We all know a master griller, and if you’re lucky, you’re also friends with an expert mixologist too. But there is a subtle art to pairing good drinks and good eats. One of the most underrated culinary skills is to be able to pin down what goes down well with a specific food.

While it’s always fun to grill in your own backyard, you might sometimes find yourself hankering for some good old-fashioned bar and grill food in the Grand Rapids area: great food without the effort.

Brann’s Local Drink Specials

If you’re a local, you get it. Brann’s has a long-standing history as “Michigan’s original sizzle,” and our reputation as a cult classic has only continued to grow over the past several years. One thing you might not know is that we offer a huge drink list along with our impressive menu.

We have not only perfected the art of creating nostalgic and timeless American bar and grill comfort food, we also have an excellent selection of cocktails to go with your meal. Here are a few ideas for the next time you decide to visit one of our locations or order out.

Brann’s Classic Drink and Food Pairings

Margaritas are a pretty big deal here at Brann’s, but if you’re in the mood for something a little different, we come prepared. Sip on a Trash Can during happy hour on the patio. Paired with our Leonard Street Tacos, it will instantly transport you south of the border.

If you have a more sophisticated palette, we strongly recommend the perennial fan favorite: Michigan’s Manhattan, inspired by Cubby Cline and capable of being paired with just about any one of our sizzling sirloins.

Intrigued? Want to know more about how Brann’s can elevate your steakhouse experience with paired cocktails? For more ideas, you can come down to any of our Michigan locations and ask our mixologists what to sip and dine on.