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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Cottage Bar

The Cottage Bar has one of the best burgers in town and possibly the state.

The Cottage Bar has one of the best burgers in town and possibly the state. /Tommy Valdez

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Hours: The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The bar is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Closed Sunday

Price : $-$$

Full Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010 coverage.

The Cottage Bar has been serving the best burgers in town since 1927, making them the oldest restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. 

Recently voted the "Best Burger in Michigan" by USA Today, the restaurant also boasts three alarming chilis, Mexican fare, seafood and a long list of extras.

Happy hour is held Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and all draft beers are $2.50 and Microbrews are $3. And PBR is always only $2.25 for a 16 ounces.

The ArtPrize you'll see

Tthe Cottage Bar will be hosting five pieces by six different artists during this year's ArtPrize. All but one are from Michigan. Click here to check out their profiles.

Of note to check out: Thomas Leach and Michelle Reetz's 4-by-15-foot painting, "November Morning in Northern Michigan." Sure to be a spectacular addition this down to earth restaurant, Cottage Bar is a perfect spot to settle down in the craziness of ArtPrize.

Make sure to check out the ArtPrize Street Party on September 26 from 3 to 6 p.m.

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I have to ask which burger made USA Today's "Best Burger in Michigan" or are they just saying the restaurant serves the best burgers?


As a burger addict, I must know.

 i got that information from the bar's homepage : 

from other local awards they have received etc i am guessing they are referring to the COTTAGE BURGER