Céad Míle Fáilte!
A Hundred Thousand Welcomes...
to a little piece of Ireland right here in Grand Rapids. Whether you're in the mood for live Irish music, pool and darts, or just a (perfectly poured) pint, there's a seat for you at Quinn & Tuite's.
We're proud to feature an unbeatable selection of Irish whiskeys, and host local bands playing everything from classic rock to original string pieces. Best of all, we're an award winning neighborhood bar that's dedicated to the Grand Rapids community. Irish or not, you'll find your niche at weekly open mic nights, Taco Thursdays or a laid-back Sunday afternoon.
Come relax with your friends, and probably make some new ones. Feel free to contact us for more information on bookings, rentals, schedules and the best craic in town!
In 1984, Grand Rapids natives and friends Bill Quinn and Rick Schall purchased Pete Brown's Office, an established local haunt on Michigan Street. Originally, the bar was not characterized as Irish, but that began to change after Saint Patrick's Day, 1985.
On that day, a group of men known as "The Fenians" (many still beloved regulars) came into Pete Brown's. They proceeded to entertain patrons with the songs, stories and banter of Ireland, inspiring Bill to learn more about his own Irish heritage, and incorporate some of its memorabilia and music into the bar.
In 1988, Bill and Rick moved Pete Brown's Office to the current location on Plainfield Avenue. At that point, they decided to really turn the place into a true Irish pub, though the name didn't change for almost 15 years. Trips to Ireland, as well as visits from some of its finest citizens, have allowed Bill and Rick to create an authentic, welcoming space known throughout West Michigan.
Today, the walls of Quinn & Tuite's are adorned with posters, mirrors and paintings recalling the Mother Land. The pub's been recognized for the finest poured pint of Guinness in MI, named the best neighborhood bar in Grand Rapids through an MLive poll and given honorary mention as one of the state's best neighborhood bars by MLive's John "Gonzo" Gonzales. Something's always going on, whether it's the Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club, a meeting of the AOH or amazing music from Irish legends. Won't you join us?
- Bushmills Black Bush
- Jameson 12 Year
- Jameson 18 Year
- Knappogue Castle 1994
- Kilbeggans Connemara
- Kilbeggans Greenore
- Kilbeggans Tryconnel Single Malt
- Michael Collins Blend
- Michael Collins Single Malt
- Tullamore Dew
Irish Liquors & Liqueurs:
- Baileys Irish Cream
- Boru Vodka
- Carolans Irish Cream
- Celtic Honey
- Irish Mist
Irish Beers & Ciders:
- Harp Lager
- Magner's Irish Cider
Local bands, Irish legends and our own regulars have made Quinn and Tuite's a hotspot for live music. We host weekly open mic nights and numerous free shows throughout the year. Check out the schedule to see what's coming up.
We've welcomed global performers including Pat Woods, The Wolfe Tones, Blackthorn, Gaelic Storm, Paddy Reilly, Jeff Ward, The Prodigals, The Dublin City Ramblers, Moore & Broaders, Brigid's Cross, The Fenians, Clumsy Lovers, Brendan Loughrey, Gerry O'Beirne and many others to our stage.
From closer to home, but still larger than life, are The Conklin Ceili Band, The Tosspints, The Saltbound, Fonn Mor, The Billies, Gasta, An Dro, and several other Irish-inspired acts.
Not all of our shows are Irish. Many Saturday shows feature classic rock, jazz and blues. To learn more or find out about booking, please call Rick Schall at 616.813.8751.
Friday Open Mic is hosted by local acts including The Willeys and Strung Up:Opening Performers: 9pm — 10pm
Open Mic: 10pm — 12am
Open Jam: Midnight — Close
Our Saturday shows always begin at 9pm and charge no cover, unless otherwise stated.
- October 17: Jeff Ward