The Apartment Lounge

33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids
(616) 451-0815

Recent Reviews

Austin A.

The only reason people write this as five stars is because it's the only gay bar in the city of Grand Rapids and the larger Grand Rapids-Holland statistical area. So when there isn't any option there isn't much to compare to. Bartenders Try be snobby but its kind of a shabby place, so it doesn't really work. Two/three are nice, the best one Pokémon wears a hat. Love him though.

Lee Sobczak

Great place to mingle and a great chance to meet others just looking for a nice place to relax and have a great time. No judgment, great service, Great employees... And a wonderful owner at the helm. A place you'll thoroughly enjoy yourself at.

Jack Zimmerman

Friendly staff. Nice place for a drink and meeting with friends.

Alec Daniels

This is a great bar, everyone is so welcoming and nice. They have a great beer and liquor selection and the popcorn is a nice addition as well! It is sort of hidden but I would suggest giving this place a try!

Derek Brookmeyer

Half off premium bottles of wine Wednesday night. movies at 10pm and pizza.

Timothy Vanhoose

Awesome place to hang out and meet people. Like the drinks they seem to know what they're doing and the atmosphere is great. Will be coming back again and again.

Derek B

Half off premium bottles of wine Wednesday night. movies at 10pm and pizza.

Bethany Handley

Very quiet for a saturday night. Drink's were good, bar and wait staff was very attentive. I'll come back on a different night and see what the crowd is like.

Josh Dipiazza

Great staff. Friendly place!

Mark M.

This is a locos bar with a friendly vibe. Aside from the pleasant and friendly service, they have one of the most cleanest gay bathrooms I have seen. Mind you, I am from LA area in CA and they don't have as nice as the Apartment Lounge. A most hangout in Grand Rapids if you want low key with a personal touch.

Short Gorilla

This is my favorite bar in town. Friendly employees and environment.

Bethany Rachel

Very quiet for a saturday night. Drink's were good, bar and wait staff was very attentive. I'll come back on a different night and see what the crowd is like.

kristina pittman

Had the best time here! The staff was super friendly, the music was awesome (I even got to learn about some new artists I’d never heard of), and I accidentally wandered in on a Sunday, which has basically half price drinks. A happy coincidence on my last night in town. If I lived in Grand Rapids, there is a 110% chance I’d be a regular here - it’s a great bar

BC Robinson

IT WAS GREAT! The bartenders were courteous and the atmosphere was great. Drinks were strong and tasty.

Randi Whipple

A good place to drink, but it's kind of small.

Billy Whitlock

Great bar to just sit down and socialize with friends. Staff was very friendly.

Lauren W.

I had never been here before, but was instantly made comfortable by the guy who waited on us. Such an amazing sense of humor. Not only that, but I greatly appreciate when I'm talked to line a person and not a patron. 100% going to come back for Daniel alone. They clearly knew what they were doing and despite how busy it was gave perfect service.and I loved that when I asked for their name I got an amazing note. Made me feel so good after a busy day at work.

Thao Tran

Excellent service and stronf drinks. Michael is very fun!

Amit Patankar

Nice lil hide out kind of place. I often go here during the week for a night cap or just a drink with friends or two. The drinks are cheap and all the bar tenders are exceptionally friendly.

Michele Marie

We went to the Apartment Lounge after a funeral today. Bobby opened it up a little early so we could go in and have a Memorial drink in memory of the family member we lost. His staff is always friendly and on point to make sure your glass is never empty and always have smiles on their faces.

david m.

An awesome and diverse LGBTQ bar! It's got great drinks, fun and nice employees and something for everyone! Highly recommend a visit. Drinks were very reasonable and I loved the music.

Hannah Fiorenzo

Eh maybe it was g their best night

brianna schaller

Love how lowkey this spot is! And i love the inclusive-ness. Young ppl , old ppl, i love that all are welcome

Cristian Greger

Nice people! Great bartenders and cool music. Thursday half off.

Tato M

Busy place compared to other lgbtq places. Staff nd customers were all very friendly. Definitely recommend it!!

Harrison Frede

Me: "This place is nice. The bartender is amazing. The patrons are so sweet. Had a really good chat with one of them. He is still looking at me?"

Daniel Fleeger

I'm straight and I feel very comfortable. The staff is super friendly and not in a creepy way. It's near a lot of bars but if go he over them. Sunday nights Game of Thrones watch party, and free popcorn.


Excellent drink service. Gay enough to make a middle aged straight man feel desired. Guys, take a girlfriend

Emily Lynn

This is a really nice, chill, bar. It is darker than most places I've gone to, but you get used to it after awhile.

madeline curl

Super friendly environment. Cheap drinks and excellent service! Even when busy on a Saturday the service is great!

Logan Underhill

There's no waiting at The Apartment - You're going to wait for great service and nothing less. A safe and good time to be had by all

Daniel Paul

I love it here. A small "Cheers" type og place

Lisa Fish

Always a great place for catching up with friends!

Carissa M

Almost quite literally a hole in the wall bar. If you’re not sure where you’re going you could walk right past the entrance. The staff here is my literal favorite- always friendly and attentive. The drinks are great and there is popcorn to munch on.

Ashley Hales

Wasn't there very long but I liked the atmosphere for if you want to drink in a non crowded bar. It's not quiet but it's not packed to the bring with people. I also really liked the bartender's there. They were very attentive and friendly. They also give you free popcorn 😁

Colby Roanhorse

Great place, gay friendly, good people great prices!

David K.

We're back and Apartment Lounge is still FABULOUS! Went this evening (Friday) and it was PACKED! Had two bourbons, a Ciroc vodka, and two bottles of beer for $21 - all served by FANTASTIC people - superb!

Montana Krukowski

Most welcoming space in GR for drinks. Aside from cheap (strong) drinks and great atmosphere regardless of day or time, the Apartment Lounge is heavily involved in numerous great causes in our community.

Christopher Waters

Loved it here. Super friendly bartenders

Dana Eveland

Came here for a trivia night. The place was PACKED! But the drinks were good, the staff was sassy and fun, and the prices can't be beat. Would definitely recommend!