a dozen of their craft beers on regular menu/tap, plus a selection of seasonal beers that are written on the chalk board. Maybe a half dozen of these are bottled and available for take-home, plus the typical t-shirts, pint glasses, etc.
Personally, I liked the Sundog (amber), Ichabod (pumpkin ale) and cream stouts. But you'll have to sample them to know your own tastes. Prices vary but are about $4/pint.
Tours available, see website for details. The times for the tours are 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm.
Dress Code: Dress code is completely casual, simply dress for the weather.
- Beer Tasting
Hahahahahahahaha. AAAaaaaaaahahahaha. Nightlife? In Holland? You've got to be kidding me. Hahaha. I cant stop laughing. Go rent a movie or something.
I suggest Zoolander, Usual Suspects, Good Will Hunting, or something with Steve Irwin.
Dress Code: Anything goes on campus. around the town its all about trends.
The Back Door: The Back Door
This is the spot if you are a metal rocker and want to hang out in a place geared more toward the raucous drinking crowd. The music is pretty hard and the crowd is usually rowdy.
Dress Code: Whatever you have to put on
Marro's Italian Restaurant: Marro's Italian Restaurant
This is a seasonal spot in Saugatuck, but a popular place for people from Holland When they seek a dance club and don't want to drive to Grand Rapids. The atmosphere is great and the food and service during the evening are the best in West Michigan. The restaurant opens at 5pm and the dance floor is opened at 10pm. The season is from late April until mid October.
Dress Code: Generally a little more dressy than the other places, but you can also find jeans and a t-shirt.
Ever wonder where all the people go on Sunday nights when they can't drink in Holland? Wally's is probably the next closest place. The crowd is young and the place is very laid back with an outdoor patio in the summer.
Dress Code: Anything casual.
This is where most of the goodlooking younger set hang out. During the day it is a pretty good restaurant and at night it is a dance club, probably the closest thing Holland has to a real dance club.
Dress Code: This place is not ultra trendy, so anything will get you by.
This is probably the best place to meet new people. The crowd is generally under 35 and they do karaoke nights which usually draws a nice crowd. It is probably the most popular spot on the north side of town. It is also a restaurant during the day and early evening, but perhaps not the best choice for where to go and eat.
Dress Code: Anything goes, generally laid back.
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