Located in the heart of Grand Rapids’ bustling Arena District, J. Gardella’s Tavern is one of Downtown’s most popular places for friends to meet. Once a turn of the century warehouse, the building maintains its original character and charm. The hand-crafted bar is over 125 years old and was previously in a pub in Chicago, creating the perfect backdrop for your visit. We offer a full bar boasting over 100 beers and spirits – if you can’t choose, let our talented bar staff create one of their signature drinks for you! With an eclectic menu that’s sure to please, J. Gardella’s is the perfect spot for a pre-concert bite, workday lunch, or casual night out on the town.

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Our long history

Our architecture and decor is affectionately similar to that of a Chicago tavern - complete with wooden floors, red brick walls, gorgeous hand-carved moldings, and even an embossed metal ceiling. In addition to our charming atmosphere, our menu is casual yet utterly delectable. You will not leave disappointed when you dine at J. Gardella's.

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