Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.
One Trick Pony was one of the first restaurants in Grand Rapids to start hosting live music nights. Saying that many acoustic, jazz, and rock musicians have performed inside this intimate venue is an understatement. It’s considered a listening room, where you go to enjoy the music and actually “listen.” You can catch live music on Thursdays and Saturdays, and all shows go from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Did you know that One Trick Pony is the oldest continually occupied building in Grand Rapids? What you now see as the taproom was originally built in 1856 and housed Oliver Bleak's General Store, which opened 6 years after Grand Rapids became a city. The east building of One Trick Pony is actually a fusion of two buildings: H.A. Wilson and T.W. Dwight's Upholstery and Tack Shop. You'll notice that the alley between the two buildings has been retained and incorporated into the current structure.
Over time, these buildings have been home to 17 different businesses before One Trick Pony. Keep an eye out for the old signs throughout the restaurant that serve as a nod to the buildings storied past. The owners at One Trick pony believe they've found something that will stick - delivering the best dining experience. The belief here is that it's better to be a one trick pony than a jack of all trades, but master of none.