For decades, Eastown has been the epicenter of Grand Rapids' alternative scene. On any given morning, you can find a good selection of the city's movers-and-shakers, young entrepreneurs and students meeting for coffee and a quick bite at one of its trendy coffee shops and unique restaurants. Suburban moms enjoy afternoons shopping in the local boutiques, finding vintage clothes, antiques and metaphysical offerings. Later, the area comes alive with nightlife...check out a Mulligan's Stew (of the potent flaming liquor variety), live music and late-night hot dogs.
See also: American Pie, Clubs