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Shuttle Service Announced for Winter Beer Festival 2014

Great news – the good people at Experience Grand Rapids and GR Bus Hopper have teamed up to bring you a convenient and affordable option for transportation to and from the Winter Beer Festival on Feb. 22.

For just $12 (advanced purchase required), you get a round-trip ticket from any of the downtown locations listed below AND an all-night unlimited use Hopper Pass for traveling within their Bar Hop Box.

Pickup Locations:


  • JW Ballroom (serving hotels: JW Marriott, Amway, Courtyard & CityFlatsHotel)
  • Holiday Inn at Pearl St.
  • HopCat Bar (returning to the JW Ballroom)
  • Riverfront Hotel

Alpine Hotels:

  • Hampton Inn
  • Springhill Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express

Festival Shuttle Details: You’ll schedule your pick-up time and location when you buy your GR Hopper Winter Beer Festival Shuttle ticket. Return times from the festival begin at 4pm and run every 30 minutes until 7:30pm; return trips do not need to be scheduled in advance, but are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bar Hoppin’ Details: After the festival, you’ll be able to use your pass for unlimited bar & hotel hopping within GR Hopper’s Bar Hop Box. Bar Hop rides begin at 7:30pm with last call for rides at 2:45am. View a map of GR Hopper Stops and special VIP deals at stop locations on GR Hopper’s website.

You can BUY YOUR TICKET here.

And please don’t forget to tip your bus driver – show them how much we MI beer fans appreciate them making life easier, more fun, and safer for us!


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