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The Meanwhile bar to celebrate 6th year

Employees and owners are throwing their annual party to thank customers and acknowledge years of success.

Drink beer, eat food, celebrate:

Anniversary Party

October 19

4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

at The Meanwhile Bar 

1005 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

/Steve Depolo

/Steve Depolo

"We have a tradition, every year we have a big anniversary party and we run all of our ridiculous specials. All our drinks are crazy cheap and we buy a whole bunch of food from a local restaurant in the neighborhood--we just have a huge party," says Tami VandenBerg with The Meanwhile bar.

The Meanwhile bar, which VandenBerg describes as friendly and comfortable, gives back to their customers with their annual celebration. On October 19, the bar will be celebrating their sixth year of success.

"It's a little more about thanking our customers. Making sure they know that we love them," says VandenBerg.

The party will get started at 4 p.m. with the tapping of a Founders Breakfast Stout keg. Soon after they'll be providing food from Chez Olga and Taqueria San Jose at 6 p.m. Along with the cheap drinks and local food, they are looking to add a few specialty kegs to their usual selection of Michigan beers on tap. This celebration is hoped to be just like the ones in years past. 

“It’s been so incredibly successful that we have never wanted to change anything. We really appreciate everybody's support and we have tried really hard to give back and be an important piece to the community," says VandenBerg. "We're just really grateful and look forward to another many, many years." 

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