Stella's Lounge

Stella's Lounge

Bar and Arcade$$$$
Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
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  • Amy P.
    "Chronic fries are so much better than Crack fries."(6 Tips)
    Awesome Mitten
    "We definitely recommend the bleu cheese stuffed burger - excellent!"(8 Tips)
    Dan B.
    "vegan burgers at a bar...old time retro arcade games....cartoons"(3 Tips)
    Ryan T.
    "Amazing burgers and 200 different whiskey's :)"(15 Tips)
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  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GoldnerSeptember 20, 2013
    Pro tip: The napkins are pretty straight forward in being of bar/tavern type construction. Nice and sturdy enough with no frills simplicity. 10/10 Would wipe mouth again.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Marvin
    MarvinApril 15, 2015
    Cool place. The burger was as advertised. Very juicy, the burger was hot and the lettuce, onion, tomato was crisp and cold. I had the Government cheese burger (stuffed with cheese). bomb.com
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RussellFebruary 15, 2015
    We love this place. Awesome retro atmosphere & best burgers & bar food. BUT when they're BUSY & they have a backroom bar w/booths & tables for WAITING ONLY that's BS. We'll leave if not seated soon.
  • Cate G.
    Cate Grandy ⚡March 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders here are always HUGE pricks. I think that's part of the, uh, charm? I still keep coming back because the burgers, the sangria, and the free retro dance parties cannot be beat.
  • Mindi L.
    Mindi LuFebruary 10, 2013
    The music is awesome. Great playlist of songs, packed with classics! Make sure you go in the right door otherwise you'll push your way to the crowd to get to the hostess!
  • Dawn T.
    Dawn ToukkalaDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They got rid of all their foursquare specials, you cant sit at viceroy and order from stellas so you have to wait an hr for a table and you have to order a drink to get the burger special on thursday
  • Tabitha B.
    Tabitha Boyce 🌸January 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    You need to come here on Thursdays for half of stuffed burgers and dance night. Then come here and dance your booty off on Friday and Saturday night as well.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaFebruary 27, 2015
    I was stoked to try the burgers here after hearing all the hype. After waiting for more than an hour, we got seated. Service was decent. Burger meat contained hair... not awesome. But the scotch!
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Doug N.
    Doug NowiskiMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I have friends that work here, but even so, it's nice to have a bar that 1) doesn't play fucking sports on the TVs and 2) plays good music all day
  • Awesome Mitten
    Awesome MittenSeptember 13, 2012
    Named home of America's Best Burger in GQ Magazine! We definitely recommend the bleu cheese stuffed burger - excellent! Read more
  • CavaFatima S.
    CavaFatima SatchellApril 3, 2015
    The burgers were phenomenal , and the fries were delicious, i had a gov't cheese burger. Then played a little pinball, what's better than that?
  • Andy R.
    Andy RitterOctober 31, 2015
    Absolutely love stellas. The punch is great. Burgers are fantastic. I love the shows on tv but have never played the games.
  • Jen F.
    Jen FoxFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    BURGERS. Cheap old school beers and usually a few MI drafts as well. Also, the deep fried avocado Nugents are legit.
  • Henry K.
    It's a shame, they've started carding for entrance, whether it's for drinking or even just ordering a burger. They're off our list of places to take friends when they visit.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their spicy chili rocks! It isn't too spicy but it has a kick so if spice isn't your thing be sure to ask for sour cream!
  • Kristen J.
    Kristen JefferySeptember 2, 2014
    A great place for a date night! My husband always tries the managers choice burger, which changes frequently! Yum!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    200 whiskies, from bourbon to Canadian, Irish and Scotch; from $4 to $50, whatever your taste or mood, they have it.
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney MoraJanuary 13, 2013
    Remember when Stellas used to have a plethora of vegan food? Well, atleast the bloody mary bar is good and they play good cartoons.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BantaJanuary 8, 2013
    vegan burgers at a bar...old time retro arcade games....cartoons and old TV shows....it's not a tavern, it's an experience!
  • Katie D.
    Katie DangerfaceNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    $8 Homemade Sangria pitchers during happy hour, and great VEGAN food (with non vegan options, of course!)
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WeisSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has gotten rid of a lot of their vegan sandwiches and the food has gone down in quality since I first started coming here years ago. Still decent, just not great.
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HFebruary 24, 2013
    Sit at the bar to avoid the wait and get the best service. Love everything about this place.
  • Vanessa D.
    Vanessa DionneNovember 24, 2011
    You got to try the sampler vegan, is great, one of my favorite addicting are the poor man wings, wow :-)
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NydamSeptember 22
    It took the literally 25 minuets to get me my takeout fries behind the bar. When they finally decided to hand them to me the bartender rolled his eyes at me. Get it together stellas!
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩December 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Stella Blue Burger - GQ named it best burger. IT WAS LEGEN-wait for it-DARY!!!!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KaleyDecember 4, 2011
    Bar food that's vegan? Yes please! Definitely try one of their loaded vegan burgers on $3 Thursday night!
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThomasAugust 11, 2014
    You can't go wrong with anything here! Amazing burgers and 200 different whiskey's :)
  • Jon D.
    Jon DunnJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan hot dog, side of chili. Extensive Ms. Pac Man against your significant other. You have yourself a perfect evening.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LockeJanuary 29, 2015
    Fantastic find, old arcade, cool setup, solid beer selection and atmosphere
  • Shane P.
    Shane PhilipsenSeptember 30, 2010
    The best stuffed burgers in town, hands down. Actually, no, you need both of them to get it to your mouth. Open wide!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MalinJune 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stella's Punch, one of the hands down great things. $8 to get you feeling right.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LaRaeSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Genesee Cream Ale and blessed black wings. Andrew is a sweetpea and nice to look at. Donkey Kong frustrates me but I continue to give it all of my laundry money.
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KellyJanuary 20
    Great Burgers and Fries. Old School Video Games are great too.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DJuly 3, 2013
    The gov't cheese burger is the best burger I've ever had. It was perfect!
  • Joey B.
    Joey BaschSeptember 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Andrew is an incredible bartender! Wait til he's out, then chase a shot of Sambuca with a shot of Rumplemins...it'll make your night.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle ParishJune 10, 2013
    Food was good, but had a silly problem with the drinks and bleach-blonde manager-bartender was awful about it. Cool atmosphere, but too dark and the music was too loud. Excellent burgers.
  • Colin C.
    Colin CliveMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Every Thursday DJ.Colin.Clive spins a mix of retro, industrial, alternative, synth pop, punk, 80's & indie tunes in the side room! 10-2. No Cover.
  • Nathan G.
    Had the hot stuff burger. If you like your burgers spicy, this one is for you.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeeAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Big Ballah' burger has jalapeño poppers on it and it is amazing!
  • John M.
    John McDanielMay 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the angry sauce on everything! (disclaimer: not your girlfriend- just food)
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HuffMay 13, 2015
    All the whiskeys you could dream of and some of the best burgers in the state
  • Shavon
    ShavonAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Spiritual Healing or World Eater sandwiches if you're vegan, and the Stella Blue Stuffed burger if you're not.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerAugust 7, 2014
    Burgers are the thing. Well, the bourbon selection is extensive. Try something new.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RussellMarch 3, 2015
    Their chilli is outstanding! It's HOT so be prepared. The chilli Chronic Fries are to legendary!
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GatesSeptember 8, 2014
    Best burger in America! Get the Stella Blue with chronic fries.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KirkbrideSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The best hamburgers in Grand Rapids (surprisingly, because it has a huge veg and vegan menu)
  • Steve C.
    Steve CarleyMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I've been here three times and they're always playing The Simpsons on the TV's. feels good, man.
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew VanderboeghFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the SPICY mustard with the chips because its really spicy and hot!
  • Kimberly C.
    Kimberly CrawfordAugust 18, 2014
    Burgers are out of this world.... No burgers compare
  • Jeremiah C.
    Jeremiah CosnerMarch 18, 2015
    This is on my Top Dive Bar's list! Soup of the day- whisky.
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