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$10 - $50
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American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
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Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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Reviewed November 22, 2020

This place is the place to be! Fun for everyone! We had a great time and definitely will be back next time we are in town.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Everything was excellent and the atmosphere is elegant. Service impeccable. Tender delicious steak. Wonderful choice in GR.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Thanks for the excellent review! We're so thrilled you enjoyed your dinner at Judson's Steakhouse, and he hope you can join us again soon :)

Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

By far the best hangout in Grand Rapids! We were in town for four days and came here twice. We ate at the bar down in the basement (Bobs Brewery serving Gilly’s Smokehouse food). The wings were the best chicken wings I’ve ever had. They...have a great selection of their own brews and so much to do in the games corner too. Cole who was on the bar was amazing and so kind to myself and my husband. Definitely a credit to The BOB.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Hi Chelsi, thank you so much for the outstanding review! We're so happy to hear that both your visits to The BOB were fun and full of delicious foods (we're big fans of the smoked wings too!), and we hope you can visit again soon...More

Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

Awesome meal and beer A must brewery too see The meatloaf was fabulous Service was 5 star Tyler the bartender is the best

Date of visit: December 2019
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MattD760, Owner at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2019

Hi Jeff, thank you so much for the awesome review! We're glad you enjoyed everything, especially our BOB's Brewery beers and our awesome team member, Tyler. We hope you can stop by again soon for another pint :)

Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Had drinks and snacks at this very cool place before a show at 20 Monroe, which is next door. Very cool, chill vibe. Whether it’s just for drinks or dinner with friends, I could see it as a great place to unwind. Multiple floors to...explore in the future, will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Hi Kara, thank you so much for the outstanding review! We're so glad you had a great time with us before your 20 Monroe Live show, and we look forward to seeing you back here soon :)

Reviewed November 5, 2019

Truly unique venue - with something for everyone! Restaurants, bars, entertainment, wedding hall, comedy club. We attended 2 evenings in a row - one the night before the wedding for "welcome drinks" in the H.O.M.E. bar - great live music, excellent bartenders. And one in...L3vel for the wedding reception. This room was GORGEOUS! Loved the layout, the views, the ambiance. The food was terrific - from root beer BBQ meatballs and steak kabob appetizers to the salad to the mac and cheese to chicken and pot roast.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2019

Thank you so much for the stellar review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed both events with our teams in H.O.M.E. and our L3vel Gilmore Catering venue. It's so great to hear that the ambiance and food were a hit. Thanks for the kind message,...More

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time exploring the different floors of entertainment and food! I would recommend this place to anyone!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Thanks for the excellent review! We're thrilled you had a great time with us, and we hope you join us again soon.

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, fun atmosphere, with selection of restaurants from pub-ish to fancy, great music, great location.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Thanks for the excellent review! We are so glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us, and we hope you stop by again soon.

Reviewed July 20, 2019

The Carnivor burger was amazing! My partner had the Cubano sandwich and he really enjoyed it as well. We walked out talking about how great the food was. Great price too.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the Carnivore Burger and Cuban Sandwich at Bobarino's. We hope you can join us again in Bobarino's or in one of our other restaurants soon.

Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

If you have ever been to Navy Pier in Chicago this place reminds me of a vertical version of that with many entertainment and food options just not as kid friendly as Navy Pier but in a good way. The basement (or Brewery) reminded me...of a college frat house with giant Jenna, beer pong, bags, darts, maybe foosball. That is not a bad thing as there is plenty to do down there but if you happened to be with folks where this is not their thing then it will not be a good place to hang for long. They have the same menu as Gilly’s BBQ on the main level and our server was very nice. On the main level is Gilly’s, H.O.M.E. (House Of Music and Entertainment), and the steak house Judson’s. We did not go into Gilly’s or Judson’s but the menu looked appealing. We did stop in H.O.M.E. To listen to music and the setup is nice but a little odd. There are two bars, one as soon as you walk in and another in the back more lounge type area with couches and soft chairs but not able to see the band very well from that space. The area where you can view the band filled up quickly so if you want to be able to view the band then I suggest getting there early. There is an outdoor option here but I did not make it out there. Second follow is Boborinos which is where we chose to eat. The Carnivore burger was good. Burger with bacon, ham, pulled pork, crispy onions on a brioche bun. Very juicy and hot. I’d eat it again. The grilled meatloaf was OK but the banana foster was pretty good and sweet. There was outdoor seating up here too but it was too hot to go out there. There is also a band that plays up here. You can tell the sound guy pays more attention to acts playing at H.O.M.E. as I noticed he stayed down there and was constantly making adjustments where he just got the band upstairs set and left. Also explains why the band upstairs started 20 minutes late. This is also the level where you enter 20 Monroe which is a larger music venue and George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars were playing so I did not see this. Also this is where the entrance to Eve (nightclub) is. 3rd floor is the comedy club that was sold out so was not able to see that. 4th floor is Eve the nightclub that opens at 11:00 pm and costs $5.00 to get in except women are free. Did not make it up there either. As for the beer I would say average. I have been too many breweries and microbrews in my day and they have all the different varieties that you would expect. I didn’t have a stand out favorite as they were all a little unique. The two I really wanted to try were out so many others must have liked them in order to drink their stock dry. Overall, a fun place and I would go there to see live music and I would also say this would be the perfect place for a first date since there is so much to choose from the keep it exciting and not odd silence.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your food and the variety of entertainment throughout the building. We hope you can stop by again soon to check out a comedy show or try out our other restaurants.

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The B.O.B. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4