The Pyramid Scheme

The Pyramid Scheme

Music Venue, Bar, and Arcade
Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
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  • Aron D.
    "New season of the pinball league starts in April."(17 Tips)
    Hope P.
    "Check in and get half off your first drink :)"(3 Tips)
    Katy
    "Big selection of Shorts beers."(2 Tips)
    Kyle K.
    "Also has the best variety of live music in town."(4 Tips)
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  • Katy
    KatyMay 16
    One of the best venues in town! Check out a show here; you're bound to have a great time. Big selection of Shorts beers.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 28, 2015
    Just popped in one afternoon to play the pin ball machines. Nice selection and decent beers too.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaAugust 3, 2015
    I saw a concert in the back area and actually had to leave because it got so loud. the music got so distorted. i had to cover my ears - they hurt despite plugs. not a good value. others left too.
  • Bradley Y.
    Bradley YoungstromApril 16, 2015
    Here for the Art Battle...... #artbattle #ultimatepainting #20minpainting #rareharestudio
  • Richard R.
    Richard R.January 13, 2015
    Great dive bar plus pinball! Win win.
  • Alex V.
    Alex VanderkooyDecember 28, 2014
    Beer. Pinball. Live music venue.
  • Jose
    JoseOctober 2, 2014
    Dope GR venue. Good beer selection take a run at some pinball while you wait for da cho.
  • Brittany Z.
    Brittany ZemaitisSeptember 10, 2014
    The drinks are rather pricey, but there always something going on here. I like to come here just to find out what's going on in town.
  • Beth B.
    Beth Barry-MartinAugust 31, 2014
    Vault of Midnight Game Day. We're playing Poo: The card game.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KnappAugust 23, 2014
    Coming here, drinking a couple beers and playing some pinball is my favorite way to forget my troubles in GR. Also has the best variety of live music in town. Some truly great bands come through here.
  • Forrest
    ForrestAugust 9, 2014
    Pinball machines are everywhere in here.
  • James R.
    James RoederJuly 21, 2014
    my second home. Great music, beer, and pinball machines! Employees are some of the nicest around.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McFarlandApril 14, 2014
    My first time here was for The Guttermouth show April 1. What a Great experiece. Show rocked...@ So did the venue.
  • Karen Z.
    Karen ZackApril 1, 2014
    Awesome pinball, awesome beer, friendly/helpful staff & a great concert venue!
  • Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0
    Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0January 3, 2014
    Really solid collection of pinball machines! My favorite is the Simpsons.
  • Doug S.
    Doug SharpJanuary 1, 2014
    Bring knee-pads for the dance floor. You'll need them.
  • tabitha d.
    tabitha danielskiDecember 12, 2013
    the starlight girls
  • Rei R.
    Rei RobinsonSeptember 2, 2013
    Saw a pretty terrible slam poet here, but it's still a great bar & venue. #TotallyPat'sFault
  • Eric N.
    Eric NovelloAugust 30, 2013
    Great spot- killer collection of pinball machines and solid beer on tap - heaven!
  • Hope P.
    Hope ParkerAugust 17, 2013
    Check in and get half off your first drink :)
  • Trevor B.
    Trevor BalfourAugust 7, 2013
    1/2 off drinks on Tuesdays.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CuencaJuly 21, 2013
    Pinball machines and beer yes pls
  • Tarah R.
    Tarah RhenaeJune 24, 2013
    1/2 off first drink 1st time you check in :)
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TasmanJune 3, 2013
    Just fyi they don't take amex always bring some cash
  • Jess-ay Y.
    Jess-ay YoMay 11, 2013
    Ask for Jeremy. Just the tip.
  • Casey B.
    Casey BrowerMay 11, 2013
    Jeremy is great at manning the glory hole. If you have $5. In quarters
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GoldnerMarch 24, 2013
    If you ever have the chance, check out anything French director Rene Laloux has to offer. Time Masters is pretty cool, but I strongly recommend Fantastic Planet. It's a really good film.
  • Aron D.
    Aron DubyMarch 4, 2013
    New season of the pinball league starts in April. If you want in look up grand rapids pinball league on Facebook
  • Tommy A.
    Tommy AllenMarch 3, 2013
    One of the go to venues of downtown. Won't know what it's about until you get here.
  • Sara L.
    Sara LopezDecember 19, 2012
    Grand Rapids pinball league plays every other Wednesday night!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DawsonOctober 5, 2012
    Let the owner play songs on the jukebox, trust me I'm a jukebox junkie. Its a pleasant surprise
  • Ty V.
    Ty VolpoSeptember 30, 2012
    F this noise. Twenty minutes leaning on the bar and no service.
  • Wesley
    WesleyAugust 18, 2012
    Hey some guy just called us hipster's, I used to call people that before it was popular!
  • John M.
    John McDanielMay 15, 2012
    Bring back the shorts anniversary ale! Ask the bartender for it and be very disappointed if they are out.
  • DJ M.
    DJ MarshApril 4, 2012
    all hipsters, all the time. but, they're friendly...
  • ddm marketing & communications
    Great spot with a great selection. Check-in and get 1/2 your first drink!
  • nok n.
    nok nowMarch 30, 2012
    Come to dance and play pinball. Run out of quarters.
  • Miike
    MiikeFebruary 23, 2012
    4-8 half off shorts beer. Over 10 to choose from. Solid.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BeatonJanuary 15, 2012
    Great venue! An email list worth signing up for so you don't miss what bands are playing when!
  • Arianne
    ArianneNovember 2, 2011
    Best damn jukebox ever! Stop reading and play it already!!!
  • Sue S.
    Sue SwansonSeptember 23, 2011
    Great art and staff:-) dan cox is awesome :-)
  • Eat Local West Michigan
    Eat Local West MichiganSeptember 19, 2011
    Be sure to try their Art of the Cocktail entry!
  • Kathy J.
    Kathy JohnsonAugust 27, 2011
    Rebirth brass band from new Orleans Holy shit. Awesome!! Thank you CJ for the concert gift!!! Makes us miss nola like the dikins!!3
  • Mitch P.
    Mitch PAugust 26, 2011
    Tell Justin that you love his ginger beard.
  • Nick M.
    Nick ManesAugust 23, 2011
    Just going to say this is a cool place, and Kevin R's tip is FUCKED UP!
  • Angie L.
    Angie LaugAugust 21, 2011
    1/2 of Short's pints on Wednesdays!
  • Awesome Mitten
    Awesome MittenAugust 17, 2011
    No food served but Stella’s, a local restaurant featuring vegetarian and regular bar food, delivers free to the door!! Read more
  • Joey B.
    Joey BaschJuly 21, 2011
    Great spot, better people. The venue director is the greatest person you'll ever meet. If you don't fall in love instantly, there's a hundred dollar bill here with your name on it...gosh... :)
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RozekJune 11, 2011
    If you order from stellas remember its vegitarian. I recommend Peppino's take out right down the street on Ions Ave.
  • Juliet B.
    The front bar is always free. Only a cover to get into the venue. So drink here, 'cause its not overpriced and it's sweet.
    Upvoted May 18
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