What’s better than a great night out with family and friends? Good eats and drinks. Obviously. At Brann’s, we might be known for our Original Sizzle and other all-American bar and grille food like our classic burger and fries, but we definitely aren’t lacking in the drinks department, either.

In fact, we’re one of the most popular downtown happy hour spots in the Grand Rapids area and we’re known in particular for our impressive margarita menu. If you’re looking for a new go-to hangout for local drink specials this summer, look no further than your nearest Brann’s—and with our expanded locations, you’re guaranteed to find one in your neighborhood.

In preparation for patio weather, we’ve arranged a selection of our favorite food and drink pairings that go down well.

Kentucky Bourbon Steak and Michigan’s & Brann’s Manhattan

What is more Midwestern than some good old-fashioned Brann’s sizzling steak, served with Kentucky bourbon sauce? Our Michigan’s & Brann’s Manhattan. It’s a unique take on the traditionally masculine cocktail made from whiskey, bitters, sweet vermouth, and cherry. The sweet and strong blend complements the steak with bourbon sauce exceptionally well—and you can order your steak however you want it.

We love the way these two pair because they’re reminiscent of the 1960s culture in which Brann’s came to life. If you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days, hit up Brann’s for an evening well spent.

Chicken Sizzle Bowl and Angie’s Sunrise

If you’re in the mood for lighter fate, stop in at lunchtime and try the chicken sizzle bowl with an Angie’s Sunrise: a deliciously breezy summertime cocktail with tequila, fresh-squeezed lemon and orange juice, and grenadine made in-house.

Your taste buds will appreciate the bright, colorful pairing, while your mood will instantly improve as you eat and sip on the patio catching some rays. Instant serotonin booster? We think so.

Pretzel Burger and Watermelon Crawler

If you want to indulge in some comfort carbs, the pretzel burger is a unique take on a traditional hamburger. It’s satisfyingly sweet and salty, and we think you’ll love it with our recent Brann’s Mixology Contest winner: the Watermelon Crawler cocktail, which is a blend of watermelon pucker, Soco, Amaretto, fresh orange juice, and pineapple juice.

Sweet? Savory? It’s a bit of both. We were obsessed from the moment our Holland mixology, stirred this one up, and we think you will be too.

Whatever you’re hankering for, you’ll probably find it at Brann’s. And with two happy hours per day, you’ll be able to fit a visit into your busy schedule.

Food and drink options vary by location, view all Brann’s locations and menus at Home – Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille (branns.com).