Skip to content

Best of the West 2021

By Dana Kroll, Uptown Marketing and Communications Specialist

Cover image: Brewery Vivant, Finalist for Best Brewery and Best German Beer

You have once again outdone yourselves, Uptown friends!  As has been the case in most if not all of this contest’s years past, you’ve represented us beautifully in the much celebrated annual Revue West Michigan ‘Best of the West’ Voting Competition. 

Pictured: Books and Mortar, Finalist for Best Bookstore

How’s that, you say? By participating! Thanks to you and your votes, Uptown once again has much to be proud of.

Pictured: Adored Boutique, Finalist For Best Women’s Clothing

As is tradition, the top three finalists in each of the categories, are announced at the beginning of summer. Come August, the first place winner in each category will be announced. Below is a list of Uptown businesses who scored a spot on the finalist list. We’re excited to announce that we have snagged an impressive 46 coveted spots in the competition’s Finalists list. This includes grabbing two of the three finalist positions for ‘Best Shopping District’, with wins for both Eastown and Wealthy Street. These wins are extra special, because they get to be shared equally amongst the businesses located there.

Below is a list of the Uptown businesses to be congratulated:

AttractionsMovie TheatreWealthy Theatre
DiningBreakfastWolfgang’s Restaurant
DiningCoffeeMadcap Coffee Company
DiningCoffeeOutside Coffee Co (TIE)
DiningDinerMatchbox Diner & Drinks
DiningFried ChickenHancock
DiningHot DogsYesterdog
DiningIce Cream/Frozen TreatsFurniture City Creamery
DiningIndianBombay Cuisine
DiningIndianCurry Kitchen
DiningMexicanDonkey Taqueria
DiningNew RestaurantQuaratino’s
DiningPizzaHarmony Brewing Company
DiningSandwich/DeliCherry Street Deli & Catering
DiningSeafoodWikiwiki Poke Shop
DiningSoupThe Electric Cheetah
DiningSoupUncle Cheetah’s Soup Shop
DiningSushiMaru Sushi & Grill
DiningVegetarian/Vegan MenuBrick Road Pizza Co.
DrinkingBloody Mary BarThe Winchester
DrinkingBreweryBrewery Vivant
DrinkingCraft CocktailsBuffalo Traders Lounge
DrinkingGerman BeerBrewery Vivant – Grand Lager
DrinkingMargaritaDonkey Taqueria
DrinkingSour BeerBrewery Vivant – Strawberry Rhubarb
DrinkingSour BeerSpeciation Artisan Ales – Incipient
Services & PeopleCBDGrassy Knoll
Services & PeopleInterior DesignerJean Stoffer Design
Services & PeopleTattoo ShopSovereign Arms Tattoo Co.
Services & PeopleTattoo ShopWealthy Street Tattoos
Services & PeopleWellness CentersGold Coast Doulas
Services & PeopleWellness CentersWanderlux Beauty & Wellness
Services & PeopleYogaFunky Buddah Yoga Hothouse
ShoppingAntique ShopEastown Antiques
ShoppingBook StoreBooks & Mortar
ShoppingButcherLouise Earl Butcher
ShoppingGift ShopRebel
ShoppingHiking/Outdoor GearWoosah Outfitters
ShoppingMen’s ClothingWoosah Outfitters
ShoppingShopping DistrictEastown
ShoppingShopping DistrictWealthy Street
ShoppingThrift/Consignment StoreRock Paper Scissors Consignment Boutique
ShoppingWomen’s ClothingAdored Boutique
ShoppingWomen’s ClothingLee & Birch
Pictured: Eastown, Finalist For Best Shopping District

For more information on any of these businesses including location, check out our Business Directory.

And watch this space! We’ll share the Top Winners as they are announced, in August.

Pictured: Grassy Knoll, Finalist For Best CBD